Majid Al Futtaim is set to invest an undisclosed amount expanding its footprint in the Coastal city of Mombasa in response to the growing demand for modern retail in Kenya.
Carrefour, which is operated in Kenya by Majid Al Futtaim, plans to open 3 outlets with its first two opening their doors in November 2020 with the first one being a 2,150 square metres space at the City Mall Nyali, formerly occupied by Nakumatt.
The Nyali store will house a home-made bakery section alongside a wide assortment of non-food and electronic products.
A second one will be a two-floored 1,800 sqm store at the Diani Centre Point Plaza and will stock over 20,000 food and non-food items each, all under one roof.
A third store will also be launched as part of the development of Shanzu Mall — which will be completed by 2023.
According to Carrefour, the three stores will create both direct and indirect employment opportunities for over 600 Kenyans across the coastal region as it keeps its promise of investing in local talent.
Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said: “The opening of the three stores in Mombasa underscores our ambitious growth and expansion plans in Kenya. It honours our commitment to offering great customer experiences locally.”
The opening of the three Carrefour stores will raise the total number of the brand’s outlets in Kenya to 11, with the previous eight operational stores located in Nairobi.