MAPIC interview: In conversation with Dan Ohnona, group head of expansion - international & France, Carrefour Property Carrefour's Global Expansion and 2026 Strategic Plan: An Interview with Dan Ohnona

MAPIC: Tell us a little about Carrefour

Dan Ohnona: Operating an extensive multi‑format and omni‑channel network, Carrefour is one of the world’s leading food retailers. Our 14,930 stores and e‑commerce sites welcome 80 million customers every year. Carrefour operates all the formats, from small autonomous stores, convenient and supermarkets to very large hypermarkets and cash & carry stores. The group has more than 300,000 employees in eight countries through direct operations (France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Romania, Poland, Brazil and Argentina), and reported €92,614 million in gross sales in 2023, an increase of 10.4% like‑for‑like. Carrefour is also present in more than 40 countries with international partners.

Carrefour Market at St Pierre d’Irube

MAPIC: What are your plans for the next 12 months?

Dan Ohnona: With a target of more than 2,400 new stores by the end of 2026 and the willingness of accelerating the openings of performance formats like Cash & Carry and discounted stores in its geographies, Carrefour is one the top retailers in terms of expansion. Brazil and Argentina will see the openings of many Atacadão, Sam’s Club (Brazil) and Maxi stores (Aregentina), while European countries will welcome hundreds of new proximity stores in 2024. In addition, we will operate many new hypermarkets and supermarkets in France thanks to M&A operations conducted to take over the Cora and Match banners, plus several stores from the former Casino Group that have already opened, with more to come.

Dan Ohnona, Group Head of Expansion of Carrefour

Dan Ohnona, Group Head of Expansion of Carrefour

MAPIC: What are your main objectives for the year?

Dan Ohnona: We are focused on delivering the Carrefour 2026 Strategic Plan and are committed to making the best products accessible to all customers. Our main objectives for 2024 are pursuing the development of our private labels, reinforcing our omni-channel model, creating additional value for the group thanks to real estate developments and nurturing our raison d’être, which is our commitment to leading the transition for all by promoting healthier, more affordable food, while supporting the agricultural transition and helping to preserve the planet’s resources.

Store image credit: Emilie Hautier

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