Bureau Vallée opens store in in Cameroon
| 19 May, 2017
French office supplies chain Bureau Vallée has opened its first African outlet in Douala, Cameroon.
Founder and CEO Bruno Peyroles told The Office Times that the decision was based on several considerations: "Firstly, many countries in north, west and central Africa are French speaking and have maintained close economic and cultural ties with France since the end of colonial rule. Secondly, Bureau Vallée has progressively extended our geographical footprint outside of mainland France into several French departments such as Guyana in South America and the Réunion, just east of Madagascar. We have also expanded into Belgium, Spain and Malta. Therefore, we are present in several countries that are in close proximity to the African continent."
Bureau Vallée plans to pursue its international development in Tunisia, Morocco, Belgium and Northern Italy.