Over the past 40 years, the Carrefour Group has grown to become one of the world’s leading distribution groups. The world’s second-largest retailer and the largest in Europe, the Group currently operates four main grocery store formats: hypermarkets, supermarkets, cash & carry and convenience stores. Today the Group operates in three major markets: Europe, Latin America and Asia. The Carrefour Group has over 9,500 stores, either company-operated or franchises. Recently, Carrefour Belgium and Carrefour France set up online shops.