EXPANSION

Carrefour to open branches at the Coast

The opening of the three Carrefour stores will raise the total number of the brand’s outlets in Kenya to 11

In Summary
  • Located in Mombasa, the first two stores will officially open their doors and welcome customers in November 2020 at City Mall Nyali where Shoprite was.
  • In keeping with the brand’s values, Carrefour will work with Kenyan suppliers and farmers from the coastal region to supply fresh produce directly to the stores.
Carrefour store
Carrefour store
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French based retailer carrefour supermarket plans to enter the Kenyan coast following the exit of South African chain Shoprite.

Located in Mombasa, the first store will officially open their doors  in November 2020 at City Mall Nyali formerly occupied by Shoprite. The second store will be at Diani Centre Point Plaza.

A third store will also be launched as part of the development of Shanzu Mall which will be completed by 2023

Shoprite attributed the shutdowns to reduced flow of shoppers leading to underperformance.

 

The store openings mark Carrefour’s commitment to investing in the Kenyan economy

“The opening of the three stores in Mombasa underscores our ambitious growth and expansion plans in Kenya,” said Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.

Carrefour said it will work with Kenyan suppliers and farmers from the coastal region to supply fresh produce directly to the stores.

This, it said, is part of its commitment to promote Buy Kenya, Build Kenya.

The opening of the three Carrefour stores will raise the total number of the brand’s outlets in Kenya to 11, including eight operational stores in Nairobi.