June 20, 2018

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Majid Al Futtaim opens first Carrefour in Nairobi

Majid Al Futtaim has opened the first Carrefour hypermarket in Nairobi, Kenya. The French retail franchisees’ entry into the Kenyan market marks a significant milestone in the Company’s massive expansion plans into the African continent. The new hypermarket is located in the newly opened Hub shopping mall in the Karen suburb of Nairobi and offers more than 30,000 items including home appliances and electronics. The hypermarket spans 5000 square metres of shopping space. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 25 May 2016

Copy Cat to consider IPO

East African IT company Copy Cat Group will consider listing on the Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE). Fast-growing Copy Cat continues to expand its operations across the East African region. Vishal Patel, newly appointed managing director at Copy Cat, said the company board would discuss the potential for listing the company. The proposal to list Copy Cat was first mooted by Joe Mucheru, Kenya’s ICT Cabinet Secretary, during Copy Cat’s 30th anniversary celebrations. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 25 May 2016

Security Triggers adds Maldives distributor for G Data

Security Triggers, a master distributor company for G Data Software, has appointed PC World as a channel partner to handle sales and distribution of the security software vendor’s products in the Maldives. Salah Aldeen Sabouni, managing director for Security Triggers, commented: “We are pleased to welcome PC World to our team of international distributors and we look forward to working with them to extend the reach of G Data Software in the Maldives.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 25 May 2016

Laut confirmed for DISTREE Africa

Technology brands from around the world will gather in Nairobi next month for DISTREE Africa 2016. The three-day channel event gives exhibitors the chance to hold pre-scheduled meetings with senior executives from top distributors, retailers and resellers operating in the continent. Apple accessories brand Laut is a confirmed exhibitor and plans to take full advantage of the business development platform offered by DISTREE Africa. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Friday 20 May 2016

Offtec awarded G Data rights in Sudan

Security Triggers, the Middle East & Africa (MEA) master distributor for G Data security software, has appointed Offtec Engineering Services as a distribution partner in Sudan. Offtec will carry the entire portfolio of G Data products. Offtec Engineering Services is part of Offtec Holding Group, a business technology solutions company headquartered in Jordan with branches in Sudan, Palestine and Iraq. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 18 May 2016

Finlux TV brand enters Kenya with Jumia

TV brand Finlux has entered the Kenyan market through a tie-up with online marketplace and e-tailer Jumia. The Finlux TV brand is part of Vestel – the third largest TV manufacturer in the world and largest in Europe, according to the company. Finlux TVs are being sold on Jumia’s Kenya site with the products quality checked, stocked and shipped by Jumia. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 18 May 2016

Axis Communications appoints Kirk Stephenson

Network video surveillance solutions supplier, Axis Communications, has appointed Kirk Stephenson as key accounts manager based in the company’s Johannesburg office in South Africa. Stephenson, who hails from Gauteng, brings with him more than 20 years’ experience in system integration and distribution, supported by a strong technically certified background in electronics, surveillance systems and sales management. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Wednesday 18 May 2016

INTERVIEW: Omar Fakhri, AMD

The third annual DISTREE Africa event takes place in Nairobi on June 6-8th, providing a regional channel development platform for technology brands looking to meet face-to-face with the continent’s top distributors, resellers and retailers in one place at one time. Components powerhouse AMD is a confirmed exhibitor at DISTREE Africa 2016. Channel EMEA caught up with Omar Fakhri, AMD’s head of sales for Middle East & Africa (MEA), to learn more about the vendor’s participation plans. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 16 May 2016

Headlinks adds Elari rights in MEA region

Distributor Headlinks has added Elari to its portfolio and will push the vendor’s products in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Elari’s innovative consumer technology portfolio includes the Cardphone, a super-slim credit card sized anti-smartphone weighing only 42g that can operate as a standalone mobile phone or sychronise with a smartphone. Atheeq Ahmed, general manager at Headlinks, said: “We are pleased to launch our new association with Elari at this week’s DISTREE Middle East regional retail channel event.” Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 9 May 2016

PNY Technologies targets Middle East expansion

Multicategory vendor PNY Technologies has now opened a Middle East operation and plans to establish strong relationships with the region’s leading retailers and e-tailers. PNY Technologies has also confirmed its participation at next month’s DISTREE Middle East, which takes place in Abu Dhabi from 10-12th May. DISTREE Middle East is the region’s leading annual event for the retail channel, giving exhibitors the opportunity to pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with senior executives and buyers from top retailers and e-tailers. Read full story

by Stuart Wilson, Monday 25 April 2016

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