Archive for the ‘Consumer Goods’ category

Ten African consumer trends to run with – and profit from – in 2015

Innovation opportunities for the year ahead.

Informal retail ‘a market you can’t afford to ignore’

Kaskazi Network delivers consumer goods to informal shops and kiosks by motorcycle.

Meet the Boss: Vimal Shah, CEO, Bidco Group

“You can call me a workaholic because I work from 5am to midnight… It is not work for me. It’s fun.”

Local wines dominate in South Africa

Euromonitor International looks at some of the consumption trends and drivers of alcohol in South Africa.

South Africa’s ‘all-girl’ brewery wins fans

A group of women in Johannesburg are dismantling masculine notions associated with beer.

Why Shoprite is teaming up with pizza chain Debonairs in Angola

“Angola is a lucrative market where we currently have no presence, and Shoprite has done a phenomenal job there.”

Meet the Boss: Sue Fox, MD for sub-Saharan Africa, Estée Lauder

“I am pretty good at separating work and home.”

Estée Lauder scents opportunity in sub-Saharan Africa

The “changing dynamics of Africa” is driving the cosmetics giant’s business in the region.

French consumer brands eyeing West and Central Africa’s middle class

Five French consumer brands are expected to soon set up shop in number of sub-Saharan African countries.

SABMiller and Coca-Cola Africa: Diversifying their fast-moving goods basket

SABMiller and Coca-Cola merger will create South and East Africa’s largest soft drinks bottling operation.

Capturing lower-income consumers: A look at Pep’s model in Africa

Pep has an aggressive expansion plan for the continent.

VIDEO: Designer goods brand weaving in African culture

Greer Valley and Themba Mntambo are the co-founders of Kushn, a designer goods brand that combines leather with African woven textiles.

Kenyan businesswoman wants to make tea ‘funky’

Flora Mutahi recently launched her first tea café in Nairobi.

Meet the hard-working founder of South African footwear retailer Tekkie Town

Even though he is the majority shareholder of one of South Africa’s largest unlisted retailers, Braam van Huyssteen still works long hours.

‘Tough times don’t last, tough people do,’ says fashion designer Sally Karago

How Kenya’s Sally Karago built her fashion business.