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Nestlé Partners With Africa Food Prize to Strengthen Food Security and Climate Change Resilience

Nestlé announced today that it is partnering with the Africa Food Prize to help accelerate the transformation of food systems in Africa, as a way of strengthening the continent’s food security and building greater climate change resilience. The Africa Food Prize awards USD 100,000 to individuals and institutions that are …

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The effects of ”lights off” for the retail industry

As we flip flop between candles powering up and diesel drumming to a now common beat – with the longest run of loadshedding in South Africa recently under our belts – the massive impact this has had on business has been nothing less than debilitating leaving our economy in a …

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Zipline and Jumia Join Forces to Pioneer Drone Delivery of Thousands of Products to Homes Across Africa

World’s leading clean, eco-friendly, automated, on-demand and instant logistics service will serve Jumia’s consumers upon launch Jumia (NYSE: JMIA), the leading e-commerce platform in Africa, and Zipline, the world’s largest instant delivery service, announced today a collaboration to deploy automated, on-demand delivery for e-commerce in Africa. Pilot program and testing …

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TradeDepot Acquires Accra-based Green Lion to Accelerate Expansion Across Ghana

TradeDepot, the leading B2B eCommerce and embedded finance platform in Africa, has announced the acquisition of Green Lion, the biggest and fastest growing B2B eCommerce platform in Ghana, to accelerate the delivery of its services across the country. Founded in 2018, Green Lion has been committed to revolutionising access to …

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Woolworths Achieves 100% Responsibly Sourced Cocoa Target

Chocolate, often referred to as the ‘food of the gods’, is undoubtedly one of our most favourite indulgent treats. But in recent years, as global supply chains have become more transparent, long-standing issues in the cocoa farming industry have come to light, including deforestation and the generational impoverishment of cocoa …

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Smollan | What Retailers Need to do to Succeed in the African Market

Africa can be a challenging place to do business from infrastructure issues, complex compliance, fragmented markets and dispersed populations and particularly post pandemic, harder lives for ordinary people. One cannot ignore those who have gone before with Massmart announcing earlier this month the sale of Game stores in Kenya, Nigeria, …

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SPAR Ghana Presence in the Market One Year On

One year after the introduction of SPAR in Ghana, the brand has seen strong successes with a string of new store openings and growing local support. The first SPAR stores opened in the capital city, Accra, in August 2020 as part of SPAR’s growth strategy in Africa. Ghana represents the …

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Women Entrepreneurs Lead the way in Digital Presence, According to Mastercard SME Research in Middle East and Africa

81% of women entrepreneurs across the Middle East and Africa have a digital business presence according to Mastercard MEA SME Confidence Index Latest research by Mastercard highlights high digitalization among women-owned businesses as opportunity for broader SME recovery and digital economy growth Despite the gender gap and social challenges, entrepreneurial …

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Ghana Launches 2021 World Food Safety Day

The day was celebrated in Accra under the theme: ‘Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow’ On 7 June 2021, Ghana joined the rest of the world in commemorating 2021 World Food Safety Day which aims to draw attention to food borne risks and encourage the practice of food safety …

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79% of Ghanaian Consumers are Shopping More Online Since the Start of Pandemic, Reveals Mastercard Study

A Mastercard study on consumer spending* has revealed that nearly four out of five (79%) surveyed consumers in Ghana are shopping more online since the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic. Data, apparel, beauty products and other FMCGs (fast-moving consumer goods), have seen the highest surge of online activity. More …

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