• Edcon becomes the first major African retail casualty of Covid-19

    South Africa-based Edcon Holdings Ltd., the parent of apparel and homewares retailer Edgars, revealed on April 29th that it was planning to enter voluntary business rescue, a form of bankruptcy protection. Founded in 1929, Edcon is one of the largest non-food retailers in Africa, operating more than 1,000 stores, including more than 20 in sub-Saharan

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  • Woolworths shuts two clothing stores and exits Ghana

    Cape Town-based fashion retailer Woolworths closed its two outlets in Accra at the end of July. It opened its first Ghanaian store in 2002 and added a second 12 years later. Woolworths has not provided an explanation for this move, beyond stating that it followed “a comprehensive review of our operations in Ghana.” It added:

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  • Mango loves Kenya

    During mid-October, Spanish fast-fashion retailer Mango took to LinkedIn to proclaim “Mango loves Kenya,” revealing that the brand is coming to Nairobi’s Westgate Mall. The store will have a GLA (gross leasable area) of 620m², which will make it the largest Mango outlet in sub-Saharan Africa. The store will adhere to Mango’s new interior design

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