With empty shelves and closed boxes, the State seeks to give up the management of Kero and make the asset, which employs around 1700 workers, profitable and was handed over to it in October 2020.
For this, a public tender was opened whose value will depend on the candidates' proposals. However, the high debts associated with the chain of hypermarkets suggest that proposals are below expectations.
However, the Expansion advances the interest of the French group Carrefour in the management of the Angolan hypermarket chain. Considered one of the major players in worldwide distribution, the group operates a network that exceeds 12,200 stores, located in more than 30 countries.
Another of the names pointed to the management of Kero is the South Africans of Shoprite. Present in the national market since 2003, they have a network of 500 stores, mostly spread across the African continent, of which 33 are in Angola. The company employs around 4000 workers in the country.
Contrary to expectations, the State will not privatize, but will hand over the management of the 12 Kero supermarkets that were assigned to it eight months ago.