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Senegalese bakery chain O’Merveilles uses crowdfunding to launch

Senegalese investment company M & A Capital’s new bakery chain, O’Merveilles, has raised 40% of the capital it needs to launch its first three outlets. It has just opened two stores in Touba, Central Senegal. A third store is due …
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Taste Holdings outlines its plans for Starbucks expansion in South Africa

Taste Holdings reports an annual loss of R317.6m ($21.6m) but plans more store opening for its Starbucks and Domino’s Pizza franchises. Its turnaround plan includes opening six new Starbucks and 10 Domino’s Pizza outlets through to 2020, and eventually targeting 150-200 stores. …
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Acima rebrands as Marjane Market in Morocco, rolls out new strategy

Marjane is rebranding its Acima chain as Marjane Market. The popular supermarket chain, which is owned by the King of Morocco, is facing growing competition in the neighbourhood retailing space from Carrefour/Label’Vie’s Carrefour Market banner and Turkish small format discounter BIM. …
ZADF

Milk production in Zimbabwe rises 18% year on year to 21m litres

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe indicates that annual milk production in Zimbabwe has risen 18% from 17.8m litres in 2017 to 21m litres in 2018. Estimates of output from the informal sector also indicate that informal output increased by 7% in …
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Burger King opens its first drive thru store in Kenya

Burger King’s franchise partner Servair has opened its fifth outlet in Kenya, a drive thru restaurant in Nairobi’s upmarket Lavington suburb. The new outlet is situated on a Shell Service station operated by Vivo Energy, the Shell franchisee for Africa. …
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Zimbabwe supermarkets begins pricing in US$ again

Reports are coming out of Zimbabwe that major supermarket chains are starting to price goods on the shelf in US$ again – effectively abandoning the official government policy on currency and using the black market rate for currency conversions. As …
Skol

SKOL Brewery opens new bottling line in Rwanda, doubles capacity

SKOL Brewery Rwanda has launched a $10m packaging line, which it claims is the most efficient filling plant in East Africa. The new line increases the Kigali brewery’s bottling capacity from 450,000 hectolitres to more than a million hectoliters annually. Skol …

Spar Zimbabwe launches its online retail store, Spar Online

Spar Zimbabwe has launched an online retail store – the first major supermarket chain in the country to offer the service. The new store, SPAR Online, offers 600 core products from across the grocery range and offers delivery within 24 …
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Société Pétrolière and bakery chain Brioche launch new outlets in Rwanda

Leading Rwandan forecourt retailer Société Pétrolière (SP) has revealed its new partnership with Brioche, a Rwandan cafe and bakery chain. The new retail offer, Brioche On-The-Go!, has been launched at two service stations in Kigali, with plans to roll out more outlets …