French retailer Carrefour on Tuesday opened its second Uganda outlet in Kampala in a bid to expand its footprint and customer base in East Africa.
According to the retailer, the outlet, which is located at Metroplex Shopping Mall in Naalya, will serve customers in the aforementioned town as well as Ntinda, Namugongo, and its environs. The new Carrefour premises was once home to struggling Kenyan retailer Nakumatt and South Africa-based retailer Shoprite which have since shut down operations in Uganda and the larger East African market owing to financial constraints.
“This new Carrefour not only offers a wide range of products sold at the best prices but also uplifts the surrounding community by creating direct and indirect employment opportunities for over 90 Ugandans,” said Franck Moreau, country manager Uganda and Kenya, at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, Carrefour’s parent company.
The new Carrefour store is 2050 square meters in size and it will stock a mix of both local and international food, electronics, and household items brands.
Carrefour first entered the Ugandan market in January 2020, with the launch of its premier outlet at Oasis Mall in Kampala.
“We are committed to operating in Uganda for the long-term and are happy for the opportunity to contribute to further developing the retail sector to the benefit of the community,” Hani Weiss, the Chief Executive of Majid Al Futtaim – Carrefour’s mother company- said in a statement then.
The French retailer currently has 12 stores in Kenya and since its entry into the Kenyan market has established itself as a major player in the country’s retail sector. As it stands, the franchise is the third-ranked retailer in the country in terms of market share behind local supermarkets Tuskys and Naivas.
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