Botswana food delivery startup MyFoodness rebrands as Yamee, expands to Tanzania

BOTSWANA – Botswana food delivery startup MyFoodness has rebranded as Yamee and announced its entry into the Tanzanian market with a launch in Dar es Salaam. A mobile commerce platform that focuses on increasing earning […]

Choppies sells assets in Kenya’s shut operations to finance debt

KENYA – Botswana based retailer, Choppies supermarket has put up for sale its retail equipment and property in Kenya weeks after scaling down local stores from more than 15 to two. The retailer, which did […]

Botswana’s Cereal Production to Decrease to 8,000 tonnes in 2019

BOTSWANA – According to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) quarterly global report on crop prospect and food situation, Cereal production in Botswana is estimated at a low 8 000 tonnes this year which […]

Botswana retailer Choppies Supermarket to exit Kenyan market

KENYA – Botswana based Choppies Supermarket has revealed plans to exit the Kenyan market four years after acquiring Ukwala stores for US$10m (Sh1bn) following challenges of growth and financial constraints. The Botswana retailer started as […]

Botswanan retailer Choppies plans exit from South Africa market

SOUTH AFRICA – Botswana based retailer, Choppies Enterprises, has unveiled plans of exiting the South African market, a few years after expanding into the country. The retailer, which has been hit by operational turbulence in […]

Botswana retailer Choppies Supermarket closes branch in Kenya

KENYA – Botswana headquarters retailer, Choppies Supermarkets, has closed one of its outlet in Kenya, despite the retailers ambitious expansion plan in the rapid growing retail sector. The Bungoma unit in Western Kenya was closed […]

Shoprite invests US$1.3m in Botswana’s first distribution center

BOTSWANA – Shoprite Bostwana,  Subsidiary of Shoprite Holding Limited, has opened its first distribution centre in Taung, Gaborone after investing about US$1.31m (P14 million) in the facility. The 3 700 square metre state-of-the-art facility has […]

Group of innovators design records management software to boost farmer sales

BOTSWANA – A group of young innovators in Botswana have designed a farm records management system, Montsamaisa meant to aid farmers in monitoring their farming activities with a long-term goal of ensuring improved farm performance […]