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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]