The Head Office of Chandarana Food Plus Supermarkets Limited (CFPSL) are located on the 3rd Floor of the Lenana Place Building, at 197 Lenana Road, in the neighborhood of Parklands, in the city of Nairobi, the capital and largest city of Kenya.
The supermarket chain started in 1964, as a single grocery store, operated by the patriarch of the family, the late entrepreneur Shantilal Mulji Thakkar, with twelve employees. Over the years the business has expanded to more than a dozen stores in major urban centers in Kenya.
Three of the founder's sons, Anil Thakkar, Sanjay Thakkar and Dipan Thakkar, run the enterprise.
The company's Group Chief Operations Director, in Hanif Rajan, a native of Eldoret, Kenya, with a varied retail career in Kenya, Canada, Seychelles and Tanzania. In an interview with Business Daily Africa, in February 2018, Rajan says that the chain owes its success to a cautious, conservative expansion policy, that has saved it from making irrational, emotional decisions. One of the areas that the chain pays special attention to are its suppliers, who deal directly with management, without any middlemen.
The supermarket has remained focused on food items, including in-house butcheries, bakeries, wine and spirits sections, fresh vegetables and sandwich shops.T the chain does not maintain warehouses; the suppliers deliver merchandise/produce directly to the store that they supply.
As of February 2018 the supermarket chain maintains branches at the following locations
Highbridge Brainch: Highbridge Shpping Centre, Nairobi
Diamond Plaza Branch: Diamond Plaza, Nairobi
Karen Branch: Karen, Nairobi
Muthaiga Branch: Muthaiga, Nairobi
Yaya Centre Branch: Yaya Centre, Nairobi
Ad Life Plaza Branch: Ad Life Plaza, Nairobi
ABC Place Branch: ABC Place, Nairobi
Lavington Mall Branch: Lavington Mall, Nairobi
Nanyuki Branch: Cedar Mall, Nanyuki
Eldoret Branch: Rupa Mall, Eldoret
Diani Branch: Diani Beach
Mombasa Branch: Mombasa’s South Coast, Mombasa
Rosslyn Riviera Branch: Rosslyn Riviera Mall, Nairobi
The Well Branch: The Well Shopping Centre, Nairobi (under development).
Chandarana Food Plus Supermarkets Limited is a wholly Kenyan, privately held company. As of February 2018, the detailed shareholding in the company stock in not widely, publicly known.