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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 …
SP

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 …
Kotex

Kimberly-Clark’s Kotex feminine hygiene brand launches in Nigeria

Kimberly-Clark has launched Kotex sanitary pads and tampons brands into the Nigerian market. The products are marketed as more comfortable and discreet than existing products in market to encourage uptake by Nigerian consumers. Kotex is asking Nigerian women to open …
Glovo

Delivery app Glovo shuts down operations in Egypt

Glovo, the Barcelona-headquartered delivery startup has closed down its operations in Egypt in the same week it reveals it has raised $168m in Series D funding. Glovo operated in Cairo and Alexandria, where it had 40 employees. Nationally, Glovo had …
Burger King, Africa

Burger King sales up 5.7% in Morocco to MAD110m ($11.4m)

Burger King’s sales in Morocco have increased by 5.7% to MAD110m ($11.4m), with franchisee General First Food Services (GFFS) reporting that the chain is now profitable in Morocco for the first time since it launched in the country in 2011. GFFS …
Pizza Hut, Africa

Pizza Hut partners with Jumia in Nigeria to improve distribution

Pizza Hut has partnered with Jumia in Nigeria to improve its distribution. The partnership aims to support expansion in Lagos, where Pizza Hut has three outlets, as well as entry into Abuja, Port Harcourt and Ibadan. Pizza Hut entered Nigeria …

Spar South Africa’s growth strategy: innovation, private label, indie retailers

Spar South Africa has outlined its strategic priorities in a presentation to industry stakeholders. They include innovation in convenience-integrated digital technologies, health & wellness, sustainability and a greater focus on [smaller] independent retailers and more private label. Spar South Africa …