Archive for the ‘Retail’ category

New car market in Africa remains ‘very small’

A look at the used and new car markets in Africa.

Celebrated Ethiopian entrepreneur behind soleRebels reveals her next big idea

Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu launches online business, Republic of Leather.

Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in foreign direct investment in 2013.

Have a clear brand message, and stay true to it

To connect with consumers, brands must have a clear picture of their target audience.

Why property developer sees potential in Mozambique’s Beira, Pemba and Nacala

Atterbury’s projects include mixed-use developments in Mozambique and malls in Ghana.

Investors failing to see promise in Africa’s problems

Investment flows into Africa often don’t match up to the positive sentiment about the continent.

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.