Restaurants and food deliver services in South Africa to cease operations during the national lockdown

SOUTH AFRICA – South Africans who had hoped to be able to order meals from their favourite restaurants and fast food eateries, will not be able to for the next 21 days. This follows the […]

Kenyan standard body sets new rules for fresh produce test by retailers

KENYA – Retailers in Kenya will be required to comply with new regulations of ensuring that fresh produces are tested for higher pesticide residues and other contaminants as of May 1 in a bid to […]

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 […]

Walmart’s Massmart to close non-performing stores in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA– South African retailer Massmart has decided to close all of its non-performing stores, as cash-strapped consumers battle with high unemployment, modest wage increases and higher average fuel and utility prices. Massmart, majority-owned by […]

Tuskys partners with Sendy to offer home deliveries curbing the spread of Corona

KENYA – Kenyan retail chain, Tuskys Supermarlet has partnered with Sendy an on-demand logistic platform to offer door to door delivers to customers to curtail the spread of the Covid-19 virus, with Kenya already reporting […]

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 […]

Zimbabwe’s Pick n Pay operator Meikles Supermarkets reports decline in sales volume

ZIMBABWE – Meikles Limited, operators of TM Pick n Pay retail outlets in Zimbabwe saw sales volumes retreat by 28% and 24% for the third quarter and nine months ended December 2019, respectively, as disposable […]

Carrefour on Competition Authority of Kenya radar over unfair supplier deals

KENYA – The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has fined the French multinational retail chain, Carrefour and ordered the retail giant to review all its supply agreements within 60 days after the supermarket chain was […]

Bubs Australia signs new supply agreement for its infant formula

AUSTRALIA – Bubs Australia has entered a new supply agreement with Woolworths, Australia’s leading supermarket chain, that is expected to materially add to double retail exposure for its infant formula portfolio. Bubs first entered into […]

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 […]