, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 20 – Regional retailer Nakumatt Holdings on Monday opened the doors to its 51st branch named Nakumatt Shujaa.
The opening of the Sh90m Nakumatt Shujaa Supermarket coincided with the 20th October Mashujaa Day national celebrations.
The new outlet, located at the new Shujaa Mall, the new store will also be the second Nakumatt store within Nairobi’s Eastlands Business District, alongside Nakumatt Embakasi.
Speaking at the opening, Nakumatt Holdings Managing Director Atul Shah, disclosed that the new store will cover a 20,000 square feet shopping floor space. The new Nakumatt Shujaa, is set on two levels connected with a spacious lift and will also feature an in store bakery and FoneXpress store among other retail amenities.
To celebrate the opening and the Mashujaa day festivities, Nakumatt Shujaa customers, Shah said will also enjoy attractive opening offers for a variety of products throughout this week.
The opening of the new store, Shah acknowledged is aimed at meeting the retail needs of its smart shoppers residing around Donholm and its environs as part of the retailers commitment to boost formal retail penetration across East Africa.
“At Nakumatt, we are very excited to be registering our presence in the Donholm/Komarock/Kayole area,” Shah said. “By opening our second store around Eastlands, we are also keeping our standing promise to expand our network presence to meet growing customer demands.”
At the new Nakumatt Shujaa, Shah, further said that the store will also be retaining more than 100 new employees further pushing the retailer’s staff count to more than 7300 staffers across the East Africa region.
The fully fledged Nakumatt Shujaa store will also feature a selection of Electronics, Hardware, Toys and clothing sections all under one roof to complement its location.
By opening Nakumatt Shujaa, the retailer is maintaining a bullish expansion run across the region with plans for the opening of its 52nd branch in Bamburi, Mombasa County now in high gear.
The opening of Nakumatt Shujaa also comes hot in the heels of the recent opening of three stores by the retailer in Tanzania, following the acquisition of the former Shoprite Tanzania stores in Dar es Salaam and Arusha.
Having started its supermarket operations in 1992 with its pioneer Nakumatt Mega store located along Nairobi’s Uhuru Highway opposite Nyayo Stadium, the retailer has been enjoying steady growth for the last 20 years.
Across the region, Nakumatt has been at the forefront in the promotion of regional retail trade integration and currently operates 8 branches in Uganda, 4 in Tanzania and 2 in Rwanda alongside its 37 Kenya stores.
Alongside the store openings, Nakumatt is also actively enhancing its private brands (Nakumatt Select and Nakumatt Blue Label) rollout across the region.