Date of Incorporation: 1958
Franchising Since: 1960
Country of Origin: France
Business Description: The Carrefour Group has grown to become one of the world’s leading distribution groups. The world’s second-largest retailer and the largest in Europe, the group currently operates four main grocery store formats: hypermarkets, supermarkets, cash & carry, and convenience stores.
Franchise Offer: Carrefour franchisees benefit from customer-targeted concepts, products providing the best value for the money, and services and operating staff dedicated to sharing their expertise.The partnership combines the values of the insignia of the Group with deep local roots and strong local knowledge that entrepreneurs have. The partners know they can count on an organization capable of providing rapid and precise response and, at the same time, can take advantage of the know-how and purchasing power of Europe's leading distribution company.
Quailities and Skills Desired:
- Management experience, ideally gained in the distribution
- Stated desire to become an independent entrepreneur
- Appeal for food distribution
- Taste for commerce and customer service
- Organizational skills and management
- Management skills
- Autonomy, sense of control and self-control
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Dynamism and high availability
- Geographical mobility
- Initial contribution of 80,000 to 250,000 euros needed for the acquisition of the business..
Training and Assistance: Carrefour offers management training programs, job training and training merchandising. For partners, it has created Teach, a training center dedicated exclusively to the franchise world.
Term of Agreement and Renewal: The duration of the franchise agreement is 7 years automatically renewable.
Units in Operation: The Carrefour group currently has over 10,000 stores, either company-operated or franchises in 34 countries.
The above information has been compiled from the online sources of Carrefour.
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