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The newly opened Naivas branch at Shell Survey along Thika Road which is also the chain’s 103rd store countrywide.

By Tum David

The soaring success story of Naivas, Kenya’s leading supermarket chain, has yet again stamped its authority as it returns to the legacy highway, Thika Road with the unveiling of its 103rd outlet at Shell Survey.

The Survey branch comes barely a month after the store number 102nd was unveiled at Mwanzi Market along road in Westlands.

The newly opened outlet becomes the 12th store by Naivas within the greater Thika Road region comprising of all store formats that the retailer operates.

” Even as we celebrate this milestone, we’re cognizant of the fact that we’re in unchartered waters by being the very first supermarket in the country to scale beyond the 100 branches,” remarked Andreas Von Paleske, the Chief of Strategy at Naivas.

” The founders of Naivas Supermarket, the Mumuha family set very strong foundations and as the business scaled, they introduced key partners at a critical point to strengthen corporate governance, the lead in a consortium of investors, IBL brings with it a legacy of 109 years of a successful global family business which is a huge business for us, ” said Andreas Von Paleske the Chief of Strategy.

Highlihting the successes of the evergrowing food chain, Peter Mukuha, the Chief of Operations at the Naivas had this to say:
” Our mission has always been to provide a world class shopping experience to our customers and we have kept true to this by opening and operating outlets that stand shoulder to shoulder with global brands”.

Some of the upcoming outlets to watch out for in the coming few months are Langata and Buruburu.

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