Carrefour Group has opened its first hypermarket in Uganda in partnership with the Dubai-based mall operator, Majid Al Futtaim Group.
The new store, located in the capital city of Kampala, features a sales area of over 2,000 square meters, and employs approximately 130 staff.
The hypermarket offers around 20,000 local and international branded products, Carrefour said in its statement.
Carrefour's executive director for international partnerships, Patrick Lasfargues, said, "Africa is a developing continent, particularly as far as the retail sector is concerned.
"Carrefour's arrival in Uganda – a country with a population of more than 40 million – through our partnership with the Majid Al Futtaim Group, is another milestone following the successful set up of Carrefour in Kenya with 7 stores since 2016."
The Majid Al Futtaim Group collaborated with Carrefour in more than 25 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Managing director of Majid Al Futtaim Retail, Hani Weiss, described the new store in Uganda as evidence of the group's long-term goal to bolster its presence in East Africa.
"We are delighted to be able to help further develop the retail sector, and Carrefour is here to modernise it, providing our customers with products that offer the best value for money."
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