Carrefour opens second cash-and-carry store in Jaipur

 IANS   New Delhi     Last Updated: November 29, 2011  | 00:00 IST

French retail giant Carrefour on Monday opened its cash-and-carry store in Jaipur, taking its total presence in the country to two outlets.

"This second opening demonstrates Carrefour's interest in India, is fully in line with the group's strategy to develop in major emerging markets which offer a high potential," the company said in a statement.

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According to the statement, the retail outlet with sales area of 5,650 square metres has 10,000 SKUs (stock-keeping units) of food and non-food items for businesses, institutions, restaurants and local retailers.

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"We are very pleased with the results from our first cash & carry store. This second opening in Jaipur represents the next step of Carrefour's implantation in the Indian market," Jean-Noël Bironneau, executive director, Carrefour India.

Bironneau said that apart from cash-and-carry model, the company would also look at other formats to develop in the country.

"As well as our intention to expand in the cash & carry segment, we maintain our ambition to develop in other formats," Bironneau said.

The statement comes in the backdrop of the union cabinet's decision on Nov 24 for allowing 51 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail.

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