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The Wholesale and Retail of Food in Zambia 2022

Charles Chinya | Zambia | 01 August 2022

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Report Coverage

This report focuses on the wholesale and retail food in Zambia and includes information on formal and informal sectors, trade, corporate actions and development, government support and regulations, key trends and influencing factors. There are profiles of 12 companies including South Africa companies present in Zambia such as Shoprite, Pick n Pay and Massmart, Botswana’s Choppies and local companies such as Zambeef.

The Wholesale and retail of Food in Zambia

Large foreign-owned retail chains dominate Zambia’s formal food sector, but an estimated 70% of households buy their food at stalls, informal shops and kiosks, street vendors and markets. Almost 80% of informal workers are employed in agricultural and related activities. Rapid urbanisation and a growing population support further growth and expansion opportunities. The development of supermarket chain stores in Zambia has improved the availability of products and services and has provided more choices for Zambian consumers at competitive prices. However, there are numerous challenges including Zambia’s vulnerability to droughts, high inflation, high levels of poverty and a volatile exchange rate.

Imported and Local Produce

Processed foods sold in supermarkets are largely imported due to the limited selection of products provided by the underdeveloped domestic agricultural and food-processing sectors. The most imported products are fish, frozen foods and fruit and vegetables via South African-owned food chains. There is an increasing drive to source products locally and major retailers are sourcing from and developing local suppliers.

Trends

Zambia’s high population growth rate will drive high demand for food. The food retail industry’s growth is being driven by new store openings, acquisitions, ecommerce and the expansion of distribution channels. The industry is also experiencing increased competition among food retailers. Most companies are focusing on improving economies of scale, boosting operational efficiency and diversifying revenue through ecommerce channels, providing affordable products. Serving small towns with cheaper brand stores presents an investment opportunity for large South African retailers with low-cost brands.

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Table of Contents

PAGE
1. INTRODUCTION 1
2. COUNTRY INFORMATION 1
2. DESCRIPTION OF THE INDUSTRY 3
2.1. Industry Value Chain 4
2.2. Geographic Position 7
2.3. Size of the Industry 7
2.4. Key Success Factors and Pain Points 8
3. LOCAL 9
3.1. State of the Industry 9
3.2. Key Trends 12
3.3. Notable Players 12
3.4. Trade 16
3.5. Corporate Actions and Developments 18
3.6. Regulations 19
3.7. Enterprise Development and Social Economic Development 22
4. AFRICA 23
5. INTERNATIONAL 29
6. INFLUENCING FACTORS 35
6.1. COVID-19 35
6.2. Economic Environment 36
6.3. Labour 36
6.4. Environmental Issues 38
6.5. Technology, Research and Development (R&D) and Innovation 38
6.6. Government Support 39
6.7. Input Costs 40
6.8. Electricity Supply Constraints 41
6.9. Road Infrastructure and Transport System 41
6.10. Crime and Security 42
6.11. Copper Prices 42
7. COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT 42
7.1. Competition 42
7.2. Barriers to Entry 43
8. SWOT ANALYSIS 43
9. OUTLOOK 44
10. INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 44
11. REFERENCES 45
11.1. Publications 45
11.2. Websites 46
APPENDIX 1 47
Summary of Notable Indigenous and Foreign Players 47
COMPANY PROFILES 49
Choppies Supermarkets Ltd 49
Food Lovers Holdings (Pty) Ltd 51
Massmart Holdings Ltd 55
Melisa Supermarket Ltd 61
OMG Group Holdings Ltd 62
Pick n Pay Stores Ltd 65
Promasidor (Zambia) Ltd 70
Seapride Foods Zambia Ltd 72
Shoprite Holdings Ltd 73
SPAR Zambia Ltd 79
Woolworths (Pty) Ltd 81
Zambeef Products PLC 84