7 Apr 2015


Carrefour S.A. is a French multinational retailer headquartered in Greater Paris. It is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world, with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011, the fourth largest retail group in the world in terms of revenue (after Wal-Mart, Tesco and Costco), and the third in profit, after Wal-Mart and Tesco. Carrefour operates mainly in Europe, Argentina, Bahrain, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, but also has shops in North Africa and other parts of Asia. Carrefour means "crossroads" and "public square" in French. It hasn't made its way to the States yet.

It had been a long time that I hadn't been to Carrefour, and as it was so cold outside, it was the ideal place to walk around and take some pictures.

The hypermarket was full of people doing their last Easter shopping 

The garden section was empty, nobody needed barbecues or garden furniture yet

But the flowers had a big success

As usual there were only men in the multimedia section, women belong to washing machines and dishwashers.

A little bit of the new collection

Something for the beauty too

and of course a jewelry is not missing

In the food section I discovered a variety of seafood and fish

a big choice of cheese mostly from Belgium, France and Italy

The same for sausages and ham

There was even a Sushi stand

a huge selection of bread

Easter cakes

and eggs for children. Only two were left

The wine came from all countries and you had a big choice. In Belgium people mostly drink a glass of wine (or more) with lunch and supper.

After having seen enough, I returned home.

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Gracie said...

Two years ago the same chain opened in my town too but I've never been there. Is it convenient?

Anonymous said...

What a huge shop! Not for me as I don't like shopping...

Unknown said...

Nice idea for take fotos of a market,lovely articles easter in shop,have a nice month april,
Greeting from Belgium


Joyful said...

Looks like they have a very nice bakery section :-)

I'm surprised you were able to get so many photos and no one stopped you. Here most places do not permit you to take photos of the merchandise but I think it might be easier in a very large shop.

Fun60 said...

I would be attracted to the seafood and cheeses!

lotusleaf said...

This chain has not yet come to India. Surprising that you were not stopped from taking so many pictures!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina - I'd love to visit a Carrefour and come out loaded with goodies .. delicious cheeses, hams and salamis, olives and vino .. all good!

Cheers Hilary

carol l mckenna said...

Colorful and delightful photos and informative post ~ Great place to roam!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

My name is Riet said...

I love Carrefour and we shop there always when we Re in Spain.

Loree said...

Quite a nice super market. We get some Carrefour products here but it is just a section in one of the local stores.

jennyfreckles said...

"Foreign' supermarkets always look more fun than the familiar local ones. Though they really all sell much the same stuff.

Susan Demeter said...

That is certainly a one-stop shopping trip. They have everything! I could probably spend hours in there Thank you for bringing us on a virtual shopping trip :)

Cloudia said...

How interesting! I'm a Costco member

ALOHA from Honolulu,

Linens and Royals said...

We now have Costco and Aldi so maybe Carrefour will come here one day. We could do with some of those interesting cheeses.