Carrefour has announced that it will tomorrow officially open it’s eighth store in Nairobi, Kenya. Located at the Mega Shopping Mall along Uhuru Highway, the new hypermarket destination promises an unrivalled shopping experience, and a wide range of quality and value-for-money products under one roof.
The new store has a sales area of more than 7,000 square metres, a 1.8-metre aisle width and 36 checkout counters, among other features that will enhance the customer experience. Easily accessible, the new Carrefour store is convenient to the residents of Upper Hill, Madaraka, South B, South C and those who live along Mombasa road, in particular.
The new two-floored Carrefour has been designed using best practice retail space concepts and modern technology for ease of shopping and display. The store will stock over 39,000 food and non-food items, and include a range of unique specialty offerings such as, jewellery, home décor, a library, bistro area, and a milk ATM – a fresh milk dispensing machine that offers customers an alternative to prepackaged milk. These offerings will supplement the conventional fresh produce, groceries, fresh bakery, and roastery sections that Carrefour customers are accustomed to.
Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail said: “The opening of our new Carrefour store in Nairobi underscores our commitment to offering great customer experiences through high-quality retail outlets where customers can access quality products at the best prices. The new store will also enable Carrefour customers to enjoy home delivery services in the region, making it convenient to shop online during the ongoing circumstances.”
Carrefour is operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Kenya and has recruited 250 Kenyan employees and over 200 part time workers at the new Carrefour store to foster local employment across Kenya.Additionally, more than 99 per cent of the stock in Carrefour stores will be sourced locally, ensuring that the revenues contribute to the local community’s supply chain.
The Carrefour brand was launched in the region in 1995 by Majid Al Futtaim, which is the exclusive franchisee to operate Carrefour in over 30 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Currently, Majid Al Futtaim operates over 300 Carrefour stores, serving more than 750,000 customers daily and employing over 37,000 colleagues.