Established in 1959, Carrefour S.A. is the creator of the hypermarket concept, a multinational French retail company, ranking the largest in Europe and the second largest around the globe. It runs about ten thousand retail stores in more than 30 countries worldwide, comprising multiple business types, including hypermarkets, supermarkets, outlets, convenience stores, and membership stores, and supplying a great variety of goods that are safe, reliable, high quality and inexpensive, and a full range of services.In 1995, Carrefour entered the Chinese Mainland market and established its first store in Beijing. As of the end of 2013, it has opened 236 hypermarkets in 73 cities in China and possesses a headcount of more than sixty thousand. Carrefour has committed itself to becoming a superb Chinese corporate citizen, and has been performing its corporate social responsibilities with due diligence. Over the years, it has endeavored to provide safe and reliable goods to consumers and meet their various demands by means of "direct purchase", "food safety training", "setup of food safety lab ", etc.