Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is set to open its first Carrefour stores in Uganda in the upcoming months.
The retailer seeks to cater to evolving customer needs and respond 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.
“Following Carrefour’s success in Kenya, we are proud to introduce our plan for the first ever Carrefour stores in Uganda, which will further cement our position as a leading customer-centric retailer, bringing one of the largest retail chains in the world to the heart of the country,” said Hani Weiss, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim – Retail.
Hani Weiss further said that Uganda, being one of the fastest growing economies in Africa was the ideal place for opening another business outlet.
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.
The stores will also 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.
Majid Al Futtaim holds the exclusive franchise rights to operate Carrefour in 37 countries and currently operates over 270 Carrefour stores in 15 countries.
Uganda will be its 16th market. Carrefour started operations in East Africa with its entry into the Kenyan market in 2016 and operates seven stores to date, employing more than 1,400 staff members.