Majid Al Futtaim has signed a deal with the management of Village Market that will see the opening of the first Carrefour Market in Kenya, by the end of the year.
A Carrefour Market store operates differently compared to a hypermarket by having a larger focus on stocking a wide range of food items over non-food items. A Carrefour Market also stocks small electrical appliances.
Franck Moreau, Country Manager, at Majid Al Futtaim – Retail Kenya said, “Carrefour Market is an innovative approach that allows us to serve our customers by offering them a store that caters for their everyday shopping needs. This attests to our commitment to addressing customers’ needs effectively while growing and expanding our presence in Kenya.”
“We will be embarking on construction work in May where the Carrefour Market will be located, and this will be followed by the installation of equipment and the relevant fit out to suit Carrefour’s international standards. When open, we assure customers of our sustained commitment to offer an unbeatable shopping experience and great moments for everyone, every day,” said Moreau.
Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia opened its first Carrefour Market in 2009. The different format store has since grown to become a popular sub-brand specialising in offering fresh produce and local products, an assortment of non-food products as well as attractive prices in every aisle, and regular promotions.
Carrefour launched operations in Kenya in 2016 and currently operates five stores located at The Hub in Karen, Two Rivers Mall, Thika Road Mall, The Junction and Sarit Centre. Once opened, The Village Market store will be Carrefour’s sixth store in the country, and a significant milestone in the retailers growth and expansion plans.