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As Auchan looks to advance its local operations, we round up news from the retailer as it aims to support sustainable initiatives in France and drive ecommerce growth in Portugal and Russia.

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Variety discounter B&M’s half year results for the 26 weeks to 25 September show a decline in performance from its Q1 sales. Key numbers: Group revenue £2,268m +1.2% year-on-year (+26.8% vs 2019 pre pandemic figures) Group adjusted EBITDA of £282.2m, representing growth of +86.4% vs H1 FY20 B&M UK revenue £1,909m +1.3% (+31.1% vs 2019) 14 gross new store openings (9 ...
Carrefour plans to become net zero by 2040, while Lidl Switzerland said it had reduced its carbon footprint by 11%. Furthermore, we look at retailers adopting the environmental labelling system, Planet-Score. Finally, Metro completed phase one of its food waste prevention initiative, with over 30 suppliers committing to the project. Carrefour sets carbon neutrality target Carrefour plans to...
Following on from its Digital Day announcement , we look at several developments, including its partnership with Meta, from Carrefour globally. Carrefour and Meta sign strategic partnership… Carrefour has signed a strategic partnership with Meta. The partnership will cover all its integrated countries and, therefore, will benefit operations in France, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, P...


Carrefour opened its first frictionless store in Paris with the promise to "shop in 10 seconds and pay in 10 seconds". No gates, no need of an app, just walk inside the store.
Carrefour has become the first retailer to team up with Delipop, a startup specialising in the logistical handling of e-commerce food orders, in order to develop its range of robotic pedestrian Drives.
Against the backdrop of changing lockdown restrictions and mobility and rising inflation, we have reforecast our growth expectations across major markets through to 2026.

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