Casino Guichard-Perrachon Et Cie Sa operates as a holding company of the Casino Group. Its activities consist of defining and implementing the Group’s development strategy and coordinating the businesses of the various subsidiaries, acting jointly with their respective management teams. The Company also manages a portfolio of brands, designs and models licensed to the subsidiaries. In addition, it manages the Group cash pool in France and is responsible for overseeing the proper application of Group legal and accounting rules and procedures by the subsidiaries. The Company is a limited liability company and is a major food retailer with a multiformat of France. The Company operates in fifteen countries including France, the Netherlands, Poland, the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Thailand, Taiwan, Mauritius, Vietnam, and Madagascar. As of December 31, 2002, the company operates a total of nearly 8,400 outlets, including 286 hypermarkets, 2,447 supermarkets, 885 discount stores, 4,256 convenience stores and 240 restaurants. At the end of 2002, the Group operated 169 hypermarkets outside France. France In France, the Company operates Géant hypermarkets and Neighbourhood outlets that include Casino supermarkets, Monoprix, Petit Casino convenience stores, Eco Service. The Company also operates Franchise network (Spar, Vival, Corners, Relais, Shell, Elf, Carmag, others). The Company’s Affiliates include Franprix & Leader Price. The Company also operates other businesses that include Cafétérias Casino, Imagica, Komogo and Les Chais Beaucairois. As of December 31, 2002, the Company operates a total of 6,428 stores in France. International Casino USA operates Smart & Final – USA; Smart & Final – Mexico; and United Grocers Cash & Carry. In Poland, the Company operates Géant hypermarkets; Leader Price; and others. In Argentina, the Company operates Libertad hypermarkets; Leader Price; and others. In Uruguay, the Company operates Géant hypermarkets; Disco supermarkets; and Devoto supermarkets. In Venezuela, the Company operates Exito hypermarkets; Cada supermarkets and others. In Thailand, the Company operates Big C hypermarkets; and Leader Price. The Company also operates 10 stores in Taiwan. In Indian Ocean, the Company operates Cora hypermarkets; Score/Jumbo supermarkets; and Cash & Carry supermarkets. In Brazil, the Company operates Extra hypermarkets; Pão de Açúcar, Sé, Comprebem supermarkets; DIS Barateiro; and MS Eletro. In Colombia, the Company operates Exito, Optimo hypermarkets; Ley supermarkets; and other supermarkets and activities. In Netherlands, the Company operates Konmar supermarkets; Super de Boer supermarkets; and DIS Edah. As of December 31, 2002, the Company operates a total of 1,949 stores internationally. Significant Events Dunnhumby, Ltd. has entered into a joint venture agreement with Casino Guichard Perrachon & Cie SA., Known as dunnhumbyFrance. History Casino Guichard-Perrachon Et Cie Sa was founded in 1898.
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