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Carrefour, China, and the Olympic Torch Relay
Carrefour, china, and the olympic torch relay

Carrefour, founded in 1958, is an international chain of hypermarkets based in Levalloius-Perret, France. Hypermarkets are a combination of supermarket and department store. The hypermarkets carry both groceries and other consumer goods, such as clothing and electronics. Carrefour opened the first hypermarket in Europe in June of 1963. Walmart is the largest chain of hypermarkets. Carrefour is the second largest retailer in the world by revenue. Carrefour is French for “crossroads” (“History,” 2011). While little known in the United States, Carrefour is a major, global brand with a strong presence in Europe, Argentina, Brazil, China, Taiwan, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and Saudi Arabia. In 2008, Carrefour's efforts to expand its share of ...

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