Chinese influence remains robust in Africa...
26 Apr 2016
The top 25 African retailers have a presence in 21 countries on a continent where strong economic progress over the past decade is reflected by the fact that 10 of these leading retailers now come from countries outside the traditionally dominant South African market...
4 Nov 2015
Negotiations around the establishment of a single free trade area, spanning across 26 nations known as the Tripartite Free Trade Area have been finalised, with the launch expected in May 2015...
20 May 2015
Hennessy is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year with a rapidly growing market in Africa, built on its understanding that the only possible way to be successful in Africa was to adopt and adapt to the tradition of the continent...
6 May 2015
Customers influence generally comes from a series of issues when making purchasing decisions. This is true across the globe, and as such, the sub-Saharan Africa consumer is no different...
11 Mar 2015
Africa is the world's second largest and second most populated continent. Currently experiencing a digital revolution, it has become a major attraction for many new businesses...
10 Mar 2015
The latest Ask Afrika Orange Index provides customer service trends based on 13 years of data, across 32 industries and 155 companies...
4 Mar 2015
Following the success of the Orange Online Store, introduced to South Africa earlier this year, telecommunications services provider Orange will launch its first branded retail store in South Africa...
12 Dec 2014
The FNB Franchise Leadership Summit, attended by industry thought leaders and experts, provided a platform to engage and discuss key franchise trends in the industry...
16 Oct 2014
More emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade, despite the growing number of international trade agreements...
Charles Brewer 1 Oct 2014
One of the first brands to sign up for Jumia Egypt's shop-in-shop concept was Sony, and the retailer has reportedly already noted a significant increase in sales of its products...
21 Aug 2014
At the 2014 US-Sub Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (known as the AGOA Forum), which coincided with President Barack Obama's US-Africa Leaders Summit...
Charles Brewer 15 Aug 2014
Niyi Aderibigbe, reporting on Ventures Africa, says that Jumia Egypt has launched 'shop-in-shop', an online shop for retailers.
4 Jun 2014
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.
Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014
Famous Brands on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, said it had established a strong platform for growth in the Middle East and North Africa regions with the signing of a master license agreement for Saudi Arabia‚ Lebanon‚ Morocco‚ Iran and Egypt.
Zeenat Moorad 11 Apr 2014
Majid Al-Futtaim, a Dubai-based retail giant, is planning to build four new shopping malls in Cairo for $1.6 billion as well as establish 32 new hypermarkets for $700 million, according to a report on Ventures Africa.
13 Mar 2014
Africa is fast becoming the 'New Frontier', bucking the trend of stagnant world markets. Its population of almost one billion people comprises a rapidly expanding middle class with ever-increasing wealth and disposable income.
29 Jan 2014
Shoppers are always on the lookout for ways to save on their purchases. One method that they find effective is the use of daily deal coupon codes and promo codes.
Matthew Samuel 2 Jan 2014
In partnership with distributor CFAO, French retailer Carrefour is making its entrance into the African market and will open shops in eight African countries by 2015.
23 Aug 2013
The Morocco government, earlier this week, held closed door discussions with senior Kenya government officials in an effort to overcome barriers of trade between the two sea-port endowed countries. The talks, lasting an hour, were held in the sidelines of a business exchange visit to Nairobi by over 106 Moroccan investors under the banner of the Maroc Export Promotion Centre.
26 Jun 2013
MasterCard, the National Bank of Egypt and Etisalat, have announced the launch of 'Flous', the mobile payment wallet in Egypt, which will bring Etisalat Egypt's subscriber base safe and convenient payment services through the power of their mobile phones.
25 Jun 2013
The rapid growth of Único Bank justifies this award to João Figueiredo, chairman and CEO of Único Bank, and has captured the eye of South Africa financial giant, Nedbank, who recently made an offer to buy a 36.4% stake in Único.
30 May 2013
The 48th Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) opened today, 27 May 2013 in Marrakech, Morocco, focusing on the need for Africa to turn economic growth into truly shared and sustainable economic transformation in the next half century.
27 May 2013
A new policy paper by the African Development Bank (AfDB) carries the importance of trade integration to macroeconomic convergence.
26 Mar 2013