Archive for the ‘Consumer Goods’ category

Why a former doctor decided to start an online supermarket in Nigeria

“Gloo.ng is an outpouring of affection to my wife, and by extension, to all our target users,” says founder.

Takeaways big business as Famous Brands expands across East Africa

Restaurant company plans to launch its Mugg & Bean coffee shop chain in Nairobi.

Africa’s middle class boasts high returns in consumer goods markets, says KPMG

The single-largest investment and business opportunity in Africa will be its rising consumer market.

Domino’s Pizza coming to Southern Africa: What you need to know

Domino’s is another US fast food brand entering the African market.

Off the beaten track: Business lessons from building bamboo bikes

Ghana Bamboo Bikes Initiative co-founder Bernice Dapaah speaks about the challenges of starting a business.

African consumers are ‘optimistic and pragmatic’

Although they’re putting money aside for a rainy day, African consumers are eager to spend.

Three online shopping trends to pay attention to

Security remains a concern for most African consumers who shop online, a survey finds.

From phones to fashion to rice: Online shopping gaining traction in Africa

A number of companies are vying to become the Amazon of their respective territories.

Meet the Boss: Herman Mashaba, founder, Black Like Me

“As much as I do use my instinct, I also take calculated risks,” says South African businessman.

Ethiopian spice exporter discovers new markets in Africa

With clients around the world and across Africa, Feed Green Ethiopia Exports is seeing business success.

E-commerce site connects craftswomen to global market

Online platform Soko enables Kenyan artisans to sell their handcrafted jewellery to a wider market.

Smart shoppers: Value matters to African consumers

As disposable income is limited, African consumers are selective and smart about what they purchase.

‘Business is not a short sprint, it’s a marathon,’ says baby product maker

Kenyan entrepreneur has filled a gap in the market selling locally made baby care products.

The power and promise of brands – and the perils of a ‘one size fits all’

African consumers are highly brand conscious compared with consumers in other countries around the world.

The ‘absurdity’ of manufacturing in Africa

African cocoa farmers see tiny portion of profits from finished products.