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Choppies struggles to make its mark in tough SA conditions

Botswana-based Choppies may be a well-established grocery retail chain in many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, but the company has found the going tough in SA...

By Colleen Goko 21 Jul 2017

Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next

The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Java House restaurant chain from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) for an undisclosed amount...

By Dannish Odongo 7 Jul 2017

Identifying economic nodes in Botswana

Primedia Outdoor is helping clients identify prime advertising spots across Botswana by combining technology and research...

27 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: The Crazy Store takes on Botswana

South African discount retail chain, The Crazy Store, has expanded its footprint into neighbouring Botswana...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 26 May 2017

The Crazy Store opens 300th store, plans Botswanan expansion

The Crazy Store opens its 300th store today, 13 April 2017, at the Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre in Midrand...

13 Apr 2017

Engen boosts customer convenience with water, biltong bars

Engen has been busy trialling two fresh new in store concepts in selected outlets as a three-month trial, prior to extending the offerings across Southern African countries...

10 Nov 2016

Botswana-based retailer targets South African expansion

Botswana-based retailer Choppies Enterprises is extending its South African footprint with the proposed acquisition of retail outlets owned by niche supermarket group Jwayelani...

By Marc Hasenfuss 23 Dec 2015

Botswana's Choppies to list on JSE

The JSE will get another African boost when Botswana grocery retailer Choppies Enterprises lists on the main board at the end of this month...

By Sikonathi Mantshantsha 7 May 2015

The eight criteria that distinguish B2B markets from B2C markets

WASHINGTON DC, US: The B2B market is different in fundamental ways from the B2C sector. This article discusses the eight key criteria that distinguish B2B markets with implications that directly affect market research...

By Priority Metrics Group, via Ashlan Bonnell 28 Mar 2015

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

The story of the African consumer

Trying to define the average African consumer is near impossible. Tastes and shopping habits are unique to each country, with differences found between regions and even cities within a country.

By Laine Barnard 3 Jun 2014

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014

Bottom line: It's about Africa

Africa is the story, actually the big story is Africa*. This was the message from Malcolm Horne, of Broll at the fourth South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) annual research conference.

By Danette Breitenbach 11 Apr 2014

SA vs Botswana: The Woolworths price difference

As the rand weakens and the pula strengthens, so consumers in Botswana find the gap in the cost of goods between South Africa and Botswana in Woolworths grows and not in their favour.

By Gwen Watkins 5 Mar 2014

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