Tuskys Supermarket has embarked on a drive to restock stores in Kilifi and Malindi despite financial troubles.
Since the advent of the covid-19 pandemic in the country, the two stores have recorded major stock outs.
In the north coast region, the supermarket chain has already shutdown the Mtwapa town branch. Another branch in Mombasa was also shut.
Speaking in Malindi on Sunday, Tuskys Supermarket Head of Business Development John Muitiriri said they have restocked the outlets as part of efforts to restore customer confidence. He said the exercise will continue across the country.
He said business in the two resorts towns was greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as they are tourist destinations.
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Muitiriri termed sustainability of supplies as the main challenge that was almost bringing the retail on its knees.
“We have employed a very sustainable model to ensure we build this business to the levels that are required. Over the last month since we started re-launching our outlets, our sales have grown,” he said.
Muitiriri said so far they have relaunched the Kisumu, Eldoret, Kisii, Mombasa and Nairobi branches.
“For these reasons, we are going around the country just to ensure that we re-launch and convince our shoppers that we are back and fully stocked,” he said.
Muitiriri said Tuskys Supermarket was firmly in business despite the challenges, which are now being addressed.