Carrefour opens a new unit today, in the “Vitantis” shopping centre in Vitan, with a 4 200-sq m area, the company announces in a news release.
The investment in Carrefour Vitantis amounted to approx. EUR 12 mln. The new unit will have 36 cash registers and a parking facility for 2 000 cars. Although smaller than the traditional 8 000 sq m units, in Carrefour Vitan customers will be able to find 100 per cent of the usual product range sold in such units. The non-food sector however will focus on basic products, including electronic and home appliance, garments, sports products, books, music, films, toys and office supplies.
Carrefour Vitan offered 300 new jobs, with Carrefour Romania employing over 8 000 people since its establishment, and over 1 000 more in Carrefour Express supermarkets. In 2008-2009 Carrefour will carry on its development strategy, and will open new hypermarkets in Oradea, Buzau, Sibiu, Deva, a second unit in Braila, Iasi and Constanta each, and a new one in Bucharest, in Berceni area. Carrefour is the leading hypermarket chain in Romania, with approx. EUR 866 mln in turnover in 2007, accounting for a 42.2 per cent increase since 2006. in 2008, Carrefour expects its turnover to be in excess of EUR 1 bn.