KENYA – French retailer Carrefour, has made a debut in Kenya’s second largest city, Mombasa with the opening of its 9th store.
The new store is located at City Mall in Nyali, where South African retailer Shoprite was the anchor tenant, prior to embarking on its plan of exiting the Kenyan market.
With over 2,000 square meters of selling area, the new supermarket will be home to a variety of quality products to address the immediate shopping needs of customers who live, work and vacation within Mombasa and its surrounding areas.
According to Majid Al Futtaim the regional franchise holder of Carrefour, the store offers more than 20,000 products alongside a home-made bakery section, a fresh fishery and a butchery counter, as well as a tasty deli section plus a wide selection of non-food and electronic products.
“This is an exciting milestone for us since we ventured into Kenya in 2016, and we are looking forward to extending our quality goods and services to our customers here on the coast. Mombasa tumewasili!” Carrefour Country Manager at Majid Al Futtaim said.
The retail chain will also provide on-demand delivery services from its Nyali store through its partners Jumia Food and Glovo, reports Capital News.
The service allows customers to order from the comfort of their home and enjoy Carrefour quality and low prices delivered right to their doorstep.
“This is an exciting milestone for us since we ventured into Kenya in 2016, and we are looking forward to extending our quality goods and services to our customers here on the coast.”Carrefour Country Manager at Majid Al Futtaim
The opening of the new branch at the City Mall will create both direct and indirect job opportunities for Kenyans by employing 190 people.
Carrefour already operates eight stores in Nairobi, with plans to open two more stores in the Coastal region at the Diani Centre Point Plaza and Shanzu Mall by 2023.
By the end of 2020, the supermarket chain is targeting to have had opened six new outlets, driven by the sh.3 billion (US$28.3m) loan facility it obtained from South Africa’s Standard Bank Group to finance the expansion.
Meanwhile, Kenyan retail chain Naivas Supermarket has opened its doors to the public as the new anchor tenants at Hazina Towers where Nakumatt Lifestyle used to be.
The opening of the new store, situated at the heart of Nairobi City, covers more than 16,000 square feet and now puts Naivas stores count at 67 and it’s the fourth outlet in Nairobi CBD.
The IFC backed supermarket has also revealed plans of opening a new outlet at the city, targeting the growing middle class and working-class market.
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