Nakumatt back home to Nakuru

December 18, 2011
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, NAKURU, Kenya, Dec 18 – After a 20-year leave of absence from its hometown, Nakumatt Holdings has officially retraced its roots, making a business comeback to Nakuru town marked by the opening of the new ultra-modern Nakumatt Nakuru hypermarket.

The Rift Valley town, which holds a sentimental value for Nakumatt Holdings, will now proudly host the firm’s 36th branch located at the new Westside Mall.

The opening of the new Sh250 million Nakumatt Nakuru branch is also set to revolutionalise Nakuru’s retail market scene. The construction of the new Ultra-Modern Westside Mall and the re-entry of Nakumatt is expected to radically transform Nakuru’s trading landscape as major business names head back to the town.

Nakumatt, which traces its business roots from Nakuru town via its earlier trading name Nakuru Mattresses, has unveiled a fully stocked hypermarket covering more than 70,000 square feet shopping floor space. The opening of Nakumatt Nakuru also comes hot on the heels of Nakumatt’s Moshi.

Speaking during the launch of the new Nakumatt Nakuru Hyper, Nakumatt Holdings Managing Director Atul Shah described the return of Nakumatt to Nakuru as a long overdue corporate commitment.

“For the last two years, our thirst to return to our mother town has been insatiable and we are today proud to be hosting a homecoming party as Nakumatt Nakuru opens its doors,” Shah said.

And added: “in the last twenty years Nakumatt has tremendously grown from Nakuru to cover East Africa and the opening of a major outlet in Nakuru is just but one way to pay a sincere tribute to the town that nurtured our corporate dream.”

The new Nakumatt Nakuru is a signature retail outlet that has been tastefully finished with a very clear focus on customer experience and incorporates both architectural and technological elements that complement the ambience at the new Westsidemall.

The store is also stocked with a variety of more than 75,000 products to choose from ranging from Fresh Produce, Horticulture, and Agriculture equipment to Lifestyle products such as furniture, electronics, clothing, toys, branded foods and general products.

As part of it strategic growth plan, Nakumatt Holdings has been effecting a calculated expansion strategy geared at boosting its turnovers and presence in strategic locations.

While commenting on the festive season retail sales forecasts, Shah expressed optimism at the possibility of registering more than 20 percent sales growth on the back of growing consumer demand for retail products.

Other businesses that will be housed at the Westside Mall include clothing and accessories, bookstores, sporting goods, gift shops, pharmacy, photo studio, personal services and financial services as well as hardware and automotiveservices and Kids entertainment.

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