List of hypermarkets

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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 country in 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 in 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 chain uses the term for 14 of their largest stores in South Africa. Checkers also runs 24 hypermarkets under the "Checkers Hyper" name.









In China, the largest hypermarket retailer is the Shanghai-based Bailian, followed by the Beijing-based Hualian.


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 in keling, 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.[12]

Seiyu Hypermarket owned by Walmart in Nerima, Tokyo in Japan




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.[13] Hypermarkets also exist in the Zaatari refugee camp in Mafraq as part of the WFP initiative, which led the project to establish the stores.[14][15]



The biggest hypermarkets operating in Kuwait are Geant, which 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.[24] CityCentre has two hypermarkets in Kuwait, one in Shuwaikh and one in Salmiya.[25] Carrefour has one hypermarket at The Avenues, located in Shuwaikh, a few minutes out of downtown Kuwait City.



Defunct brands:


Mydin Wholesale Hypermarket in Malacca, Malaysia







Saudi Arabia



 South Korea

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

 Sri Lanka

Lulu hypermarket (coming soon)






The country's first hypermarket will be in a 100,000 square meter shopping center, in the capital Ashgabat, scheduled to open in 2014.[30] 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.[31]

 United Arab Emirates

Big C Hypermarket in Vietnam











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.[37] 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.[38] 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.[39]

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

Defunct brands:



Defunct brands:


Albert Hypermarket in Trebic, Czech Republic

 Czech Republic

Former brands:

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.[41] 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 Normandie, France


In France, hypermarkets are a success, and there are today over 1000 hypermarkets in the country. Carrefour opened the earliest French and European hypermarket in 1963, in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois near Paris, and has 222 hypermarkets, as of 2013.[42] 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.[43]

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.[44] 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).[45]

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

Defunct hypermarkets in France


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,[52] 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.

Defunct German hypermarkets


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.




Interspar hypermarket in Bolzano, Italy


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



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 different brands. The chain has 499 (as of 2013) stores open throughout Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria (branded as T-Market) and Poland (branded as Aldik Nova).








In the Netherlands hypermarkets were not a success; there were several attempts of retailers like Ahold and SHV but they all eventually failed.[53]

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.[54][55]

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.[56][57]

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.[58][59]

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.[60][61] The second Jumbo Foodmarkt will open with a size of 7,000 square meters in the unfinished Focus-U-Park shopping center of 30,000 square meters in Steenwijk. This store will sell non-food products, and will be the first real hypermarket in the Netherlands since 2000.[62]

Defunct brands:


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.

Defunct brands

A Polish E. Leclerc in Wrocław, 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), Jumbo/Pão de Açúcar, Pingo Doce, Lidl and Intermarché. Most of these chains also operate supermarkets and smaller stores.


An Ашан (Auchan) hypermarket in Moscow, Russia








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.[71][72] 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.[73][74]

Until 22 March 2013, Casino-Magro had several HyperCasino hypermarkets in Switzerland until the bankruptcy of the Magro group.[75]




 United Kingdom

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


North America


 Costa Rica

 Dominican Republic

 El Salvador




Mexican Walmart in Mexico City; before Walmart entered Mexico, this was an Aurrerá hypermarket


Defunct stores

Supermarket Rey and Pan-American Highway in David, Panama


 Trinidad and Tobago

 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.

Defunct US hypermarkets



The hypermarket concept was not a success in Australia. Coles had their own hypermarkets in the country with the introduction of Super Kmarts in the 1980s, until the results were not positive. The concept was eventually shelved in the 1990s to then divide all Super Kmart stores to have a separate Coles and a separate Kmart.[80]

Costco have stores in Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Canberra, and are planning for one in every capital city.

 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.[82]

 Papua New Guinea

South America

A Jumbo in Tucumán, Argentina









 French Guiana




The Wong and its sister hypermarket Hipermercados Metro are the biggest chain in Peru. Their main competitor is Tottus, which has the largest stores in South America.



See also


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  3. Regoverning Markets : CARREFOUR exits Algeria
  4. Distribution : Carrefour quitte le marché algérien sur un échec –
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  7. Affordable Quality Product | Palace Stores
  8. Aswak Assalam
  9. | Auchan ouvrira bientot ses portes en Tunisie – Auchan will soon open their doors in Tunisia, March 14 2012
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  12. Retailing in Israel
  13. Carrefour launches first branch in Jordan
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  16. 1 2 Eurasia RED – developer of largest Kazakhstan regional A'port shopping malls – News – Two biggest hypermarkets in Kazakhstan
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  25. New hypermarket to be constructed in Ashgabat
  26. Les Centres commerciaux et hypermarchés de la Principauté d'Andorre – Pas-de-la-Case
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  34. Bingo Tuzla
  35. In Danish : Coop opgiver Kvickly-xtra Berlingske Tidende, June 12, 2009
  37. « Le top 100 des hypers » par F. Carluer Lossouarn, le 4 Mars 2010 publié dans le magazine Linéaires
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