CARREFOUR EXPANDS TO JAPAN

PARIS -- Carrefour here said it expects to open its first store in Japan in December 2000.l be a 520,000-square-foot hypermarket and will be the largest retail store in Japan.Carrefour said it has created a subsidiary, called Carrefour Japan K.K., whose aim is to establish a presence for the French retailer in Japan. The company acknowledged it was assisted in the process of bidding for the site by

PARIS -- Carrefour here said it expects to open its first store in Japan in December 2000.

l be a 520,000-square-foot hypermarket and will be the largest retail store in Japan.

Carrefour said it has created a subsidiary, called Carrefour Japan K.K., whose aim is to establish a presence for the French retailer in Japan. The company acknowledged it was assisted in the process of bidding for the site by Mitsui Fudosan, a real estate development company that will provide su

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