Choppies sells assets in Kenya’s shut operations to finance debt

KENYA – Botswana based retailer, Choppies supermarket has put up for sale its retail equipment and property in Kenya weeks after scaling down local stores from more than 15 to two. The retailer, which did […]

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 […]

CABI launches online-portal, hub for safer bio products for farming

KENYA – The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) has launched a free-to- use dedicated online resource in Kenya aimed at raising awareness of environmentally friendly biocontrol and biopesticide products and promoting their uptake […]

Kenyan agri-tech startup Taimba secures funding to expand operations

KENYA – B2B agri-tech startup Taimba, which operates a mobile-based cashless platform connecting rural smallholder farmers to urban retailers, has accessed US$277,000 in funding through a partnership with Enviu and the DOEN Foundation. Taimba sources […]

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 […]

Twiga Foods’ co-founder Grant Brooke steps down from management

KENYA – Grant Brooke, the co-founder and former CEO of Kenya-based B2B food distribution company, Twiga Foods, has announced that he is stepping down from active management, though he will remain on the company’s Board […]

Local food delivery start up to take on space left by Jumia in Rwanda

RWANDA – Following the exit of Jumia, Africa’s largest e-commerce platform in the Rwandan market, a local start-up, CanGo, says it is preparing to embark on fresh operations to fill the void that will have […]

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 […]