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 […]

Carrefour acquires majority stake in French meal delivery company

FRANCE – Carrefour, one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world, has announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the Paris-based ecommerce start-up, Quitoque. The acquisition of the leader of meal kit […]