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Jumia, Twiga team up on produce in Kenya

Thursday 30 April 2020 10:10 CET | News

Ecommerce company Jumia and B2B agtech startup Twiga Foods have partnered to deliver produce in Kenya.

According to TechCrunch, both companies are backed by venture capital from US investment bank Goldman Sachs, and the collaboration aims to provide an affordable way for households to obtain foodstuffs, using adaptive measures during COVID-19. 

Following the partnership, Jumia will sell bundles of Twiga’s fresh produce on its ecommerce website, while its delivery fleet will pick up orders from Twiga’s sorting and distribution centres and then complete last mile, contact-free delivery. The transactions will be cash only using Jumia’s JumiaPay app, according to Tech Crunch.  

Jumia offers online goods and services in 11 countries across Africa. Kenya-based Twiga raised a USD 30 million Series B round in October 2019 and announced plans to expand its food supply-chain business to West Africa.

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Keywords: Jumia, ecommerce, Twiga Foods, Kenya, JumiaPay, app, COVID-19
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Ecommerce
Countries: Kenya
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