Archive for the ‘Retail’ category

How a designer turned her hobby into a niche fashion business

“We are proud that we can make a product here which is entirely made from Kenyan handicraft.”

Retail industry in sub-Saharan Africa offers huge potential, says DHL

Retail expansion is key to DHL Express’s Africa business strategy.

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.

African consumers are ‘optimistic and pragmatic’

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

Kenya setting the scene for business in East Africa, says analyst

Anna Rosenberg finds that Kenya is ahead of other East African countries in many areas.

Smart shoppers: Value matters to African consumers

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

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.

Burundi – more than black coffee and banana beer

This landlocked East African country has good potential for growth.

Sub-Saharan Africa’s top five retail markets

The African Retail Development Index highlights markets that hold potential for growth in retail.

Consumer market investment prospects in Nigeria revealed

A Q&A session with KPMG partner Toyin Gbagi highlights potential for business in the West African nation.

‘You have to risk it to make it,’ says Kenyan fashion designer

Wambui Mukenyi’s fashion label of the same name has been well received.

Why a Nigerian fashion startup decided to accept Bitcoin as payment

Nigerian fashion label Minku is the first Nigerian startup to accept Bitcoin.

Experts reveal strategies for success in Africa’s consumer markets

Thorough research and on-the-ground experience is key to understanding and unlocking Africa’s complex consumer market.

Meet the new African consumer

In order to gain success in African markets, multinational companies need to become truly local.

Nigerian designer carves niche for her ‘Made in Africa’ luxury handbags

“The market is huge and there really is space for everyone,” says Zashadu Bags founder.