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 […]

Botswana turns to South Africa and Zambia for maize imports

BOTSWANA – Botswana continues to import 170,000 metric tonnes of maize annually as it has always run out of corn due to insufficient local production, according to an article by AllAfrica. Speaking in an interview, […]

Pioneer Foods’ division Bokomo upgrades milling plant for increased efficiencies

BOTSWANA – Bokomo Foods, a breakfast cereals company and division of Pioneer Foods (Pty) Ltd has unveiled an extensive mill upgrade which it had been undertaking since the first quarter of 2018, reported Botswana Daily […]