France news 

06 August 2020
In its Q3 2019/20 results, Metro reported a 17.5% decrease in like-for-like (LFL) sales, compared to the previous year, driven by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its negative impacts on the hospitality sector. However, as of July this year, Metro noted that sales had recovered to the previous year’s level in its Hotels, restaurants and catering (HoReCa) division. Germany: like-for-like...
30 July 2020
France-based Casino reported consolidated net sales up by 10.4% (same-store basis) in Q2 driven by strong demand across France and Latin America due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the group saw a net loss of €87 m during the first half of the year, mainly due to increased costs.   France: same store sales growth +6.0% driven by convenience and supermarkets Total net sales decreased by 5...
30 July 2020
Carrefour reported Q2 results as like-for-like (LFL) sales increased by 6.3%. The strong results were driven by the good performance and omnichannel strategy in most markets including Spain, Belgium and Brazil. Q2: atypical activity due to COVID-19, convenience +19.0% LFL The multi format and omnichannel model confirmed its resilience and adaptation to the various shopper needs during the d...
27 July 2020
Carrefour and Uber Eats announced they will roll out their partnership nationwide in France and extend it to Belgium from September. Nationwide rollout in France… The service, which was launched in April 2020 offers delivery within 30 minutes. It was initially available in 15 stores, although it is now available at 330 stores in Paris and the surrounding region. Following the success, it wi...
24 July 2020
Casino-owned Cnova generated gross merchandise volume (GMV) of €1.05 bn in Q2 2020, a rise of 23.5% on the same timeframe in 2019 and growth of 24.8% in organic terms. Net sales were €556.0m, a rise of 18.6% in total and by 16.9% in organic terms. The share of sales accounted for by its marketplace rose to 46.3% in 2020, versus 40.1 % in the previous year. Performance accelerated in Q2… Cno...
22 July 2020
As Auchan and Carrefour look to repurpose further space in their hypermarkets and Systeme U and Auchan Chronodrive spotlight local production, we round up news from the market. Auchan and Carrefour repurpose further space in hypermarkets Local trade publication LSA has reported that Auchan and Carrefour continue to find new ways and partners to help them repurpose space in their largest sto...
14 July 2020
As Carrefour makes further management appointments in France, enters the drugstore channel in Romania and launches a new private label range in Belgium, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour’s loss-making hypermarkets in France According to reports by local trade publication Linéaires, around 56% of the retailer’s hypermarkets, 104 out of its total of 185, in France were loss making...
14 July 2020
As the Auchan-led buying alliance presents new commitment proposals, its revenue remains flat in Spain in 2019 and it extends its delivery options in Romania, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan-led buying alliance to revise cooperation agreement France’s Antitrust Authority has said it is reviewing the scope of the agreement between Auchan, Casino, Metro, and the Schiever Group to s...
13 July 2020
We round up initiatives from Auchan in its home market and Poland. Auchan adds Patatam corners at hypermarkets Continuing French retailers looking to repurpose space in their largest stores and to meet the growing shopper interest in second-hand clothing, Auchan has opened Patatam branded corners at further hypermarkets following a successful trial. Patatam has enjoyed fast paced growth, wh...
07 July 2020
As Carrefour announces management changes, the integration of its loyalty card into the Apple wallet and as it looks to repurpose further space in its hypermarkets, we round up developments from the retailer. Carrefour appoints new executive directors in France and Spain Carrefour has appointed Rami Baitièh as its executive director for France, as of 1 July. He takes over from Pascal Clouza...