Carrefour strikes the right chords in Kenya

Carrefour, one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world, has continued to expand in Kenya.

The chain which was introduced in 1995 by Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across MENA, looks to open up three more stores in Mombasa.

The first two stores will officially open their doors and welcome customers in November, the first one at City Mall, Nyali spanning 2,150 sqm, and the second one at Diani Centre Point Plaza, spanning 1,800 sqm. A third store is expected to open by 2023 after the completion of Shanzu Mall.

According to Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, the opening of the three stores underscores Carrefour’s ambitious growth and expansion plans in Kenya.

“It honours our commitment to offering great customer experiences locally by bringing a wide assortment of products at the best value within a modern, state-of-the-art environment to more Kenyans and communities across the country,” he said.

Once the three stores are open, the total of Carrefour’s stores will be 11. Whereby a total of eight are located in Nairobi. The new stores will mark the company’s commitment to expanding consumer choice and investing in the economy. In fact, the stores will create new opportunities for Kenyans in the county once they open. Over 600 opportunities are expected to be created as the company invests in local talent.

The stores are expected to stock over 20,000 food and non-food items each, meaning the company will be working with Kenyan suppliers and farmers from the county to supply the fresh produce. This will be in line with the company’s commitment to the Buy Kenya, Build Kenya national campaign that exclusively promotes Made in Kenya products, to support the local industry.

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