Cora (hypermarket)

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Cora SA
Private, SA
Industry Retail
Founded 1974
Headquarters Paris, France
Key people
Philippe Bouriez
Products Hypermarkets
Parent Louis Delhaize Group

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. Cora was born in 2000.

Interior of store in the southern Paris suburb of Massy.

Operations around the world[edit]

Country Number of stores
 France 62
 Romania 11
 Belgium 6
France French West Indies 4
 Luxembourg 2

As of 3 October 2013, 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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