Archive for the ‘Consumer Goods’ category

Africa’s local dynamos: Five companies changing the rules of business

These “local dynamos” are winning customers through innovative business models.

Want to crack the Nigerian market? Five tips for consumer goods companies

McKinsey shares some strategies for success in the Nigerian market.

Nigeria: Insecurity and its impact on business

Opinions among local entrepreneurs and international business leaders about Nigeria’s security challenges differ widely.

Consumer potential: Three Nigerian city clusters to compete with Lagos

McKinsey suggests three city clusters in Nigeria with sizable populations to rival Lagos.

By 2030 Nigeria could have a higher GDP than the Netherlands or Malaysia

There is another side to the Nigeria story that has been overshadowed by the recent headlines.

Is Africa rich enough for McDonald’s?

In sub-Saharan Africa only South Africa and Mauritius have been able to attract the global food chain.

Jewellery boss on why her business is about more than just making money

How we made it in Africa talks to Njuhi Chege, founder of RiRi Jewellery.

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

Profiting from poverty: Do some companies benefit from twisted images of Africa?

Dayo Olopade says some for-profit companies leverage the existence of poverty as a clever marketing tactic.

Entrepreneur trades corporate world for coffee shop business in Rwanda

How we made it in Africa speaks to the founder of Brioche, an upmarket bakery and coffee business.

How a Kenyan bakery is taking on the challenges of the business world

“Don’t think you will start a business and a year down the line you are the big guy in town.”

Rwandan fashion brand says hunger for African products will only grow stronger

How we made it in Africa talks to the CEO of fashion brand Mille Collines.

Why Woolworths’ African food stores rely on exports from South Africa

Woolworths is expanding its African food operations, but sourcing local fresh produce remains a challenge.

Manufacturers in East Africa need to keep up with changing retail trends

African Cotton Industries MD says manufacturers need to constantly stay ahead of the game.

Epson: SMEs driving printer sales in East Africa

Japanese electronics manufacturer Epson is expecting growth in demand for printers in East Africa due to a surge in private sector activity.