Puma Energy Malawi launches first Le Croissant cafe in Blantyre

By Chisomo Phiri

Puma Energy Malawi on Saturday June 1,2024, launched its first Le Croissant cafe at its Chichiri Service Station in Blantyre, demonstrating its continued commitment to providing convenience, product diversity, reliability and quality of service to its customers.

The opening of the outlet follows the signing of a memorandum of understanding with Le Croissant, a local, Malawian brand, earlier this year to open three Le Croissant café outlets at Puma Energy Malawi service stations.

Puma Energy General Manager(GM) Sipho Uaeca

Speaking in an interview, Puma Energy General Manager(GM) Sipho Uaeca said the partnership reflects Puma Energy Malawi’s confidence in the Le Croissant brand.

He said:”This also reflects our commitment to supporting local businesses and collaboration in the private sector to create jobs and sustain livelihoods.”

Serendib Hotels and Resorts chairperson said: “Our Le Croissant is a local brand. This first venture into the ‘on the go’ café business is an extension of our long-term investment into the Malawian economy and the people of our country.

“We are proud to partner with Puma Energy Malawi as we extend our brand across the country.
This partnership marks another milestone in delivering quality services to Puma customers and opens a new gateway to hospitality.”

Le Croissant, a specialist pastry, confectionery and bakery brand, is a division of Heritage Hotel, which was established in 1958 as Shire Highlands.

It is under the Serendib Hotels and Resorts brand and employs over 800 people.  

Puma Energy plans to further expand the partnership to its stations in Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

Le Croissant, which serves over 1 200 customers per day with over 20 products, is an employer of young culinary talent.