Established in1959, Carrefour S.A. is the creator of the hypermarket concept, amultinational French retail company. It runs about ten thousand retail stores in more than 30 countries worldwide, comprising multiple business types, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, outlets, convenience stores, and membership stores, and supplying a great variety of goods that are safe, reliable, high quality and inexpensive, and a full range of services.
In 1995, Carrefour entered the Chinese Mainland market and established its first store in Beijing. As of the end of 2013, it has opened 236 hypermarkets in 73 cities in China and possesses a headcount of more than sixty thousand. Carrefour has committed itself to be coming a superb Chinese corporate citizen, and has been performing its corporate social responsibilities with duediligence. Overtheyears, it has endeavored to provide safe and reliable goods to consumers and meet their various demands by means of "direct purchase", "food safety training", "set up of food safety lab", etc.