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Jumia Set To Receive ‘eCommerce Company of the Year’ Award for Promoting Nigerian MSMEs

In recognition of its contribution to promoting micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria and for remaining the most trusted and recognised online retailer, the Board of Editors of Leadership Group Ltd., is set to recognise Jumia, Nigeria’s no 1 shopping destination, with the eCommerce Company of the Year …

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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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Cape Union Mart Launches PLM Journey with Centric Software

South African multi-chain retailer chooses Centric PLM to support rapid growth, integrate suppliers and enhance visibility Cape Union Mart, the South African outdoor company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution. Centric Software provides the most innovative enterprise solutions to fashion, retail, footwear, outdoor, luxury and consumer goods …

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Angola: Total Will Launch a Fuel Retail Network with Sonangol

Total has agreed to develop joint activities in the downstream petroleum sector in Angola, with national company Sonangol. Already long-term partners in the upstream business, the two companies have decided to establish a Joint Venture company to develop a common retail and distribution activity in the country, the fourth largest …

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Entersekt Gains Early Certification for E-Commerce Authentication Solution

3-D Secure 2 access control server comes bundled with APIs for a wide range of in-app payment experiences Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first fintech solutions, announced that it has gained EMVCo certification for its 3-D Secure 2 access control server. EMVCo is a payments industry consortium managing global specifications for …

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South African Consumer Confidence in a ‘Holding Pattern’

Latest consumer confidence levels remain unchanged compared to previous quarter Job prospects continue to haunt South Africans with only 34% seeing them as positive in the next 12 months The Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) for South Africa for Q3, 2018 remains unchanged compared to the previous quarter, remaining at 90 …

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