The first Monoprix store in Libya opened in Tripoli’s Sabaa district on Thursday, reports Libya Herald.
The Tunis-based chain, which is separate from but linked to the French company of the same name, has been brought to Libya in a joint venture with Libyan businessman Husni Bey.
The new food and consumer goods store, employing 70 people, covers an area of 5,000 m2, of which 3,000 m2 is the shopping area.
Husni Bey told the Libya Herald that a second store will open in Ain Zara next month, another in Benghazi in June, with a plan to open one every month for the next six months. He intends to eventually have 52 stores throughout the country, employing 4,000 people directly and another 4,000 indirectly.
Monoprix has 65 stores in Tunisia where it is owned by SNMVT (Société Nouvelle Maison de la Ville de Tunis).
(Source: Libya Herald)