– If you are European, you surely are familiar with the Carrefour logo, a rather abstract symbol containing two stylized arrowheads in red and blue, facing opposite directions. You may have seen this logo also in the United States, as this is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world.

– This French – based retail chain began its activity in 1958 and today it is a fierce competitor for Wal – Mart, Tesco and Costco. In French, “carrefour” means “crossroads” or “public square.”