Carrefour plans to increase presence in Poland
Hypermarket operator Carrefour, intends to enlarge its franchise chains (under the Carrefour Express and Globi banners) in Poland to 500 establishments by mid-2014 according to analysts PMR.
At the beginning of August the network consisted of 360 franchise stores (which was a result of 90 openings so far in 2013 and 20 closures since autumn 2012). By the end of 2013, the number of Carrefour franchise shops is expected to reach 400-450 shops. According to the retailer’s strategy, three in 10 new franchise stores will open under the Globi logo (which is planned for small towns and rural areas and for locations with GLA under 100 m2).
In Warsaw, the Carrefour Express chain numbers 80 stores and is planned to reach the 100 store count yet this year, and 300 or more eventually.
Carrefour’s overall store count (summing up different retail formats) in Poland amounts to nearly 600.
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