Major Consumer Foodservice Trends in MEA

by , , , , and February 6th, 2016

The consumer foodservice industry in the Middle East & Africa region is changing at a fast pace, witnessing a movement towards chained players from traditional independent ones, as well as increasingly adopting health and wellness trends. Moreover, delivery service expansion is also becoming more popular, with consumers looking for convenience as a growing workforce means […]

Coca-Cola’s Investment in Nigeria’s Chi

by February 3rd, 2016

Coca-Cola has announced its intention to purchase a 40% stake in Nigeria’s Chi (holding company Tropical General Investments) and will buy the rest of the group within three years. This is not a surprise move as it fits Coca-Cola’s coordinated global strategic movements in enlarging investment in dairy and juices. Euromonitor International’s latest data show […]

Trends in Domestic Travel and Tourism in Africa

by December 20th, 2015

Challenges abound for the tourism industry in Africa, with the effects of Ebola and national security still plaguing some countries. That being said, there are positive trends coming from the region. Improved travel websites, booking sites and online travel agencies are all a result of improved internet infrastructure and mobile phone penetration in the country. […]

Driving Middle Class Growth in Emerging Markets

by November 9th, 2015

Some of the most crucial foundations of middle class growth in emerging markets include economic growth, increased productivity, an attractive business environment, female labour participation, urbanisation, increasing educational attainment and the establishment of a social safety net. Looking at the world’s 10 largest emerging markets (measured in PPP terms) we see stark differences in these […]