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Vivo Energy and Jumia partner to improve offering and convenience to customers in Africa

29 July 2019: Vivo Energy, the pan-African retailer and distributor of Shell and Engen-branded fuels and lubricants, and Jumia, the leading pan-African e-commerce platform, have agreed to partner to develop and pilot a series of initiatives, designed to offer additional services to customers in selected countries where both companies operate.

Implementation of these initiatives is a further demonstration of Vivo Energy’s plans to offer innovative and convenient solutions to customers, building on its non-fuel retail offer, and maximizing the value of its high quality and well-located retail network.

The partnership will see Vivo Energy’s retail service stations used as pick up and drop off points for customers, allowing them to collect or return online orders made on Jumia’s digital platform. Additionally, Jumia’s customers will be able to place and pay for Jumia orders at select service stations.

Other initiatives are also being explored that combine Vivo Energy’s network of physical service stations and Jumia’s digital platform.

Speaking about the partnership, Boris Gbahoue, Jumia’s Executive Vice-President of Marketing, said: “We are constantly looking at how we can further adapt our technology to be a part of the local infrastructure and become more accessible to more customers. We are excited to announce this partnership with Vivo Energy, as we are confident that their retail network will enable Jumia to conveniently deliver products to current and new customers, including in remote areas. We will continue to expand our brand partnerships, with an aim to diversify product offerings.”

Omar Benson, Vice President, Retail, Quick Service Restaurants, Convenience Retail, and Other non-fuel Retail, at Vivo Energy added: “We are delighted to be partnering with Jumia to develop and implement these initiatives. Our customers are rightly demanding newer and faster ways of accessing products and services. Vivo Energy and Jumia are both focused on developing innovative ways to make their customers’ experience more convenient and rewarding. We are excited about the partnership and the potential it offers.”

About Vivo Energy:

Vivo Energy operates and markets its products in countries across North, West, East and Southern Africa. The Group has a network of over 2,100 service stations in 23 countries operating under the Shell and Engen brands and exports lubricants to a number of other African countries. Its retail offering includes fuels, lubricants, card services, shops, restaurants and other non-fuel services. It provides fuels, lubricants and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to business customers across a range of sectors including marine, mining, construction, power, transport, and manufacturing. Jet fuel is sold to customers under the Vitol Aviation brand.
The Company employs around 2,700 people and has access to over 1,000,000 cubic metres of fuel storage capacity. The Group’s joint venture, Shell and Vivo Lubricants B.V., sources, blends, packages and supplies Shell-branded lubricants at plants in six countries.
For more information about Vivo Energy, please visit www.vivoenergy.com

About Jumia:

Jumia is the leading pan-African e-commerce platform active in six regions (14 countries).  Our mission is to improve the quality of everyday life in Africa by leveraging technology to deliver innovative, convenient and affordable online services to consumers, while helping businesses grow as they use our platform to reach and serve consumers.  
Our platform consists of our marketplace, which connects sellers with consumers, our logistics service, which enables the shipment and delivery of packages from sellers to consumers, and our payment service, which facilitates transactions among participants active on our platform in selected markets.
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