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South Africa-based Woolworths has appointed a new chief executive, Roy Enzo Bagattini. He will take charge of the company from February 2020.

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As Saudi Arabia enables shops to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and Al Meera rolls out a range of initiatives, we round up news from the region. Saudi Arabia to allow shops to open 24/7 Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Municipal Affairs and the Ministry of Interior has said commercial activities will now be able to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The acting Minister of Municipa...
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As Choppies announces further market exits and Jumia says it is closing its operations in Rwanda and the latter investigates opportunities in other revenue streams, we round up news from the region. Choppies to exit three further countries Choppies will exit Kenya, Mozambique and Tanzania, an announcement that follows its recent decision to sell its operations in South Africa . The compa...

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Understand the trends we expect to see in Africa, from retailers putting a stronger focus on ROI, to providing value and digitising operations, amongst others, that will shape grocery retailing in 2020.
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Understand the trends we expect to see in Africa, from retailers putting a stronger focus on ROI, to providing value and digitising operations, amongst others, that will shape grocery retailing in 2020.

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