Good bye!A well-known supermarket in Guangzhou is to close after nearly 20 years of operation

2022-06-15 0 By

Carrefour guangzhou Wanguo store will close on February 28.Following the announcement of withdrawal of Dongshan branch of Wangfujing Department Store and Modern Department Store, another established supermarket with 20 years of operation announced that it would close its stores at the end of the month.Good bye!Guangzhou Wanguo Carrefour!Carrefour guangzhou Wanguo store will cease business on February 28, 2022, according to the news on February 14.Photo source: Yangcheng Evening News.According to the closure notice, on January 30, carrefour, located in the Wanguo Plaza in Guangzhou’s Haizhu District, put out a closure notice with the title “Wish you peace, Goodbye elsewhere”.According to the closing notice, Knorr Fook Wanguo will cease business on February 28, 2022 due to the expiration of the contract.Until the closure, the supermarket will do its best to continue to provide customers with normal business services.Customers who still have gift cards can make purchases at Carrefour’s Guangzhou Kangwang stores, Yuancun stores and Xinshi stores or through the online home service.As for the reason for closing the store, Carrefour official responded that due to the expiration of the lease, the owner’s overall business layout is no longer planned for the supermarket format, and the site is recovered for other purposes.Public information shows that knorf Wanguo store was opened on August 20, 2002 and has been in business for nearly 20 years. It covers an area of more than 6000 square meters and is located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of Wanguo Outlets.Some supermarket shelves are also bare, but a small number of shoppers are still shopping.Photo source: Yangcheng Evening News.In recent years, hypermarkets have faced unprecedented difficulties and are in urgent need of transformation and adjustment, as Carrefour, the earliest company to enter China.Since 2021, several stores have been closed.According to incomplete media statistics, Carrefour Shapingba store in Chongqing closed on January 15, 2022;On December 25, 2021, Carrefour Yancheng Jianhu Huiwen Store closed and officially launched Yancheng;On November 30, Carrefour dongguan Century Plaza store closed;On November 17, Carrefour Xiamen Mingfa store closed;November 16, Carrefour Yongjin store in Hangzhou closed;On August 5, Carrefour Jinan Weijiazhuang store closed;On April 15, Carrefour Jinan Jiefangqiao store closed…On the evening of February 11, 2022, Suning Tesco issued a reply to the notice of concern, showing that since 2021, carrefour’s main business in China has been affected by adverse factors such as the impact of low-price expansion of community group-buying and repeated epidemic, and its operating revenue has decreased by more than 10% year-on-year.In the second half of 2021, Carrefour China closed seven hypermarkets, eight convenience stores and three select stores.In terms of transformation, Carrefour has turned its attention to warehouse membership stores.At present, Carrefour has opened two member stores in the country.According to the plan, Carrefour member stores will gradually expand the national layout in the future, expand stores in first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen as well as more new first-tier cities, planning to expand 100 member stores in the next three years.Finally, as for the expansion plan after the closure of the store, Carrefour official responded that it is still full of confidence in guangzhou’s business prospects and retail market, in the retail consumption needs to upgrade and actively transformation and promotion of the track, Carrefour will focus on the expansion of member stores, home business, retail cloud, e-cloud four business.At present, we have expanded the retail cloud business in Huangpu District of Guangzhou and other places, and it is expected to open 90 retail cloud businesses within this year. The expansion of other key business formats in Guangzhou is also under planning.Source: Yangcheng Evening News, Southern Metropolis Daily, professional retail network