French retailer Carrefour is set to take over space vacated by struggling Uchumi Supermarket at the Sarit Centre Mall in Westlands, Nairobi to open its fifth store in the country in April.
The new branch adds to list the also includes branches at the Two Rivers Mall, The Hub Karen, Thika Road Mall and The Junction Mall.
“We are elated to be making our entry into Westlands area, which we consider to be very strategic for our business. The Carrefour store at Sarit Centre, gives us an opportunity to present our differentiated services to thousands of customers who visit this mall every day, due to its prime location,” said Franck Moreau, Country Manager, at Majid Al Futtaim – Retail Kenya.
The location of the store at the ground floor of the mall will, however, be temporary, as Carrefour has already signed up as one of the first clients at the new wing of the mall, which is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.
Uchumi vacated the Sarit Centre Mall on Sunday after 30years in the premises.