With 7 stores already opened and functioning in Kenya employing more than 2,100 employees with 98% of employees being locals, Majid Al Futtaim, is set to open its first Carrefour stores in Uganda in the upcoming months, as the retailer seeks to cater to evolving customer needs and responds to the growing demand for modern retail in Kampala and its surroundings.
Majid Al Futtaim will operate its first Carrefour store in Oasis Mall, with over 150 employees recruited for its maiden Ugandan outlet, which promises shoppers great value and choice, through a combination of offers and promotions. The store will enable customers to purchase quality products at unbeatable prices, within an excellent shopping experience.
As part of its expansion strategy, Majid Al Futtaim is planning to open its second Carrefour store in the country (Uganda) in early 2020 at Metroplex Kampala, creating up to 150 additional direct and indirect employment opportunities for local talents.
The entry of the retailer into the market will boost the country’s economy as it will work with local suppliers, manufacturers, producers and farmers across Uganda and contribute to local direct and indirect employment. Carrefour will also introduce customer service standards, a more sophisticated shopping experience, and best practice for in-store hygiene processes.
In addition, the stores will stock a mix of international and local brands all certified by relevant government agencies, applying international hygiene standards in order to guarantee food safety to customers.