Majid Al Futtaim Opens First Carrefour Hypermarket In Nairobi, Kenya

17 May 2016

First Carrefour Hypermarket store opens at the Hub Shopping Mall, Karen Store opening represents Majid Al Futtaim’s first operation in Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa

Nairobi, Kenya Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across Middle East and North Africa, today announced the opening of has its first Carrefour hypermarket in Nairobi, Kenya. The French retail franchisees’ entry into the Kenyan market marks a significant milestone in the Company’s massive expansion plans into the African continent.

The new hypermarket is located in the newly opened Hub Shopping Mall in the Karen suburb and offers more than 30,000 items, including fresh produce and groceries, a fresh bakery, home appliances, electronics and general merchandise.

The hypermarket sits on 5000 square metres of shopping space and will offer its customers more than just shopping. Carrefour, which is the world’s second largest retailer, promises great value packs and a combination of discount offers. This means that customers can purchase quality products at even lower costs, meeting their essential needs at unbeatable prices. This coupled with an excellent shopping experience.

Franck Moreau, Country Manager, at Majid Al Futtaim – Retail Kenya said “At Carrefour, we are committed to offering the best price and best merchandise in a pleasant shopping environment because we are in the business of creating great moments for everyone everyday. We want to meet the needs of our customers who are in pursuit of a shopping experience that will leave them happy and coming back for more. We are also pleased to see the benefits of Carrefour’s presence in Kenya through job creation and support for local producers. We have so far recruited just over 200 staff members at the Hub hypermarket and by the end of 2016 Carrefour Kenya will have a solid staff base of 500.”

The hypermarket is already working with more than 480 suppliers, local manufacturers, producers, and farmers across Kenya. Majid Al Futtaim prides itself in upholding the highest international standards and best practices. This includes ensuring positive supplier relations through on-going training and engagement and enhancing supplier efficiency. Carrefour Kenya has also introduced customer service standards, a more sophisticated shopping experience, and best practice in in-store hygiene processes.