Carrefour

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Carrefour
TypePublic (Euronext: CA)
IndustryRetail
When it was created1957
HeadquartersParis, Caen (Promodès), France
Key peopleJosé Luis Duran
Money earnedGreen Arrow Up Darker.svg 72,737.7 million (2006)[source?]
Operating incomeGreen Arrow Up Darker.svg? million (2006)
Net incomeGreen Arrow Up Darker.svg €2,118.12 million (2006)
Employees456,295 (2006)
Websitewww.carrefour.com

Carrefour SA (IPA: /karfur/) is a French international hypermarket chain, with a global network of outlets. It is the second largest retail group in the world in terms of revenue and sales figures after Wal-Mart. Carrefour operates mainly in the European Union, Brazil, Argentina and Colombia, but also has shops in North Africa and Asia. Carrefour means cross-road in French.