Carrefour is a key retailer in China with more than 230 stores.

Since 2007 it is involved in a “Direct Purchase” project that aims to shorten the supply chain for agricultural products by sourcing directly to farmer cooperatives. As of now more than 550 of them, supplying various fruits and vegetable products have been cooperating with Carrefour. For those suppliers training and capacity buildings on the aspects of good agricultural practices have been set up.

The best of those suppliers have the opportunity to become “Socomo China” suppliers to export their products to Europe or other area where Carrefour business units are located.