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 […]

Kenyan retailers offer home deliveries in bid to control spread of the corona virus

KENYA – In the wake of the outbreak of COVID-19 virus, Kenyan retailers have adopted safer and efficient ways of serving their customers by availing home delivery services. Spanish delivery company Glovo has announced partnership […]

Pick n Pay upgrades online shopping platform with scheduled grocery delivery service

SOUTH AFRICA – South African retail chain, Pick n Pay has launched an online scheduled grocery delivery service that enables customers to set up an automatic, weekly or monthly, delivery of items that are purchased […]

Nigerian Agri-tech startup launches group buying platform for food

NIGERIA – Nigerian startup, Pricepally has launched a group-buying platform that aggregates consumer food demand in urban cities and matches it with supplies directly from farmers and wholesalers. Launched in November 2019, the start-up’s aim […]

Egyptian food ordering startup Elmenus raises US$8m in Series B funding

EGYPT – Egyptian food discovery and ordering startup Elmenus has raised US$8 million in Series B funding round as it continues to scale across the country. Founded in 2011 by CEO Amir Allam, elmenus is […]

Jumia Foods suspends Rwandan delivery operations in third market retreat this year

RWANDA – Online retailer Jumia, has suspended its food delivery operations under the Jumia Foods umberella in Rwanda. “We regret to inform you that Jumia will suspend our on-demand delivery operations in Rwanda on January […]

Silvertree invests in South African new virtual kitchen business Darth Kitchens

SOUTH AFRICA – Cape Town-based investor Silvertree Holdings has invested R5 million (US$0.34 million) in return for a majority stake in former OrderIn co-founder Heini Booysen’s new Darth kitchens business. Also known as a “ghost […]

South African retailer Checkers launches online grocery delivery platform

SOUTH AFRICA – Checkers, a consumer goods retailer owned by Shoprite, has launched its on-demand one-hour grocery delivery service app, Sixty60, after months of testing. Billed as SA’s first 60-minute grocery delivery service from a […]

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. […]

Spanish delivery firm partners with Java House, Naivas to expand footprint in Kenya

KENYA – Glovo, a Spanish delivery firm which launched in the Kenyan market in January this year, has entered into more strategic partnerships with local and international brands in the country as it seeks to […]