Unpacking the formal retail industry in Kenya and beyond

In Episode #55 of the Unlocking Africa podcast, Terser Adamu talks to Wambui Mbarire, CEO of the Retail Trade Association of Kenya (RETRAK), which is a representative body for the retail industry, advocating for the sector and communicating retail trade concerns to government agencies.

The discussion focuses on the following topics:

  • Overview of the formal retail sector in Africa
  • Evolution of Kenya’s formal retail industry
  • Impact of formal retail growth on informal trade in Africa
  • Key challenges faced by formal retailers in Africa
  • Mbarire’s efforts to lobby and shape government policies for the growth of formal retail in Kenya

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