Kenya’s E-commerce Start-up AfricaSokoni launches Bolosokoni in Nigeria

KENYA – AfricaSokoni, a Kenya-based e-commerce start-up has expanded into the Nigerian market as Bolosokoni after the acquisition of e-commerce start-up, Bolorims. The launch of Bolosokoni comes after the Kenyan e-commerce raised US$995,000 in 2019 […]

French e-grocery shopping platform Jow raises US$7m additional funding

FRANCE – French e-grocery startup Jow has raised US$7 million in new funding led by Stride.VC alongside DST Partners, as well as Caterina Fake and Jyri Engeström from Yes VC and Shan-Lyn Ma, the co-founder […]

E-commerce firm Shopnaw to make maiden entrance in the Ghanaian market

GHANA – A new entrant in the e-commerce industry of Ghana is set to launch an online shopping market debut Shopnaw, providing tailor-made technology platform and marketing opportunities to support sellers, buyers and delivery partners. […]

Flipkart to eliminate single-use plastic in packaging by 2021

INDIA – Flipkart, the wholesale arm of the Walmart-owned e-Commerce marketplace in India, has announced that it plans to eliminate single-use plastic in packaging by March 2021. The e-commerce firm said it will move towards […]

Amazon opens its biggest global campus in India to enhance investment

INDIA – American online retailer and technology company, Amazon has opened its biggest campus in the globally in Hyderabad, India, as the first Amazon-owned campus outside the US. The 9.5-acre campus will house over 15,000 […]

South Africa’s online retailer Takealot launches 25 outlets to improve efficiencies

SOUTH AFRICA – Takealot, South Africa’s largest online retailer, has launched 25 outlets in the country to boost the retailer’s operations and efficiencies. Markedly, Takelaot opened its flagship pickup point at the New Road off-ramp […]

South Africa based Naspers plans further investment in Swiggy

INDIA – Naspers Ltd., Africa’s largest company by market value has indicated that it plans to further invest in the Indian food delivery business, Swiggy through its third fund-raising round of the year. According to […]

Huel partners with JD.com to sell powdered food range in China

CHINA – UK-based powdered food producer Huel, has partnered with JD.com, Chinese e-commerce platform to sell its powdered food range in China as it aims to take advantage of Chinese consumers’ demand for imported foods. […]

FoodBusinessAfrica.com grows, shifts to dedicated server to meet rising demand

KENYA– Africa’s leading food, beverage and milling industry website Foodbusinessafrica.com has over the last year received overwhelming growth in traffic, with a record 10.5 million hits and 650,000 visitors over the past year, thanks to […]