French supermarket giant Carrefour announced that it is testing two new convenience store concepts in France, Carefour Express and Carrefour City Café.
Carrefour City Café, a combination supermarket and food hall, will offer over 700 takeaway food products including sandwiches, snacks, products that are ready to eat or heat, cold drinks and pastries. The 100-150 m2 stores offer a dining area and Wi-Fi. The stores will be located in city centers and open every dat. The first outlet will open in Bordeaux in December 2010.
The French retailer is also testing the Carrefour Express concept in cities and rural area. The stores will provide a top-up shopping offer and will be open from 8am - 9pm and on Sunday mornings. The 100-250 m2 stores will offer 3,500 products including the Carrefour Discount and Organic Selection lines. The first outlet will open in Poiters in January 2011.