Middle East & Africa

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Company Trend Analysis - Heineken Goes Local To Target Weak Consumer - MAR 2018

Heineken is expanding its presence in the SSA region through its latest investment in building a brewery in Mozambique that will be operational in 2019. Mozambique scores poorly in our Risk/Reward Index for the potential of the beer industry, with a weak consumer profile unable to spend strongly on a per capita basis. However, its strong logistics development is attractive for Heineken as it...

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Company Trend Analysis - Coca-Cola Pushes Stevia-Sweetened Soda To Evade Sugar Taxes - FEB 2018

As the healthification trend continues across developed markets, beverage manufacturers are responding by launching new products with lower sugar or calorie content while also diversifying their drinks portfolio. Coca-Cola is the latest company stepping up its efforts to diversify its portfolio by launching 'Coca-Cola Stevia No Sugar', sweetened only with the stevia leaf as the company responds...

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Industry Risk/Reward Index - MENA Food & Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Sin Tax Won't Impede Top Ranked UAE - DEC 2017

MENA ranks fourth out of six regions globally in our Food and Non-Alcoholic Drinks Risk/Reward Index. The Middle Eastern sub-region remains the outperformer, occupying the top five MENA spots. We highlight Morocco as a North Africa bright spot, coming in in sixth place in the region and first in North Africa, outperforming two of the GCC markets.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Consumer Outlook Not Deterred By Nakumatt's Woes - NOV 2017

Despite the financial difficulties faced by the East African region's largest grocery retailer Nakumatt, this does not dampen our view on the region's consumer spending potential. Kenya, in particular, remains our top consumer market in East Africa, supported by rising consumer spending growth and growing investment from international retailers.

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