Nakumatt opens third outlet in Kigali
Written by: Our Reporter
Monday, December 19th, 2016, 5:42
Regional retail supermarket chain, Nakumatt has opened its 3rd branch in Kigali, Rwanda. The latest outlet opened in a Kigali suburb of Kagugu, it’s located at Merez Centre Kagugu and has space of more than 5,000square feet.
Now the regional chain has 64 outlets in East Africa with many in Kenya where it was founded and has remained its base.
Nakumatt Holdings Managing Director, Atul Shah said that, his firm’s commitment is to deepen the value of the regional formal retail trade. “Deepening of the regional formal retail trade space through branch expansions and stocking of commodities sourced from the region, will play a key role in fostering meaningful regional integration,” he said.
In Rwanda, Nakumatt opened its first Supermarket at UTC building (Union Trade Center) in 2008 followed by an outlet in Kigali City Tower (KCT) in 2011. The firm is growing steadily and plans to open more next year.
With the opening of its latest branch in Kigali, Nakumatt now has a branch complement of 47 branches in Kenya, nine in Uganda and five in Tanzania. The move is part of Nakumatt’s regional strategy to also source suppliers from different parts of East Africa.