Supermarket chain Tusker Mattresses Limited (Tuskys) wil consolidate its three branches in Mombasa, Nairobi and Kitale.
In a public notice on Monday, Benard Kahianyu, the Chairman Tusker Mattresses Limited, said the company is consolidating its business to better serve its customers in spacious branches by adhering to the government’s directives aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19.
“We have noted that in some areas where we have multiple locations close to each other, we can adequately serve customers better and more efficiently by consolidating our businesses in spacious branches which allow us to implement social distancing, and personal hygiene measures better. Consequently, we have consolidated service centres in Nairobi CBD, Kitale Town and Mombasa Towns, effective 20th April 2020,” the retailer said in the notice.
In Nairobi, the retailer will close its Tom Mboya branch in favor of Imara along the same street. In Mombasa, Tuskys Digo branch will be close in favor of Bandari branch, in Kitale, Tuskys Mega will be closed in favour of their branch in the town’s Central Business District (CBD).
There are reports of layffs on what many staff call flimsy reasons in an attempt to hide that the supermarket store is struggling.
Some staff who wrote to KenyanBusinessFeed.com say that the earlier order to deduct salary amounts equivalent to what has been stolen from the store each month has now been replaced by a sacking-on-the-spot.
Last month, the CEO of Tuskys Mr Dan Githua promised to take a 20 per cent pay cut for six months in line with cost reduction amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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