YEREVAN, February 6. /ARKA/. US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern tweeted hopes that Carrefoure hypermarket will appear in Armenia.
“Hear Carrefoure wants to open in Yerevan. I used to shop there in Brussels. Would be good for competition here. Hope it happens,” he tweeted.
Zhamanak newspaper (Time) reported the other day referring to its own sources that Samvel Karapetyan, who owns «Dalma Garden Mall» in Yerevan, suspended the agreement with Carrefoure as Samvel Karapetyan, who imports the essentials to Armenia, took pretty active steps to impede the entrance of the hypermarket in the republic which could sink his own business.
In the framework of the agreement, Carrefoure should have entered Armenia last November.
Carrefour SA French company, the world second largest retail network after American Wal-Mart, was founded in 1957 in eastern France.
Nowadays the company owns 15,100 stores under different brands in Europe, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa and Asia. The total personnel of the company exceeds 400,000 people.
The net profit of Carrefour Group stood at 371 million euros in 2011. -0-