Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Georgia, has launched a new store in Poti, port city of Georgia. Opening its doors to customers on Wednesday 17 February, this store is the third Carrefour to open in the Samegrelo region of western Georgia.
Located at Poti mall, Mshvidoba Street 2, the new supermarket offers a convenient shopping experience seven days a week and access to a wide variety of high-quality food products and household goods. These include health foods, baby care, hygiene and personal care items, as well as exclusive Carrefour private label products.
The store opening reinforces Carrefour’s position as a trusted partner of communities throughout Georgia, and represents the continuation of its active physical expansion across the country. In doing so, the brand introduces its elevated shopping experience to residents of different regions of the country, allowing them to enjoy accessibility to the highest quality products and affordable prices.
Christophe Orcet, Country Manager of Carrefour Georgia at Majid Al Futtaim Retail noted: I am delighted that Carrefour is already in Poti. In addition to creating unique shopping experiences for our customers, we are especially pleased to be uplifting local manufacturers and suppliers through our success. With such an active physical and digital expansion, we wish to be as close as possible to our customers, to satisfy their needs, offer unbeatable value, and continue to create great moments for everyone, every day.
The new Poti store follows the opening of Carrefour branches in Zugdidi. This growth has helped to boost the local economy and create more employment opportunities for people across the region. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, Carrefour opened 20 new stores countrywide in 2020, creating jobs for more than 2,000 people.
Additionally, the Carrefour marked the beginning of 2021 with the opening of a new branch in Telavi: its first store in the Kakheti region of eastern Georgia; its 40th store in the country. The scope and size of Carrefour’s vast network, and considerable presence across a number of markets, sets it apart as a large-scale job creator and one of the biggest contributors in the local market, supporting the Georgian economy as a whole.
Recently, Carrefour enhanced its online capabilities and expanded its delivery service by partnering with non-food delivery app Vendoo, as well as food-delivery apps Glovo and Wolt. These partnerships have allowed customers to prioritise their health and wellbeing by affording them the convenience of shopping from the safety and comfort of their own homes during the pandemic.