Archive for the ‘Consumer Goods’ category

Liquor giant replacing imports with local manufacturing in key African markets

Distell has acquired land for factories in both Angola and Nigeria.

Pakistani businessman moves from Dubai to set up restaurant in Nairobi

“Succeeding in Kenya depends on how much patience and risk appetite you have.”

How Kenya’s Terry Mungai built her beauty empire

Terry Mungai’s rise to the top was not without its challenges.

Pros and cons of buying a franchise business: Perspectives from an entrepreneur

Johan Kilian talks about his decision to become a Pie City franchisee.

Simba Corp – from small car dealership to leading conglomerate

Kenya’s Simba Corp has successfully diversified its business.

Meet the Boss: Adil Popat, CEO, Simba Corporation

Kenyan CEO stresses importance of having a balance between work and family.

Cameroon must roar: at a 7% minimum

I am convinced Cameroon can do much better economically.

US-Africa Summit: Six investment ideas for US firms seeking returns in Africa

Investment perspectives from top business leaders.

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

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

US-Africa trade: A look at the real issues around AGOA

How successful has AGOA been in the past 14 years and what future does it hold for Africa?

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.