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  • 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 Sokodirectory.com 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

  • Covid-19 boosts demand for organic food in Morocco

    Earlier this year, Morocco saw the introduction of some of the strictest lockdown measures in Africa as the authorities struggled to contain the spread of Covid-19, and Consonews.ma reports that the pandemic also impacted local consumption habits, with a surge in demand for organic food, albeit from quite a low base. Slim Kabbaj, president of

    Categories: Retail - Supermarkets - Morocco

  • MAF to open two Carrefour stores in Mombasa by the end of the year

    Having opened eight Carrefour stores in Nairobi since it entered the Kenyan market in 2016, Majid al Futtaim (MAF), the banner’s East African franchisee, has now revealed plans to expand beyond the capital, with two branches set to open in Mombasa during November. These will be located in City Mall Nyali and Diani Centre Point

    Categories: SagaRetail News - Retail - Supermarkets - Naivas - Carrefour

  • 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

  • Sagaci Research publishes Tuskys Retailer Research Report 2020

    Can Tuskys survive, or is it likely to become just another tombstone in the graveyard of Kenyan grocery retail, alongside the likes of Nakumatt, Choppies, and Shoprite? This Retailer Research Report provides a detailed analysis of Tuskys’ development, ownership, management, operations, store network, and growth strategies in order to provide a comprehensive review of the

    Categories: SagaRetail News - Retail - Tuskys - Retail & Shopping Malls - Kenya

  • Shoprite confirms Kenya exit

    In a move that will surprise few, South African supermarket chain Shoprite has revealed that it is to exit the Kenyan market. It opened its first store in this market during December 2018 and had four (three in Nairobi and one in Mombasa) by the end of last year. However, this year it has closed

    Categories: SagaRetail News - Retail - Supermarkets - Shoprite - Kenya

  • Blog: Hard discounting set to grow in importance in Africa

    Pioneered by Aldi and Lidl in Europe, the hard discount format has become a strong presence in a number of North African markets over the past decade: Turkish chain BİM now has a total of more than 800 outlets in Morocco and Egypt (opening 75 last year alone), while Groupe Slama’s Aziza chain has more than

    Categories: Uncategorised