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How Nakumatt can re-energise for a comeback

Shoppers at a Nakumatt Supermarket outlet in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Shoppers at a Nakumatt Supermarket outlet in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The woes of Kenya’s equally loved and vilified retail giant Nakumatt have been fodder for conversations across various sectors—from agriculture, finance, logistics, marketing, human resource and even technology.

The recent announcement that they are in advanced talks with Tuskys Supermarket with whom they have a shared start-up connection set the interwebs ablaze again.

Many are struggling to see the fit or benefit of the perceived bailout in a series of events, pegged on a strategy misstep and probable poor governance that have the iconic elephant of retail on its knees.

That the Nakumatt brand is strong, has stellar locations and a large consumer base that is still vouching for it, is not in question.