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South Africa country profile

South Africa Country Profile

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


Taste Holdings sells its Starbucks outlets in South Africa

Taste Holdings, the Starbucks franchisee in South Africa, has sold its 13 Starbucks stores in the country for R7m ($475,000). It is also seeking to sell its Domino’s Pizza franchise and its The Fish & Chips Co and Maxi’s QSR …
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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 …
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South African online grocery startup Yebo Fresh secures early stage funding

South African startup Yebo Fresh, which delivers grocery products into black townships, has closed a second round of funding. The company, which was founded in September 2018, will use the funding to improve its technology platform and accelerate growth. Funding …
Burger King South Africa

Burger King’s sales in South Africa up 34%

Grand Parade Investments (GPI), Burger King’s franchisee in South Africa, has reported sales of its Burger King outlets in the year to end June 2019 rose by 34.2% to R1.01bn ($68m). The sales growth also moved the company into a …

“Coca-Cola believes Africa will be a very important growth engine”

Bruno Pietracci, president of The Coca-Cola Company’s South and East Africa business unit (SEABU), has outlined plans for an investment of $1bn in the region over the next five years. He has said that “Coca-Cola believes Africa will be a very …

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, …
DisChem Phamarcies

South African pharmacy chain Dis-Chem sales up 13.5% in past 5 months

Dis-Chem, the leading South African pharmacy chain, has reported that sales grew 13.5% to R9.9bn ($646.7m) in the first five months of its 2020 financial year to end July, due in part to better wholesale revenues, which account for two …

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) buys a 60% stake in Eswatini Beverages

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) has bought a 60% stake in Eswatini Beverages. The remaining 40% will be owned by Sovereign wealth fund Tibiyo Taka Ngwane. The company will be known as Eswatini Coca-Cola Beverages (ECCB) and become a subsidiary of CCBA. CCBA …
Fast Food South Africa

The Top Fast Food Chains in South Africa

Trendtype data on the leading fast food chains in South Africa. Our unique data identifies every fast food, casual dining and coffee shop chain and allows users to search by cuisine, location, chain and brand owner.