Naivas Supermarket is set to open two new branches next week in its expansion drive.
One of the branches will occupy the space at Lifestyle Mall in Nairobi’s CBD, which was previously occupied by Nakumatt Supermarket. The branch will be operational by Monday, November 23.
The other branch will open in Rongai around the same time, making Naivas’ number of branches countrywide 68. The fast-rising chain retailer says it will hire at least 240 employees for the two branches, givng hope to those fired by crumbling Tuskys Supermarket.
“The two stores will be opened next week. The Lifestyle Mall branch will be operational in the week starting November 23. We expect the other branch in Rongai to be opened the same week,” said Naivas Chief Commercial Officer Willy Kimani.
Naivas also plans to open two more outlets by the end of 2020, which would bring their total branches to 70.