Press releases and emails

  • VIP Buyers Advisory Board meets in preparation for upcoming home décor & giftware Nigeria Exhibition
    VIP Buyers Advisory Board meets in preparation for upcoming home décor & giftware Nigeria Exhibition 9/14/2017

    Key stakeholders in the retail and design industry met recently in Lagos, Nigeria to discuss the upcoming home décor & giftware Nigeria exhibition, an International homeware, furnishing, interior décor, textile and gift exhibition where over 3000 professional buyers will be visiting to discover new and exciting products and brands from South Africa, India, Italy, Turkey, Nigeria and many more countries.

  • Interior Design in the commercial and hospitality industries – Nigeria is on the rise and on trend
    Interior Design in the commercial and hospitality industries – Nigeria is on the rise and on trend 8/23/2017

    The Nigerian real estate and hospitality industries have attracted investors for many years now and multiple new developments and refurbishments are taking place; meaning lots of exciting projects for local designers.

  • Informal Retailers in Nigeria: An untapped mine of opportunity?
    Informal Retailers in Nigeria: An untapped mine of opportunity? 6/15/2017

    For a long time now, there has been growing interest in Nigeria as the fasting growing African nation. Lagos state alone is now the sixth (6th) largest economy in Africa worth $131bn GDP and third (3rd) largest mega city in the world behind Mumbai and Tokyo. The pace of this growth has been astonishing and mirrors the growth of the Country itself, with the Nigerian GDP rocketing from $166 in 2006 to $296 in 2017; making up around 20% of the GDP for the entire African content. This growth is despite a fall in GDP over the past couple years due to the severe drop in crude oil prices. 

  • Home décor &giftware expo; a platform for sustainable development in the African retail industry
    Home décor &giftware expo; a platform for sustainable development in the African retail industry 4/26/2017

    Despite the current economic challenges in Africa, the Retail market was the 3rd largest contributors to Nigeria’s GDP, while Nigeria recorded the highest retail sale of $125bn in the sub Saharan African during 2016.