Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby tsukinodeynatsu » 26 Apr 2012, 17:17

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I have a cupboard half-full of Costco toilet paper as we speak! It's 300NT for around 30 packets of triple-ply, lasts FOREVER. In fact, we only ever go there when we run out of toilet paper.


Ah now I understand why everyone buys toilet paper there but in fact you'll get cheaper toilet paper in POYA for example they have 8pack for NT$68 right now...


Yeah, I used to think that was true too, but the cheaper stuff is actually thinner and you do end up using more of it. We had a pack of the cheaper stuff about four months ago and used it up straight away, almost within a month - then my SO went out and bought the Costco stuff and we've still got about 6 packets left. So I think in the long run the Costco stuff works out cheaper (I think it's actually only 20 packets in a pack for 300nt)
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby ceevee369 » 18 Jun 2012, 20:20

Tesco is leaving Japan. It didn't worked out here , and now after 9 years neither there.
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Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby headhonchoII » 19 Jun 2012, 08:50

I think the big multiples divide the world between them, agreeing to pull out or swap operations as they see fit.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Steviebike » 30 Aug 2012, 07:45

Just saw the news this morning and Carrefour is leaving Singapore (guess that means China?). Not sure if this has any impact on Taiwan's operations.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Tempo Gain » 30 Aug 2012, 11:20

I sure hope not. Love the Tianmu store.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby cfimages » 30 Aug 2012, 11:26

Apparently they are about to start building a really big store in Danshui, somewhere over near all the new developments. There's going to be a Costco there too.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby Taiwan Luthiers » 30 Aug 2012, 11:30

cfimages wrote:Apparently they are about to start building a really big store in Danshui, somewhere over near all the new developments. There's going to be a Costco there too.


They had to close the Danshui store a few years back.... so I figure they're going to have to build a new one somewhere.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby headhonchoII » 30 Aug 2012, 11:50

If you step outside Taipei you will see Carrefour is still the big daddy, with RT Mart snapping at their heels. There are other popular chains like Quan Lian too. The competition in Taipei is intense along with higher rents/costs. Not so in the hinterland.
Carrefour's bread really has improved immensely, great value just like Sandman said earlier.
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby tomosaurus » 01 Mar 2013, 22:20

I was searching for something else and saw this thread from last year... I doubt it'd make a difference, Carrefour in Taiwan is a franchise run by UniPresident, who also hold the operating franchise for 7-11, Starbucks, Mister Donut, Cosmed and they also own the Dream Mall(s).. I'd figure they'd simply be rebranded..

In Kaohsiung CF is king, there's two Costco store but they aren't a threat to CF I wouldn't think.. and I've never heard of or seen an RT mart before...
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Re: Rumors brewing about Carrefour leaving Taiwan

Postby SkyBlueSam » 01 Mar 2013, 22:51

I'm not surprised they're going. Every time I've visited it, it's been like a ghost town.

The only thing missing was the tumble weed rolling down the aisle.

This is in complete contrast to Costco. No matter what time I go there, it's always rammed!

Bye bye Carrefour...
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