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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,21ST JUNE 2018-French Retailer Carrefour continue to expand its network in the country with plans underway to open a new branch at Galleria Shopping Mall, along Lang’ata Road.
The new branch will be its sixth store in Nairobi.The Supermarket has other five outlet located at the Thika Road Mall, The Junction, Two Rivers Mall and Sarit Centre and The Hub in Karen .
“We will open the new store at Galleria at the end of next month, using a partial selling model of 1,000 square metres. This is similar to what we have successfully implemented at our Thika Road Mall and Junction Mall stores and allows us to cater to some of the most immediate shopping needs of customers who live and work near Galleria,” said Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya.
“Our ambition is to scale up our operations from the partial selling model to a fully-fledged hypermarket of more than 5,000 square metres by mid- 2019,” Moreau continued.
The retailer is also opening its first Carrefour Market, its supermarket format, at the Village Market in December.
Majid Al Futtaim, the local franchise holder, currently operates over 240 Carrefour stores across 15 markets.
The new branch will offer the full range of over 30,000 food and non-food products to customers living in Lang’ata, Karen and along Magadi road as well as areas beyond these residential areas.