Kano Shoprite to end operations in the country by January 14, 2024

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The Kano branch of the popular supermarket Shoprite in Ado Bayero Mall has announced plans to end operations on January 14, 2024.

The management of Shoprite disclosed this in a circular on Thursday, explaining that the decision followed the current financial situation of the state mall and the country’s difficult business climate.

The circular read, “I regret that our store in Ado Bayero Mall, Kano, will be closing its doors on January 14 2024. This decision was not made lightly, as we understand the impact it may have on our employees and the community. However, after careful evaluation of the financial situation of the store and the current business climate, we believe that it is the best cause of action for the long-term growth of our organisation.”

Expressing regret at the pending closure of the branch, the supermarket hinted that all the employees at the mall would be laid off at the closure date.

However, the circular said the store would be opening new branches in other parts of the country while inviting its employees in Kano to apply.

“We understand that this news may be difficult to digest. We want to assure you that we are here to support you during this transitional period, your well-being is our top priority, and we will do everything we can to assist you in finding new opportunities within our company; we encourage you to apply for any vacant position in our existing stores across the country through the Human Resources department.

“Additionally, we will be operating new stores in the upcoming months, and you are welcome to apply for employment there as well,” it said.

The announcement came after Jumia Food on Wednesday announced its decision to cease operation in Nigeria by the end of December, blaming economic challenges and the country’s high operation cost.

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