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Choppies plans expansion

Choppies plans expansion

16/10/2015 - 08:27
Johannesburg - Choppies Enterprises, the Botswanan supermarket chain that listed in South Africa in May, plans to open about 30 stores in the year through June and may expand via acquisitions as the retailer seeks to increase market share in the region.  read more
Choppies to buy Kenyan supermarkets - Botswana

Choppies to buy Kenyan supermarkets - Botswana

02/06/2015 - 09:13
Botswana multinational grocery retailer, Choppies Enterprises, yesterday announced its plan to buy 10 stores in Kenya for $10 million (R121m) a week after listing on the JSE.  read more
Choppies to list on JSE - Botswana

Choppies to list on JSE - Botswana

13/05/2015 - 11:16
Botswana grocer Choppies plans to raise R575m in a secondary listing on the JSE, it said on Monday, seeking to boost its profile among investors in Africa’s most liquid stock market. read more
RCL Foods: Approvals granted for Botswana buy

RCL Foods: Approvals granted for Botswana buy

12/05/2014 - 11:06
RCL Foods had received all regulatory approvals to buy a minority stake in Senn Foods Logistics, Botswana’s biggest cold chain distribution business, the parent of Rainbow Chicken said last Friday. read more
Choppies supermarket forecasts good returns from deflated Zimbabwe

Choppies supermarket forecasts good returns from deflated Zimbabwe

23/04/2014 - 11:54
Choppies Enterprises Limited has stated that although Zimbabwe is undergoing deflation, the company’s business prospects in the country will not be affected read more
Botswana-Zimbabwe trade shrinks

Botswana-Zimbabwe trade shrinks

08/04/2014 - 09:24
Contrary to the expectations of the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection (BIPPA), an agreement that was set to unlock investment and trade windows between Zimbabwe and Botswana, data released by Statistics Botswana indicates that trade between the two countries continue to decrease. read more
Botswana slips in trade logistics’ rankings

Botswana slips in trade logistics’ rankings

01/04/2014 - 09:15
The only sector that Botswana scored below hundred is in the logistics quality and competence in which it is ranked 99 out of 160 countries. In customs Botswana is ranked 112, infrastructure 125, internal shipment 129, tracking and tracing 127 and timeliness 103.  read more
Stanchart sees potential in Choppies growth

Stanchart sees potential in Choppies growth

28/03/2014 - 15:21
Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE), the investing arm of Standard Chartered Bank, has stated that it intends to hold its Choppies 13 percent stake, acquired early this year for at least four years. SCPE said it would then review whether to continue investing in the retailer or not.  read more
Choppies supermarket chain leads BSE in January 2014

Choppies supermarket chain leads BSE in January 2014

24/02/2014 - 11:47
Leading Batswana retailer, Choppies Supermarket, was the best performing counter at the Botswana Stock Exchange (BSE) in January, with its share price gaining 25% in yet another milestone for the chain store.  read more
KBL faces uncertain future, potential move to South Africa

KBL faces uncertain future, potential move to South Africa

24/02/2014 - 11:04
Local Batswana beverages giant, Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL), is understood to have reached a tipping point in its struggles with the rising alcohol levy and tough beer regulations, with reports that further levy adjustments could force a relocation to South Africa. read more
Textile exports to US collapse, Botswana

Textile exports to US collapse, Botswana

24/02/2014 - 10:46
Textile and apparel exports from local manufacturers to the United States crumbled last year, falling 45% to US$5.86 million (P53 million) as a cocktail of adverse factors kept the local sector out of the lucrative market.  read more
Botswana retail set for growth says analyst

Botswana retail set for growth says analyst

18/02/2014 - 11:51
Botswana has emerged to be the best new market for global retailers in Sub-Saharan Africa; and the retail sector is expected to witness modest growth and more competition in 2014. read more
Botswana Accepts South Africa’s Bottled Water Standard

Botswana Accepts South Africa’s Bottled Water Standard

06/02/2014 - 13:14
Botswana, an important trading partner for local companies, has through the Botswana Bureau of Standards (BOBS) agreed to partner with the South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA) to minimise duplication pertaining to the importation of local bottled water brands into that country. read more
Consumer goods boost Sefalana returns, Botswana. Retail and wholesale

Consumer goods boost Sefalana returns, Botswana. Retail and wholesale

04/02/2014 - 09:14
Sefalana Holding Company Limited has not departed from the trend of impressive results that have been posted by listed companies in the past half year. The Group’s unaudited financial results for the half year ended 31 October 2013 indicate rises in revenue, gross profits, profit before tax and equities. read more
Botash partners Canadian firm in potash project

Botash partners Canadian firm in potash project

13/01/2014 - 09:40
A Toronto Stock Exchange-listed company, Great Quest Metals, says it has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Botswana Ash (Botash) to develop the potash brine potential of the Sua saltpans in the northeastern district.  read more
New shopping mall opens in Botswana

New shopping mall opens in Botswana

08/01/2014 - 10:59
The mall, situated along the A1 road in Botswana, will house amongst other shops, Edgars, JB Sports, Jet, pharmacies, Choppies Supermarket and food outlets which would include Nandos and Wimpy. read more
Leading Botswana retail group goes to Namibia

Leading Botswana retail group goes to Namibia

08/01/2014 - 10:05
Fast moving consumer goods giants, Sefalana Holdings, will this year expand into the Namibian market with the acquisition of 12 stores as the BSE-listed group implements its regionally focused growth strategy. - See more at: http://www.mmegi.bw/index.php?aid=5956#sthash.7RdpqTtj.dpuf read more
More regulation, more strategies for traditional beer in Botswana, KBL

More regulation, more strategies for traditional beer in Botswana, KBL

13/12/2013 - 09:46
The upward moving alcohol levy has continues to eat into Sechaba sales volumes. The Traditional Beer Regulations that were effected last year, have reduced the sales of opague liquor brands, Chibuku and Phafana by 2.,4 percent. read more
Red meat supply warning for consumers

Red meat supply warning for consumers

27/11/2013 - 12:25
Cape Town - The extreme drought, that forced livestock farmers in many parts of the country to slaughter "up to a third" of their livestock, will lead to a serious shortage of red meat. read more
Consumption forecast growth drives mall mania, Report, Gabarone

Consumption forecast growth drives mall mania, Report, Gabarone

18/11/2013 - 10:21
There is a proliferation of shopping malls in Gaborone, in the last decade, raising questions of whether locals have the spending power to sustain the malls, economically. Property developers concede that the retail property market is subdued but remains one of the most viable business propositions to date. read more
Choppies Supermarket buys stake in Zim company

Choppies Supermarket buys stake in Zim company

14/11/2013 - 12:09
Retailer, Choppies Enterprises Limited is said to have gone into agreement with an unnamed Zimbabwean company to acquire 49 percent of its total share holding. The unnamed company is believed to be in the business of running supermarkets and it is understood to be running ten retail stores in Zimbabwe. read more
KBL introduces responsibility platform

KBL introduces responsibility platform

16/10/2013 - 09:22
Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) has taken in the quest to provide information on alcohol and responsible consumption is through their site, www.talkingalcohol.com read more
Grocery chain Sefalana withdraws lawsuit against Competition Authority, Choppies, Botswana

Grocery chain Sefalana withdraws lawsuit against Competition Authority, Choppies, Botswana

03/10/2013 - 13:00
Local retail chain, Sefalana, has withdrawn a lawsuit it filed at the Lobatse High Court against the Competition Authority (CA), Choppies, SupaSave and MegaSave. Citing market share concerns, Sefalana went to court after it lost the bid to acquire SupaSave and its distribution wing, MegaSave to rival supermarket chain, Choppies. read more
Supasave acquisition to yield P10m profit for Choppies, Botswana

Supasave acquisition to yield P10m profit for Choppies, Botswana

09/09/2013 - 09:29
The acquisition of Supasave by Choppies is set to improve the latter's revenue by at least P200 million in the next financial year.  read more
IMF warns Botswana on household debt

IMF warns Botswana on household debt

05/09/2013 - 07:45
The International Monetery Fund(IMF) has weighed into the long-running debate on high household debt, warning that commercial bank's level of exposure to this was a "significant source of vulnerability".  read more
Botswana: Retail ops power Sefalana to "best ever results"

Botswana: Retail ops power Sefalana to "best ever results"

26/08/2013 - 10:22
Sefalana Holdings' retail operations swam against the tide of government spending cuts and lower consumer confidence to power the group to its "best ever" financial results, with management ebullient on the 35 percent jump in pre-tax profits to P147 million. read more
New Samsung Store Opens In Rail Park Mall, Botswana

New Samsung Store Opens In Rail Park Mall, Botswana

02/08/2013 - 09:02
Samsung Botswana officially opened its third store in Gaborone at Rail park mall, bringing the total number of Samsung franchise stores in Botswana to five.  read more
Builders Warehouse opens second store in Botswana

Builders Warehouse opens second store in Botswana

29/07/2013 - 09:17
Massmart is pleased to announce the opening of its second Builders Warehouse store in Botswana. The store opened its doors on Thursday, 25 July 2013. Massbuild invested R20,5 million in the new 5 150 m2 Builders Warehouse, located in Somerset West, Francistown. The first Builders Warehouse store in Botswana opened in Gaborone, in September 2011.  read more
Cell phone subscribers top 3 million in Botswana

Cell phone subscribers top 3 million in Botswana

23/07/2013 - 10:22
Cellphone subscriptions in Botswana reached 3.08 million at the end of last year, nearly double the number recorded in 2008, with similar jumps in the uptake of various Internet services, BusinessWeek has established.  read more
Botswana government calls for promotion of local products

Botswana government calls for promotion of local products

11/07/2013 - 11:33
The Assistant Minister of Trade and Industry, Keletso Rakhudu has said Botswana must have a twin pronged strategy in promoting itself.  read more
Business confidence remains subdued in Botswana

Business confidence remains subdued in Botswana

05/07/2013 - 09:12
Local businesses remain unenthusiastic about the current state of the local economy, citing weak demand, cost of finance as well as concerns about the cost of fuel, the Bank of Botswana's latest Business Expectations Survey has revealed.  read more
"Choppies Offer Was Sweetest For Supasave, Botswana

"Choppies Offer Was Sweetest For Supasave, Botswana

24/06/2013 - 11:21
The Competition Authority has revealed that Choppies was one of three suitors lined up to acquire 15-year-old retail group, SupaSave, winning the deal due to the superiority of its offer on the table. read more
Di clothing collection launched on local Botswana market

Di clothing collection launched on local Botswana market

10/06/2013 - 09:10
For many young people, fashion sense is what gives them status and dignity. With the diverse clothing lines and brands to choose from, every one of them is able choose a certain brand that they can identify with. David Motawana, or 'Di' has launched a clothing line in Botswana that many of the fashion conscious in Botswana will surely identify with.  read more
Botwana: Choppies retail chain looks to expand in SADC

Botwana: Choppies retail chain looks to expand in SADC

14/05/2013 - 09:58
Choppies Enterprise Limited, the opaque retail store, issued a trading update earlier last month ahead of its two-year ambitious plan that will see its turnover hitting the US$ 1 billion mark (about P 8 billion) per annum. .  read more
Botswana: Kgalagadi Breweries re-launches its Core Original cider

Botswana: Kgalagadi Breweries re-launches its Core Original cider

14/05/2013 - 09:54
Kgalagadi Breweries Limited (KBL) recently revealed that the placing of the people dressed in orange suits in strategic locations around Botswana was a part of their marketing strategy to relaunch its cider, Core Original. read more
Botswana: Textile sector teeters on the brink

Botswana: Textile sector teeters on the brink

06/05/2013 - 09:50
The future of about 4,000 workers in the country's textile sector is uncertain as firms report that local and export orders for June and beyond have dried up.  read more
Botswana: Choppies supermarket moves to acquire competitor, SupaSave

Botswana: Choppies supermarket moves to acquire competitor, SupaSave

03/05/2013 - 09:52
Local Botswana retail chain, Choppies, has moved to wholly acquire one of its competitors, SupaSave, the Competition Authority (CA) revealed on Wednesday. read more
Indians seek Botswana business links

Indians seek Botswana business links

03/05/2013 - 09:45
An Indian business delegation was in Botswana last week to seek investment opportunities and strengthen ties with local stakeholders.  read more
Choppies supermarket-chain faces cost challenges as it increases footprint in South Africa

Choppies supermarket-chain faces cost challenges as it increases footprint in South Africa

23/01/2013 - 10:04
Choppies, the BSE-listed supermarket chain, seems to be paying the price for fast expansion across the country and its vigorous entry into the South African market. read more
SABMiller takes Chibuku across Africa

SABMiller takes Chibuku across Africa

15/10/2012 - 08:43
SABMiller planned to take its African beer brand, Chibuku, to 10 countries across the continent, as part of its strategy to produce more affordable beer for lower-income consumers while taking market share from the “informal” alcohol sector, the brewer said last week.  read more
Botswana beef a bonus for consumers

Botswana beef a bonus for consumers

13/08/2012 - 07:54
Cape Town - The 3 500 tonne shipment of beef from Botswana expected to hit the South African meat market will be a boon to consumers but may not have SA beef producers jumping for joy. read more
JD Group launches bond offering

JD Group launches bond offering

13/06/2012 - 08:37
JD Group (JDG) on Tuesday announced the launch of its inaugural offering of convertible bonds due June 2017 in a nominal amount of up to R1.0 billion‚ with an option to increase the issue size.  read more
Green Cross makes in-roads into Southern Africa

Green Cross makes in-roads into Southern Africa

29/11/2011 - 10:26
Green Cross is making consistent in-roads into neighbouring countries through well placed export orders. read more
SA upbeat over free-trade pact with South American bloc

SA upbeat over free-trade pact with South American bloc

15/11/2011 - 10:16
Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, says SA stands to accelerate its share of exports with South America’s largest economies, through a free-trade agreement with Mercosur due to come into force next year read more
Builders Warehouse, the leaders in home improvement, enters Botswana, opening its first store outside South Africa

Builders Warehouse, the leaders in home improvement, enters Botswana, opening its first store outside South Africa

28/09/2011 - 10:53
Builders Warehouse is pleased to announce that it has opened its doors in Gaborone (Botswana), the brand’s first store outside of South Africa. The store opened on 22 September 2011. read more