Hypermarket

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A "hypermarket" (sometimes called a "supercenter" or "superstore") is a big-box store combining a supermarket and a department store.wikipedia
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Supermarket

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A "hypermarket" (sometimes called a "supercenter" or "superstore") is a big-box store combining a supermarket and a department store.
It is larger and has a wider selection than earlier grocery stores, but is smaller and more limited in the range of merchandise than a hypermarket or big-box market.

Carrefour

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The first European hypermarket is commonly mistaken to be the Carrefour store that opened in 1963, at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France, The co-founders were influenced by the teachings of Colombian-born American marketing executive Bernardo Trujillo, who taught executive education as part of the NCR Corporation's marketing campaign. Another category of stores sometimes included in the hypermarket category is the membership-based wholesale warehouse clubs that are popular in North America, pioneered by Fedco and today including Sam's Club, a division of Walmart; Costco, in which Carrefour owned some shares from 1985 to 1996; BJ's Wholesale Club on the East Coast; and Clubes City Club in Mexico.
It is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world with 12,300 self-service shops (including 1,528 hypermarkets) at the end of 2016.

Grocery store

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The result is an expansive retail facility carrying a wide range of products under one roof, including full groceries lines and general merchandise.
Very large "all-in-one" hypermarkets such as Walmart, Target, and Meijer have recently forced consolidation of the grocery businesses in some areas, and the entry of variety stores such as Dollar General into rural areas has undercut many traditional grocery stores.

Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, Essonne

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The first European hypermarket is commonly mistaken to be the Carrefour store that opened in 1963, at Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, France, The co-founders were influenced by the teachings of Colombian-born American marketing executive Bernardo Trujillo, who taught executive education as part of the NCR Corporation's marketing campaign.
In 1963 Carrefour opened its first hypermarket in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois, at more than 2 500 square meters the largest in France at the time.

JUSCO

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Jusco was created in 1970, and eventually became known as Aeon.
JUSCO is the acronym for Japan United Stores Company, a chain of "general merchandise stores" (or hypermarket) and the largest of its type in Japan.

Fred Meyer

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The Pacific Northwest chain Fred Meyer, now a division of the Kroger supermarket company, opened the first suburban one-stop shopping center in 1931 in the Hollywood District of Portland, Oregon.
Fred Meyer, Inc., is a chain of hypermarket superstores founded in 1922 in Portland, Oregon, by Fred G. Meyer.

Ito-Yokado

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The predecessor to Ito Yokado was founded in 1920 selling western goods, went public in 1957, and switched to that name in 1965.
Ito-Yokado is a Japanese general merchandise store, part of Seven & I Holdings Co. As of March 2013, there are 178 Ito-Yokado stores operating in Japan.

Kroger

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The Pacific Northwest chain Fred Meyer, now a division of the Kroger supermarket company, opened the first suburban one-stop shopping center in 1931 in the Hollywood District of Portland, Oregon.
It maintains markets in 35 states and the District of Columbia, with store formats that include hypermarkets, supermarkets, superstores, department stores, and 263 jewelry stores (782 convenience stores were sold to EG Group in 2018).

Department store

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A "hypermarket" (sometimes called a "supercenter" or "superstore") is a big-box store combining a supermarket and a department store. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the three major US discount store chains – Walmart, Kmart and Target – started developing hypermarkets.
Big-box stores, hypermarkets, and discount stores are comparable to historical department stores.

Walmart

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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the three major US discount store chains – Walmart, Kmart and Target – started developing hypermarkets. Wal-Mart (as it was known before its late-2000s rebranding as Walmart) introduced Hypermart USA in 1987, followed by Wal-Mart Supercenter in 1988; Kmart opened its first Super Kmart (originally called Kmart Super Center) in 1991; and Target came with the first Target Greatland stores in 1990, followed by the larger SuperTarget stores in 1995.
Walmart Inc. (formerly Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.) is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores.

Target Corporation

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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the three major US discount store chains – Walmart, Kmart and Target – started developing hypermarkets.
Their retail formats include the discount store Target, the hypermarket SuperTarget, and "flexible format" stores previously named CityTarget and TargetExpress before being consolidated under the Target branding.

Meijer

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The Midwest chain Meijer, which today operates some 235 stores in six US states and calls the hypermarket format "supercenter", opened its first such "super center" in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in June 1962, under the brand name "Thrifty Acres".
In 1985, Forbes magazine reported Walmart at the time had failed in what were then known as hypermarkets because Sam Walton and company did not understand the grocery business.

Hypermart USA

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Wal-Mart (as it was known before its late-2000s rebranding as Walmart) introduced Hypermart USA in 1987, followed by Wal-Mart Supercenter in 1988; Kmart opened its first Super Kmart (originally called Kmart Super Center) in 1991; and Target came with the first Target Greatland stores in 1990, followed by the larger SuperTarget stores in 1995.
The hypermart concept was modeled after earlier efforts from other retailers, notably French retailers such as Auchan and Carrefour, and the Midwestern big retailer Meijer.

Big-box store

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A "hypermarket" (sometimes called a "supercenter" or "superstore") is a big-box store combining a supermarket and a department store. Hypermarkets, like other big-box stores, typically have business models focusing on high-volume, low-margin sales.
The store may sell general dry goods, in which case it is a department store, or may be limited to a particular specialty (such establishments are often called "category killers") or may also sell groceries, in which case some countries (mostly in Europe) use the term hypermarket.

Kmart

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In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the three major US discount store chains – Walmart, Kmart and Target – started developing hypermarkets.
American Fare was a chain of hypermarkets that operated from 1989 to 1994. It was a joint venture involving Kmart, which owned 51 percent of the store, and Birmingham, Alabama-based Bruno's Supermarkets, which owned 49 percent of the stores. The first store opened in Stone Mountain, Georgia, near Atlanta, on January 29, 1989. American Fare's 244000 sqft of retail space included 74550 sqft of groceries, 104000 sqft of general merchandise, and 35000 sqft of clothing (including apparel, footwear, and accessories). An area in the front of the store housed a music and video store, a food court, bank, hair salon, pharmacy and a card store. Charlotte, North Carolina, was home to the second American Fare, which opened on April 1, 1990 with 160000 sqft of retail space. A third and final store opened in Jackson, Mississippi in August 1990, with plans for a fourth store in Birmingham, Alabama never coming to fruition. In June 1992, Bruno's announced the termination of its partnership with the Kmart Corporation, and that Kmart would assume ownership of the three stores. The three stores closed by May 1994.The Stone Mountain store now houses the DeKalb County Board of Education. The Charlotte, NC store was converted to Super Kmart, then a Steve & Barry's, before closing in 2009 It now houses a Verizon call center, and the Jackson store's parking lot became a Carmax in 2007, while the building itself is now owned by Comcast. The American Fare brand is used on some Kmart store brand consumable products.

List of hypermarkets

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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.

Daiei

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Isao Nakauchi founded the first Daiei in Kobe in 1957, selling clothing, electronics, furniture and groceries all in one store.

Federal Employees' Distributing Company

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Another category of stores sometimes included in the hypermarket category is the membership-based wholesale warehouse clubs that are popular in North America, pioneered by Fedco and today including Sam's Club, a division of Walmart; Costco, in which Carrefour owned some shares from 1985 to 1996; BJ's Wholesale Club on the East Coast; and Clubes City Club in Mexico.
The management strove to make Fedco a one-stop shopping destination, similar to a hypermarket concept.

Retail

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The result is an expansive retail facility carrying a wide range of products under one roof, including full groceries lines and general merchandise.
In 1963, Carrefour opened the first hypermarket in St Genevieve-de-Bois, near Paris, France.

Metro AG

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In Europe, Makro (owned by METRO AG) leads the market.
Real: A hypermarket operator. 265 stores in Germany and 34 elsewhere as of early 2005.

Warehouse club

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Another category of stores sometimes included in the hypermarket category is the membership-based wholesale warehouse clubs that are popular in North America, pioneered by Fedco and today including Sam's Club, a division of Walmart; Costco, in which Carrefour owned some shares from 1985 to 1996; BJ's Wholesale Club on the East Coast; and Clubes City Club in Mexico.
Hypermarket

Product (business)

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The result is an expansive retail facility carrying a wide range of products under one roof, including full groceries lines and general merchandise.

Profit margin

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Hypermarkets, like other big-box stores, typically have business models focusing on high-volume, low-margin sales.

Surface area

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Because of their large footprints, many hypermarkets choose suburban or out-of-town locations that are easily accessible by automobile.

Suburb

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Because of their large footprints, many hypermarkets choose suburban or out-of-town locations that are easily accessible by automobile.