Crisis forces Carrefour out of Colombia

Carrefour executives confirmed that the French retailer will sell its operations in Colombia to Chilean retail giant Cencosud SA for 2,6 million dollars. The move is part of Carrefour’s efforts to revitalize its stores in Europe, where the debt crisis has severely weakened markets.

Cencosud had already made its way into Colombia with the brand Easy, currently sold in Exito stores. Carrefour has more than 100 stores in Colombia, employs some 10,200 people and, in 2011, reported more than 4 billion pesos in income.

According to the director of Prochile Colombia, Ignacio Fernández, Chileans are attracted to Colombia’s “market of more than 46 million people, the number of cities with possibilities for expansion and its privileged geographical location on two oceans.”

3 Respuestas para “Crisis forces Carrefour out of Colombia”

  1. Fernando Gomez Dice:

    Hello.

    Good review from the news, nice chance to make people aware of English in our environment

    Just a piece of correction. I think I´ve read the deal was 2.6 BILLION dollars.

  2. Juan Monsalve Dice:

    Great news. Remember Chile was named the south american miracle. For the record, Colombia does not have 2 oceans, we have one ocean ( pacific ) and one sea ( caribbean )

  3. Antioquia Bilingue Dice:

    Actually, the Caribbean is part of the Atlantic Ocean, check it out here:

    http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/95846/Caribbean-Sea

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