Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Kenya, is further expanding its retail footprint across the country with the upcoming opening of two new stores in the nation’s third largest city, Kisumu.
The announcement was made by Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, during a courtesy meeting with the Kisumu County Governor, Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o.
The visit reaffirmed Professor Anyang’ Nyong’o and Carrefour’s commitment to investing in the Kenyan economy by providing an expanded range of economic benefits to Kenyans. This would take form through direct and indirect employment, expanded supply opportunities for local farmers and manufacturers, and a wider market choice for customers.
Franck Moreau, Country Manager of Carrefour Kenya mentioned that the stores — which are located at the Market MEGA and the United Mall — will open in July and August respectively. The stores will offer upon opening a convenient assortment, focusing on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) at Carrefour prices.
He added: “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.”
The opening of the two stores will raise the total number of Carrefour outlets in Kenya to 15, including 11 stores in Nairobi and 2 in Mombasa.