Carrefour S.A. (French pronunciation: ​[kaʁfuʁ]) is a French multinational retailer headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France, in Greater Paris.[2] It is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world (with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011[1]), the second largest retail group in the world in terms of revenue (after Wal-Mart), and the third in profit (after Wal-Mart and Tesco[3][4]). Carrefour operates mainly in Europe, Argentina, Brazil, China, Dominican Republic, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, but also has shops in North Africa and other parts of Asia, with most stores being of smaller size than hypermarket or even supermarket. Carrefour means "crossroads" and "public square" in French. Previously the company head office was in Levallois-Perret, also in Greater Paris.

Type:    Société Anonyme
Traded as:    Euronext: CA
Industry:    Retailing
Founded:    1 January 1958; 55 years ago
Headquarters:    Boulogne Billancourt, France
Area served:    Worldwide
Key people:    Georges Plassat (Chairman and CEO)
Products:    Cash & Carry/warehouse club, convenience/forecourt store, discount store, hypermarket/supercenter/superstore, supermarket
Revenue:    €76.127 billion (2012)
Operating income:    €1.434 billion (2012)
Profit:    €1.233 billion (2012)
Total assets:    €45.844 billion (2012)
Total equity:    €8.361 billion (2012)
Employees:    364,969 (2012)