Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Gubei Carrefour

Carrefour is a French based retailer of groceries and such. They are the grocer of choice for foreigners in China. There are two such grocery stores near our apartment, but the one in the area called Gubei is supposed to be the best and have the best selection of imported goods. The problem is, its not easy to get to from where we live.

Today I ventured there to see what all the hype was about. Basically its just like the one near our home, but much bigger. AND all the signs are in English as well as Chinese. They must know that they have a huge foreign customer base. Its incredible to see such a huge store, 5 floors. The first floor is entirely a food court. The second and third are groceries and household goods (think Super Target or Walmart). The fourth and firth floors are part parking garage and part micelleneous businesses like Gymboree.

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