Carrefour Oman expands with four new stores
MUSCAT: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced today its eminent plan to open four new Carrefour outlets in the Sultanate of Oman by early 2019.
With a total additional selling area of more than 160,000 square feet, Carrefour will continue to deliver its bespoke shopping experience and customer service offering.
The expansion plan includes two new hypermarkets, one in Al Araimi Boulevard and one in City Centre Suhar, and two Carrefour Markets in Almanuma and in Suhar’s China Downtown.
Carrefour Market introduces the first supermarket format for Carrefour in the Sultanate of Oman. The store mainly focuses on a wide range of fresh foods and food items, rather than non-food products. Carrefour Markets are located closer to residential communities to cater to customers’ everyday shopping needs.
Najib Haddad, Country Manager of Carrefour Oman at Majid Al Futtaim Retail said: “We are excited to announce our expansion in Oman with the opening of four new stores by early 2019. This enables us to cater to a wider customer base across the Sultanate and continue to deliver an unrivalled shopping experience in line with consumers’ evolving lifestyle preferences.”
He added: “We can observe a period of transformation within the Omani retail market, where customers are becoming more convenience oriented. Hence, our strategy for launching supermarkets in Oman is centred around our convenience offering in line with our efforts to create great moments for everyone, everyday. Our two new hypermarkets in City Centre Suhar and Al Araimi Boulevard will offer a wide selection of high quality food and non-food items at the best value for money reflecting on our endeavour to become a market leader in customer satisfaction and experience.”
Carrefour, which entered the Omani market in 2001, currently operates 8 hypermarkets, three are located in Muscat and one each in Nizwa, Sur, Sohar, and Salalah. With the additional four stores Carrefour will operate a total of 12 stores across the Sultanate of Oman.