France news 

17 February 2022
Carrefour achieved like-for-like sales growth of 2.3% in 2021, following on from a 7.8% improvement in 2020, taking its sales including VAT to €81.2 bn. The retailer said the results underlined ‘ the continuous improvement in the Group’s model and reflects solid momentum of market share gains in all key countries ’. In terms of market share gains, Carrefour called out France, Spain, and Brazil. ...
15 February 2022
As Carrefour Group engages with suppliers globally on carbon emissions reduction, its operations in France and Belgium roll out quick commerce solutions and it trials a vegan butcher in France, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour and Everli launch service in 10 cities in France… Carrefour and Everli have officially launched their partnership in 10 cities in France: Lille, Lyon, Ni...
14 February 2022
As Auchan France and Spain expand their private label ranges and Auchan Portugal launches Live in-store events, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan expands private label to support producers in France Local trade publication LSA has reported Auchan, on the eve of the International Agricultural Show, it will add further products to its new private label brand, Auchan Solidaires. The r...
11 February 2022
Metro Group’s sales rose 19.4% in local currency terms and by 20.0% in total, reaching €7.6 bn. The company reported its revenue in the Q1 2021/22 period exceeded its pre-pandemic levels ‘ despite ongoing restrictions ’. Metro, though, noted the challenges it faced during Q1 2020/21, when total sales contracted by 16% due to Covid restrictions in many of its key markets. Growth was driven by a...
02 February 2022
As Carrefour establishes a joint venture for its push into social commerce and acquires a plot in virtual gaming environment The Sandbox, we look at the developments and consider what the initiatives mean for the retailer. Carrefour establishes joint venture for social commerce push Carrefour has established a joint venture with Brut., which will be majority owned by Brut., that will lead t...
13 January 2022
As Carrefour prepares to re-enter Greece in partnership with a local company and expands its range of online services in France, amongst other developments, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour to return to Greece with new franchisee Carrefour has partnered with locally based Retail & More, a subsidiary of technology distributor TeleUnicom, to re-enter the Greek market 10 years aft...
11 January 2022
On 1 January 2022, France officially implemented a law which banned the use of plastic packaging for most fruit and vegetable products. We look at five implications and what we could see next. About France’s plastic ban The French government introduced the plastic ban as part of the French anti-waste law for a circular economy, which aims to reduce plastic consumption. The law is set to impro...
06 January 2022
Variety discounter B&M has reported encouraging Christmas trading, with group sales essentially matching last year’s pandemic-elevated peak. Against a demanding 22.5% growth from a year ago, group sales for the third quarter (26 September – 25 December 2021) rose 0.1%, bringing the year-to date total over nine months to +0.9%. B&M now expects FY22 to be significantly ahead of analyst expectations...
16 December 2021
As the channel continues to benefit from growing shopper interest, we look at developments in Sweden, France and the Netherlands. Axfood partners with online grocery retailer In Sweden, Axfood has partnered with online grocery retailer Mathem as the two parties look to create further synergies and build economies of scale. The strategic partnership will help the two develop their online off...
16 December 2021
Belgium’s Colruyt saw flat sales in the first six months of its 2021/2022 financial year. While its revenue fell by 0.2% to €4.981 bn, the retailer reported its gross margin fell to 26.9%, down from 28.1% in the previous financial year. Market share remained stable after recent falls… Colruyt said its market share in Belgium remained stable at 31.0% at the end of the first half of its finan...