E.Leclerc is a French hypermarket chain, headquartered in Ivry-sur-Seine. E.Leclerc was established on 1 January 1948 by Édouard Leclerc. E.Leclerc currently has more than 500 locations in France and 114 stores outside of the country, as of 2012. The chain enables semi-independent stores to operate under the Leclerc brand. Own brand ranges come under the Marque Repère and Eco+ banners. Some larger hypermarkets have a separate entertainment/multimedia section, under the name of Espace Culturel.
E.Leclerc is the longest established network of supermarkets and hypermarkets in Poland and has 43 stores in 37 cities. E.Leclerc in Poland operates according to the same philosophy, which for years works well in Europe: Buy cheaper to sell cheaper. The effectiveness of the use of this innovative thinking demonstrates successful sales. E.Leclerc in Poland is not only a network of stores. It also has 12 service stations that enter into the philosophy of deregulation, continually strive to offer customers the product at the most competitive prices. As the first network of hypermarkets in Poland, the company launched Internet sales through a network of E.Leclerc Drive, operating in seven cities: Warsaw, Wroclaw, Gdansk, Lublin, Rzeszów, Katowice and Radom.