Carrefour has opened a new store at the Diani Centre Point Plaza, Kwale County. As the first Carrefour to be opened in Kwale County and the second within the coastal region, this expansion forms part of the company’s commitment to bringing more accessible and unparalleled shopping experiences to Kenyan customers. The new store boasts 1,000 square meters of selling area as part of the initial first phase opening. This will be expanded to 1,800 square meters in the final phase.
Upon completion, the Carrefour Market will offer over 20,000 assorted goods and products and include a fresh fruit and vegetable section, a fresh fishery, a butchery counter as well as a home-made bakery section. Franck Moreau, country manager of Carrefour Kenya said: “So far, the response from our customers at our City Mall branch in Mombasa has been overwhelming and this second store aims to target and serve an even bigger customer base in Kwale County.”
With a plan to hire all its employees locally, the opening of the Carrefour Market will employ more than 130 people, creating both direct and indirect job opportunities. “Our people are our greatest asset and our plan to hire all our employees from right here in Kenya shows Carrefour’s efforts to develop and empower local talent. As a brand, we are committed to investing in the careers of our communities as much as the growth of our industry,” added Mr. Moreau.
Supporting the growth and prosperity of the Kenyan community, the Carrefour Market will stock local fresh produce sourced from the farmers around the country. This will ensure that the revenues benefit the local supply chain and the farmers. Carrefour already operates eight stores in Nairobi and one in Mombasa. There are plans to open two more stores in Nairobi and another one in Shanzu Mall.