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Retail Sector

In Angola, food is sold both through modern retail and informal channels. Local industry sources estimate that the informal market controls approximately 80 percent of agricultural produce retail sales volumes. Informal retail includes both small grocers as well as open air markets (locally called “Cantinas”). Since the civil war ended in 2002, the importance of the informal market has declined especially in urban centers such as Luanda where formal retail is developing rapidly. The government is trying to formalize retail by establishing specific areas for open markets. In Luanda, municipal authorities are forcefully eradicating street venders with laws that impose fines for both vendors and buyers. Public health concerns are the main reason provided for the closures of informal open markets, as goods are often sold in poor condition, food is kept on the ground, without refrigeration and exposed to the sun, and expired goods are sometimes offered for sale….

Leading supermarkets retailers

Brand & Company

Outlets

Nosso Super (Nova Rede de Supermercados de Angola)

28

Shoprite and Usave (South African Shoprite)

17

Maxi Cash & Carry (Teixeira Duarte)

14

Kero Hypermarket (Zahara Group)

12

Casa dos Frescos (Casa dos Frescos Group)

9

Mega Cash & Carry (Refriango Group)

1

Jumbo

1

Mazarati (Group Dimassaba)

1

Deskontão

1

AngoMart (Newaco group)

4

Alimenta Angola

2

MEL

1

MARTAL

2

Mercadão Cash & Carry (SODOSA group)

2

InterMarket

1

TAKI (NDAD group)

2

Candando (Contidis)

1

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Types of Retailers Available

Type of Retailer

Rank

(1-5)

Supermarket – concentrates mainly in supplying a range of food, beverage, cleaning and sanitation products; have significant purchasing power; are often part of national/regional/global chains.

1-2 this segment is growing and targeting middle and high income in Angola

Convenience Store/Mini Market – medium sized shop; offers a more limited range of products than supermarkets; usually has good/stable purchasing power; may be part of chain or cooperative.

0-1 This segment targets High income and middle and its survival depends on brand loyalty as well as the convenience of location

Permanent shop with strong supply capacity individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; good storage and reliable supply options.

0-1 This segment targets middle income and usually benefits of loyalty and location often offering price reduction based on full package wholesale purchase.

Permanent shop with limited supply capacity individually/family owned store; offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; limited storage and unstable supply options.

0-0.5 this segment targets based on convenience of location

Mobile Shop/Market Stand individually/family owned store; usually offers fewer commodities and a limited selection of brands; may be found at outdoor markets, camps or unstable environments.

3-4 majority of Angola population buys in open markets targeting low income of Angola population

Wholesale 

Data below based on observation in several Supermarket sin Luanda city

Supplier Overview

Company Name

 

Address

Luanda city

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity?

 

NO

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity?

 

Yes

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

Yes and/or outsource or combination of both

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Yes and if necessary augment by outsourcing

Approximate Turnover in MT

 

 

Payment Methods Accepted

Cash, credit card

Other Comments or Key Information

 

Supplier Overview

Company Name

VISITS TO SEVERAL SUPERMARKETS

Address

LUANDA

Does the supplier have its own production / manufacturing capacity?

 

 

No

Does the supplier have its own retail capacity?

 

YES

Does the supplier have its own transport capacity?

Yes / No

Does the supplier have its own storage facilities?

Yes

Approximate Turnover in MT

 

Shoprite Website

Payment Methods Accepted

CREDIT CARDS AND CURRENCY

Other Comments or Key Information

 

Primary Goods / Commodities Available

Commodities by Type**

(SITC Rev 4 Division Code - Title)

Comments

00 - Live animals (other than fish, crustaceans, molluscs, etc.)

i.e. sheep and goats, swine, poultry…

Small Local Livestock farmers

01 - Meat and meat preparations

i.e meat of bovine animals, meat of sheep, dried or smoked meat of swine, sausages…

Mainly Imported

02 - Dairy products and birds’ eggs

i.e. milk, yogurt, butter, cheese, eggs…

Mainly imported

03 - Fish (not marine mammals), crustaceans, molluscs…

i.e. fish (chilled or frozen), fish (salted or in brine), fish liver and roes…

Majority local fisheries but imports of code fish, sardines…are also available

04 - Cereals and cereal preparations

i.e. wheat, rice, flour of maize, pasta...

Mainly imported. However, is to register reduction of wheat flour imports

05 - Vegetables and fruit

i.e. vegetables, fruit and nuts, jams/jellies, fruit juices…

Imports & Locally produced greeneries/vegetables

06 - Sugars, sugar preparations and honey

i.e. sugars (beet or cane) raw, natural honey, fruit/nuts preserved by sugar …

Locally produced and small imports

07 - Coffee, tea, cocoa, spices and manufactures thereof

i.e. coffee, cocoa, chocolate, tea, mate, pepper…

Mainly imports

09 - Miscellaneous edible products and preparations

i.e. ready-to-eat foods, margarine, sauces, soups and broths, yeasts…

Mainly Imports

41 - Animal oils and fats

i.e. lard, fats and oils…

Mainly imports

42/43 - Fixed vegetable fats and oils, crude, refined or fractionated

i.e. soya bean oil, olive oil, maize oil, vegetable oil…

Mainly imports

Numbeo Website - Cost of Living in Angola

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