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 […]

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 […]

India keen to tap into the growing appetite for healthier eating options

INDIA – The food and beverage industry in India is seeing a very definite change in the healthy food segment supported by the growing demand for healthy, homestyle food by consumers across cities and towns. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]