Carrefour moves into Kazakhstan

CarrefourFrench supermarket chain is planning to open its first store in Kazakhstan in the next few months. The 12,000 m² store will be situated in the new Grand Park Almaty shopping centre. The French home improvement chain Leroy Merlin is also planning to open sites in Almaty and the surrounding region by the end of the year. Negotiations are additionally under way between the authorities and Auchan, Bombardier and IKEA.