Carrefour Poland- key information

Carrefour Poland
- key information

Carrefour’s priorities

We are an omnichannel grocery retail chain. Every day, we do our best to offer our clients a large choice of products, different shopping options, and top quality services. Thus, we build and develop stores in various formats and both care about customers who prefer traditional stores as well as those who favor shopping online.

While implementing our strategy in Poland, we focus constantly on five key areas:

Quality

Quality

Quality

Carrefour Poland cares about the quality and the safety of all the goods sold in its stores and produced under its own labelled brand. Carrefour’s Quality Specialists monitor all quality parameters at every stage of production and distribution.

Low prices

Low prices

Low prices

Low prices are Carrefour’s DNA, and that is why we do our best so that clients find in Carrefour stores a wide and diverse range of products at very attractive prices.

Health

Health

Health

Carrefour Poland offers a large assortment of healthy products , educates its clients about healthy nutrition and supports the biggest racing events organized in Poland. The company is also the Main Sponsor of the Tour de Pologne.

Proximity

Proximity

Proximity

This is not a matter of how many Carrefour stores operate in Poland and where they are located, but it is rather a question of customer service quality, i.e. close relationships of our employees with clients. Our first cooking book “For the love of Taste” is a great source of knowledge about closeness and traditions of eating together.

Choice

Choice

Choice

Throughout the year, Carrefour offers the widest and most diverse selection of products on the market, including among others, premium, ecological, Polish and local products.

Carrefour in numbers

Carrefour owns in Poland nearly 900 stores in 5 formats: hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience and specialized stores as well as an eshop. Carrefour also possesses a network of shopping malls, logistics centres, loading facilities and petrol stations. Carrefour Poland’s network consists of:

  • 89 hypermarkets

    89 hypermarkets

  • Over 150 supermarkets

    Over 150 supermarkets

  • Nearly 600 convenience and specialized stores

    Nearly 600 convenience and specialized stores

  • 45 shopping malls and arcades

    45 shopping malls and arcades

  • 43 petrol stations

    43 petrol stations

  • 5 central warehouses working with the Polish logistics network

    5 central warehouses working with the Polish logistics network

  • Marketplace on Carrefour.pl

    Marketplace on Carrefour.pl

  • An online grocery shop zakupycodzienne.carrefour.pl

    An online grocery shop zakupycodzienne.carrefour.pl

Executive Committee

  • Guillaume de Colonges

    Guillaume
    de Colonges

    Executive Director
    Northern and Eastern Europe

  • ChristopheRabatel

    Christophe
    Rabatel

    President and General Director

  • Jadwiga Zientara

    Jadwiga
    Zientara

    Vice President, Director of Finance, Shopping Malls and Expansions

  • Tareck Ouaibi

    Tareck
    Ouaibi

    Vice President and Director of Operations

  • Justyna Orzeł

    Justyna
    Orzeł

    Vice President, Secretary General

  • Marek  Lipka

    Marek
    Lipka

    Commercial Director

  • Michał  Sacha

    Michał
    Sacha

    Director of Marketing, Digital, IT, E-commerce
    and Financial Services

Guillaume de Colonges

Guillaume
de Colonges

Executive Director
Northern and Eastern Europe

President of Carrefour Poland from 2014 till 2018. A former General Director of Carrefour Turkey (2011) and Carrefour Malaysia and Singapore (2009). He began his professional career in 1992 in France as a department manager in Carrefour Anglet. Then he earned his experience as a sales and logistics director, and from 2000 to 2008 he worked as a supermarket and hypermarket operations director in Turkey and Taiwan. He studied economics and completed an Advanced Management Programme in Harvard Business School, the USA. He is 48, married and has 3 children.

ChristopheRabatel

Christophe
Rabatel

President and General Director

President and General Director of Carrefour Poland since 2018. 

Christophe Rabatel is an experienced manager in finance and commerce. He started his professional career in 1995 at Deloitte, working for the offices in Paris and Montreal.

He joined Carrefour Group 14 years ago and first assumed the responsibilities of Controlling Director for Europe. From 2006 to 2009, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Board of Carrefour Turkey. He was then in charge of the finance, expansion and organization of the supermarkets Carrefour Market in France.

He also gained an operational experience in the segment of convenience stores in France as a Regional Director. Since March 2015, he was assuming the responsibilities of Executive Director of convenience stores and Cash and Carry in France.

Christophe Rabatel graduated from the Commercial Institute in Nancy and holds a MBA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1994.

Jadwiga Zientara

Jadwiga
Zientara

Vice President, Director of Finance, Shopping Malls and Expansions

Jadwiga Zientara has worked for Carrefour Polska since 1999. She is a graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics and holds the IMD Business School diploma. She held the position of financial director in the rank of member of the board since 2014, and formerly had worked as the director of the accounting department and financial projects. As the vice-president of the board, he is responsible for the area of ​​finance, shopping malls and expansion.

Tareck Ouaibi

Tareck
Ouaibi

Vice President and Director of Operations

He started his career in Carrefour in 1987 in France.

In the years 1999-2011 he worked at Carrefour Polska, among others as IT director, board member responsible for the HR area, and then as the operating director of super and hypermarkets. He participated in the process of taking over the Ahold company and rebranding the Champion and Globi brands, as well as creating the Carrefour franchise network.

In the following years he managed hyper and supermarket formats as well as convenience and cash & carry in Greece and France, and he recently held the position of COO in Carrefour Romania.

He holds the diplomas of the Faculte des Sciences de Paris and the INSEAD Fontainebleau Institute. He is fluent in French and English and communicates in Polish.

Justyna Orzeł

Justyna
Orzeł

Vice President, Secretary General

Justyna Orzeł has over 20 years of experience in retail, in the areas of human resources, operations, marketing, trade and sales. She has been working for Carrefour Polska since 1998, where, in recent years as a human resources director, she has successfully created and implemented the Carrefour Poland HR strategy.

In the present role, she is responsible for the areas of human resources, legal, external communication, strategy and transformation, quality, security and CSR.

Justyna Orzeł is a graduate of the University of Silesia in Katowice and the Kozminski University in Warsaw. She is also a certified Erickson Professional Coach.

Marek  Lipka

Marek
Lipka

Commercial Director

He has almost 20 years of experience in the retail industry. He has been working at Carrefour Polska since 2001. Initially responsible for the supermarket format, where he served as the Operations Director. He also worked as a Regional Director for Multiformat, gaining experience in managing hypermarkets and Carrefour supermarkets. He was also responsible for the development of the convenience format and the Carrefour franchise offer.

A graduate of the University of Physical Education in Warsaw.

Michał  Sacha

Michał
Sacha

Director of Marketing, Digital, IT, E-commerce
and Financial Services

Marketing director with vast international experience, which he gained in leading companies in the cosmetics and food industry. A graduate of the University of Warsaw and MBA studies at the Warsaw University of Technology. In Carrefour since January 2019. He is responsible for, among others, a comprehensive online and offline marketing strategy, as well as the development of digital, e-commerce, IT and financial services.

History

Carrefour started its activities in Poland in 1997 with the opening of its first hypermarket in Łódż. Since then, the retail chain has expanded and now consists of nearly 900 stores in 5 formats.
In 2017, Carrefour celebrated its 20th anniversary in Poland.

Carrefour Poland is part of the Carrefour Group, which was founded in 1959 in Annecy, France. The company launched its international expansion in 1973, entering on new markets. Carrefour currently operates in countries like: Spain, Italy, Belgium, Romania, Brazil, Argentina, China and Taiwan.