Carrefour Kenya is ready to open a brand new retailer in Nairobi’s Backyard Metropolis Mall at an area that was vacated by Shoprite grocery store late final 12 months.
However the retailer chain, whose native franchise is held by Dubai-based conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim, is but to substantiate when it is going to begin operations on the property on Thika Superhighway.
Carrefour at present has different shops at Village Market, Sarit Centre, and Two River malls in Nairobi.
Carrefour Market shops operates in a distinct format in comparison with a hypermarket, with a bigger concentrate on stocking a variety of meals objects over non-food objects.
A Carrefour Market additionally shares small electrical home equipment.
Majid Al Futtaim opened its first Carrefour Market in 2009, and the totally different format retailer has since grown to grow to be a preferred sub-brand that specialises in providing contemporary produce and native merchandise, an applicable assortment of non-food merchandise, engaging costs in each aisle, and common promotions.
The brand new retailer by the retailer that has been on an aggressive enlargement plan in Kenya will probably be its tenth outlet in Nairobi and tenth countrywide.
The brand new retailer comes practically two months after the retailer opened its ninth department at NextGen Mall alongside Mombasa Highway.
The outlet in December opened its first outlet exterior of Nairobi on the Metropolis Mall department in Nyali, it has additionally taken up areas beforehand occupied by struggling native retailers Uchumi, Shoprite and Nakumatt at prime spots together with Village Market, Sarit Centre, Junction, Galleria and Thika Highway Mall.
The retailer final June took up area at Mega on Uhuru Freeway in Nairobi. The area was beforehand occupied by Nakumatt.
Carrefour and Naivas at the moment are the main grocery store operators after Nakumatt and Tusksys’ operations collapsed from their debt-fuelled enlargement technique.