France news 

22 May 2020
Following a soft launch, which has been running since the end of March, Monoprix has introduced its new service, Monoprix Plus. The service, which is initially only available in part of Île-de-France, adds to the retailer’s existing offer, enabling shoppers to click and collect orders at one of its stores, enjoy same day delivery, with Monoprix Express, and next day delivery, through Monoprix ...
19 May 2020
Following closure in April due to a court ruling, Amazon is reopening its warehouses in the country after reaching an agreement with workers’ unions. Reopening of six warehouses In April, Amazon closed its six warehouses in France following a court order to ensure safety measures to protect workers against coronavirus (COVID-19). The retailer will now reopen its warehouses this week after r...
19 May 2020
As part of its aim to create an omnichannel universe of reference, Carrefour, in its home market and globally, has taken separate steps to build out its digital offer. Carrefour launches marketplace in France Olivier Dauvers reported the retailer has launched a marketplace in France. The retailer has opened its France-based site to third-party sellers to enable them to sell products. Carref...
12 May 2020
On 11 May the lockdown implemented to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ended in France. We visited several stores to see how those that were closed are reopening and how the new safety measures are now part of the new normal. New rules and measures for shoppers’ safety To guarantee social distancing and provide a safe shopping environment many rules and solutions were implemented d...
07 May 2020
Casino France is accelerating its digital transformation. We look at the retailer’s strategy to create an innovative digital solution to enable it to offer shoppers a more personalised experience. Driving footfall, thanks to personalised and digital communication In France, one of the strongest drivers of in-store traffic are the weekly printed flyers, which highlight offers and promotions....
06 May 2020
French retailer Intermarché it set to open five production lines dedicated to face masks at one of its private label manufactures. Face masks to be part of the ‘new normal’ The French government made a series of announcement at the end of April and in early May regarding the end of the lockdown and the use of face masks by the general public: Face masks will be mandatory for users of ...
30 April 2020
Carrefour reported first quarter sales, with like-for-like (LFL) sales rising 7.8%. Although the performance benefited from ‘ precautionary purchases in March ’, driven by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and lockdown conditions in its European operations, the retailer enjoyed ‘ a solid performance in January and February ’. Quarter, especially March, affected by impact of coronavirus Ca...
27 April 2020
France-based Casino said first quarter sales rose 7.9% in organic terms, while it enjoyed same-store sales growth of 6.4% across its three divisions: France Retail, Cdiscount and Latam Retail. Total net sales fell by 0.8%, to €8.3 bn, due to the store disposals and closures it undertook in 2019. The retailer, as part of its Q4 results announcement, had already removed guidance for its 2020 full f...
24 April 2020
We summarise the latest news from France as the country deals with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. All non-essential stores to reopen on 11 May Bruno Le Maire, France’s economy minister, announced on 23 April the plan is for all non-essential stores to be able to reopen at the end of the lockdown measures, on 11 May. However, this date could change from one region to another, as so...
23 April 2020
In separate developments, Casino-owned Franprix and Auchan, which is part of the same Mulliez Group, have partnered with sports good retailer Decathlon to stock some of the latter’s range in their stores. Franprix, Decathlon partnership for key items French trade publication LSA reported that Franprix and Decathlon had formed a partnership to enable the former to stock five key products in ...