Carrefour SA operates in the food retail industry. It primarily operates in three food retail formats, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, and hard discount stores. It also operates Convenience stores, and cash-and-carry food service outlets, as well as and E-commerce, an online cybermarket for Internet shopping and home delivery, which offers a range of fresh products. As March 31, 2005, the company operated 11,261 stores in its portfolio. Hypermarkets The Carrefour hypermarkets offer a range of food and non-food products; their shelves stock an average of 70,000 items. Floor areas of hypermarkets range from 5,000 sq.m to approximately 20,000 sq. m, and their catchment areas are very large. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 869 hypermarkets worldwide. Supermarkets The supermarkets, the Champion, GS, Norte, Gb and Marinopoulos supermarkets offer a selection of food products, in outlets featuring floor areas of 1,000 to 2,000 sq.m. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 2,403 supermarkets worldwide. Hard Discount Hard discounters, such as Dia, Ed and Minipreco stock 800 food products, in small stores (from 200 to 800 sq. m). Half of the products are sold under the Dia brand name. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 4,985 hard discount stores. Convenience Stores Convenience stores include the Shopi, Marche Plus, 8 a Huit and Di per Di chains of stores. The company’s convenience stores offer a range of products covering food needs. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 2,805 convenience stores. Cash-and-Carry and Food Service Outlets Cash-and-carry and food service outlets are designed to meet the needs of restaurant and food industry professionals. As of March 31, 2005, the company operated 199 of such stores. Markets The company primarily markets its products in Spain, Italy, Belgium, China, Asia, Latin America, France, Europe, Argentina and Colombia. Significant Events Carrefour SA has entered into a franchise agreement with Landmark Group in order to open a hypermarket chain in India. Dubai-based Landmark operates a dozen stores in five Indian cities, including in Bangalore in southern India and Nagpur in central India. The company, in May 2008, opened its third hypermarket in Qatar located at the Landmark mall in Gharaffa, with a 7,000 square meters of sales space. The company, in June 2008, launched a Carrefour Express supermarket in China. The supermarket is located in Chongwen District, Beijing, with a business area of 4,700 square meters. 70%-80% of its products would be fresh and grocery foods. And the rest would be general merchandise, excluding coats and shoes. Carrefour SA, in September 2008, opened its 17th hypermarket in Romania. The new store is located in Era Shopping Park in Iasi city. History Carrefour SA was founded by the Fournier and Defforey families in 1959.
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