The IREN Growthpad Host its First-Ever Virtual Food Festival

The just-concluded IREN Growthpad Virtual Food Festival saw various tourism, food sectors, hospitality and industry players take part. The two- day digital food festival took place on the 24 th and 25th of September; under the theme; Re-Imagine, Connect, Build Food Tourism in Kenya as part of the organization’s initiative toreactivate economies through food networks. The event aimed at connecting rural-urban economies through promotion of Kenyan Indigenous cuisines, promoting both domestic and international food tourism experience in Kenya and providing a consolidated platform that showcases use of virtual reality and…

Grocery chains now adapting to capture new markets.

With an increasing demand for customer-centric service and changing customer behavior, Kenyan supermarkets are having to redesign and rethink their strategies in order to survive. Willy Kimani, the Chief Commercial Officer of Naivas Supermarkets, speaks about the evolving customer base, “The Kenyan customer is changing; it is right now more informed. The customer has now become more complex, he is demanding more.” Around two-thirds of Kenyans buy their groceries in traditional markets or smaller stores and kiosks. Bryan Sun, Nielsen Africa Managing Director, explains how this creates the potential for…

GAUGING THE ECONOMIC WAVES OF CORONAVIRUS ON KENYA

The Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), the apex body of the private sector in Kenya, this morning resolved to engage all its members to begin to calculate the projected economic impact of Coronavirus in each sector. The collated input will inform the development of a rapid response mitigation plan to minimize the impact of the outbreak on the Kenyan market. It will also allow the private sector to measure the impact of the expected global slowdown of trade on Kenya. KEPSA is encouraged by Executive Order No 2 ofhttps://www.expresstoday.co.ke/?p=2932&preview=true 2020…

Quickmart supermarket now in Westland

By Kelvin Majangah Fast rising retailer Quickmart Supermarkets has opened a new branch along Waiyaki way as it count on quality services and convenience to penetrate the country’s competitive retail sector. Quickmart’s latest strategic location is expected to serve customers in the wider Westland’s region region that includes Loresho, Kangemi, Lavington and Kinoo neighborhoods.where residents have been having limited shopping options. The new Wayaki way branch that has at least 100 attendants brings the retailer’s total outlets to 11, adding to the two in Nakuru, and one each in Kahawa…

Coca-Cola introduces new range of beverage portfolio

Tapping into its global strategy, the Coca-Cola System in Kenya today announced its innovative portfolio of beverages into the market to offer customers more choice and convenience. The organization, which is evolving to become a Total Beverage Company, has been reshaping its growth strategy and operating model in line with changing consumer tastes and buying habits. Since 2017, it has broadened its product offerings in various category clusters including water, nectar juice, ready to drink coffee, tea bags and sports drinks. Amongst the products launched today was an addition to…

Kabisa energy drink hits Kenyan market

A new energy drink Kabisa has hit the Kenyan market shifting market trends in the sector. The Poland manufactured product for Sub Sahara African nations was first introduced in the country in November last year. According to Mutalo Group CEO Tomasz  Nowowiejski,, the company targets to change the energy drink sector in the country. Our target is to have Kabisa as the leading energy drink in Kenya. The market is favorable as we have had double sales every month since we penetrated Kenyan market,” said Nowowieysky. Before hitting the Kenyan…

Quickmart opens first 24-hour branch in Lavington

Fast rising retailer Quickmart Supermarkets has opened its first 24-hour outlet inLavington’s Valley Arcade as it counts on quality services and convenience to penetrate the country’s competitive retail sector. Quickmart’s latest strategic location is expected to serve customers in the wider Kilimani region that includes Kileleshwa and Lavingtonneighborhoodswhere residents have been having limited shopping options,  relying on nearby malls that close before midnight. Marketing head at Quickmart Betty Wamaitha said the retailer, the pioneer estate shopping experience in Kenya is adding time factor to its quality services to give customers…

Elani and Greenpeace Africa join hands to encourage ecologically friendly agriculture

Entertainment brand Elani has thrown its weight behind Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for practice of environmentally safe agriculture. The fact that food security is one of the items of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four agenda means that we must all contribute towards successful agriculture. We should get to that point where Kenya does not have to import foodstuff. After all, most of these imports are coming into the country already contaminated and therefore dangerous for human consumption,” said Elani.   The band said their presence in Greenpeace campaigns will serve to…

VAT will not affect Unga prices

Nairobi to host international grain millers’ conference with focus on trade wars and innovation  The Cereal Millers Association through its Chairman Mr. Mohamed Islam has confirmed that, despite the president signing the 8 % VAT law on the fuel, it will not affect the current prices of Unga at the retail shops. This is so because they had already reconsider this when the government lifted tax exceptions on wheat and maize floor products after a prolonged drought witnessed in the country early this year. Mr. Mohamed noted this during the…

uncooked chicken takes mom’s life

Her husband claims that she chose a piece of chicken from the hotel’s buffet, and that it was bleeding when she cut into it. The family of Natalie Rawnsley has filed a lawsuit after the 37-year-old mother-of-two from England died from eating uncooked chicken served by a hotel in Greece in August 2017. Rawnsley allegedly chose a piece of chicken from the Corfu hotel restaurant’s buffet, People reported. “Natalie started to eat hers and as she cut the chicken, the chicken oozed red blood to which I commented it looked bloody,”…