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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 …

COGEF owner quits Mozambique as risk of violence escalates

The owner of Mozambique’s largest wholesaler, COGEF group, has left the country. Rizwan Adatia was kidnapped in Mozambique in April and released 21 days later. Following further threats of violence he has now left the country. Adatia chairs the COGEF group. …

Choppies shares begin trading again after a 20 month suspension

Trading of the shares of Botswana’s largest supermarket chain, Choppies, have resumed on the Botswana Stock Exchange after a 20 month suspension for failing to publish its financial results. Prior to the suspension, the share price had fallen by 60% …

70 bakeries close down in Mozambique as production costs rise

Bakeries in Mozambique have had to put up the price of bread because of rising production costs, according to the Mozambican Association of Breadmakers (AMOPÃO), which claims prices haven’t been put up since 2017. Already 70 bakeries have been forced …
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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 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 …
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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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Spar supermarket in Mozambican regional capital Tete burns down

One of the leading supermarkets in Mozambican regional capital Tete has burnt down, just ahead of the busy Christmas period. The store, also known as VIP, burned down on November 30th. Delays getting sufficient fire fighting apparatus to then site has …
Mozambique country profile

Mozambique Country Profile

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


Choppies confirms exit from Kenya and Tanzania

In an announcement that will surprise nobody, Choppies has confirmed it will exit Kenya, one of its key expansion markets. It has reportedly laid off 200 workers in anticipation of selling its 12 remaining stores. Choppies will also exit Tanzania, …

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.