Carrefour Easy Archives - Inside Retail Asia
Convenience-store Carrefour Easy has opened inside Chinese retailer Suning.com’s Shanghai Zhongshan store, marking the latest step towards integrating the two retail businesses.
Carrefour China says it will concentrate on convenience store development for the rest of this year.
Carrefour, the world’s second-largest hypermarket operator, has confirmed plans to roll out a convenience store chain in China. Stores will be branded Easy Carrefour. A trial store is already trading in Shanghai’s Minhang district, opened without fanfare. Convenience store penetration in China is weak by global standards. In Japan and Taiwan there is one c-store for every 2000 residents, but in China the ratio is one to 5000 and a growing number of c-store brands are evaluating the op…