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The Hypercacher superette at Porte de Vincennes after the terrorist attack on 9 January 2015
The superette in June 2016.

Hypercacher (pronounced [ipɛʁkaʃɛʁ]; also Hyper Cacher or HyperCacher; translated as "Super Kosher")[1] is a chain of kosher supermarkets in France and Italy.

There are branches in and around Paris (Porte de Vincennes, rue de Manin, rue de l'Ourcq, La Villette, rue Bayen, rue Jean-de-la-La-Fontaine, Montreuil, Créteil, Sarcelles, Saint Gratien), as well as in Nice and Rome.[2][3]


The first branch was opened in March 1992 in Montreuil, and branches have been opened from that date until 2013.[4] The company's president is Michel Emsalem.[4]

On 9 January 2015, Islamist terrorist Amedy Coulibaly held several hostages at gunpoint at the Porte de Vincennes branch in the eastern suburbs of Paris.[1][5] Four hostages were murdered by Coulibaly, who was then killed by police.[6]


  1. ^ a b Buchanan, Rose Troup (9 January 2015). "Paris attacks: Armed gunman takes hostage in Kosher grocery shop in east of city". Independent. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Le mois hallucinant??". uniconsocachere.wordpress.com. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. ^ "HyperCacher". yelp.com. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Hypercacher: Présentation de l'entreprise". manageo.fr. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  5. ^ Mezzofiore, Gianluca (9 January 2015). "Paris Jewish supermarket siege: Muslim 'Bonnie and Clyde' Hayat Boumeddiene and Amedy Coulibaly wanted by police". International Business Times. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Charlie Hebdo hunt: Police storm two hostage sites". BBC. 9 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.

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