2 October 2019
The Weekly
South Africa
New Woolworths flagship store at the Sarit Centre in Nairobi

Woolworths has opened a new flagship store at the Sarit Centre continuing its expansion drive in Kenya, about three years after it fully gained control its local business. Woolies bought out Deacon’s Kenya stake in 2016 ending a joint venture the two had formed in 2012. The opening of the latest branch increases Woolworth’s network to 11 in the country with eight in Nairobi and the rest in Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret. Woolworths currently has 67 stores in 10 African countries outside of South Africa including Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique and Mauritius.