Cora (hypermarket)

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Cora SA
Private, SA
IndustryRetail
Founded1974
Headquarters,
Key people
Philippe Bouriez
ProductsHypermarkets
ParentLouis Delhaize Group
Websitecora.fr

Cora is a retail group of hypermarkets located in France and elsewhere in Europe. Cora was founded in 1974 by the supermarket holding Louis Delhaize Group after taking over three Carrefour hypermarkets located in Belgium.[1] These three were originally established around 1969 as a joint venture franchise between two other companies: the Carrefour Group and the Delhaize Group.[2]

The Louis Delhaize Group owns several supermarket and hypermarket chains internationally, including Cora, Louis Delhaize, Match, Profi, Truffaut, Ecomax, Animalis, Sovena and Houra.

The name 'Cora' is borrowed from the Greek goddess Persephone (Roman: Proserpina) who is also known as Cora.

Interior of store in the southern Paris suburb of Massy.

Operations around the world[edit]

Country Number of stores
 France 62
 Romania 11
 Belgium 7
 Luxembourg 2
 Egypt 5

As of December 2018, Cora has eleven hypermarkets in Romania, four of which are in Bucharest, and five more in Baia Mare, Constanța, Cluj-Napoca, Ploiești, Bacau and Drobeta-Turnu Severin.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Brussels Studies "A forgotten anniversary: the first European hypermarkets open in Brussels in 1961" --Jean-Pierre Grimmeau
  2. ^ Brussels Studies "A forgotten anniversary: the first European hypermarkets open in Brussels in 1961" --Jean-Pierre Grimmeau
  3. ^ "Cora a inaugurat al 12-lea magazin al reţelei, la Ploieşti, investiţie de 6 mil. euro" (in Romanian). Ziarul Financiar. 3 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Cora închide primul magazin din România la Arad. Provincia contribuie cu doar 20% la totalul businessului" (in Romanian).