KIBANDASKI

Tuskys, Uber Eats launches 'kibanda menu'

In Summary

• Ugali Nyama will be sold at Sh100, Chapo Nyama at Sh120 and Mukimo Nyama at Sh130.

• According to Tusker Mattresses Group CEO Dan Githua, the firm has also commenced a pilot project to facilitate home deliveries using security vetted 'foot soldiers'.

Tuskys has launched a way to provide consumers with food at their doorsteps using Uber eats and will also be on offer instore at selected branches.

The Kibanda menu is mostly popular for low and middle-income earners.

Food is being sold at roughly Sh90-Sh130bob and delivery is free from Uber Eats.

 
 
 

Githeri Kavu goes for Sh95, Chapo Madondo (beans) at Sh120 and Ugali Matumbo sukuma at Sh100.

Ugali Nyama will be sold at Sh100, Chapo Nyama at Sh120 and Mukimo Nyama at Sh130.

According to Tusker Mattresses Group CEO Dan Githua, the firm has also commenced a pilot project to facilitate home deliveries using security vetted 'foot soldiers'.

The pilot project will see Tusker Mattresses retain more than 200-foot soldiers who will act as commission sales agents within specific localities.

“Our customers have been providing great insights on touchpoints we can use to ease the existing COVID-19 challenges in relation to retail services, and we are actively responding,” Githua said.

Last week, the retailer started home delivery services at selected Tuskys branches in Nairobi and Thika and has since expanded the solution in response to growing customer demand.

The solution-which was first delivered at T-Mall, Embakasi, Westlands and Athi River branches, is now available at eight more branches.

 
 

The new branches providing home deliveries in their localities now include; Juja Mall, Eastlands, Chania, Karasha (Kenyatta Avenue), Greenspan, Milele, Ongata 1 and Thigiri Tuskys branches with several more expected to be added over the next few days.

The orders placed on the WhatsApp and SMS options offered by the retailer Githua said had increased by more than 200 per cent and basket value had also more than doubled to stand at an average rate of Sh6,200.

“At Tuskys, we are sparing no effort to provide practical interventions as part of our commitment to ease the social challenges arising from the COVID-19 threat,” Githua said.

Githua has opted to take a 20 per cent pay cut effective this month for a six-month period as part of a cost-cutting measure.

In a letter to the Tusker Mattresses Group Board, Githua said he had opted to lead from the front in cost management.

The Business community, he noted, is facing lean times occasioned by business uncertainty which will require internal cost management considerations.

“Conscious of the times ahead, we have suspended all non-business critical expenditure even as we look forward to interventions placed by the government to cushion the business community. I urge all of us (business and individuals) to take a hard look at their expenditures and cut out all unnecessary expenses,” Githua explained.


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