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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 …

BIM – no new stores planned in Egypt in 2020, focus on sales growth

BIM’s Q1 2020 results presentation has revealed that the company has opened up 9 stores in Morocco in Q1 2020 and that its improved profitability is approaching target. The company is sticking to its plan of opening no new stores …

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 …
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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 …
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Fashion retailer Mango launches in Angola, set for return to Morocco

Spanish fashion retailer Mango has opened a new store in one of Luanda’s prime shopping malls, Avennida Morro Bento. Just one year after exiting Morocco, Mango is also in discussions to build a store network in the country with Nike …
Morocco country profile

Morocco Country Profile

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

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Dufry and Lagardère modernising airport duty free retail across Africa

This week airport retail operator Dufry has unveiled its revamped duty free retail sites at Casablanca and Marrakesh airports. Competitor Lagardère has also revealed more about its plans to expand in Africa and has acquired a diplomatic duty free outlet in …
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Retail Holding raises $63m for CDCI to take on Prosuma in Côte d’Ivoire

Carrefour’s Moroccan partner Retail Holding raises MAD600m ($62.5m) in a bond issue as it looks to increase its stake in Côte d’Ivoire’s #2 grocery retail player CDCI. The investment will also be used to expand CDCI’s penetration in the country …

Coffee Shop Chains in Africa

This report provides the most up to date analysis of the leading coffee shop chains in Africa. This report includes key benchmark data, such as main players, key markets, number of outlets and per capita spend, throughout Africa and regionally.

Fried Chicken QSR Chains in Africa

This report provides detailed analysis of the leading fried chicken chains in Africa. This report includes key benchmark data, such as main players, key markets, number of outlets and per capita spend, throughout Africa and regionally.