Woolworths expands Africa footprint with a new store in Ghana

Mega retailer Woolworths has opened a new store in Accra, Ghana. The shop which is the retailer’s second store in Ghana is at the West Hills Mall. The 555 square metres store is large enough to meet Ghana’s growing demand for Woolworths modern product offerings.

“We are delighted to be able to meet our customers’ growing expectations and needs by opening a new store in a great location and we are optimistic about our future in Ghana,” said Paula Disberry, Woolworths Group Director, Retail Operations. Ghana remains a compelling growth opportunity for Woolworths. The economy has shown successive year-on-year economic growth, coupled with rising household incomes, increasing urbanisation and a significant emerging middle class.”

Woolworths is investing in staff development programmes with an emphasis on growing retail skills.  This is another example of our ongoing commitment to our African business as we become a leading Southern Hemisphere retailer,” added Disberry.  Woolworths currently has 63 stores in 11 African countries outside of South Africa including Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Mozambique and Mauritius.