France news 

16 June 2021
As Auchan and Intermarché establish new buying units or teams, we round up news from the retailers. Auchan establishes U2A buying unit Following on from the ending of the Horizon buying alliance , although the retailer said the decisions were separate, local trade publication LSA has revealed that Auchan has established the U2A buying unit. U2A will coordinate the buying from 70 of its l...
09 June 2021
With the pandemic limiting peoples’ access to dental check-ups, they have had to rely on at-home oral care products to maintain their oral health. We explore five ways of how oral care brands have evolved their responses and strategies during the pandemic to help boost sales and transform the category to strengthen its prospects. 1. Transforming oral care into a premium beauty routine In ...
07 June 2021
As it looks to expand online and meet a greater range of shopper missions, Carrefour has established new partnerships in France, Italy and Spain to help it win. Carrefour and La Poste collaborate for the Pickup Drive in France… Carrefour and La Poste have announced plans to work together to offer shoppers better and easier access to further services. Carrefour is working with La Poste’s sub...
07 June 2021
Continuing the changes seen amongst European buying alliances, Tesco and Carrefour have announced they have decided ‘ not to extend their Purchasing Alliance beyond the three-year operational framework agreed in 2021 ’. Focus to now switch to working on their own opportunities The retailers said ‘ over the last three years, [we] have benefited from a number of joint buying opportunities acr...
04 June 2021
French retailer Group Casino and Amazon have announced the launch of a new click and collect service in France. Initially available in Annecy and Clermont-Ferrand The new click and collect service will be rolled out initially in Annecy and Clearmont-Ferrand, before expanding into a dozen Casino stores by the end of summer. Amazon prime members will be able to order from a selection of mo...
11 May 2021
As Carrefour looks to partner with other organisations to win, including retailers and third party delivery firms, it has signed or expanded agreements across Europe. Carrefour and Nordic cooperatives sign partnership agreement Carrefour International Partnership and Coop Trading and its four affiliates from Finland (SOK), Denmark (Coop Denmark), Norway (Coop Norway) and Sweden (Coop Sweden...
10 May 2021
Casino-owned Cnova has reported a strong performance in its first quarter, with growth driven by the number of users buying through its marketplace rising strongly. Marketplace represents 46% of GMV sales in Q1 2021 Cnova reported traffic, in millions of visits, increased by 18.9% to 294m in Q1 2021. More visits led to more orders, with the number rising by 16.9% overall, but with orders ov...
10 May 2021
Casino said net sales fell by €1.1 bn to €7.1 bn in Q1 2021 versus the year before. Net sales fell by €467m in France, where strong growth at Cdiscount offset challenges elsewhere, while they decreased, in euro terms, by €680m in Latin America. However, the retailer noted the sharp improvement in its profitability during the quarter, with its EBITDA rising by €22m to €429m, driven by its on-going...
26 April 2021
As retailers look to differentiate and drive loyalty through the private label ranges we look at five innovations from Western Europe. Intermarché updates its Top Budget brand Intermarché has revamped its entry level Top Budget private label. The range of 600 products has had its packaging updated, with a new logo used to improve on-shelf visibility. A focused investment on nutrition and t...
23 April 2021
Carrefour reported turnover rose 2.2%, at constant exchange rates, to €18.56 bn. Its performance in Latin America and Asia drove top line growth, while in like-for-like terms the retailer saw a benefit from its operations in France and Latin America. Its first quarter results enabled it to confirm its operational and financial objectives, which it laid out as part of its 2022 strategic plan. T...