Prosuma’s new foodservice concept reflects growing popularity of deli counters in African supermarkets
During early July, Ivorian grocery chain Prosuma launched Snack & Go in the Casino 2 Plateau mall in Abidjan. A stand-alone venue selling such fare as sandwiches, pizza slices, soft drinks, and fresh juices, Snack & Go is a hybrid deli/fast-food concept and natural extension of the deli counters and in-store cafés that Prosuma already
15th July 2019
Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) has revealed that it will open Uganda’s first two Carrefour stores in spaces formerly occupied by Kenyan retail chain Nakumatt, which departed the local market in 2017. The Dubai-based retailer already operates stores under the Carrefour banner in Egypt and Kenya. Its entry into the Ugandan market follows a pattern established
5th July 2019
Mired in an accounting scandal, supermarket chain Choppies suspended CEO Ramachandran Ottapathu last week, but this move does not seem to have gone done well with some of its suppliers, amid media reports of empty shelves in some of its outlets. Botswana-based Choppies operates around 250 stores across eight sub-Saharan countries, and Ottapathu, who has
28th May 2019
Zambeef Products is rapidly expanding its supermarket footprint in its native Zambia under the Macro banner, bringing modern retail to provincial towns like Wusakile in Copperbelt Province and opening a smaller store in Lusaka. During September 2018, Zambeef opened its first City Market Macro outlet in the capital. According to the company, this concept “is
16th November 2018
Botswanan supermarket chain Choppies has missed another deadline to publish its annual results (for the 12 months to June 2018), prompting the Botswanan Stock Exchange (BSE) to suspend trading in its shares. In a statement, the BSE stated that trading in Choppies’ shares “will remain suspended until the company complies with BSE listings requirements or
9th November 2018
Having successfully launched the concept in Casablanca, Carrefour franchisee Label’Vie brought the Carrefour Gourmet sub-banner to Rabat during September. Boasting such delicacies as lemon caviar, dwarf carrots, ground cherries and edible flowers, this store concept is squarely targeted at the upper end of the market.
5th October 2018
During July, a group of traditional retailers attempted to initiate a boycott of French supermarket chain Auchan’s stores in Senegal under the banner “Auchan dégage” (Auchan out!). They claim that Auchan’s rapid expansion will put them out of business.
5th September 2018