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Carrefour is a French multinational retail and wholesaling corporation headquartered in Massy, France. The eighth-largest retailer in the world by revenue, it operates a chain of hypermarkets, groceries stores and convenience stores, which as of December 2021, comprises 13,894 stores in over 30 countries.
The first Carrefour shop (not a hypermarket) opened in 1960, within suburban
Annecy, near a crossroads (hence the name, carrefour means crossroads in
French). The group was created in 1958 by Marcel Fournier, Denis Defforey and
Jacques Defforey, who attended and were influenced by several seminars in the
United States led by "the Pope of retail" Bernardo Trujillo.
The Carrefour group was the first in Europe to open a hypermarket, a large
supermarket, and a department store under the same roof. They opened their
first hypermarket on 15 June 1963 in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, near
In April 1976, Carrefour launched a private label Produits libres (free
products – libre meaning free in the sense of liberty as opposed to gratis)
line of fifty foodstuffs, including oil, biscuits (crackers and cookies),
milk, and pasta, sold in unbranded white packages at substantially lower
In 1999, it merged with Promodès, better known through its retail banners
Continent (hypermarkets) or Champion (supermarkets), one of its major
competitors in the French market.
In September 2009, Carrefour updated its logo.
In May 2011, Carrefour reviewed its business situation under conditions of
stagnant growth and increasing competition in France from rivals including
Casino Guichard-Perrachon SA, and decided to invest €1.5 billion ($2.22 billion) to
introduce the supermarket concept of Carrefour Planet in Western Europe.
In April 2015, Brazilian businessman Abílio Diniz revealed he was in talks to
raise his 5.07 per cent stake in Carrefour and has the support of shareholders
to take a board seat.
On 9 June 2017, the board of directors chose Alexandre Bompard as the new chairman and chief executive officer of Carrefour with effect as of 18 July 2017.