Hypermarkets are large stores offering a wide range of food and non-food items, low prices and targeted promotions: the ideal store format for anyone doing a major shopping trip.
With sales areas of between 2,400 and 23,000 sq.m., Carrefour’s hypermarkets are perfect for all major shopping trips. Customers can find an assortment of 20,000 to 80,000 products, both food (fresh produce, consumer goods, local products, etc.) and non-food (clothing, electronic goods, decorative products, leisure, etc). Around the world, Carrefour’s hypermarkets strive to provide high quality and protect their customers’ purchasing power by offering low prices year-round. Hypermarkets in France and Argentina, for example, maintained in 2013 their “lowest price guarantee” on the most commonly purchased everyday products.
Customers also benefit from innovative new services, like single checkout lines in Belgium, Poland, and France. Customer satisfaction is also bolstered by frequent promotions and events introducing new products, slashed prices, or the diverse range of services offered.
In 2013, Carrefour launched a modernisation plan to improve quality of service and welcome. The renovation programme of stores, car parks, and shopping centres is underway. Learn more about the modernisation plan.
The Hypermarket celebrates its 50th anniversary
On June 15, 1963, Carrefour opened the first hypermarket in France, in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois. It was the first step in an adventure, supported by employees who are committed to providing a wide selection of high-quality products at the best possible price, every day. A series of events were held throughout 2013 to celebrate the anniversary, bringing together employees, customers, suppliers, and partners – the people who have made Carrefour what it is today, and always will.
At the end of 2013, Carrefour had 1,421 hypermarkets under banners, with 234 in France, 475 in the rest of Europe, 277 in Latin America, 371 in Asia, and 64 in other countries.