By Kelvin Majangah
Fast rising retailer Quickmart Supermarkets has opened a new branch along Waiyaki way as it count on quality services and convenience to penetrate the country’s competitive retail sector.
Quickmart’s latest strategic location is expected to serve customers in the wider Westland’s region region that includes Loresho, Kangemi, Lavington and Kinoo neighborhoods.where residents have been having limited shopping options.
The new Wayaki way branch that has at least 100 attendants brings the retailer’s total outlets to 11, adding to the two in Nakuru, and one each in Kahawa Sukari, Ruiru, Waithaka, Eastern Bypass, Ruaka, Ruai and another at Thindigua along Kiambu Road.
Quickmart Supermarket which stems from Nakuru County is following in the footsteps Tuskys and Nakumatt Supermarkets that rose to become market leaders locally and regionally respectively.
Nukumatt’s vigor was however been slowed by Sh35 billion debt, forcing it to close dozens of branches in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
The family owned supermarket chain started in 2006 by late businessman John Kinuthiahas embarked on a compound expansion plan that targets both low and high end clients.
The Waiyaki way branch for instance has invested in high quality cereal storage facilities made mostly of timber.
There is also an in store van with fresh vegetables, classy meat section, liquor and eatery with top chefs at service.
The retailer is banking on growing middle class and youthful population in Kenya to expand to more residential areas in and outside Nairobi even as retailers move from traditional malls and town centres to bring services closer to customers.