Browsing: Ugandan retail market
  • Carrefour only had two stores before the takeover
  • Shoprite, the previous owner of the space, has exited Uganda after 21 years of operations
  • Majid Al Futtaim is currently on an expansion spree in East Africa 

French retailer Carrefour has entered into an agreement with Shoprite Checkers Uganda Limited to take over its Shoprite franchise in the country.

Under the deal, Shoprite will transfer six of its Ugandan stores’ leases to Majid Al Futtaim, Carrefour’s parent company, by end of year.

Majid Al Futtaim currently operates two stores in Uganda, under the Carrefour banner.

Following the implementation of the agreement, Majid Al Futtaim will expand its footprint to eight Carrefour stores.

Commenting on the deal, Hani Weiss, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Retail said: “We welcome the opportunity to bring our unique Carrefour offering of unbeatable value range, international standards to more customers across Uganda.

He added that the agreement represents …