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This is a list of hypermarket chains sorted alphabetically by continent and country. A hypermarket is a superstore carrying a wide range of products under one roof, and theoretically allows customers to satisfy all their shopping needs in one trip.

Contents

Africa

 Algeria

Ardis Hypermarket in Mohammadia, Algiers, Algeria.

The Algerian chain Ardis (owned by Algerian group Arcofina) is currently operating one hypermarket in the country in Mohammadia, just outside Algiers. In the future Ardis will open 19 hypermarkets in the country, the next hypermarket will open near Oran in Bir El Djir.[1][2] Carrefour ended their partnership with the Algerian group Arcofina in February 19, 2009. "The concept of mass distribution does not work in Algeria," added Carrefour. Before that, Carrefour had still only 1 store opened as of 2009 of 18 hypermarkets planned by 2012. The private group Arcofina explained that there was delay because of difficulties in finding available land to open hypermarkets. Arcofina is now focusing on opening hypermarkets in the future under the Ardis brand.[3][4]

 Angola

 Benin

 Côte d'Ivoire

 Egypt

 Gabon

 Ghana

  • Palace Hypermarket[7]
  • Shoprite
  • MaxMart
  • Marina Supermarket
  • Game
  • Melcom
  • Koala

 Kenya

 Mauritius

 Mayotte

 Morocco

There are several hypermarkets operating in the country, the biggest are: Marjane, Aswak Assalam and Carrefour. The Acima brand which belongs to the same retail group with Marjane are stores that cannot qualify to hypermarkets because they are smaller.

 Réunion

 South Africa

The Pick 'n Pay chain uses the term for 14 of their largest stores in South Africa. Checkers also runs 24 hypermarkets under the "Checkers Hyper" name.

 South Sudan

  • JIT Mart

 Tunisia

Asia

 Afghanistan

 Bangladesh

Rahimafrooz Superstores Ltd. Opened their first hypermarket or superstore under the brand Agora Superstores in 2001.[11][12] The under construction shopping mall Jamuna in Dhaka will contain a supermarket and the biggest hypermarket of Bangladesh.[13]

 Bahrain

 Brunei

 Cambodia

 China

In China, the largest hypermarket retailer is Shanghai-based Bailian (百联), followed by Beijing-based Hualian (华联).

Defunct:

 Hong Kong

There were some hypermarkets owned by Carrefour, which were closed down by 2000.

As of July 2011, there are 5 Æon (永旺百貨) JUSCO hypermarkets, 19 Wellcome Superstores (惠康超級廣場), and 43 PARKnSHOP Superstores (百佳超級廣場) there.

Defunct chains:

 French Polynesia

 India

Defunct

Carrefour and Auchan had several hypermarkets in India, but both chains closed down all Indian stores in 2014 due to a financial crisis in owning European chains in that country. Auchan stores are actually planned to be sold to Spar Group and reconverted Spar Hypermarket as of 2016, while Carrefour stores are not yet sold to other chains.

 Indonesia

 Iran

 Iraq

 Israel

The hypermarket format in Israel was not a success because retail chains abandoned hypermarkets and later converted them into smaller discount stores.[18]

  • Shufersal Big Not a hypermarket chain but has currently the largest stores.
Seiyu Hypermarket owned by Walmart in Nerima, Tokyo in Japan.

 Japan

Defunct:

 Jordan

In Jordan, Carrefour has one branch in Amman (a joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim Group and Carrefour France) and has an area of 11,000 square meters.,[19] furthermore, hypermarkets also exists in Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq as part of WFP initiative, which led the project to establish of the stores.[20] - [21]

 Kazakhstan

 Kuwait

Biggest hypermarkets operating in Kuwait are Geant, which is operating One hypermarket at 360 Mall, and six other supermarkets across the country, such as Carrefour and City Centre. The Sultan Center has 11 locations in Kuwait that target expatriate shoppers.[30] CityCentre has two hypermarkets in Kuwait, one in Shuwaikh and one in Salmiya.[31] Carrefour has one hypermarket at The Avenues, located in Shuwaikh a few minutes out of downtown Kuwait City.

 Laos

 Lebanon

Defunct brands:

 Macau

Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket at Malacca, Malaysia.

 Malaysia

Defunct

 Myanmar

 Mongolia

  • BOSA Hypermarket (coming soon)[33]

 Oman

 Pakistan

[34]

 Philippines

 Qatar

 Saudi Arabia

 Singapore

Defunct:

 South Korea

The largest hypermarket chains are E-Mart (Shinsegae Group), Lotte Mart (Lotte) & Home plus (Tesco).

 Sri Lanka

 Syria

  • Grand Mart

 Taiwan

 Thailand

Defunct

  • Carrefour (acquired by Big C in Jan 2011)
  • Jusco (replaced by Max Value)

 Turkmenistan

The country's first hypermarket will be in a 100,000 square meters shopping center, which is currently being constructed in the capital Ashgabat to open its doors in 2014.[36] The complex will include the hypermarket, offices, a cinema, boutiques and a parking lot that will accommodate around 1400 cars. It is yet unknown to which retailer Turkmenistan's first hypermarket will belong.[37]

 United Arab Emirates

Big C Hypermarket in Vietnam.

 Vietnam

There are hypermarkets in the country and some supermarkets have been developed into hypermarkets. These include Me Linh Plaza furniture Hypermarket, Big C Thang Long and Metro Thang Long, all of which are in Hanoi.

 Yemen

Europe

 Albania

 Andorra

 Armenia

 Austria

 Azerbaijan

 Belarus

 Belgium

In the early 1960s, the first Superbazar (later Maxi GB and Bigg's) hypermarkets were created in Belgium in Auderghem, Anderlecht and Bruges.

In 2000, the French Carrefour Group took over the Belgian GB Group, all hypermarket stores Maxi GB and Bigg's were then rebranded Carrefour hypermarkets.

In 2007, there were 63 hypermarkets in the country. In May 2013, there are in total 67 hypermarkets of which are 45 regular Carrefour hypermarkets and 15 new Carrefour Planet hypermarkets,[43] the Louis Delhaize Group has 7 Cora throughout Wallonia and Brussels.

The largest hypermarket in Belgium is the Cora store in Anderlecht (Brussels) with a size of 15 000 m2,[44] the second largest is the Carrefour Planet store in the B-Park shopping center in Bruges (Flanders), which has a size of 14 000 m2.[45]

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Defunct brands:

  • Mercator, renamed Konzum in 2014
  • Drvopromet DP, renamed Konzum in 2014
  • Interex, renamed Bingo in 2015
  • Maxi, renamed Tropic in 2015

 Bulgaria

 Croatia

Defunct brands:

 Cyprus

Albert Hypermarket in Trebic, Czech Republic.

 Czech Republic

Former brands:

  • Interspar (Spar Group) - in 2015 stores taken over by Ahold and rebranded Albert
  • Carrefour - stores taken over by Tesco
  • Hypernova - renamed to Albert hypermarket
Bilka Hypermarket in Ishoj, Denmark.

 Denmark

Currently, Bilka is the biggest chain of hypermarkets (operated by Dansk Supermarked); the 2nd biggest chain was Kvickly Xtra which were converted in 2009 to the regular Kvickly supermarkets.[47] Opening of new hypermarkets have decreased, as of 2010, due to restrictions on store sizes to protect the stores in city centers.

 Estonia

 Finland

E.Leclerc Hypermarket in Allier, Auvergne.
Carrefour at the shopping mall of Mondeville 2 in Normandie, France.

 France

In France, hypermarkets are a success, and there are today over 1000 hypermarkets in the country. Carrefour had opened the earliest French and European hypermarket in 1963, in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois near Paris, and has 222 hypermarkets, as of 2013.[48] The largest hypermarket in France is the Carrefour store in Villiers-en-Bière, Seine-et-Marne (77) in the Île-de-France region, with an area of 25 000 m2.[49]

E.Leclerc opened its first hypermarket store in 1964 in Landerneau, near Brest, and is now the dominant hypermarket chain in France with 489 hypermarkets.[50] Internationally, the French Carrefour is still the largest hypermarket chain in terms of size, and second-largest (after Walmart) in terms of revenue.

The other chains with the most hypermarkets in France are : Géant (120 hypermarkets), Auchan (134 hypermarkets) and Hyper U (61 hypermarkets).[51] The following first 5 French hypermarket chains in this list are sorted by revenue, the other hypermarkets are sorted alphabetically.

In Corsica hypermarkets are not so successful like in France: the only hypermarkets available in Corsica are Carrefour, Hyper U, Géant and Casino.

Defunct hypermarkets in France

 Georgia

Real Hypermarket in Cologne, Germany.

 Germany

In Germany, the biggest hypermarket brands are Real (METRO AG), Kaufland (which belongs to Lidl) and Marktkauf (which is a brand of AVA, which in turn belongs to EDEKA). However, for various reasons, such as the strong competition by more focused discounters such as Aldi and Lidl, as well as legal restrictions on store size, pricing policy, and opening times, the hypermarket concept is not as widespread in Germany as in other countries.

Defunct German hypermarkets

  • Extra Future Store - first store opened in 2003 in Rheinberg and were taken over by Real in 2008 which converted it to new Real Future Store hypermarkets
  • Interspar - all stores were taken over by Wal-Mart in 1998
  • Wal-Mart - moved in Germany in 1998 by taking over Interspar stores, but failed to use its American approach in Germany, in 2006 the remaining 85 hypermarkets were changed to Real hypermarkets

 Greece

A Hungarian Tesco hypermarket in Makó, Hungary.

 Hungary

The biggest hypermarket presence is that of Tesco. Other hypermarkets include: Auchan, Metro (Cash & Carry) and InterSpar which operate several hypermarkets in the country.

Defunct:

 Iceland

 Ireland

Interspar Hypermarket in Bolzano, Italy.

 Italy

In Italy and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland, the term is ipermercati.

  • Auchan
  • Bennet
  • Carrefour
  • Conad Superstore and Conad Ipermercato
  • Crai Superstore and Ipermercato Crai
  • Esselunga Superstore
  • Il Gigante
  • Iper (Finiper)
  • Interspar and Iperspar (Spar)
  • Ipercoop (Coop)
  • Iperfamila, Galassia, Emisfero, Famila Superstore, Alìper, Mega, Emi Superstore, IperZerbimark, Big Store, IperDì and IperPan (Gruppo Selex)
  • Ipersidis, Sidis Superstore, Oasi, Migross Superstore, La Girandola, Decò Superstore and L'IperConveniente (Interdis)
  • IperSimply (Auchan)
  • IperSigma / Sigma Superstore and Ipersì Sigma (Sigma)
  • IperSisa / Sisa Superstore
  • Panorama, Pam Superstore and Supéral (Gruppo PAM)
  • Super Spaccio Alimentare

Defunct:

 Kosovo

  • Interex
  • Maxi
  • ETC
  • VIVA
Rimi Hypermarket near Vilnius, Lithuania.

 Latvia

  • Aibe
  • Beta
  • Elvi
  • IKI
  • LaTS
  • Maxima (Maxima X, XX and XXX)
  • Mego
  • Prisma
  • Rimi (Rimi Hypermarket, Rimi Supermarket and Supernetto)
  • Sky
  • top!

 Lithuania

There are several hypermarkets, like the homegrown chain of Maxima supermarkets in Lithuania, which range in sizes from neighborhood convenience stores to giant supercenters or hypermarkets that stock over 65,000 different brands. The chain has 499 (as of 2013) stores open throughout Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria (branded as T-Market) and Poland (branded as Aldik Nova).

 Luxembourg

 Macedonia

Defunct

 Malta

 Moldova

 Monaco

 Netherlands

In the Netherlands hypermarkets were not a success, there were several attempts of retailers like Ahold and SHV but they all eventually failed.[58]

In 1971, Schuitema opened their first Dutch hypermarket Famila and Ahold with Miro in Vlissingen. In 1973, SHV Holdings opened Trefcenter and shortly after, Maxis was created by De Bijenkorf, all these hypermarkets failed and all closed in the 1980s.[59][60]

In the late-1990s the American chain A&P started operating supermarkets and several hypermarkets by taking over old Maxis stores, the A&P chain wasn't very successful, C1000 took over the stores in 2000-2003, the hypermarkets also converted to C1000 supermarkets.[61][62]

Since 2006, the German chain Famila (currently operating hypermarkets in the north of Germany and Italy) tries to return in the Netherlands, by opening a Dutch hypermarket in Emmen to then expand to about 25 hypermarkets between 4,500 and 7,000 square meters in a few years. J. Bünting Beteiligungs AG from Leer (Germany) had therefore opened an office in Drachten. However, as of 2013 there are still no Famila stores in the country.[63][64]

On March 27, 2013, the largest supermarket of the Netherlands is opened by Jumbo in the city of Breda, called Jumbo Foodmarkt, with around 6,000 square meters the store can be considered an hypermarket, but does not offer non-food products, which is unlike most of the hypermarkets.[65][66] The second Jumbo Foodmarkt will open with a size of 7,000 square meters in the unfinished Focus-U-Park shopping center of 30,000 square meters in Steenwijk, this store will sell non-food products, and will be the first real hypermarket in the Netherlands since 2000.[67]

Defunct brands:

 Norway

There are Coop Obs! owned by Coop Norge which operates 24 hypermarkets through the country, Coop Norge also owns three Smart Club outlets (Warehouse club). Other hypermarkets include : EuroSpar a hypermarket brand of Spar, and ICA AB with ICA Maxi stores.

Defunct brands

A Polish E. Leclerc in Wrocław, Poland.
A Tesco hypermarket store in New Prokocim, Kraków in Poland.

 Poland

 Portugal

In Portugal, there are a considerable number of hypermarket chains in operation, including Continente (the biggest and the first Portuguese chain to go international), Jumbo/Pão de Açúcar, Pingo Doce, Lidl and Intermarché. Most of these chains also operate supermarkets and smaller stores.

 Romania

 Russia

An Ашан (Auchan) Hypermarket in Moscow, Russia.

 Serbia

 Slovakia

 Slovenia

 Spain

 Sweden

  Switzerland

There are currently two chains operating hypermarkets in the country, Coop Switzerland owns 13 Hypermarkets throughout the West, with the biggest stores situated in Geneva and Fribourg.[76][77] The Migros chain has 11 MMM hypermarkets including in Lausanne, Basel and two in France which are both near Geneva, one in Thoiry and Étrembières.[78][79]

Until 22 March 2013, Casino-Magro had several HyperCasino hypermarkets in Switzerland until the bankruptcy of the Magro group.[80]

Defunct:

 Turkey

 Ukraine

  • Auchan
  • Mega Market
  • ECO Market
  • FoxMart
  • Furshet
  • Epicentr K*
  • Novaya Linia
  • Leroy Merlin
  • Foxtrot
  • Novus
  • Sil'po
  • ATB
  • Velika Kishenia

 United Kingdom

The largest chains in the U.K. are Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury's, which all operate hypermarkets in the country.

Defunct U.K. hypermarkets

North America

 Canada

 Costa Rica

 Dominican Republic

 El Salvador

  • Price Mart
  • Hiper Europa
  • Hiper Paíz

 Guatemala

 Honduras

 Jamaica

  • Shoppers Fair Supermarket
  • Valu Mart Food Stores
Mexican Walmart in Mexico City. Before Walmart entered Mexico, this was an Aurrerá hypermarket.

 Mexico

Defunct stores

Supermarket Rey and Pan-American Highway in David, Panama

 Panama

  • Metro Express (Rey Group)
  • Metro Plus (Rey Group)
  • Mr Precio (Rey Group)
  • PriceSmart
  • Supermarket Riba Smith
  • Romero (Rey Group)
  • Super 99
  • Super Mercado Rey (Rey Group)

 Trinidad and Tobago

  • JTA Supermarkets Ltd.

 United States

Stores in the United States tend to be single-level enterprises with long operating hours; many of them, especially Walmart, are open 24 hours a day (except on certain holidays). The term "hypermarket" is not in general use in the United States.

Defunct U.S. hypermarkets

  • Fedco - a membership department store chain that operated in Southern California from 1948 to 1999.
  • bigg's - merged with Remke Markets and lost general merchandise section (see Remke Markets bigg's)
  • Twin Valu - division of ShopKo/SuperValu
  • Harts Stores / Big Bear Plus - division of Big Bear Stores
  • Hypermart USA - division of Wal-Mart
  • American Fare - division of Kmart/Bruno's[84]
  • Auchan (France) - Tested in the Houston and Chicago areas. Houston stores closed in 2003.
  • Leedmark, a joint-venture involving E.Leclerc of France, operated a single 306,000-square-foot (28,400 m2) store in Glen Burnie, Maryland, from 1991 until 1994
  • The Treasury
  • The Real Superstore- a division of the defunct National Tea Company, the former US subsidiary of the Canadian Loblaws chain, which runs The Real Canadian Superstore (see listings for Canada in the Canadian section).
  • Carrefour opened hypermarkets in Philadelphia and Voorhees Township, New Jersey, in 1988 and 1992 respectively. Both stores closed in 1993. Some associates wore roller skates to facilitate moving about the large building. The Voorhees location now houses a Kohl's department store, a Raymour & Flanigan furniture store, and a Marshalls discount clothing store. The Philadelphia location (an outparcel of the Philadelphia Mills mall) housed a Walmart discount store (formerly a Bradlees; moved to a Supercenter on the former Ports Of The World/Boscov's/Steve & Barry's site) and still houses Dick's Sporting Goods and Raymour & Flanigan.
  • Gemco - division of Lucky Stores

Oceania

 Australia

The hypermarket concept was not a success in Australia, Coles had their own hypermarkets in the country with the introduction of Super Kmarts in the 1980s until the results were not really positive. The concept was eventually being shelved in the 1990s to then divide all their Super Kmart stores to have a separate Coles and a separate Kmart.[86]

Costco have stores in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra and are planning for one in every capital city.

 New Zealand

In New Zealand, The Warehouse operated three hypermarkets in the North Island between 2006 and 2009 under the "Extra" banner. These stores were closed due to poor performance.[87]

 Papua New Guinea

  • RH Hypermarket[88]

South America

A Jumbo in Tucumán, Argentina.

 Argentina

 Bolivia

 Brazil

 Chile

 Colombia

Defunct stores

 Cuba

  • Plaza Carlos III
  • Mall Habana
  • Supermercado 3ra Y 70

 Ecuador

 French Guiana

 Nicaragua

  • La Colonia

 Paraguay

 Peru

The Wong and its sister hypermarket Hipermercados Metro are the biggest chain in Peru. Their main competitor is Tottus which has the largest stores in South America.

 Uruguay

 Venezuela

  • Éxito
  • Hipermercado Bicentenario

See also

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