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Chandarana Foodplus set to open its first store in Kisumu

Kenyan supermarket retailer Chandarana Foodplus is set to take up the space formerly occupied by Uchumi in Kisumu’s West End Mall. It marks another tentative step for the upmarket chain to extend out of the competitive Nairobi supermarket sector. Chandarana …
uinness Ghana Breweries

Guinness Ghana Breweries invests $10m in new PET bottling line

Guinness Ghana Breweries (GGBL), the Diageo-owned brewer, has invested $10m in a new PET bottling line to meet consumer demand for plastic bottles. The company hopes that the move will help drive uptake of its non-alcoholic beverages. The investment has …
RC Cola

RC Cola starts bottling operations in Nigeria

RC (Royal Crown) Cola has started bottling operations in Nigeria. The company’s new site is in Agbara, Ogun State, which is also home to a number of multinational manufacturers including Unilever and GSK. RC Cola has started bottling operations in Nigeria. …
Nakumatt

Nakumatt is closing Mega, its most profitable branch

Nakumatt will be forced to close its flagship Mega branch, which is the company’s most profitable branch and an instrumental part of the so-called “Nakumatt BounceBack” program. Mega occupies 16,250m² of retail space alongside Nairobi’s Uhuru Highway. Rent arrears have forced …
Supermarkets Nairobi

Mapping the leading supermarkets in Nairobi

Welcome to Trendtype’s first interactive map post. Our team are currently building a series of interactive maps to visualize the thousands of proprietary data points and store locations we have already mapped. In Q4 we are rolling out new maps …
Mother Brands Botswana

Locally produced Real Tea launches in Botswana

Mother Brands Botswana has launched its own brand of locally produced tea, Real Tea. Mother Brands Botswana packages loose-leaf tea and tagless tea bags under the brand name Real Tea. It is already available in nine Choppies stores, will also be …
Dangote Group

Dangote Group announced as most valuable brand in Nigeria

Dangote Group was this week announced as the most valuable brand in Nigeria. It came first in the top 50 brands according to a survey carried out by market research agency Brand Nigeria. In May, Dangote Group was also judged …
Kilimall

Online retailer Kilimall reportedly ceases local operations in Uganda

Ugandan media has reported that Kilimall, the Chinese-backed Kenyan online retailer founded in July 2014, has effectively ceased operations in Uganda. It continues to operate in Kenya and Nigeria. Kilimall, the Chinese-backed Kenyan online retailer, has reportedly ceased operations in …
grocery retail Gabon

Grocery retail sector hurt by economic performance in Gabon

The grocery retail sector continues to feel the consequences of the economic crisis in Gabon, despite recovery signs reported by the IMF. Data from the main retailers and manufacturers shows a decrease of almost 9% in sales with non-food preventing …