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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 …

DOB Equity increases its investment in Tanzanian dairy Tanga Fresh

Dutch impact investor DOB Equity has increased its investment in Tanzanian dairy company Tanga Fresh. The new investment will be used to expand production capacity for its long life milk and build out its network of small dairy farmers. Tanga …
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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% …

New supermarket entrant in Tanzania, Smart Buy, opens in Dar es Salaam

Smart Buy hypermarket has opened up in Dar Es Salaam’s Palm Village Mall. Operated by local joint venture Smart Ventures Company, the supermarket is located in the space that was formerly pencilled in to be Carrefour’s first store in Tanzania. We estimate …
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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 …
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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.