Vivo Energy and Baobab join forces to partner with KFC Namibia

New joint venture will manage and operate the KFC Namibia franchise

30 June 2020 | Sakenuus
Phillepus Uusiku

Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and distributor of Shell fuels and lubricants, in partnership with Baobab Khulisani, have agreed to form a new joint venture, trading as Synergy Foods Pty. Ltd.

This new joint venture will manage and operate the KFC Namibia franchise, currently operated by Atlantic Chicken Company. Completion of this transaction and related change of franchise owner is subject to legal agreements and regulatory approval.

The KFC Namibia portfolio consists of twenty-one restaurants, seven of which are in the Windhoek area alone, with others spread around the country.

Baobab Energy Namibia plans to invest to grow the KFC business in Namibia and will both refresh and improve current KFC restaurants and look to open new ones, including adding restaurants at Shell branded service stations.

Commenting on the transaction, Edward Walugembe, managing director of Vivo Energy Namibia said: “Partnering with Baobab in relation to KFC Namibia makes perfect sense for Vivo Energy.

We understand that customers at our Shell branded service stations want more than just a fill-up of fuel when they come to our sites.

Investment

In recent years, we have invested heavily in growing and developing our convenience retail business; including the addition of quick service restaurants at our service stations. We have successfully added convenience and choice for our customers so the introduction of KFC Namibia is a natural development.”

Grant Wheatley, managing director, Baobab Khulisani added: “We have already partnered with Vivo Energy in Botswana and Côte d’Ivoire to manage and operate the KFC restaurants in those markets and are looking forward to bringing this recipe for success to KFC Namibia, meeting the stringent standards of the franchise group.

Our first priority is ensuring we consistently provide our customers with the great KFC experience we are proud of, driving improvements through our passion for customer service and serving the great quality products customers in Namibia know and love.”

KFC is committed to supporting local employment. All existing KFC Namibia employees will transfer to Synergy Foods Pty Ltd.

Soortgelyk

 

Fishrot: Geen borg, eis ACC

1 uur gelede | Howe

Jemima Beukes Die Teenkorrupsie Kommissie (ACC) is vas oortuig betrokkenes by die Fishrot-skandaal het op ‘n uitgebreide wyse saamgespan om honderde miljoene dollar te steel.Sowat...

Air Nam se vlerke geknip

1 uur gelede | Vervoer

Ronelle Rademeyer - Die nasionale redery is met sy rug teen die muur en het nie beweegruimte om langer die kwessie oor sy bankrotskap en...

Weer vir 9 Julie 2020

1 uur gelede | Weer

WEERWAAK: Koue en nat toestande word Vrydag en Saterdag in die Suide en Weste verwag. Baie koue toestande word oor die suidelike, sentrale en oostelike...

Munisipale werkers betoog oor kontrakte

1 uur gelede | Regering

Kristien Kruger – Sowat 600 skoonmakers het gister tydens middagete na die Windhoek munisipale hoofkantore opgeruk om ‘n klagskrif aan die burgemeester, me. Fransina Kahungu,...

Itula se partyplanne op dreef

1 uur gelede | Regering

Denver Kisting – Die hoofkiesbeampte van die Verkiesingskommissie van Namibië (ECN), mnr. Theo Mujoro, sê dié nasionale kiesliggaam het nog nie dr. Panduleni Itula se...

Pasgebore baba toets twee keer negatief

1 uur gelede | Gesondheid

Henriette Lamprecht - 'n Pasgebore baba wat die naweek aanvanklik as Namibië se geval 362 van Covid-19 aangemeld is, het twee keer daarna negatief vir...

Bibbernaweek, reën voorspel

1 uur gelede | Weer

Elvira Hattingh – Die Namibiese weerkantoor het ‘n weerwaak uitgereik vir koue weer wat reeds van vandag af in die Weste verwag word.Terselfdertyd sal koue,...

Staat wil appelleer teen uitspraak oor arbeidsreëls

1 uur gelede | Regering

Ronelle RademeyerDie staat is voornemens om appèl aan te teken teen die volbank-uitspraak twee weke gelede waarin bevind is die Covid-19-arbeidsregulasies is ongrondwetlik en gevolglik...

Windhoek se vullis drom op

1 uur gelede | Regering

Denver KistingDae nadat die Windhoek-munisipaliteit (CoW) moes toegee hy is sy inkomste uit parkeermeters kwyt, het dié plaaslike owerheid erken hy het ook tans geen...