Modern retail giant, Majid Al Futtaim has opened its first-ever Carrefour store in Uganda. To cater for the ever-changing customer needs and growing demand for modern retail in Kampala, the new store now offers Ugandan shoppers great value and choice, through a combination of offers and promotions while delivering unbeatable prices, quality and its renowned customer service.
Stocked up with about 20,000 products, a combination of international and local brands, all certified by relevant government agencies, applying international hygiene standards in order to guarantee food safety to customers, Carrefour’s first launch in Uganda is an integral part in the retailer’s long-term ambition of strengthening its presence in the East African region
Uganda’s Minister for Trade, Industry, and Cooperatives Hon. Amelia Kyambadde who presided over the official opening of the store noted that the country’s growing population, coupled with a vibrant economy will support Majid Al Futtaim’s commitment to Uganda.
“The entry of a global retail brand like Carrefour goes a long way in ensuring that the expanding community is catered to. With rapid urbanization, there is an increased demand for superior and high-quality products offered at a great value, and we are very confident that in Majid Al Futtaim, we have the right partner.
“By building the capacity of local suppliers, Majid Al Futtaim is encouraging value addition which will in turn help to boost household incomes. This supplements the Government’s job creation efforts,” she said.
The Chief Executive Officer of Majid Al Futtaim affirmed the retail’s commitment to operating in Uganda for the long term and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to contribute to further developing the retail sector to the benefit of the community. Majid Al Futtaim owns the franchise rights to operate the Carrefour brand and today it runs over 300 stores in 16 countries across that network.