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Tuskys closes all five of its Ugandan branches ahead of probable exit

Tuskys, the Kenyan supermarket chain struggling under debt, has now closed all five of its branches in Uganda. The closures, prompted by significant debts are likely to lead the retailer to exit Uganda after 11 years. Tuskys has shut down its …
Nigerian dairy industry

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 …
Uganda milk

Ugandan dairy company targets Ethiopia, Malawi and South Sudan

Pearl Dairy Farm Limited (PDFL), the largest dairy processor in Uganda, is expanding into Ethiopia, Malawi and South Sudan. The company, which markets its products under the Lato brand, is also looking at export markets as far afield as Algeria. Pearl …
DHL logo

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 …
2020 forecasts

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 …
Uganda milk

Kenya to impose 16% VAT on imported milk from Uganda

In a further sign that East African countries are intent or putting up trade barriers to protect local sectors, Kenya has proposed a 16% VAT on imported milk from Uganda. The move comes because Kenyan dairy farmers believe they are …
Kingdom Kampala

Shopping Union supermarket opens in Ruparelia Group’s Kingdom Mall

Ugandan conglomerate Ruparelia Group has opened a supermarket in its new Kingdom Mall in Kampala. The 56,600m² mixed use site includes offices, apartments and retail and is backed by Chinese investors. It features a new Chinese-owned supermarket, under the Shopping Union fascia. Ruparelia …
Uganda country profile

Uganda Country Profile

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