Burger King parent company Restaurant Brands International (RBI) has revealed that it is in talks with potential franchisees with a view to expanding its presence in sub-Saharan Africa. According to Daniel Schwartz, CEO of RBI, the fast-food chain is “significantly under-penetrated” on the continent and has a “huge opportunity” to grow. José Cil, president of
2nd January 2019
Starbucks arrived in South Africa to great fanfare in 2016, but local franchisee Taste Holdings has now halted its rollout of new outlets. There are currently 12 Starbucks cafés in South Africa, up from ten at the beginning of the year. According to Taste Holdings, although its Starbucks’ store network “is profitable at an EBITDA
27th December 2018
Pick N Pay CEO Richard Brasher sees smaller stores as key to the South African supermarket chain’s international growth strategy. “There’s a big opportunity in the rest of Africa for things that are smaller, with tighter ranges and more efficient … and if we look further afield, whether its East or West Africa [the retailer
25th October 2018
Prince Ebeano, a Nigerian supermarket chain with seven branches, is trying to hybridise the modern and traditional retail experiences for consumers in the middle class Lagosian suburb of Lekki.
5th October 2018
Having opened its 25th Nigerian store just a few months ago, Africa’s largest grocery retail chain has revealed that it will not be opening any more outlets in the country for the time being.
4th October 2018
Variety store chain Miniso, which sells inexpensive homewares and novelty items, is rapidly expanding its presence in African malls. It currently has stores in Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa and Tanzania and big expansion plans.
4th September 2018
A feast of online food in Nigeria Online grocery shopping is becoming a crowded market in Nigeria, with new entrants piling in: Myfoodshop, Mart.ng, Food Trolley, Organic Haive, Applecart, Easyshop Easycook, Gloo.ng and Supermart.ng are among the players jostling for a piece of the action … Targeting affluent consumers, these businesses focus on convenience, rather
6th August 2018
Sagaci Research recently published studies of the purchasing habits of consumers in the capitals of two of Africa’s largest economies, focusing on FMCG, apparel, cosmetics and beauty products, household appliances, cars and consumer electronics. These reports answer such questions as How often do consumers in Lagos and Nairobi purchase various types of food, where do they purchase
19th June 2018
When it comes to shopping habits Lagosians exhibit significant variation by age and gender. Well over half of all women purchase confectionary more than twice a week, compared to just one-third of men. Meanwhile, 90% of respondents aged 18-25 buy soft drinks more than twice a week, compared to two-thirds of those aged 46 or
13th June 2018
Finding accurate data on household income in Africa can be challenging due to such factors as inadequate national statistics and bouts of monetary instability. At Sagaci Research, we have leveraged our on-the-ground network, which conducts some 600,000 survey interviews annually, to create a more robust alternative – SagaIncome. Covering five of the continent´s most important cities (Accra, Dakar,
23rd May 2018