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Carrefour's Belgian burden

Carrefour faces Belgian dilemma

Carrefour faces Belgian dilemma

Carrefour, the French retail giant, has attempted to diffuse union anger in Belgium over plans to scale back its business with revised plans that would mean the closure of fewer stores. However, unions are still unhappy and, strategically, some industry watchers believe the world's number two retailer is stuck with little room for manoeuvre in a market with some fierce competitors. Dean Best reports.