TradeDepot is building the future of distribution by connecting the world’s top consumer goods companies directly to informal retailers on the streets of Africa’s cities, and similar markets around the world. The company’s mission is to create better everyday lives for retail merchants in emerging markets.

After 3 years in business, over 1.5 million households in key African cities buy food and supplies each month from retailers serviced by TradeDepot. With operations in Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana, TradeDepot provides a crucial route-to-market for leading global brands including the likes of Unilever, Cadbury and Kellogg’s.


As a partner, Chandaria Capital will help TradeDepot scale across Africa. Their team’s experience in manufacturing and supply chain management will help refine our model and provide us with network access vital to growth. 

Founders: Onyekachi Izukanne, Michael Ukpong, Ruke Awaritefe

Year Founded: 2017

HQ: Lagos, Nigeria.

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Business, Food Distribution, Logistics, Supply Chain


Date published

May 18, 2020