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Based in northern Ethiopia, Kebire Enteprises is a rapidly growing conglomerate, with activities spanning across textiles, shoe making, leather tanning, cotton production and even tourism. The company’s ambition is to become Africa’s leading textile manufacturer by 2017, reaching US$20m in exports, up from US$6m in 2013. The Economist Intelligence Unit spoke to Kebire’s chief executive officer, Fassil Tadesse, to find out how the textile industry in Ethiopia has developed and what its future holds.
Strategies for entering a new market
Expanding your sales and distribution chain into new markets is an important strategic step and some of the factors that will have a major bearing on its success are not always immediately obvious. Ali Ansari, GTRF Global Head of Business Development for Large Corporates, Commercial Banking at HSBC, examines five important considerations that can facilitate the process and improve the final outcome