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Pathé cinema lands in Tunisia and Morocco, set to partner with Marjane

French cinema chain Pathé has launched in Tunisia and set to open shortly in Morocco. In Morocco Pathé has partnered with Marjane Holdings, a leading supermarket retailer. Pathé cinema launched its Pathé Tunis City multiplex- its first in Africa – on the …
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Heineken and Unibra go head to head in Rwanda’s beer market

Heineken, whose Bralirwa brand once enjoyed a near 50 year monopoly in Rwanda’s beer market, is facing a battle as it goes head to head with Unibra’s high growth Skol brand. Skol Brewery Rwanda, which is owned by Belgium’s Unibra, …
Starbucks

Starbucks’ South African franchisee Taste Holdings abandons growth plans

After nearly three years in South Africa, it looks like the Starbucks franchise may have reached the end of the road as franchisee Taste Holdings abandons expansion plans. Starbucks entered South Africa in April 2016. Franchisee Taste Holdings, owner of the The …
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FNAC-Darty launches its first stores in Tunisia

French electricals, home appliances, books and software group FNAC-Darty has launched its first stores in Tunisia, with each with a floorspace of 1,000m². The stores are located side by side in a Carrefour hypermarket complex in the northern Tunis suburb of …
Delta Corporation

Delta Corporation to acquire South Africa’s United National Breweries

Zimbabwe’s largest brewer, Delta Corporation, has announced plans to buy South Africa’s United National Breweries. The move sees Delta (40% owned by Anheuser-Busch Inbev) fully acquire the Diageo owned sorghum beer company. Delta Corporation has continued its moves to diversify outside Zimbabwe. …
Pernod Ricard

Pernod Ricard invests in Jumia, forms strategic partnership

French wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard has invested in the leading African online retailer, Jumia. The two companies will form a strategic partnership to improve Pernod Ricard’s distribution in African markets. For Pernod Ricard, Jumia’s 14 country coverage, online …
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Shoprite opens new distribution centre in Lagos

Shoprite has opened a new state-of-the-art distribution centre in Lagos to serve its growing supermarket network in Nigeria’s major city. Shoprite has announced the opening of a new The 4,700m² distribution centre in Lagos. It is is the first property owned …
Tumaini Supermarket

Kenyan supermarket chain Tumaini sold to Sokoni Retail Kenya

Kenyan supermarket chain Tumaini Self Service Limited has sold a majority stake to Sokoni Retail Kenya, the latest development in Kenya’s highly competitive grocery retail sector. Tumaini is an established, small chain of six supermarkets, all of which are in …
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Shoprite closes its Usave store in Dondo, Mozambique

Shoprite has closed its Usave store in Dondo, Mozambique. It may also close two further stores in the country as trading conditions worsen and the debt crisis hits consumer living costs. Shoprite may close further stores in Mozambique as political and …