Vivo Energy Uganda Expands Shell Network with 10 New Fuel Stations

Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, is thrilled to announce the addition of ten new Shell fuel stations to its network. The newly opened fuel stations are Shell Ndagire Road, Shell Nabweru, Shell Rushere, Shell Mayuge, Shell Zana Shell Nakiyanja, Shell Kira Mulawa, Shell Mityana Highway,

DFCU Bank, Mastercard, and Rabo Partnerships Join Forces to Digitize Agricultural Ecosystem in Uganda

(L-R): Daniel Huba, Vice President of Sub-Saharan Africa Market Development for Community Pass at Mastercard; Charles Mudiwa, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of dfcu Bank; and David Gerbrands, Global Head of Agri and Banking Advisory Services and Inclusive Business Ventures at Rabo Partnerships, signing the partnership agreement in Uganda. Through the Farm Pass platform,

The Netball World Cup Goes to Cape Town

The Netball World Cup is on a South African tour in preparation for the Vitality Netball World Cup 2023 tournament. SPAR South Africa has sponsored national and international competitions for over 20 years and regards netball as its flagship sponsorship. The tournament trophy recently arrived, to much excitement, on South African soil. This highly-anticipated world

Advanced Food Processing Technologies Could Make the Food Industry More Sustainable – SYSPRO

By Marius Wessels Manager: Professional Services for SYSPRO Africa Food goes to waste at every stage in the food manufacturing and distribution process – from farming and production to packaging, storage, distribution, retail and finally, once it reaches consumers. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), globally we lose or

A Guide to Selling Regulated Goods in Uganda

Uganda has emerged as one of Africa’s rapidly developing economies, with an impressive annual growth rate of 6% for over three decades. As a result, Uganda presents great opportunities for retailers and brands looking to tap into its lucrative market. However, like other African countries, Uganda has regulations that businesses must comply with, such as

Jumia, Coca-Cola Partner to Provide Online Shopping to Consumers In Africa

Jumia (NYSE: JMIA), the leading e-commerce platform in Africa, has today announced a partnership with Coca-Cola Africa Operating Unit to offer consumers access to Coca-Cola products from the comfort of their homes. The partnership will provide a steady supply of Coca-Cola’s beverage portfolio to consumers who prefer to shop online through the Jumia platform and

Nestlé Appoints Arvind Bhandari as Cluster Head for East and Horn of Africa Region

Bhandari has 18 years’ experience of driving growth of the Nestlé business Nestlé has appointed Arvind Bhandari as the new Cluster Head for East and Horn of Africa, which forms part of Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). In this role Bhandari will manage operations in Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia, South Sudan,

Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability with Starbucks during Earth Month

Starbucks brings the sustainability theme right home with the simultaneous launch of our partnership with the inspirational Reel Gardening initiative. Reel Gardening produces a biodegradable seed tape planted straight into the ground to improve the chances of a vegetable seedling. With a similar ethos to Starbucks, Reel Gardening uses its products and expertise to make

Vivo Energy Uganda Sets up Ugx 120m Modern Service Bay Facility at Ministry of Works & Transport Headquarters

Vivo Energy Uganda has officially handed over a dedicated motor vehicle service bay facility installed at the Ministry of Works and Transport offices in Kampala. The facility has a capacity of 20,000 litres and will handle fleet maintenance for all government vehicles. “This installation is one of our tailored solutions for commercial customers and will

Vivo Energy Uganda Appoints New Managing Director

Vivo Energy Uganda the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, has appointed Johan Grobbelaar to be its new Managing Director. This appointment follows the successful leadership of the company by Gilbert Assi over the past four years, who has been appointed Managing Director of Vivo Energy Guinea. Johan joined the Vivo Energy Group

Vivo Energy Demonstrates How Being Competent and Prepared Results in a Safer Workplace

Annual Safety Day events take place across the Vivo Energy Group. Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has held its annual Safety Day across the whole company, reinforcing the importance of Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Quality (HSSEQ) at Vivo Energy. Safety Day is an opportunity for

Vivo Energy Uganda Launches Plastic Waste Collection Initiative at Shell Service Stations

Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and products, has today launched a new plastic waste collection initiative for the public, at its Shell service stations. This is part of its environmental sustainability campaign named ‘Taasa Obutonde.’ Plastic pollution is currently one of the biggest environmental concerns due to the increase

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 women across the world and

Vivo Energy Uganda, NEMA, Uganda Breweries Ltd, Stanbic Bank Uganda and Next Media Services, Partner to Promote Sustainable Environmental Protection

Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, together with National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Uganda Breweries Limited, Stanbic Bank and Next Media Services have partnered to promote sustainable environmental protection in a new educative campaign dubbed ‘Taasa Obutonde,’ which means ‘Let us save the environment.’ The campaign,

E-commerce Platform Sokowatch Launches East Africa’s First Commercial Electric Tuk-Tuks

E-commerce platform leads EV revolution to combat emissions and noise pollution in Kampala Sokowatch, the innovative East African e-commerce platform, has announced the ground breaking launch of electric tuk tuks to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used commercially in East Africa. Built and assembled by a team led

Vivo Energy Uganda Launches its Quality Week

Uganda now has an ISO certified fuel laboratory following Vivo Energy Uganda’s laboratory accreditation by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 17025:2017. Vivo Energy Uganda is the marketer and distributor of Shell branded fuels and products. This announcement was made at a press conference held to launch the company’s Quality Week that will celebrate the

phos and Stanchion Collaborate to Connect Merchants in Africa to the Contactless Digital Payment Ecosystem via their Existing Android Mobile Devices

Partnership is a game-changer in enabling contactless acceptance for smaller merchants across the continent phos, the fintech behind the first-ever software-only Point of Sale (SoftPOS), and Stanchion Payment Solutions, a global specialist in payments systems and integration, today announced that they have partnered to help payments processing companies and banks to accelerate time to market

World Class Customer Service Training Academy Launched at Vivo Energy Uganda

Shell customers are set to benefit from an enhanced customer care experience each time they drive into any of the over 150 Shell service stations countrywide. The development is a result of Vivo Energy’s recent launch of a customer service training facility, the Retail Academy, whose core mandate is to upskill its entire spectrum of

Ugandan E-Commerce Platforms Power Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis

Partnerships with development agencies and government efforts to boost the digital economy are helping soften the economic blow of the pandemic David Akanshumbusha sells groceries at a stall in Nakawa market on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. He’s also on SafeBoda, a motorcycle (‘bodaboda’) taxi hailing app that recently launched an e-commerce platform

Hima Cement Partners with Jumia Uganda to Drive Convenience for the Customer

Hima Cement and Jumia Uganda have announced an exciting Partnership which is aimed at driving flexibility and convenience for cement customers. Starting 1st July 2020, customers can now access the wide selection of Hima cement solutions on Jumia, Uganda’s number one e-commerce platform. The service starts in Kampala, Wakiso and Mukono, giving customers the chance

Vivo Energy Uganda Launches ‘IGNITE’ Health and Safety Initiative at Shell Service Stations

Vivo Energy Uganda, the distributor and marketer of Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda has embarked on a deep cleaning and sanitizing exercise at its Shell service stations countrywide in preparation for the resumption of vehicular traffic on the roads and consequently, the increased demand for fuel and complementary non fuel related services. The

COVID-19: UNDP, JUMIA Uganda Partner to Link Market Vendors with Consumers Online

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Jumia Uganda, the leading e-commerce company,  have launched an online platform – to enable small and medium enterprises to connect with consumers to sustain livelihoods in view of restrictions on movement, stay at home measures and social distancing guidelines which were instituted as part of the

Shell Gas Introduces Free Home Delivery Solution

Vivo Energy Uganda has announced the introduction of a free home delivery solution for Shell Gas. This is in a bid to bring services closer and offer greater convenience, safe transportation and doorstep delivery of Shell Gas to customers. The move follows restrictions put in place by the Uganda government to stem the spread of

Vivo Energy Uganda Boosts Covid-19 Fight with Fuel and Material Support

Vivo Energy Uganda, the distributor and marketer of Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, has contributed 50 Million Uganda shillings worth of fuel (about 13,000 litres) to support the mobility of the Ministry of Health Emergency teams countrywide in a bid to further mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. In addition, the

Carrefour Opens its First Hypermarket in Uganda

On Tuesday, 14 January, the Carrefour Group opened its first hypermarket in Uganda, Kampala capital city. The Group is establishing a foothold in this new country through its Partnership with the Majid Al Futtaim Group, which has been partnering Carrefour in more than 25 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. This first store

Vivo Energy Uganda Expands Shell Network Countywide

Vivo Energy Uganda has today announced the addition of 16 new Shell service stations, expanding the Shell network countrywide and bringing the total number of service stations in Uganda to 152. The expansion is part of the company’s strategy to make Shell fuels, lubricants and services more accessible and deliver ultra-convenience to motorists and shoppers

Vivo Energy Uganda Introduces the Shell Club, a Nationwide Customer Loyalty Programme

Vivo Energy Uganda has today announced the introduction of a pioneering nationwide customer loyalty programme, designed by Shell, called the Shell Club. The user-friendly platform will enable customers to earn and accumulate points for all their purchases at Shell service stations, which can be converted into rewards. Speaking at the launch, Vivo Energy Uganda’s Managing

Majid Al Futtaim to Open its First Carrefour Stores in Uganda

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across Middle East, Africa and Asia, is set to open its first Carrefour stores in Uganda in the upcoming months, as the retailer seeks to cater to evolving customer needs and accommodate the growing demand for modern retail in Kampala and its surroundings.

Training of Joint Venture to Accelerate Growth of KFC Franchise Portfolio in East Africa

Vivo Energy plc (Vivo Energy), the pan-African retailer and distributor of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, has agreed to a non-fuel joint venture to accelerate the roll-out of KFC restaurants in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda . The 50:50 joint venture Kuku Foods (Kuku Foods), who will remain the local KFC franchisee. Completion of this

Vivo Energy Adds Seven New Shell Service Stations in Uganda

Vivo Energy Uganda has opened seven new Shell service stations in Uganda, bringing the total country network number to 140 service stations to date. Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants, has invested in a programme to expand its retail network in Uganda as well as upgrade existing