Carrefour S.A. (French pronunciation: [kaʁfuʁ]) is a French multinational retailer headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France, in the Hauts-de-Seine Department near Paris. It is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world with 12,300 self-service shops (including 1,528 hypermarkets) at the end of 2016. Carrefour operates in more than 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. Carrefour means "crossroads" in French. The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.