• Contamination scare leads some Kenyan pet owners to spend more on dog food

    Kenyan meat processor Farmer’s Choice Ltd. has reported a 30% increase in demand for its wet pet food, which is marketed under the brand names Team and Beef, website reports. This follows media reports of dogs in Nairobi and elsewhere in the country falling ill and dying after consuming pet food contaminated with aflatoxins.

    Categories: FMCG - Kenya

  • Niger’s leading bottled water brand wants to become a “regional champion”

    Founded in 2013, Niamey, Niger-based bottled water manufacturer Belvie has gone from start-up to local market leader in less than seven years and is now intent on replicating that success in neighbouring markets. Rohan Garg, co-founder and managing director of Belvie Beverages, said he spotted a gap in the market between cheap sachets of water

    Categories: Non-alcoholic beverages

  • Heineken under pressure from AB InBev in Nigeria but may be about to double down

    Revenue at Nigerian Breweries plc declined at an annual rate of 10.8% during the first six months of 2020, to NGN151.8 billion (USD390 million). Its pre-tax profit plunged 57%, to NGN8.3 billion (USD21 million). With 11 production sites nationwide and a market share in excess of 50%, Nigerian Breweries is a barometer of the Nigerian

    Categories: Alcoholic drinks - Nigeria

  • Nigerian consumers squeezed by rising food prices, with worse to come

    The Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) has warned local consumers that a 50% hike in the price of bread is “inevitable.” According to Raji Omotunde, Lagos State chapter chairman of AMBCN, “Prices of all ingredients used for baking are too high, especially flour and sugar … selling at the current price

    Categories: Baked goods

  • How Covid-19 has changed Kenyan drinking habits

    Kenyan drinkers are consuming more spirits and less beer as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, according to regional market leader East African Breweries (EAB), in which Diageo has a majority stake. With Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta citing young people going out and consuming alcohol as a factor in the spread of Covid-19, sales of alcoholic

    Categories: FMCG - Consumer - Kenya