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Carrefour Express

Carrefour Express
Type Convenience store
Founded 2007 (International)
2010 (France)
Headquarters Évry, France
Parent Carrefour Group
Website .frcarrefour

Carrefour Express is a supermarket chain, owned by the French Carrefour Group and operating convenience stores in several countries.

History

In 2007 the Carrefour Express concept is created to replace almost everywhere in the world the convenience stores owned by the Carrefour Group including : Champion, Norte, Globi and Gima.[1]

Carrefour Express in the world

Country First store Amount of stores
 Argentina 2007 235[2]
 Belgium 2007 235[3]
 Brazil 2008 8 [4]
 Greece 2010 241
 France 2010 272[5]
 Indonesia 2008 14
 Poland 2007 297[6]
 Romania 2008 56[7]
 Spain 2007 120[8]
 Turkey 2007 189

Belgium

Logo of Carrefour Express used in Belgium, Greece and Spain.

In Belgium, GB Express was created in 1997-1998. Carrefour Express was created in 2007 after replacing GB Express stores.

France

In France, the chain's goal is to replace all convenience stores owned by Carrefour, who cannot become a Carrefour City or Carrefour Contact stores.

In December 2010, the first Carrefour Express is created in Caen, and a second in January 2011 in Poitiers, the third opened in 5th arrondissement of Paris.

In April 2013, there are 252 Carrefour Express stores in France. In August 2013, 272 stores.

Indonesia

In January 2008, Carrefour Indonesia acquired 75 percent share of local retailer Alfa Supermarket, creating a new supermarket business chain next to the Carrefour hypermarkets in Indonesia.[9] The name "Alfa" is now converted to "Carrefour Express".[10] As of December 2010, there were 14 Carrefour Express stores in Indonesia.

These Carrefour Express stores were the first Carrefour's supermarket in Asia; earlier there were only Carrefour hypermarket stores in Asian countries.

Romania

As of 30 December 2013, it operates 56 supermarkets in Romania.[7] Until September 2008, the supermarkets were branded Artima. Artima was bought by Carrefour for €21 million in October 2007, with the rebranding taking place nearly a year later.

Spain

In 2007, the first Carrefour Express was created.

In February 2009 the 100th Express store opened in Spain.

Turkey

Since September 2007, Carrefour Express also operates in Turkey, locally named "CarrefourSA Expres" with only one letter 's' . As of December 2011, there are a total of 189 stores, located in 37 out of the 81 provinces of Turkey.

See also

References

  1. ^ Visseyrias, Mathilde. "L’enseigne Champion va disparaître".  
  2. ^ "2012 Annual Activity and Responisible Commitment Report". 2012. p. 10. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Nos magasins". Carrefour Belgique. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "2012 Annual Activity and Responisible Commitment Report". 2012. p. 10. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Nos magasins". Carrefour.fr. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "2012 Annual Activity and Responisible Commitment Report". 2012. p. 10. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Despre Grup Carrefour". Carrefour.ro. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "Buscador de Tiendas". Carrefour España. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  9. ^ Board Says Carrefour Faces Millions Of Dollars in Fines if Monopolistic Practices Found
  10. ^ Alfa Panjang Jiwo changes its name to Carrefour Express

External links

  • Artima
  • Carrefour Express Romania
  • Carrefour Express Indonesia
  • Carrefour Expres Turkey
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