“We are delighted to be able to meet our customers’ growing expectations and needs by opening a new store in a great location and we are optimistic about our future in Ghana,” said Paula Disberry, Woolworths Group Director, Retail Operations. Ghana remains a compelling growth opportunity for Woolworths. The economy has shown successive year-on-year economic growth, coupled with rising household incomes, increasing urbanisation and a significant emerging middle class.”
Woolworths opened its ninth store in October 2014 in Namibia at The Grove in Windhoek. The store, which is 2 400 square metres, offers a range of clothing and general merchandise including beauty. In addition, the store is currently the largest food market to date in Namibia at 480 square meters.
Woolworths currently has 63 stores in 11 African countries outside of South Africa including Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique and Mauritius. Woolworths will continue to invest in new stores as well as extensions and modernisations on the continent.
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