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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 …
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Africa Capitalworks invests in Malian soft drinks company Gaselia

Africa Capitalworks Management (ACW) has taken a significant minority stake in Malian soft drinks and bottled water company Gaselia Industries Group to fund regional expansion. Gaselia has bottling and distribution operations in Mali, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Guinea. The investment from Africa …
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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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Senegalese fuel retailer Edkoil launches a new Low Price supermarket outlet

Challenger Senegalese fuel retailer Edkoil (EDK), which was founded in 2009 and is expanding its store network, has launched the latest outlet of its forecourt supermarket banner “Low Price”. The new outlet is on Dakar’s busy Rue VDN and carries …
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Senegal Country Profile

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

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CFAO opens its third Supeco cash and carry in Senegal

CFAO, Carrefour’s partner in West Africa, has launched its third Supeco cash and carry in Senegal to take on market leader Auchan. All three outlets, the first of which opened in April 2019, are situated in Dakar. The new store …
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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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Groupe Casino sells its Indian Ocean subsidiary, Vindémia, for €219m

Groupe Casino has sold its Indian Ocean retail subsidiary Vindémia for €219m to Groupe Bernard Hayot (GBH), a French conglomerate with operations across Africa. Vindémia was built through acquisition between 2001 and 2007 and in 2018, generated a turnover of €853m. It has 250 stores and …

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.

Waffles and Crepes QSR Chains in Africa

This report provides detailed analysis of the leading waffles and crepes 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.