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Nakumatt unveil Africa's first portable store

30 May 2013, 12:05 Alfred Ng'ang'a

Nairobi - Regional retailer, Nakumatt Holdings has unveiled Africa’s first portable retail store to provide shopping solutions during key special events in remote locations.
The 200 Square Feet store dubbed the: ‘Nakumatt on Wheels’ (NoW) will be housed in a 20Ft-shipping air-conditioned container and will be available for rapid deployment countrywide.
The pilot NoW store, developed at a cost of more than KES 15 million has been specially fabricated for deployment at special events, fundraising events including special operation locations such as military training fields, mining and oil exploration/drilling camps among others.
This weekend, the innovative store will open its doors ready to serve competitors and spectators attending the 25th Rhino Charge off road motoring event at a remote location in Kajiado County.

Speaking during a flag off session for the pioneer NoW Store at Nakumatt Headquarters, the firm’s, Business Development Manager Neel Shah disclosed that the container unit will stock a variety of retail products’ and is geared at providing retail convenience.
The NoW store will feature retail amenities including, computerised checkout tills and refrigeration units. The NoW store will also be supported by an external power generation unit and independent refrigeration truck to guarantee product freshness.
Some of the products for sale will be ranging from camping gear, foodstuffs, first aid kits and beverages to kitchen items such as pots and pans, paper plates among others.
The move is hot on the heels of the recent Nakumatt Blue Label products launch.
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