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The most valuable global retail brands for 2019
The most valuable global retail brands for 2019

The results of the second annual BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Global Retail Brands have been revealed. The research shows that the world's most valuable retail brands are worth $339 billion more...

14 May 2019

African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sector
African retailers have the opportunity to re-imagine a data-driven sector

Transforming retail starts with the business model, not the technology...

By Toros Esim 27 Mar 2019

South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins
South Africans, say goodbye to Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

JSE-listed Grand Parade Investments is closing all Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins outlets in South Africa following poor performance...

15 Feb 2019

Pizza Hut opens in Nigeria
Pizza Hut opens in Nigeria

Pizza Hut has continued its expansion across the African continent by opening its first restaurant in Nigeria, with two more expected by the end of the year...

18 Dec 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus
Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Oct 2018

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KFC South Africa's hilarious World Cup ad hits 9GAG

Congrats, KFC South Africa, you're now 9GAG famous...

By Andy Walker 5 Jul 2018

Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC
Côte d'Ivoire gets its first taste of KFC

KFC opened up its first restaurant in Côte d'Ivoire on 23 May, continuing the fried chicken brand's steady expansion across the African continent.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 6 Jun 2018

Pizza Hut on track with ambitious African expansion
Pizza Hut on track with ambitious African expansion

Pizza Hut's African growth story continues as the restaurant chain celebrates the opening of its 100th store in sub-Saharan Africa in the historic Ghandi Square, Johannesburg...

26 Mar 2018

Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer
Deacons East Africa to negotiate sale of Mr Price to SA retailer

Deacons East Africa Plc has received board approval to enter into negotiations for the sale of the Mr Price franchise in Kenya...

10 Oct 2017

Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges
Setting up shop in Africa presents challenges

Although there are untapped opportunities in the sub-Saharan African real estate markets, retailers face many challenges to setting up shops in some countries...

31 Aug 2017

Tap into Africa's franchising potential
Tap into Africa's franchising potential

The FNB Franchise Leadership Summit, attended by industry thought leaders and experts, provided a platform to engage and discuss key franchise trends in the industry...

16 Oct 2014

TM Supermarkets to open more stores
TM Supermarkets to open more stores

Pick n Pay's 41%-owned Zimbabwean retailer, TM Supermarkets, will open more stores in the next financial year (2015), Meikles Limited group chairman John Moxon...

7 Jul 2014

Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa
Famous Brands revenue up 12%, expands further in Africa

Famous Brands, which owns Steers‚ Wimpy and Debonairs, plans to open 243 new restaurants in the coming year after reporting record turnover and profit for the year. It is also planning to enter Angola and Ghana.

By Zeenat Moorad 20 May 2014

Hungry Lion partners with Moving Tactics for its African expansion
Hungry Lion partners with Moving Tactics for its African expansion

Moving Tactics has partnered with Hungry Lion, one of the fastest growing Quick-Service Restaurants (QSR) in South Africa, to implement a dynamic digital signage solution within their stores in South Africa and Africa.

Issued by Moving Tactics 29 Oct 2013

In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Aloha winning formula - Kauai
In the Zone with MWEB Entrepreneur: Aloha winning formula - Kauai

By bringing healthy food to the fast food market at a time when no-one else was offering it, Kauai found their ideal niche, and have gone on to become a popular and successful brand in South Africa.

31 Jul 2013

Builders Warehouse opens in Francistown, Botswana
Builders Warehouse opens in Francistown, Botswana

On 25 July 2013, Massmart opened its second Builders Warehouse in Botswana, in Francistown.

29 Jul 2013

Franchise sales up 16.8% for Famous Brands
Franchise sales up 16.8% for Famous Brands

Famous Brands has reported that its franchise sales increased 16.8% in the March to May quarter with a 16% improvement in South Africa and a 27.2% improvement in the rest of Africa region.

19 Jun 2013

[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets
[2013 trends] Africa's dynamic markets

The year 2013 for most brands, especially the ones coping with saturated markets in developed countries, will be a decisive one. Incorporating Africa into their corporate brand strategy, if they haven't done so, will be the better part of valour, so to speak.

By Obaika Consulting Team 31 Jan 2013

Jet opens stores in Mozambique
Jet opens stores in Mozambique

Jet, reportedly the largest clothing retailer in Southern Africa with more than 321 stores across South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, has announced the opening of two new stores in Mozambique.

12 Dec 2012

How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news
How to contribute to Bizcommunity, from op-ed pieces to news

Bizcommunity.com has now expanded its operations into 16 new sectors and will soon venture into another 17, providing a whole new range of target audiences for advertisers. The most critical aspect of this is the quality of content and this is a formal invitation to you to become a recognised contributor on Bizcommunity.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 3 Oct 2011

Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters
Bizcommunity launches new dedicated sectors, newsletters

Bizcommunity.com - South Africa's largest online B2B publisher - is set to grow even more with the introduction of 16 new content channels, with weekly newsletters, as from last week Tuesday, 20 September 2011.

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Sep 2011

Ching ching for Zim's Nandos, Chicken Inn

Cash is proving to be king for fast food operator, Innscor Africa, which runs franchise outlets for Nando's, Chicken Inn and Steers counters mainly in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya and Ghana.

By Tawanda Karombo 12 Sep 2011

Dulcé Café pushes into Africa
Dulcé Café pushes into Africa

With the need for resources from developing countries such as China and India, coupled with the discovery of oil within more and more African countries, the economies of African countries are set for major short and medium-term growth. Based on this growth, Dulcé Café is currently launching an expansion of the franchise chain into Saudi Arabia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Botswana and Angola.

14 Jun 2011

Scooters opens in Windhoek
Scooters opens in Windhoek

JOHANNESBURG: Scooters Pizza has opened a store in Windhoek, Namibia - its first foray out of South African borders. According to CEO of Taste Holdings Food Division, Christo Calitz, Namibia's economy has steadily grown since independence from South Africa in 1990, and Windhoek's burgeoning new market provides a perfect base for Scooters Pizza to expand and increase its market share, in line with the brand's expansion goals.

16 Feb 2011

Pick n Pay signs agreement with franchise partner in Mozambique
Pick n Pay signs agreement with franchise partner in Mozambique

South African retail giant Pick 'n Pay has signed an agreement with a franchise partner in Mozambique, with stores planned in Mozambique before the end of the year.

8 Oct 2010

McDonald's to open restaurants in Zimbabwe
McDonald's to open restaurants in Zimbabwe

US-based fast food giant McDonald's has cast its sights on Zimbabwe, 11 years after its initial plan to start restaurants in the country failed due to an unprecedented economic and political crisis.

By Dumisani Ndlela 16 Aug 2010

Innscor's brands caught in a storm
Innscor's brands caught in a storm

Zimbabwe's retail giant, Innscor Africa, which runs a boutique of franchised fast food outlets across the country, is experiencing a brand crisis due to declining standards. This emerged from court documents following the arrest, made by immigration authorities, of Omer Rouben an Israel national recruited to head its brand loyalty division and revitalise the faltering brands.

By Sam Hungwe 30 Mar 2009