Nile Breweries, Jumia champion smart drinking behavior: hydrating, eating while indulging in alcohol

UGANDA – Uganda’s leading beer manufacturer and subsidiary of AB InBev, Nile Breweries Limited (NBL, has partnered with delivery service provider Jumia to commemorate the Global Smart Drinking Week (GSDW). The GSDW 2021 aimed to curb the harmful use of alcohol will run from September 13–17 and aligns with the first week of the United Nations General Assembly. According to the brewer, it will celebrate GSDW 2021, along its sister breweries around the world, championing the many specific behaviours and social norms that encompass smart drinking and aim to make…

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Naivas fosters seamless shopping experience by partnering with Jumia

KENYA – Kenya’s largest supermarket chain, Naivas has inked a partnership deal with Africa’s e-commerce giant, Jumia to offer customers a seamless shopping experience by availing a wide range of products on the platform. The partnership will first feature Naivas Food Market at Prestige Plaza along Ngong road, before rolling out to its other outlets nationwide, enabling customers to shop for their essentials virtually and have them delivered to their preferred location. Shoppers along Ngong Road, Community Area, Hurlingham, Mbagathi, Kileleshwa, and Lavington areas, are the targeted clientele of the…

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SA’s Orderin relaunches as delivery service platform, Jumia partners with Accra-based eco-friendly mobility company

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa’s first food delivery app, Orderin, has relaunched as a B2B delivery-as-a-service platform to help bring delivery capabilities to other companies in the country. This follows successful projects of helping other businesses develop their own delivery services. According to reports by Ventureburn, this new direction involves providing retail companies with end-to-end solutions, including availing the software needed to build the service and delivery fulfilment. In addition, Orderin plans to expand into more e-commerce categories, including food and beverages, wholesale, and pharmaceutical. “As the first company to…

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Jumia yet to turn to profitability, reports 6.4% decline in Q1 revenue

AFRICA – The New York Stock Exchange listed Africa-focused eCommerce company, Jumia has posted first-quarter revenues of €27.4 million (US$33m), a 6.4% drop from the €29.3 million (US$35.3m) that it reported in Q1 2020. Interestingly, Jumia seems to have generated more revenue during the period under review from third party sales at US$24m compared to US$23m in Q1 2020. But the gains were wiped out by first-party revenue declining by 35% from US$12m in Q1 2020 to US$8m in Q1 2021. According to reports by Tech Cruch, the eCommerce giant…

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Jumia Ghana names Tolulope George -Yanwah as new CEO

GHANA – Africa’s Leading e-commerce platform, Jumia has announced the appointment of Tolulope George-Yanwah as the new Chief Executive Officer of its Ghana operations. She takes over the leadership from Diana Owusu-Kyereko who was at the helm of the company since January 2020. Tolulope brings a pool of experience; having held other management roles in Jumia such as Country Manager and VP of Jumia Logistics, Last Mile Expansion Manager, and Regional Dispatch Operations Manager. Prior to her appointment, she was the Country Manager for Jumia Logistics in Nigeria from February…

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Jumia cashes in on bullish stock trading aims to raise US$400m to finance expansion drive

AFRICA – The New York Stock Exchange listed Africa-focused eCommerce company, Jumia is seeking to raise US$400 million by floating 9 million American depositary shares (ADS). ADS are stocks offered by non-US companies, available to be purchased by US investors. Secondary sales like this are usually done by public companies to finance debt or facilitate growth. The Ecommerce giant with stock trading at US$42.14 on Monday, aims to raise more cash to fund its expansion drive. Jumia listed the ADSs at US$50 per share, but investors could buy these shares…

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Jumia Kenya launches Food Festival campaign to support local restaurants

KENYA – E-commerce platform Jumia has launched a Food Festival Campaign in Kenya to support local restaurants navigate the challenging operating environment brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. During the campaign, consumers will get free and fast delivery from hundreds of restaurants, supermarkets and shops via Jumia Prime, its loyalty program. The food festival campaign, according to Jumia follows the president’s directive to extend the curfew for additional 60-days following the increased rate of 3rd wave of covid-19 in Kenya. “We hope that this campaign will surprise and delight our customers.…

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Jumia to expand food delivery services, plans to venture into Egyptian market

EGYPT – Jumia, Africa focused ecommerce company is planning to introduce its food delivery service in Egypt during the first quarter. The move will make Egypt the tenth market where the ecommerce giant will be offering its restaurant delivery services, joining Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Ghana, Uganda, Algeria and Senegal with exemption of South Africa. It’s a strategic time for Jumia Food’s to set base in Egypt following the cessation of Uber Eats services in the North African country in May last year. However, it will face competition…

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Airline caterer NAS Servair partners with Jumia to offer food delivery services

KENYA – Leading e-commerce platform in Africa, Jumia has partnered with airline in-flight caterers, NAS Servair, to provide affordable meals to consumers in Nairobi and delivered to them at their preferred location. NAS is an on-site airport catering business supplying over 30 International airlines that fly into and out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi and Moi International Airport (MIA) in Mombasa. Under the new business line dubbed Bei Poa Kitchen, consumers will pre-order meals on the Jumia Food platform before 6 PM and get it delivered the…

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Jumia to establish new technology center in Egypt to provide unprecedented services in the market

EGYPT – Jumia, an e-commerce platform has announced that it is embarking on a new technology center in Egypt that is inspired by the country’s leadership in the field of information and communications technology as a result of its well-trained cadres. According to Jumia, the new technology center will provide its services to the Egyptian market as well as Africa at large. The center was pre-launched last year for a test and postponed due to the COVID pandemic. “Egyptian efforts are the main reason for this announcement. From the first…

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