Several Set To Lose Jobs As Tuskys Closes Some Branches


Tuskys Supermarket has announced closure of a number of branches as it looks to reduce operating costs, and net more profits.

In a public notice, Tuskys announced that it was closing three branches in Nairobi, Kitale and Mombasa as from April 20.

“We have noted that in some areas where we have multiple locations close to each other, we can adequately serve customers better and more efficiently by consolidating our businesses in spacious branches which allow us to implement social distancing, and personal hygiene measures better. Consequently, we have consolidated service centres in Nairobi CBD, Kitale Town and Mombasa Towns, effective 20th April 2020,” the retailer said in the notice.

The first of the branches to be closed will be Tuskys Tom Mboya branch, Tuskys Kitale Mega branch and Tuskys Digo Road branch.

Read: Tuskys To Lay Off Employees As Fortunes Dwindle

“Tuskys Tom Mboya branch customers will be served from Tuskys Imara which is 100m away on the same street. Tuskys Kitale Mega branch customers will be served from Tuskys Kitale CBD branch, within the same town. Tuskys DIGO road branch customers will be served from Tuskys Bandari, which is 500m away along Haile Selassie Road Mombasa,” read the notice in part.

The move could see several employees who were working in the closed branches lose their jobs, even as the retail market gets stiffer in the country.

Recently. Tuskys opened an online shop with deliveries in a bid to tap several avenues of revenue.

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