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Unilever Africa

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 …

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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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 …
Nigerian dairy industry

Egyptian cheese company Domty and FrieslandCampina form partnership

Egyptian cheese producer Domty and FrieslandCampina have signed an MoU to explore joint business opportunities in Africa. The companies plan to collaborate to export cheese to other African countries. Domty was founded in 1988 in Egypt. It is a leader in the Egyptian …
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DHL Express takes a minority stake in online retail platform Link Commerce

DHL Express has taken a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce platform that sits beneath MallforAfrica.com and DHL’s Africa eShop service. DHL is betting on a fundamental change in purchasing behaviours in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which …

Coronavirus in Africa – an update and what it means

At Trendtype we have decided to put our thoughts down on paper, as it were. Headline: there are lots of reasons to believe that African countries may emerge from COVID-19 in better (or less worse) shape than developed economies in …
2020 forecasts

Trendtype’s 2019 year in review and 2020 forecasts

So here are our big themes in 2019 and a look ahead to 2020. It’s been another eventful year in African consumer and retail markets in 2019. Some big retail players coming unstuck In grocery retail, some big players have come …
Leader Price

Leader Price adds its ninth store in Madagascar

Leader Price, the Casino-owned discounter franchise, has opened a new outlet in Madagascar. The new store opening, in the Anosizato area of Antananarivo means that the chain has nine outlets in the country, of which six are in the capital. Leader …
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KFC opens its first outlet in Madagascar

KFC has opened its first outlet in Madagascar. The new outlet is in the Tana Water Front shopping mall in Antananarivo’s Ambodivona neighbourhood – where South African supermarket chain Shoprite also has a store. KFC’s partner in Madagascar is Groupe Eclosia, …
Madagascar country profile

Madagascar Country Profile

This report provides key information on Madagascar. It covers the economic landscape, key demographic indicators, living standards and income as well as logistics and infrastructure.

Shoprite Angola

Shoprite considers exiting underperforming African markets

Shoprite as just released results for the 3 months to September 2019. Supermarket revenues in South Africa rose by 10.3% over the period. Sales outside South Africa fell by 4.9%. CEO Pieter Engelbrecht has told investors Shoprite is actively considering exiting …