Regional retailer Tuskys supermarket has announced plans to consolidate some of its branches in the country to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
In a public notice on Monday, Benard Kahianyu, the Chairman Tusker Mattresses Limited, said “…in some areas where we have multiple locations close to each other, we can adequately serve customers better and more efficiently by consolidating our businesses in spacious branches which allow us to implement social distancing, and personal hygiene measures better. ”
As a result, some of the branches that have been temporarily closed are in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Western Kenya.
In Nairobi, it has closed its Tom Mboya branch and merged it with Tuskys Imara.
Tuskys Kitale Mega branch customers will be served from Tuskys Kitale CBD branch.
Tuskys Digo road branch customers will be served from Tuskys Bandari along Haile Selassie Road Mombasa.
On the other hand, the retailer has launched online shopping via the website and WhatsApp platform as well as home delivery services.
Tuskys retails services are now available on Glovo, Sendy Home Deliveries and the firm’s online retail portal www.Tuskys.dpo.store.
“Across our Tuskys network,we have developed localized operating procedures to be applied during the curfew period as an adjustment to our COVID-19 retail operations contingency plan,” Githua said, adding that, “These procedures provide the necessary safeguards and convenience for all our stakeholders including staff, suppliers and customers.”
“At Tuskys, we have deepened our efforts to develop the home deliveries solution which will now be serviced by commission agents complemented by Sendy, our logistics solutions provider.”