Woolworths goes big in Namibia - CNBC Africa

Woolworths goes big in Namibia

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Woolworths opens ninth store in Namibia. PHOTO: Cape Town Daily Photo

[DATA WHL:Woolworths] success in Namibia has seen it open a 2,400 square meter store which offers a range of clothing, merchandise and beauty products. The store also has a 480 square meter food market which is the largest in the nation.

“Having traded in Namibia for a number of years, the customers are now familiar and loyal to the Woolworths brand. We are delighted to be able to meet our customers’ expectations by opening a new store and we are optimistic about our future in Namibia,” said Paula Disberry, Woolworths Group Director of Retail Operations in a statement..

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The opening of the new store brings the number of Woolworths employees in Namibia to 250. The company says they have a strong emphasis on staff development programs and skills development.

“This new store in Windhoek is another example of our ongoing commitment to our African business as we deliver on our strategy to be a leading Southern Hemisphere retailer,” said Disberry.

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Woolworths has also launched their WRewards loyalty programme in Namibia which allows customers to save on selected products, both in the store and online, for limited periods.  

The retail store, which was founded in South Africa, currently has a presence in 11 countries outside South Africa including: Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique and Mauritius.

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