Carrefour to close Dongxing store on March 9

Taipei Carrefour, the France based hypermarket chain operator, said on Friday it will close its store located on Dongxing Street in Xinyi District, downtown Taipei on March 9 due to adjustments in its business development plan.

After the closure, the number of Carrefour stores in Taiwan will fall to 136, comprised of 68 hypermarket outlets and an additional 68 24 hour supermarket like Carrefour Market stores.

Carrefour said it was grateful for the long term support from many consumers for the Dongxing store. The company urged consumers to patronize nearby stores such as the Sanmin, Neihu and Nangang outlets, as well as Carrefour Online.

The operator said it will launch an event for consumers to observe the countdown of the closure of the Dongxing store, adding that its staff will do their best to provide customers with satisfactory service.

A Liberty Times report said the closure of the Dongxing store, which has served consumers for 16 years, will come after the maturity of a lease for the site.

The report cited data compiled by Yung Ching Realty Group, which showed home prices located 700 meters around the Carrefour Dongxing store averaging NT$714,000 (US$23,596) per ping (one ping equals to 3.3 square meters), the second highest among 13 hypermarkets in Taipei.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel