By Sam Bridge
Majid Al Futtaim has announced the opening of its first Carrefour store in Uganda
UAE-based retail giant Majid Al Futtaim has announced the opening of its first Carrefour store in Uganda.
Located at the popular Oasis Mall, the store covers over 2,800 square metres selling area which stocks more than 20,000 products from international and local brands all certified by relevant Ugandan government agencies, the company said in a statement.
Majid Al Futtaim has so far recruited 130 Ugandan employees and has contracted 60 more from external local companies.
The company said it has also engaged 230 Ugandan suppliers to stock the Carrefour store in Uganda.
As part of its expansion strategy, Majid Al Futtaim said earlier this year that it is planning to open its second Carrefour store in the country in early 2020 at Metroplex Kampala, creating up to 150 additional direct and indirect jobs.
Majid Al Futtaim holds the exclusive franchise rights to operate Carrefour in 37 countries and currently operates over 270 Carrefour stores in 15 countries.
Uganda is its 16th market. Carrefour started operations in East Africa with its entry into the Kenyan market in 2016 and operates seven stores to date, employing more than 1,400 staff.For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.