Majid Al Futtaim provides Egyptians with a seamless online experience with launch of new service

EGYPT – Majid Al Futtaim, the shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has launched its free “Click and Collect” service across its four shopping malls in Egypt. The newly launched “click and collect” service is aimed to reinvent shopping experiences in the country by offering customers more convenience and choice, further addressing the rise in demand for online services. The service enables customers to shop online and collect their purchases from select stores at any of Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls in…

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Carrefour to acquire Walmart’s Grupo Big to strengthen retail presence in Brazil

BRAZIL – French retail giant, Carrefour has agreed to purchase Brazil’s third biggest food retailer Grupo Big from Walmart and investment firm Advent International in an effort to strengthen its presence in the South American country.  The deal which is reported to value the company at 7 billion reais (about US$1.25 billion) will expand the Carrefour’s footprint in regions where it has limited penetration such as the northeast and south of the country. By combining the groups, the retailer claims it will be able to offer a broader range of…

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Uganda welcomes second Carrefour store as the retailer continues with expansion plans in East Africa

UGANDA – Dubai-based conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) and the regional franchise holder of Carrefour has opened its second store in Uganda. Launch of the new outlet located at Metroplex Shopping Mall in Kampala, follows one-year anniversary celebration of Carrefour’s inaugural hypermarket in the country, located in Oasis Mall that opened its doors in February 2020. With the new shop, Carrefour has taken up space previously occupied by collapsed Nakumatt Holdings and Shoprite, reports The East African. Spanning over 2,050 square meters, the branch seeks to offer unrivalled choice of…

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Carrefour Kenya accelerates its expansion, taking over spaces formerly occupied by struggling retailers

KENYA – Carrefour Kenya is in an expansion spree, opening its 12th store in the country days after it opened doors to its new outlet at Centrepoint Mall in Diani, Kwale County. The new branch is located at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, a space which was previously occupied by Shoprite who is in the process of vacating Kenya’s retail market. Apart from Westgate branch, Carrefour has taken up spaces previously occupied by struggling retailers Uchumi, Shoprite and Nakumatt at prime spots including Village Market, Sarit Centre, Junction Mall, Galleria,…

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Carrefour Kenya expands base to 11 stores, opens new outlet at the Coast

KENYA – Carrefour Kenya, operated by Dubai-based conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim has opened its 11th store in Kenya and 2nd at the country’s costal region in Kwale County. The new store is located at the Centrepoint Mall in Diani, becoming the anchor tenant at the outlet that was vacated by former retail giant Nakumatt in 2017. “This second store outside Nairobi aims to target and serve an even bigger customer base,” said Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail. The outlet sits on a 1,000…

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Carrefour Kenya opens 10th store as Uchumi Supermarket revives Lang’ata Hub

KENYA – Dubai-based conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) and the regional franchise holder of Carrefour has opened a new outlet in Nairobi’s Nextgen Mall, along Mombasa Road. The new store occupying 1,800 square feet, is the tenth for the retailer in Kenya, stepping up competition for retailers such as Naivas and Quickmart who are also in an expansion spree, reports Business Daily. “It’s finally here! The new Carrefour is now open at the Nextgen Mall. Bring your friends and family for the same quality products and unbeatable prices,” said the…

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Carrefour Kenya offers shoppers seamless shopping experience with launch of new online shopping app

KENYA – Carrefour Kenya, operated by Dubai-based conglomerate, Majid Al Futtaim has expanded its offering with launch of an online shopping app aimed to enhance the shopping experience of its customers. The new application dubbed MAF Carrefour App will enable customers to shop for their essentials virtually and have them delivered to their preferred location. Offering flexibility and value, the online shopping app allows customers to choose a 1-hour delivery slot either on the same day or the next day between 9am – 8pm, for a delivery fee of Kshs.…

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Carrefour ends merger talks with Canadian retail chain Couche-Tard, to consider forming trade alliance

CANADA – French retail chain Carrefour SA and its Canadian counterpart Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc. have abandoned talks on a proposed US$20 billion merger following stiff opposition from the French finance minister. The companies said they will look instead at forming a looser alliance that will see them work together on fuel purchases, branding and distribution where their networks overlap. “The opportunity for operational partnerships with Carrefour will further our journey towards becoming a leading global retailer,” said Brian Hannasch, president and chief executive officer of Couche-Tard. A merger would have…

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Ferrero partners Loop, Carrefour to explore reusable cans for its Nutella brand

FRANCE – Italian manufacturer of branded chocolate and confectionery products, Ferrero has partnered with Carrefour and Loop to roll out reusable jar for its Nutella brand. The partnership is in line with Ferrero’s 2019 plans to make all its packaging 100% reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. To support this objective, the company has joined forces with the two companies to implement the pilot scheme for its Nutella brand in Paris, France. The new jar was developed by Ferrero in partnership with reuse platform Loop and is specially designed with…

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Nestlé launches reusable containers, invests in renewable energy expansion

FRANCE – In an effort to create a better, sustainable world, Swiss manufacturing giant Nestlé has partnered with French retailer Carrefour and Loop to launch reusable containers for some of products. The products set to be packaged in the new reusable containers include the Nesquik cocoa powder, Ricoré chicory and coffee drink, as well as Chocapic Bio cereals. The adoption of sustainable packaging for the above brands follow a recent commitment by Nestlé to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050. Consumers can access the cocoa, coffee and chicory drink, and…

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