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Senior Appointment at Africa’s Largest Food Retailer

Sanjeev Raghubir has been appointed as Group Sustainability Manager at the Shoprite Group. Raghubir will be responsible for establishing a comprehensive sustainability strategy for the Group, which will also strengthen its ability to reduce its reliance on natural resources, while minimising its environmental footprint. Raghubir has a chemical engineering degree …

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South Africa’s TFG Achieves E-Commerce Leadership with Oracle

TFG (The Foschini Group), a South African retail group operating in thirty-two countries across five continents, has chosen Oracle to support its digital transformation strategy with the consolidation of twenty-two brands into one online marketplace. With close to 3000 stores, TFG migrated its brick-and-mortar offering to a hassle free digital …

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Kellogg Company Signs Long-Term Partnership Agreement with the Egypt’s Food Banking Regional Network

Kellogg Company will continue its School Feeding Program and launch two new initiatives in Egypt Kellogg Company, the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of cookies, crackers and savory snacks; a leading North American frozen foods company; and owner of Bisco Misr, Egypt’s leading biscuits company and Mass Food …

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The Coca-Cola Company Completes Acquisition of Chi Ltd. in Nigeria

Coca-Cola Expands Minority Investment to Full Ownership of Africa’s Leading Producer of Juice and Value-Added Dairy Beverages The Coca-Cola Company has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Chi Ltd. in Nigeria. Coca-Cola first announced a minority investment in Chi three years ago and, as planned, has now acquired full …

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Game Boosts Education in Accra

Today marks the official opening of two new Game stores in Accra by popular retail chain; one in West Hills Mall and one in Achimota Retail Centre. The Game store in Accra Mall has undergone a major facelift and is also relaunching today. Since Game’s debut into Ghana in 2007, …

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Unilever Ghana Names Gladys Amoah as New Managing Director

Unilever Ghana, the country’s largest producer and retailer of consumer goods has appointed Mrs Gladys Amoah as the new Managing Director effective November 1, 2018. Prior to her appointment, the new MD was the Customer Development Director of Unilever Ghana, a position served since 1 November 2016, according to GNA. …

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Jacques Vermeulen Appointed CEO of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) announces the appointment of Jacques Vermeulen, the current managing director of its international division, to the position of Group CEO of CCBA from 1 December. Vermeulen has served as managing director of CCBA’s International Division, which covers all of CCBA’s Africa operations outside South Africa, since …

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South Africans Display an Insatiable Appetite for Convenience

South African consumers are facing an increasingly stressful, time-starved lifestyle which has created a burgeoning demand for convenient solutions that can help simplify their lives and points to a host of untapped opportunities for South African manufacturers and retailers. This stems from the latest report from global measurement company Nielsen, …

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Africa’s Entertainment and Media Industry Enters Dynamic New Wave of Convergence – 3.0

By 2022, total E&M revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R177.2 billion, up from R129.2 billion in 2017 Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase – a third wave of convergence. The borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications …

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South African Consumer Spending Contributes to Healthy Rise in Retail Sales Growth

Total South African retail sales for May 2018 grew by three percent year-on-year excluding the effects of inflation, compared to the 3.1 percent year-on-year growth recorded in May 2017. This is according to the Mastercard SpendingPulse May 2018 report, which provides a macro-economic analysis of retail spending trends in South …

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