African Prospects Indicator (APi) is the first ever report of its kind in the world. Released this week by Nielsen, APi is the culmination of 18 months of information collection and analysis into a ranking of sub-Saharan African countries...
By Danette Breitenbach 18 Sep 2015 09:22
The 2015 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), published by AT Kearney, places three sub-Saharan countries in the top 30 - Botswana #18, Nigeria #23 and Angola #30...
3 Jun 2015 15:05
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 06:29
Many a retailer will sing to the tune of "The customer is always right", but not a lot actually live the phrase, much less invest any time or innovation in it. Luckily for you and I, this age of short-term vision is drawing to a close.
By Sindy Peters 5 Dec 2013 10:35
On 25 July 2013, Massmart opened its second Builders Warehouse in Botswana, in Francistown.
29 Jul 2013 11:55
SABMiller has taken its traditional African beer brand‚ Chibuku - which is manufactured using either maize or sorghum - into ten other continental countries‚ a move the company says is motivated by its "affordability" and "product innovation" strategies.
By Billy Tawanda Karombo 11 Oct 2012 10:35
Barclays Bank and its subsidiary, Absa, say they are engaged in negotiations to combine the majority of the Barclays Africa operations.
21 Aug 2012 11:41
Digital satellite television company MultiChoice could be losing revenue running into hundreds of thousands of dollars a year as Magic Box - a free-to-air satellite receiver that can pirate DStv signals - is becoming popular in Zimbabwe.
18 Jun 2012 09:47
Short-term insurer Mutual & Federal, a member of the Old Mutual Group (OML), has appointed Marcelina Gaoses to the position of managing director of Mutual & Federal Namibia, effective 1 March 2012.
22 Feb 2012 10:03
The South African tourism group, Thebe Tourism Group have announced the signing of a shareholders' agreement between its subsidiary FX Africa and global foreign exchange providers Travelex. FX Africa has operated a Travelex Retail Foreign Exchange Travelex franchise in Southern Africa for over four years.
6 Dec 2011 11:52
The Banker, a leading journal of the global banking industry, has named Standard Bank as the 2011 Bank of the Year in Africa and Best Bank in Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
1 Dec 2011 16:01
NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.
9 Nov 2011 09:36
Fresh Living, the food magazine on South African shelves, continues to expand on its African footprint as it goes on sale this month in Mauritius.
10 Oct 2011 11:27
Pan-African consumers can now vote for their most admired and valued brands in the inaugural Brand Africa 100 Awards, which coincides with the second annual Brand Africa Forum. The continent's most valued brands will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday, 29 September 2011 at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa .
15 Sep 2011 14:25
The Clicks Group announced on Thursday, 7 July 2011, the opening of its first store in the country. Du Toit Britz, finance executive at Clicks, was in Gaborone's Game City for the launch of Clicks.
8 Jul 2011 12:15
CAPE TOWN: The first phase of setting up a free trade area across 26 countries in Africa is expected to come into effect in three years, trade and industry minister Rob Davies said on Monday, 13 June 2011.
14 Jun 2011 12:00
The Standard Bank Group, through its Corporate and Investment Banking Division, has acted as lead arranger for the Morupule Expansion project. The signing ceremony was held on 20 May 2011 in Palapye, Botswana. The P1.2 billion-loan raised will be part of the contribution in bank and shareholder loans for the P1.7 billion required to expand output at the coal mine.
23 May 2011 09:55
A billion Africans and 50 million bank accounts. In South Africa, credit cards are used by only 16.5% of the population (2008). No African country comes close to 1% of total retail spend spent online - the magic figure which constitutes the tipping point for digital retail growth. No wonder, then, that the ecommerce market in Africa hasn't bloomed.
By Herman Manson: @marklives 12 May 2011 18:55
NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.
27 Jan 2011 11:00
Juicy Lucy is opening a new store at Game City in Gaborone, Botswana. According to Alan Turp, MD of Retail Group which is the licensee for franchisor Java Brands in Botswana, this new look Juicy Lucy restaurant is upmarket and contemporary.
15 Dec 2010 07:58