Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

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Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Belgian Pie » 23 Apr 2012, 16:31

Just read a newspaper article that said Carrefour is planning to leave the Belgian market. Then at the end of the story it said that ING-analysts expect that stores in Argentina, Turkey, Italy, Poland and Taiwan would be axed first.
So, bye, bye bread, chocolate, cheese and Belgian beer ... and the other stuff of course that's only available at Carrefour.

The new CEO, Georges Plassat was expected to start serious restructuring plans.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby headhonchoII » 23 Apr 2012, 16:47

That doesn't make much sense. Carrefour seems to do pretty well in Taiwan, it vanquished Tesco years ago.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Belgian Pie » 23 Apr 2012, 17:30

headhonchoII wrote:That doesn't make much sense. Carrefour seems to do pretty well in Taiwan, it vanquished Tesco years ago.


Seemingly you're right ... but nothing makes much sense until you see their figures worldwide and they have to make choices. Taiwan is a small market and not enough space to expand and to much competition. It's easier to sell off to your competitors and invest that money in better markets.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Icon » 23 Apr 2012, 17:33

And who would take its place? Not Aimai, nor Wellcome nor any of the other players. RT Mart? Please say no. :eek:
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Tiger Mountaineer » 23 Apr 2012, 17:37

Belgian Pie wrote:So, bye, bye bread, chocolate, cheese and Belgian beer ... and the other stuff of course that's only available at Carrefour.


Not that I want to see Carrefour go, but I actually have a hard time thinking of anything that is only available there now.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Belgian Pie » 23 Apr 2012, 17:57

Icon wrote:And who would take its place? Not Aimai, nor Wellcome nor any of the other players. RT Mart? Please say no. :eek:


It's only rumors from analysts ... and I hope it will stay rumors
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Belgian Pie » 23 Apr 2012, 17:58

Tiger Mountaineer wrote:
Belgian Pie wrote:So, bye, bye bread, chocolate, cheese and Belgian beer ... and the other stuff of course that's only available at Carrefour.


Not that I want to see Carrefour go, but I actually have a hard time thinking of anything that is only available there now.


Their own house brand, reasonable priced and good quality ...
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby TheGingerMan » 23 Apr 2012, 19:23

Why would anyone buy bread at Carrefour?
It's beyond horrid.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Belgian Pie » 23 Apr 2012, 19:36

TheGingerMan wrote:Why would anyone buy bread at Carrefour?
It's beyond horrid.


I do, it's the next best thing I can get in Sanxia ... except from baking my own but right now I'm not doing that.

And as said, it's a quality/price matter and the western style breads are pretty ok ... if you want to pay 400NT$ at 7-11 for a so called 'hand made' bread, be my guest. Or buy the frozen stuff from Mr. Paul ...
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Nuit » 23 Apr 2012, 19:50

headhonchoII wrote:That doesn't make much sense. Carrefour seems to do pretty well in Taiwan, it vanquished Tesco years ago.


I thought they did a swap: Carrefour got out of Thailand, Tesco out of here.
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