French retailer Carrefour is set to open its fifth store at the Sarit Centre shopping mall in Nairobi on Thursday, taking over space vacated by struggling Uchumi Supermarkets #ticker:UCHM.
Carrefour, whose local franchise is held by Dubai-based conglomerate Majid Al Futtaim, is set to move to bigger space at Sarit Centre’s new wing scheduled for completion at the end of the year.
“We are elated to be making our entry into Westlands 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,” Carrefour Kenya country manager Franck Moreau said in February after signing the lease agreement with the Sarit Centre management.
“We are privileged to have partnered with the mall owners before the completion of the new wing, making it possible to influence the design of the space to suit our specifications and international standards.”
In January Carrefour opened its fourth store at the Junction Mall, which was previously occupied by struggling rival Nakumatt Holdings.
Its other branches are located at Thika Road Mall, Two Rivers and the Hub Mall.