SagaRetail News

  • Does Shoprite see a future in Angola?

    Shoprite is considering the closure of some underperforming stores in its international markets. It currently operates almost 250 supermarkets in 14 African countries outside of its native South Africa, making it the largest grocery retail chain in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). During its 2019 financial year (the 12 months to June 2019), these markets, particularly Angola,

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  • CFAO opens third Cash & Carry in Senegal

    CFAO recently opened its third Supeco outlet in the Dakar suburb of Golf Sud. The banner debuted in the local market in April this year and a second store was added in September – both of which are also located in the Senegalese capital. Previously, CFAO had operated a single Carrefour Market in Senegal. It

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  • Under-pressure Tuskys seeks to avoid the fate of Nakumatt

    Quoting unnamed industry sources, Kenyan website Standard Media reports that local supermarket chain Tuskys is seeking to raise KES1 billion (USD9.7 million) before the end of the year “to boost its working capital.” It added that Tuskys was doing this in order to be able to pay its suppliers more promptly and thus secure more

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  • A ray of sunshine in Angola’s gloomy grocery retail market

    Amid a prolonged recession and persistent double-digit inflation, the Angolan market is in bad shape at the moment (just ask Shoprite). However, there is one domestic player that has bucked the downward trend, exhibiting strong growth over recent years. The retailer in question is Mega Cash & Carry, which operates just two outlets – in

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  • Moroccan cosmetics and personal care retailer opens fourth outlet

    During mid-September, Moroccan retailer Yan&One opened its fourth outlet and its second in Casablanca. The store stocks around 170 brands, 70 of which are private label, developed by “the biggest European laboratories in Switzerland and in France,” according to the retailer. Yan&One is geared towards experiential consumption, as it includes a hair salon, a nail bar,

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  • Chinese variety store chain continues its rapid African expansion

    Miniso entered its seventh African market in September, opening a store in the Ghanaian capital Accra. It already had stores in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Uganda, and Morocco, and its latest opening brings its total number of stores in Africa (excluding South Africa) to more than 30. Miniso sells products ranging from homewares and consumer electronics

    Categories: SagaRetail News - Retail - Ghana

  • Kenyan market leader Naivas sets its sights on smaller cities

    Naivas has revealed plans to open four new stores during the coming months. Two of these will be in Nairobi (near the Yaya Centre shopping mall and on the Eastern Bypass), with the other two set for Mombaba and Embu, which is located 120km north of Nairobi. Naivas already has six outlets in Mombasa and one

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  • Spar doubles down on Cameroon

    Spar Cameroon has opened three new Express outlets, with sales areas ranging from 60m² to 200m², doubling its store count in the country. All of these new outlets are located in the capital Yaoundé. A 110m² outlet located in an Ola Energy garage forecourt in the suburb of Messassi targets “middle income” consumers, according to

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  • Middle Eastern investment to strengthen the logistical backbone of African retail

    In a move that could make it easier for retailers operating locally to import stock, Agility Africa, a subsidiary of Kuwait-based logistics company Agility Public Warehousing Co., is planning to open warehouse parks in Abidjan, Lagos, and Maputo by mid-2020. Each of these facilities will cost around USD200 million. It is also considering projects in

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  • Retail Holding buys out partners in CDCI

    Private-equity fund Amethis and Ivorian-Lebanese entrepreneur Yasser Ezzedine have sold their stakes (25% and 40%, respectively) in CDCI (Compagnie de Distribution de Côte d’Ivoire) to Morocco-based Retail Holding, giving the latter full ownership of the Ivorian chain. CDCI is the second-largest player in Ivorian grocery retail, behind Prosuma. Financial terms were not disclosed. In 2014, Retail Holding,

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