The retail sector in Kenya is one of the main drivers of our economy. Carrefour Kenya’s sales have gone up by 25.8 percent to Sh32.9 billion from Sh26.2 billion with the opening of new branches across Kenya. This indicates that its aggressive expansion bid across major towns in Kenya and a focus on online shopping is now paying off.
Carrefour has become the only major foreign-owned large scale retailer in Kenya with two branches in Kisumu: one at United Mall along the busy Kisumu-Kakamega highway and having acquired 24,000 square feet of space at the Mega City and CBD’s Mega Plaza.
The retailer is known for stocking a wide range of food items and an assortment of non-food products and a great modern design interior that appeals across board.
Carrefour has been expanding its presence in Kenya taking over spaces previously occupied by supermarket chains that have ceased operations, including Shoprite, Nakumatt and Uchumi.
In 2021, the franchise reported, “We observed precautionary purchases ahead of lockdown measures, leading to a sharp increase in sales in all formats and online.”