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Streaming service Spotify set to enter new African markets

Streaming service Spotify is expanding into more than 80 new country markets, as well as adding 36 new languages to its platform. The expansion will include 40 African countries, including Angola, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria. Spotify …

Bidco Africa relaunches Golden Fry as a healthy cooking oil

Bidco Africa is targeting health conscious customers with its relaunched Golden Fry brand in Kenya, aiming it at consumers worried about obesity and diabetes. Under a campaign called ‘Be Health Wise’, it is running an awareness campaign on healthy living in …

Tropikal Brands launches its new Nutripro Cornflakes brand in Kenya

Tropikal Brands has launched its Nutripro Cornflakes brand. It has also launched a new range of fruit juices under the Fruit Paradise brand. The Kenyan manufacturer makes a range of FMCG products and is also the Kenyan distributor of Ovaltine …
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Unilever’s nano-factory and the future of FMCG manufacturing in Africa

Unilever engineers have created a prototype nano factory capable of fitting in a 40ft container. The prototype can take raw materials, process them, package and label them. It is currently being trialed in the Netherlands, producing liquid bouillon. Unilever says …
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Carrefour in Kenya launches a new online grocery shopping app

Carrefour franchisee Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) has launched a new mobile shopping app in Kenya. The app offers customers in Nairobi access to 8,000 SKUs with the option of same day or next day delivery. It also allows customers to …

Sainsbury’s selects distribution partner for Middle East and North Africa

Leading UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has selected International Distribution Network (IDN) as its distributor partner in the Middle East and North Africa. The Omani-based distributor, which was founded in 2020 will look after Oman, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Jordan, Pakistan and Egypt from its operations …

Kenyan probiotic yoghurt manufacturer Lactolife opens new plant

Lactolife Dairy, a Kenyan manufacturer of probiotic dairy products, has officially opened a new dairy processing plant in Nairobi. Lactolife was founded in 2017 and produces a range of functional yoghurts aimed at children. Lactolife has received funding and support …

French products boycott spreads to Egypt, likely to go further

The boycott of French goods by consumers in Muslim countries has reached Egypt, a key market for French supermarket chain Carrefour, as well as several major French FMCG brands including Danone and L’Oréal. We think there is a risk the …
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Delivery app Glovo plans to roll out a B2B logistics network

On demand delivery app Glovo, whose African markets are Morocco, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire, hs launched a new business unit called Q-Commerce (Q = Quick). The company plans to build a B2B delivery network that will see it sell …

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) launches Chrome Gin

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has launched its new line extension, Chrome Gin. It joins Chrome Vodka, which the company launched in December 2014. KBL has said the new spirit, which is 40% ABV and comes in 750 ml and 250 ml …
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Jumia opens up its logistics network to third parties across 11 countries

Jumia is opening up its logistics network to third party businesses in 11 countries. The move means the internet retailer will offer its platform and network, enabling companies to use its final mile delivery capabilities. Prior to the announcement, Jumia …