Botswana ranked Africa�s preferred retail address

Shoppers at Nswazwi mall in Francistown.PICMORERI SEJAKGOMO
Shoppers at Nswazwi mall in Francistown.PICMORERI SEJAKGOMO

An engrained shopping culture, relatively high wealth and well-established infrastructure have seen Botswana ranked as the second most attractive destination for international retailers seeking to set up shop in Africa.

According to the authoritative 2015 AT Kearney Africa Retail Development Index (ARDI), which ranks the top 15 African countries according to market attractiveness for retail expansion, only Gabon is more attractive than Botswana.

“Botswana’s modern retail sector is well developed, led by a number of active local and South African players. Local chain, Choppies has more than 70 stores in Botswana — along with big African expansion ambitions.  Shopping mall development also remains strong, with four malls opened in the last three years.

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