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Wholesale and Retail of Food in Zambia
BY Nina Shand
Zambia
06 September 2017
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The Wholesale and Retail of Food in Zambia


The formal food wholesale and retail sector, which was estimated to be worth US$12.85bn in 2016, is relatively young and is dominated by foreign regional supermarket chains. Prior to the liberalisation of the Zambian economy in 1990, the sector was dominated by state-owned stores as well a number of traditional small-scale family-owned businesses. Economic reforms, including privatising most government-controlled enterprises, encouraged the spread of supermarket chain stores across Zambia.


A Changing Sector


Despite the dominance of regional supermarket chains in the formal sector, it is estimated that up to 70% of households source their food from informal channels through traditional small stalls, informal shops and kiosks, street vendors as well as marketplaces. However, analysts predict that as the rate of urbanisation increases and more formal retail space is built, there will be more opportunities for formal retailing. A recent household survey revealed that 50% of respondents said they visited a supermarket once a month, which suggests bulk buying of staples from supermarkets and using the informal economy for other foodstuffs. Total food consumption is predicted to grow at 10% over the next few years even though 54.4% of the country’s population is classified as “poor” with 40.8% living in “extreme poverty”.


Report Coverage


The report on the Wholesale and Retail of Food in Zambia examines current conditions, the dependence of retailers on imported produce and factors that influence the success of the sector. Profiles are provided for ten wholesalers and retailers including the three main retailers, South African companies Shoprite, Spar and Pick ‘n Pay. Also profiled is local company, Zambeef Products Plc which operates the butcheries at Shoprite outlets as well as its own outlets. In a recent development Zambeef has begun rolling out its new “macro” outlets which offer meat, dairy and eggs alongside stock feed and day-old-chicks in strategic locations. It has plans to establish these outlets throughout the country.


Page
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. COUNTRY INFORMATION 1
2.1. Geographic Position 2
3. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 3
3.1. Industry Value Chain 4
4. SIZE OF THE INDUSTRY 7
5. STATE OF THE INDUSTRY 9
5.1. Local 9
5.1.1. Corporate Actions 12
5.1.2. Regulations 12
5.1.3. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 16
5.2. Continental 17
5.3. International 20
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 22
6.1. Government Interventions 22
6.2. Economic Environment 24
6.3. Input Costs 24
6.4. Road Conditions and Transport Infrastructure 24
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 25
6.6. Labour 26
6.7. Crime and Security 27
6.8. Electricity Supply Constraints 28
7. COMPETITION 28
7.1. Barriers to Entry 29
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 29
9. OUTLOOK 30
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 30
11. REFERENCES 31
11.1. Publications 31
11.2. Websites 32
COMPANY PROFILES 34
CHOPPIES SUPERMARKETS LTD 34
FRUIT AND VEG CITY HOLDINGS (PTY) LTD 36
MASSMART HOLDINGS LTD 39
OMG GROUP HOLDINGS LTD 45
PICK N PAY STORES LTD 47
PROMASIDOR ZAMBIA LTD 52
SHOPRITE HOLDINGS LTD 54
SPAR ZAMBIA LTD 58
WOOLWORTHS (PTY) LTD 60
ZAMBEEF PRODUCTS PLC 63