NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 16 – Retailer Nakumatt Holdings has opened the doors to its 42nd branch as it seeks to maintain its branch expansion tempo.
As part of its branch expansion strategy, Nakumatt South C supermarket located at Mugoya estate shopping centre officially opened Saturday and will seek to serve customers living around leading South C estates such as Mugoya, KMA, Akila II and its environs.
The new Sh150 million Nakumatt South C opens its doors just weeks to the planned opening of yet another metropolitan store at Lavington by mid-December.
Featuring a unique model, Nakumatt South C will also house a number of complementary outlets including a Java Express Coffee house, a fully-fledged commercial bank and chemist among others.
Speaking at the new location, Nakumatt Holdings Managing Director Atul Shah said the opening, is part of an elaborate business recovery plan following the destruction of its former Nakumatt Westgate hypermarket.
The new store, he added is coming on stream as part of Nakumatt’s corporate strategy to beef up its Nairobi Metropolitan footprint while supporting Nairobi County Government’s efforts to deepen formal retail trade. Around, Nairobi County, Nakumatt Holdings currently has a branch network of 17 branches.
“Purely based on a recent market research, Nakumatt is now setting the stage for a concerted effort to beef up our Nairobi Metropolitan presence which will ultimately see us opening at least five more branches within Nairobi County in coming months,” Shah said.
He added that, “besides Nakumatt South C which is our 18th Nairobi branch, plans are now underway for the opening of Nakumatt Express at Lavington and Nakumatt Eastlands near Donholm very soon.”
Covering a shopping floor space of 17,000sq feet, the new Nakumatt South C store also joins the ranks of Nakumatt’s energy efficient stores. The new store features a wide range of energy conserving amenities imported from Italy including Freezers, Chillers and Lighting systems, which are some of the notable highenergy consuming elements in the retail sector.
The store has, been tastefully arranged with wide aisles and shelves loaded with a wide selection of to choose from ranging from Fresh Produce, to Lifestyle products such as electronics, clothing, toys, brandedfoods and general products.