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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 …
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Diageo’s East African Breweries increases its stake in Serengeti Breweries

Diageo’s Kenyan subsidiary East African Breweries Limited (EABL) has announced plans to increase its ownership in Tanzania’s Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) from 55% to 85%. The move comes ahead of rival AB InBev’s Tanzania Breweries opening its new $100m brewery in …

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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Dough Works opens more KFC and Pizza Hut outlets in Tanzania

Tanzanian franchise holder for KFC and Pizza Hut, Dough Works is on a major expansion drive. The company opened two new Pizza Hut branches in December and added two new KFC branches in late 2019. It now has fourteen branches …
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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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Jumia closes in Tanzania, 10 days after shutting shop in Cameroon

Jumia has shut down operations in Tanzania as part of its ongoing review of country operations. The closure comes 10 days after the internet retail company, which now has operations in 13 countries, closed down in Cameroon. In a press …
Tanzania country profile

Tanzania Country Profile

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


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 …

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, …
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Kenya retail news: Shoprite expansion, Choppies possible exit?

Shoprite has secured a $5.5m loan to expand its store network in Kenya from Stanbic Bank. The retailer has also revealed its two new stores will open next week (Nyali, Mombasa) and next month (Waterfront Karen, Nairobi). Elsewhere, media speculation that …

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.