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Carrefour opens at Southfield mall in expansion drive

The store will have a grocery range and a complete fresh food assortment

In Summary
  • The retailer's new store will be its 12th outlet in Nairobi and 16th countrywide.
  • It will serve customers from major estates such as Imara Daima, Nyayo Estate, Syokimau and the larger Embakasi area.
Carrefour store
Carrefour store
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Carrefour Kenya, has opened a new store at the Southfield Mall in Embakasi at a space that was vacated by Choppies, who exited the Kenyan market.

The new store by the retailer, that has been on an aggressive expansion plan in Kenya, will be its 12th outlet in Nairobi and 16th countrywide.

It will serve customers from major estates such as Imara Daima, Nyayo Estate, Syokimau and the larger Embakasi area.

The store will have a grocery range and a complete fresh food assortment, including butchery, bakery and fruits and vegetables, as well as  cheeses and ready-to-eat items.

By the end of the year, the store expects to develop into a full hypermarket model with its non-food assortment, occupying a total space of 3,000 square meters on two floors.

In our efforts to provide our customers with unbeatable prices and value, our latest expansion will provide even greater convenience to the communities that live in proximity,” said Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.

This new location will allow customers to enjoy an e-commerce delivery service, and a promotional area to display the best offers.

As Carrefour continues its efforts in supporting the local community and contributing to the growth of the local economy, the opening of its latest store will eventually hire 125 internal employees and 100 external employees.

This also presents multiple opportunities for local suppliers, farmers and manufacturers.