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Shoprite's Garden City branch opens its doors

Shoprite outlet at the Garden City
Workers during the official opening of Shoprite outlet at the Garden City on March 21, 2019. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NMG 

Johannesburg bourse-listed South Africa retailer, Shoprite, Thursday launched its second store at Garden City Mall in Nairobi that has employed 120 workers amid plans by the firm to roll out two more outlets by year end.

Shoprite Kenya general manager Andrew Mweemba said the planned branches will be at Nairobi’s Karen Waterfront Mall and Mombasa’s Nyali City later this year.

Mr Mweemba said partnership agreements with 28 fresh produce suppliers from across the country had been signed.

“We guarantee our suppliers prompt payments as this is key to maintaining a fresh supply of farm produce and other goods to our customers,” he said.

Mr Mweemba said the firm’s store at Westgate Mall, which was its first in Kenya, has employed 140 workers.

Garden City’s managing director Chris Coulson welcomed Shoprite as its anchor tenant saying the move will grow the mall’s clientele business.

Shoprite has taken over locations formerly operated by cash-strapped retailer Nakumatt were it runs a meat market, hot and cold foods Deli, bakery as well as a fresh fruit and vegetable departments.

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