Carrefour partners with Tencent to test the waters of smart retail

French multinational hypermarket retailer Carrefour, which is partnered with Internet giant Tencent, launched its first smart store, “Le Marche” in Shanghai on Sunday, Yicai.com reported. It is Carrefour’s first “new retail” store in the world that combines catering, fresh produce, imported goods and private labels, and is supported by Tencent’s digital payment method WeChat Pay. […]