Carrefour Georgia Employees Double as Second Carrefour Hypermarket Opens

Al Futtaim Retail - the retail arm of Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer in the region and owner of the regional franchise rights to Carrefour, has opened a second Carrefour hypermarket in Tbilisi, located in East Point Mall.

The 10,000 sqm hypermarket offers customers the widest choice of fresh produce and household goods with over 40,000 items, including groceries, home appliance, home, and sports and leisure equipment as well as textiles.

Commenting on the significance of the opening, Philippe Peguilhan- Country Manager of Carrefour Georgia -said: “Carrefour East Point has provided employment to more than 450 people and that means we’ve doubled the number of Carrefour employees in 2015 to a total of 1200 in Georgia.

“As part of Majid Al Futtaim Retail’s 45 million GEL investment plan in Georgia, we will also be opening a third supermarket next week in Isani which will add another 120 jobs. Expansion will continue in Tbilisi as well as in Rustavi and in two other major cities of Georgia- Batumi and Kutaisi as we seek to extend our commitment to create great moments for everyone, every day,” he continued.

Presently, Carrefour is working with more than 500 suppliers, including 20 from different regions of Georgia, such as Kakheti, Imereti, and Shida Qartli, as well as 30 local farmers, whom Carrefour collaborated with to elevate to international standards.

Carrefour also brought international standards to retail in Georgia as a leader in Europe, such as hygiene standards to guarantee high quality products with best practice hygiene processes. The brand is committed to provide the widest range of quality products at the most affordable prices to its customers.

Carrefour Georgia was established in 2012 with the opening of its first Hypermarket in Tbilisi Mall Hypermarket , followed by two supermarkets; Karvasla in 2013 and GTC in 2014.

About Majid Al Futtaim Retail

Majid Al Futtaim Retail is the exclusive franchisee of the second largest supermarket chain in the world, Carrefour, and holds the rights to operate the brand in 38 countries across the Middle East, Western and Central Asia and Africa. It is the retail arm of the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the region, Majid Al Futtaim. Since opening its first hypermarket in the UAE in 1995, Majid Al Futtaim Retail currently operates 150 Carrefour stores in 12 countries across the region.

Carrefour operates a range of retail concepts to suit every customer. These include Carrefour Hypermarkets, Carrefour Markets and Carrefour City stores, as well as the Carrefour online shopping portal.

In line with the brand’s commitment to provide the widest range of quality products at the most affordable prices, Carrefour today offers an unrivalled choice of more than 40,000 food and non-food products through many promotions each year.

Carrefour promotes the highest service standards in the region and shapes the development of the regional retail industry. Majid Al Futtaim Retail carefully selects the location of each Carrefour store based on convenience and ease of access for its shoppers, including in shopping malls, and residential and commercial hot spots.

09 November 2015 21:13