The Tunisian supermarket chain Monoprix said Thursday it is planning to open stores in Libya.
Monoprix Tunisia, the chain of supermarkets which uses the logo and name of the well-known French supermarket chain, will open the stores in collaboration with Libyan businessman Husni Bey.
Emad Bouaasida, Director of International Development for Monoprix Tunisia, stated, "We wanted to expand our business for three years, but since the Tunisian revolution and the Libyan revolution, it has been very difficult for us to commence with our project."
According to Bouaasida, the first Monoprix store in Libya is expected to open in the next couple of months.
By the end of 2012, three stores will be up and running and ten stores are planned to open by the end of 2013. The stores will be located in Tripoli, Benghazi, and Sibrata.