Dubai – Mubasher: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading property developer and shopping mall operator, has inaugurated the first Carrefour Store in Uganda.
Covering an area of 2,800 square metres at the Oasis Mall, the store is expected to meet the rising demand for modern retail in Kampala, according to a statement on Tuesday.
“With rapid urbanisation, there is an increased demand for superior and high-quality products offered at great value, and we are very confident that in Majid Al Futtaim, we have the right partner,” Uganda’s minister for trade, industry, and cooperatives, Amelia Kyambadde, said.
About 260 local suppliers have been contacted by Majid Al Futtaim to stock the Carrefour store in the Sub-Saharan African country, which will help support local suppliers, in line with the government’s Buy Uganda, Build Uganda’ policy, she added.
“Carrefour is here to modernise the grocery retail sector by bringing international best practices, and delivering the best value products to our customers, as we work to realize our vision of creating great moments for everyone everyday,” CEO of Majid Al Futtaim - Retail, Hani Weiss, remarked.
It is noteworthy that Majid Al Futtaim operates 300 Carrefour stores in 16 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.