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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.



Ardis hypermarket in Mohammadia, Algiers, Algeria

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



Côte d'Ivoire







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 as hypermarkets because they are smaller.



South Africa

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









  • AEON
  • Boeung Trabek Plaza: Open-Air Grocery & Fresh Produce Market
  • Lucky Supermarket by Dairy Farm International Holdings
  • Global House Cambodia
  • Makro Cambodia

China, People's Republic of

Carrefour in Beijing, China
Carrefour in Shanghai, China


Hong Kong

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

As of July 2011, there were five Æon JUSCO hypermarkets, 19 Wellcome superstores, and 43 PARKnSHOP superstores there.

Defunct chains

French Polynesia



Carrefour and Auchan had several hypermarkets, 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 planned to be sold to Spar Group and converted into Spar Hypermarkets as of 2016, while Carrefour stores are not yet sold to other chains.





The hypermarket format in Israel was not a success because retail chains abandoned hypermarkets and later converted them into smaller discount stores.[15]


Seiyu hypermarket owned by Walmart in Nerima, Tokyo in Japan


Tazweed Center, Zaatari refugee camp, Mafraq

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.[16] Hypermarkets also exist in the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq as part of the WFP initiative, which led the project to establish the stores.[17][18]



The hypermarkets operating in Kuwait are Grand Hyper division Regency Group Dubai, which operates six hypermarkets in Kuwait, in Fahaheel, Watiya, Hawally, Jleeb al Shuwaikh, Khaithan and Hassawi, and two Grand Fresh mini supermarkets in Mangaf and Abuhalifa. Géant operates 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.[26] CityCentre has two hypermarkets in Kuwait, in Shuwaikh and Salmiya.[27] Carrefour has one hypermarket at The Avenues, in Shuwaikh, a few minutes out of downtown Kuwait City.

Lulu Hypermarket is the biggest hypermarket chain in GCC, and operates six outlets in Kuwait in Al Rai, Al Qurain, Al Dajeej, Salmiya, Egaila and Fahaheel.



Defunct brands



NSK Trade City in Pandan, Johor Bahru.
Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket in Malacca, Malaysia






Saudi Arabia


  • Carrefour (withdrew from the region in late 2012)

South Korea

E-mart in South Korea

The largest hypermarket chains are E-Mart (Shinsegae Group), Lotte Mart (Lotte) and Homeplus.

Sri Lanka


  • Grand Mart



Lotus's in Nonthaburi, Thailand
Big C in Bangkok, Thailand


The country's first hypermarket will be in a 100,000 square meter shopping center, in the capital Ashgabat, scheduled to open in 2014.[29] 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.[30]

United Arab Emirates


Big C hypermarket in Vietnam







Hypermarket Interspar Austria in Vienna – Floridsdorf



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 Maxi GB and Bigg's hypermarket stores were then rebranded Carrefour hypermarkets.

In 2007, there were 63 hypermarkets in the country. In May 2013, there were in total 67, of which were 45 regular Carrefour hypermarkets and 15 were new Carrefour Planet hypermarkets.[35] The Louis Delhaize Group has seven Cora throughout Wallonia and Brussels.

The largest hypermarket in Belgium is the Cora store in Anderlecht (Brussels) with a size of 15 000 m2.[36] 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.[37]

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Defunct brands
  • Drvopromet DP – renamed Mercator in 2011, then Konzum in 2014, and again Mercator in 2017
  • Maxi – renamed Tropic in 2015
  • VF-Komerc – renamed Konzum in 2007



Defunct brands



Czech Republic

Albert Hypermarket in Trebic, Czech Republic


Bilka hypermarket in Ishoj, Denmark

Currently, Bilka is the biggest chain of hypermarkets (operated by Dansk Supermarked); the second biggest chain was Kvickly Xtra, which were converted in 2009 to the regular Kvickly supermarkets.[39] Opening of new hypermarkets has decreased, as of 2010, due to restrictions on store sizes to protect the stores in city centers.



K-Citymarket hypermarket in Helsinki, Finland


An Auchan hypermarket in Coquelles near Calais, France
E.Leclerc hypermarket in Allier, Auvergne
Carrefour at the shopping mall of Mondeville 2 in Normandy, France

In France, hypermarkets are successful, and today, there are over 1000 hypermarkets in the country. Carrefour opened the first French and European hypermarket in 1963, in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois near Paris, and has 222 hypermarkets, as of 2013.[40] 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.[41]

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.[42] 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) and Hyper U (61).[43]

In Corsica, hypermarkets are not as successful as in the rest of France; the only hypermarkets available in Corsica are Carrefour, Hyper U, E.Leclerc, Géant and Casino.



Real hypermarket in Cologne, Germany

In Germany, the biggest hypermarket brands are Real (METRO AG), Kaufland (which belongs to Lidl), and Marktkauf (which is a brand of AVA,[47] 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.

  • Extra Future Store – first store opened in 2003 in Rheinberg; 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
  • Toom – rebranded to Rewe Center in 2014
  • Wal-Mart – moved into Germany in 1997 by taking over Wertkauf stores, followed by Interspar stores the year after, but failed to use its American approach in Germany; in 2006 the remaining 85 hypermarkets were changed to Real hypermarkets.
  • Wertkauf – first store opened in 1958 in Karlsruhe, its Munich store was the largest hypermarket in Europe when it opened in 1968;[48] all stores were taken over by Wal-Mart in 1997




A Hungarian Tesco hypermarket in Makó

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




Tesco in Clonmel, Ireland


Interspar hypermarket in Bolzano, Italy

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



  • ETC
  • Viva Fresh Store
  • Interex
  • Super Viva




Rimi hypermarket near Vilnius, 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 SKUs. The chain has 499 (as of 2013) stores open throughout Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria (branded as T-Market) and Poland (branded as Aldik Nova).




  • Pavi Supermarket (1 hypermarket)




In the Netherlands hypermarkets were not a success; there were several attempts of retailers like Ahold and SHV but they all eventually failed.[49]

In 1971, Schuitema opened their first Dutch hypermarkets, Famila and Ahold with Miro in Vlissingen. In 1973, SHV Holdings opened Trefcenter. Shortly after, Maxis was created by De Bijenkorf. However, all these hypermarkets failed, and all closed in the 1980s.[50]

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, and the hypermarkets were converted to C1000 supermarkets.[51]

Since 2006, the German chain Famila (currently operating hypermarkets in the north of Germany and Italy) has tried to return in the Netherlands by opening a Dutch hypermarket in Emmen and then expanding in a few years to about 25 hypermarkets between 4,500 and 7,000 square meters. J. Bünting Beteiligungs AG from Leer (Germany) had therefore opened an office in Drachten. However, as of 2013 there were still no Famila stores in the country.[52][53]

On March 27, 2013, the largest supermarket of the Netherlands was opened by Jumbo in the city of Breda, called Jumbo Foodmarkt. With around 6,000 square meters, this store can be considered a hypermarket, but does not offer non-food products, which is unlike most hypermarkets.[54][55] The second Jumbo Foodmarkt was planned to open with a size of 7,000 square meters in the unfinished Focus-U-Park shopping center of 30,000 square meters in Steenwijk. However, permits for construction of the Focus U Park were retracted in 2020.

Defunct brands

North Macedonia



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.



A Polish E. Leclerc in Wrocław, Poland
Auchan in Piaseczno, Poland
Carrefour store in Elbląg, Poland
A Tesco hypermarket store in New Prokocim, Kraków in Poland


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














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.[63][64] The Migros chain has 11 MMM hypermarkets, including some in Lausanne, Basel, and two in France which are both near Geneva, one in Thoiry and Étrembières.[65][66]

Until 22 March 2013, Casino-Magro had several HyperCasino hypermarkets in Switzerland until the bankruptcy of the Magro group.[67]



and many other local hypermarkets

  • Jusco (replaced by Max Value)


  • Auchan
  • Eko-Market
  • Epicentr K
  • Mega Market
  • Novaya Linia
  • Novus
  • Velika Kishenia

United Kingdom


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


North America

Atlantic Superstore in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Costa Rica

Dominican Republic






Supermarket Rey and Pan-American Highway in David, Panama

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 US. Warehouse stores such as Costco and Sam's Club are popular alternatives to discount superstores (hypermarkets) for much the same shopping requirements, requiring an annual membership, purchase of larger sizes of packaged groceries, and a more limited selection of brands and styles.

  • American Fare – division of Kmart/Bruno's[69]
  • Auchan – tested in the Houston and Chicago areas; Houston stores closed in 2003
  • bigg's – merged with Remke Markets and lost general merchandise section (see Remke Markets bigg's)
  • Carrefour – opened hypermarkets in Philadelphia and Voorhees Township, New Jersey, in 1988 and 1992 respectively; both 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 Marshall's 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.
  • Fedco – membership department store chain, operated in Southern California from 1948 to 1999
  • Gemco – division of Lucky Stores
  • Harts Stores / Big Bear Plus – division of Big Bear Stores
  • Hypermart USA – division of Wal-Mart
  • Kmart Super Center – last location closed in April 2018 in Warren, Ohio
  • 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 to 1994
  • 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)
  • The Treasury
  • Twin Valu – division of ShopKo/SuperValu



The hypermarket concept was not a success in Australia. Coles Myer had their own hypermarkets in the country with the introduction of Super Kmart in 1983, until the results were not positive. The concept was eventually shelved by 1989 to then divide all Super Kmart stores to have a separate Coles supermarket and a separate Kmart discount department store.[70]

In 1984 the South African retail chain Pick 'n Pay opened a hypermarket in the Brisbane suburb of Aspley. They had planned to expand to 10 hypermarkets however union bans imposed on South Africa by Australia at the time because of Apartheid prevented the other stores from opening. In 1995 the Australian branch of Pick 'n Pay was sold to Coles Myer and in late 2012 the Pick 'n Pay Hypermarket in Aspley would be closed and divided into an Aldi and Coles supermarkets as well as a Kmart discount department store.[71]

Costco has stores in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.


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.[73]


The Warehouse Extra

South America

A Jumbo in Tucumán, Argentina
Extra Hipermercados in Brazil
Tottus in Puente Alto, Chile
Grupo Éxito in Colombia and Venezuela






French Guiana





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