During a courtesy meeting with Kisumu county governor, Anyang’ Nyong’o, Carrefour announced the upcoming opening of two new stores in Kisumu city. The new retail stores offers a range of benefits to the nation’s third-largest city including direct and indirect employment, supply opportunities and more so access to products by customers.
Carrefour owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Kenya, is aiming to expand it’s operations across the country targeting the middle urban class. The French retail giant is the eighth largest retailer in world by revenue.
As per the announcement, the stores will open in July and August respectively at Market MEGA and the United Mall respectively. The stores focuses on fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) at Carrefour prices. With the new stores opened, the total number of Carrefour outlets in Kenya is 15 including 11 stores in Nairobi and 2 in Mombasa.
“Kisumu is the third city we are investing in after Nairobi and Mombasa, and it is part of our larger strategy to increase our footprint in various regions across the country. Our continuous commitment to contribute towards the Kenyan economy is reflected in the increase of job opportunities for local communities where we operate. As a true testament to uplifting those around us, more than two hundred Kisumu residents will benefit from the opening of the two stores through direct and indirect employment.” added Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya while making the announcement.
Carrefour opened it’s first store in Kenya in the year 2016.