Archive for the ‘Consumer Goods’ category

Made in Britain: Opportunities for UK companies to export to Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa’s growing middle class are “ready to spend their money somewhere”.

The consequences of Nigeria’s GDP rebasing

Although Nigeria now exceeds South Africa in economic size, it still has a long way to go to reach a similar level of development.

Potato chip manufacturer talks about getting Nigerians to buy local

“We as Nigerians always believe that foreign brands are better than locally made brands… which poses a challenge to us.”

Carlyle private equity fund eyeing investments linked to emerging middle class

The Carlyle Group has seen greater than expected investor interest in a fund focused solely on sub-Saharan Africa.

Yes, Nigeria is Africa’s biggest economy, but don’t expect a quick buck

Investors interested in Nigeria should be prepared, and be in it for the long term.

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.