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Euro Quiz # 85 - More on Shops, Stores, Restaurants...

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1- ?????? is a French multinational retailer headquartered in France] It is one of the largest hypermarket chains in the world (with 1,452 hypermarkets at the end of 2011[1]), the fourth largest retail group in the world in terms of revenue (after Wal-Mart, Tesco and Costco), and the third in profit (after Wal-Mart and Tesco[3][4]).

What is the name of this company?

2- ??????? traces its history back to the 1920s when a group of Yorkshire dairy farmers formed Hindell's Dairy Farmers Ltd.[5] After a series of acquisitions, the name was changed to Associated Dairies & Farm Stores Limited in 1949 in Leeds. The adoption of the ????? name occurred in 1965 with the merger of the Asquith chain of three supermarkets and Associated Dairies; ??????? is an abbreviation of Asquith and Dairies, often capitalised. Although there is some controversy about whether the name was "Associated" and "Dairies" which were merged as opposed to Asquith.[6]

Name this British discounter, now owned by Wal-Mart?

3- ????????? is Switzerland's largest retail company, its largest supermarket chain and largest employer. It is also one of the forty largest retailers in the world. Traditionally this supermarket/discount store refuses to sell acohol though it does in some of its subsidiaries.

4- The first ????????? branch opened in the Englos shopping centre on the outskirts of Lille in 1971. There are currently around 200 outlets in France, over 50 of which are operated on a franchise basis. The ??????? concept is somewhat comparable to the Sizzler group of restaurants in the United States, in that the majority of the company's restaurants are located in shopping centres or as part of motorway service areas though they are in cities like Paris too. The chain serves 60 million customers a year according to their corporate website. ???????? restaurants are operated on a self-service basis, where customers select their food and proceed to a checkout where any items are paid for prior to their consumption. Specific hot meals, namely cooked meats, are prepared to order in front of the customer at 'la grille', which is the part of the 'Flunch experience' the chain is known for.

Name of this French fast-food cafeteria?

5-??????? (originally for "Hollandic Standard Prices Company Amsterdam") is a Dutch discount retail chain that started life as a dimestore. The chain is characterized by relatively low pricing of generic housewares, which are mostly made by and for the chain itself, often with original design.

The first ??????? opened in Amsterdam on 4 November 1926, set up by the Jewish owners of the luxury department store De Bijenkorf. Originally, as a price-point retailer at prime locations in town centers, goods were sold using standard prices (hence its name), with everything having a Standard price of 10, 25 or 50 cents, and later also 75 and 100 cents.

Name of this Dutch chain?

6- This venerable Paris department store overlooking the Seine closed it doors several years ago for vague renovation plans after some of its buildings were torn down and now a new scheme is caught up in legal battles:

2015 - <Luxury group LVMH, owned by France’s richest man, Bernard Arnault, is behind the €460m development of the site into a palatial hotel, duty-free shops, designer stores and offices as well as social housing, a day centre and a creche.>

Name the old Paris department store?

7- This famous London map and travel book seller is located at Long Acre just by Covent Garden - name?

8- ???????? is a chain of Dutch walk-up fast food restaurants of the automatiek type. Founded in 1941 in Amsterdam, XXXXXXX is most notable for this automatic format: a counter is available for purchasing French fries, beverages, and hamburgers. Other snacks can be bought from the automats. The primary automat-vended items are krokets, frikandellen, hamburgers, Kaassoufflés and similar items.

The chain's motto De Lekkerste (Dutch, pronounced [də ˈlɛkərstə]) is translated as "The Tastiest".

?????? has almost 60 shops all over the Netherlands, There are 22 shops in Amsterdam alone.

?????? was originally a bakery named "Maison ??????" after Ferdinand Bolstraat in Amsterdam, founded by Johan de Borst (1919-2008).

Name this iconic Dutch snack bar?

9- ?????????? is a leading global discount supermarket chain with over 9,000 stores in 18 countries, and an estimated turnover of more than €50bn. Based in Germany, the chain was founded by brothers Karl and Theo Albrecht in 1946 when they took over their father's store in Essen which had been in operation since 1913; it is one of the world's largest privately owned companies This huge German discount grocery has spread all over Europe and even to the U.S. The individual groups were originally owned and managed by brothers Karl Albrecht and Theo Albrecht. The group started by the brothers subsequently split into two groups - Sud - south and Nord - north - one branch owns ??????? markets in the U.S. and the other half owns Trader Joe's in the U.S. but operated as separate entities.

Name the famous German discount grocer?

10 - In 1996 the network of 88 restaurants ?????????? is acquired by the multinational US fast food McDonald's , which, having only 38 restaurants, had not yet managed to establish itself in Italy and instantly became a major player with the aquisition - previously many cities were reluctant to grant McDonalds permission to open their own restaraunts so this was a back doo way into Italy for the Golden Arches.

What was the name of the hamburger stand chain McDonalds of Italy bought?

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