The East African - - MARKETS -

In 2015 com­pe­ti­tion in Kenya’s re­tail sec­tor height­ened with the en­try of South Africa’s Mass­mart Hold­ings, a sub­sidiary of the Us-based Wal­mart into the Kenyan mar­ket. It was fol­lowed by the French re­tail gi­ant Car­refour last year and Botswan­abased food re­tailer Chop­pies that ac­quired Uk­wala Su­per­mar­kets. Other ma­jor play­ers in the mar­ket in­clude Naivas and Tuskys which shut down two branches in Nairobi.

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