What is Speciality?
As our customers become more educated, decisive and particular about their purchases and overall experience while shopping, retailers have to re-invent themselves so that they can profitably meet the ever changing tastes and preferences of customers.
Specialty stores are part and parcel of Uchumi shops. Their inclusion in our branches was initiated to increase the variety for customers especially where Uchumi does not have core expertise. This has not only created a one-stop-shop scenario for our customers but has also allowed business at a capital friendly rate for Uchumi.
We at Uchumi describe specialty as a “shop-within-a-shop” concept. These include laundry services, pharmacies, salons, electronic shops and boutiques found within our larger mainly hyper stores. Having spread from Kenya and now to our branches in Uganda and Tanzania, Specialty partners have greatly increased the shoppers experience at our stores.
Current services on offer include but are not limited to:
- Restaurant and Bar
- Ice cream parlour
- Gift shop
- Cosmetics and Jewelery
- Furniture and carpets
- Children’s and adults clothes, bags and shoes
- Insurance brokerage
- Photographic studio
- Soft furniture, carpets and lighting
- Music shops