The group, which comprises 3,000 outlets in different European countries under the umbrella of Expert International, Zug, Switzerland, has formed a new chain, Expert Global, jointly with Associated Volume Buyers (Long Beach) and the Cantrex Group (Montreal, Canada). The new chain will consist of more than 6,000 retail outlets for consumer electronics, home appliances and communication technology with total sales of approxiamtely US-$ 12.5 billion.