Franck Moreau, country manager of Carrefour Kenya (left) and Ms. Sheila Doshi, ,director, Ideal Locations Ltd, during the official opening of the Carrefour City Mall Nyali store in Mombasa. Looking on is Ms. Nelly Maguta, marketing and client relations Ideal Locations Ltd. [PHOTO – COURTESY]

Carrefour has opened its first store in the nation’s second largest city, Mombasa. The store becomes its ninth countrywide. With over two thousand  square meters of selling area, the new supermarket will be home to a variety of quality products to address the immediate shopping needs of customers who live, work and go on  vacation within Mombasa and its environs.  

The Nyali store offers more than twenty thousand products alongside a home-made bakery section, a fresh fishery and a butchery counter, as well as a tasty deli section plus a wide selection of non-food and electronic products.

Franck Moreau, country manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said: “This is an exciting milestone for us since we ventured into Kenya in 2016  and we are looking forward to extending our quality goods and services to our customers here on the coast.”   He added that Carrefour caters to the growing population looking for a wide range of products, sold at the best prices, with the promise of refunding its customers ten times the difference if they buy the same product at a lower price. Customers  also get loyalty points when they use its  rewards application.

True to its ambition to lead digital innovation in grocery retail, Carrefour Kenya also provides on-demand delivery services from its Nyali store through its partners Jumia Food and Glovo. The service allows customers to order from the comfort of their home and enjoy Carrefour quality and low prices delivered right to their doorstep.

The opening of the new branch at the City Mall will create both direct and indirect job opportunities for Kenyans by employing one hundred and ninety people, including a dedicated Mombasa customer service team to assist in resolving any issues. Carrefour already operates eight stores in Nairobi, with plans to open an additional two stores in the Coastal region at the Diani Centre Point Plaza and Shanzu Mall



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