Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Kenya, today celebrates the opening of its latest Kenyan store at the Diani Centre Point Plaza in Diani, Kwale County.
As the first Carrefour to be opened in Kwale County and the second within the coastal region, this expansion forms part of Carrefour’s commitment to bringing more accessible and unparalleled shopping experiences to Kenyan customers. Belonging to the Carrefour Market family — smaller and accessible Carrefour stores adapted for their customer base — the store boasts 1,000 square meters of selling area as part of the initial first phase opening, which will be expanded to 1,800 square meters in the final phase.
Upon completion, the Carrefour Market will offer over 20,000 assorted goods and products and include a fresh fruit and vegetable section; a fresh fishery; a butchery counter; as well as a home-made bakery section.
With a plan to hire 100 per cent of its employees locally, the opening of the Carrefour Market will employ more than 130 people, creating both direct and indirect job opportunities.
Supporting the growth and prosperity of the Kenyan community, the Carrefour Market will stock local fresh produce sourced from the farmers around the country. This ensures that the revenues benefit the local supply chain and the farmers.
Carrefour already operates eight stores in Nairobi and one in Mombasa with plans to open two more stores in Nairobi and another store in Shanzu Mall.