Launch of Jumia Food Mart in Kenya Paves Way for Consumers to Enjoy Record 20-Minute Delivery

Jumia consumers will from today enjoy a record 20-minute delivery when they order basic essentials and personal care products following the launch of Jumia Food Mart on the platform. The move is aimed at tapping into the increased consumer demand for faster delivery of everyday essentials while offering convenience at its best. To support faster delivery, the company has opened new neighborhood fulfillment warehouses. Consumers will also benefit from free delivery on Jumia Food Mart. Last-mile delivery via micro fulfillment centers within the neighborhood is a new concept that will…

NESCAFÉ 3in1 Creamy White launches ‘Changamkia Your Potential’ movement for Youth

Nestlé has launched NESCAFÉ 3in1 Creamy White in Kenya a move backed by consumer research in which the product emerged as the preferred coffee mix recipe based on its creamy smoothness. The coffee mix, which is packaged in Kenya, will retail at Sh.15 per single serve sachet, making it the most affordable in its category. This pricing decision is informed by market data that indicates growing coffee consumption among the young urban population, which has a discerning palate and wants a quality creamy coffee that is accessible within their disposable…

Kenya Breweries launches Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla Premium Flavoured Gin

Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has unveiled a new gin in the Kenyan market, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla. The introduction of Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla follows a successful revamp of the gin category by KBL. Tanqueray Trademark has continuously innovated to recruit new gin and non gin consumers, through flavoured drinks. The drink taste profile is Zesty Seville Oranges, which are all balanced by the four botanicals that comes from Seville, Spain. It has 41.3% ABV – alcohol content. Speaking at the launch in Nairobi, EABL Managing Director Ms Jane Karuku…

Greenpeace Africa Raise Concerns Over Governments Plans to Shift Farmers Out of Farming

Greenpeace Africa has raised concerns with the proposal to  commercialise agriculture in Kenya. The lobby organisation says that the government and the Ministry of Agriculture want to shift farmers out of agriculture by commercialising Kenya’s agriculture sector through a new agricultural policy, the agricultural sector transformation and growth strategy (2019 – 2029). This policy also seeks to increase the use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers among Kenyan farmers. This is despite evidence from a white paper by Route to Food that some of the pesticides used in Kenya are harmful…

IREN hosts virtual festival to promote international food tourism

The just-concluded IREN Growth pad 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…

Air 034 The Pride of Kajiado: The novel aircraft restaurant set to change the clubbing landscape in Kajiado.

Flash Mwatha, the Marketing Manager of Air 34 the Boeing 707 facility. It is quite the total Boeing 707 aircraft awaiting takeoff until you enter the inside the big bird now soaring the skies of hospitality in the lush greens of Kitengela. Kitenga Town has had the unprecedented pride of hosting what is probably Kenya’s first entertainment joint, Air 034 The Pride of Kajiado, aboard an aircraft thanks to Kenyan creativity & ingenious enterprise. “This dream entertainment joint was born out of trip to Thailand where an entrepreneuring Kenyan who…

MacCoffee appreciates front line health workers at MP Shah Hospital

The health workers were gifted with various MacCoffee products and a bouquet of flowers to appreciate the role played by health workers and other caregivers in the management of the pandemic.   By Dennis Muritu MacCoffee in partnership with Hindu Council of Kenya led their teams in appreciating the medical workers at the MP SHAH Hospital. The health workers were gifted with various MacCoffee products and a bouquet of flowers to appreciate the role played by health workers and other caregivers in the management of the pandemic. Speaking at the…

OPPO Kenya Joins The Fight Against Covid-19 By Donating Hand Sanitizers

As the world continues to battle the fast-spreading deadly Coronavirus that has now claimed over 50,000 lives, global electronics giant OPPO Kenya has joined Kenyans in the fight against the virus by donating hand sanitizers. In a statement posted on their Twitter handle, OPPO Kenya says it has donated 1,000 liters of hand sanitizers that “will go way in aiding the efforts towards flattening the curve” of Covid-19. The government, through the Ministry of Health, has been calling on Kenyans of goodwill and well-wishers to join the fight to contain…

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…

Blue Band launches 3 new products into the Kenyan Market

Blue Band has added three products to its portfolio in the East African Market. Now an Upfield brand, Blue band has introduced three new products in the market to meet its customers’ demand. In addition to its original Blue band spread, the brand has now added, peanut butter, mayonnaise, and canola oil. Grown at the foot at the foothills of Mount Kenya, Canola oil is a cholesterol-free product rich in Omega 3, 6, and 9, a healthy option for salads and shallow frying. The new Blue band peanut butter is…