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Carrefour opens new store in Nairobi CBD

Retail chain Carrefour has opened its first store at the Comet House, aiming to tap Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD) customers.

The new store is located along Monrovia Street, offering a wide array of consumer goods, cleaning and household products, personal hygiene products, and fresh food, including fruits and vegetables.

“The new store allows us to move closer and serve customers that previously could not access our products at work or in the CBD,” said Franck Moreau, Regional Director — East Africa, Majid Al Futtaim.

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Majid Al Futtaim, which owns the Carrefour Kenya franchise, said that the new branch is the smallest of Carrefour stores in the country, holds over 9,000 single items, and is expected to have considerable foot traffic.

The store will have a grocery range and a complete fresh food assortment, including butchery, bakery and fruits, and vegetables, as well as cheeses and ready-to-eat items.

Altogether, Carrefour now operates 19 stores countrywide, with 15 located in Nairobi, while Kisumu and Mombasa host two stores each.

The stores are found at the Hub, the Village Market, Galleria Shopping Mall, the Sarit Centre, the Junction Mall, Thika Road Mall, Two Rivers Mall, and Southfields Mall.

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Others are Valley Arcade and Kilimani in Nairobi, United Mall and Mega Plaza in Kisumu, and City Mall and Center Point Mall in Nyali and Diani, respectively.

“Kenya remains a key market in our expansion strategy, with many opportunities to grow our network across the country through physical stores and e-commerce offering,” Moreau said.

Ahead of Christmas, it announced a 50 percent discount on various products such as electronics, cleaning, household products, clothing, and outdoor, among others, until November 30.

“Every year, our customers enjoy unbeatable discounts on their favorite items, and this year is no exception.

“And, our commitment to them remains unchanged: to offer the highest quality at the lowest possible price in our stores,” he added.

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