CARREFOUR Ningbo Beilun Store - 家乐福宁波北仑店
Carrefour Ningbo Beilun Store known as 家乐福宁波北仑店 (Jiālèfú Níngbō Běilún Diàn) is a hypermarket located at the crossing of Changjiang road and Huangshan road almost opposite to the Beilun City Hall.
Opened on 2008 Dec. 31, Carrefour Beilun is a 2 storeys hypermarket established in the shopping area called Fubang Century Commercial Plaza. On the second floor (entrance) we can first find electric appliances, clothes, kitchenware, toys, stationery and more. On the third floor (checkout) are the cosmetics, a wide food section (including fresh vegetables and fruits), drinks and imported food.
There is currently no parking lot available but customers can park their vehicle in an underground car parking located about 100 meters from the supermarket’s entrance.
HISTORY AND KEY FACTS – 历史沿革及大事记
Carrefour company was created in France in 1959 by 2 families (Fournier and Defforey). They opened their first supermarket in Annecy (France) in 1960. Marcel Fournier named the business Carrefour, or ‘crossroads’, in reference to its position at the confluence of five roads.
In 1963 another supermarket was opened in Cran-Gevrier, in the Annecy region, this time with a vast car park. But the Carrefour story really started when in June 1963 a 3rd store opened 30km south of Paris and was referred to in the press as a “hypermarket”, reflecting its 2,500-sqm size, 400 parking spaces and abundance of food and non-food merchandise. The denomination “hypermarket” stands for a supermarket combined with a department store.
Later, in 1969, Carrefour opened its first hypermarket outside France, in Belgium. From then on, it continued to expand across the globe. Carrefour hypermarket made its first appearance in Asia, in Taiwan, in 1989.
It continued to grow in Asia, adding Singapore to its list in 1997. In 1998 Carrefour company purchases Comptoirs Modernes SA and in 2000 merges with Promodès SA to become Europe’s largest retailer.
Today Carrefour is the world’s second-largest retailer and the group operates in 32 countries and has over 9,500 stores, either company-operated or franchises, including about 1450 hypermarkets. (Dec. 2011)
In China, Carrefour opened its 200th store on Dec. 1st 2011 in the city of Changzhou, Jiangsu province.
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