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Store of the month: November 2022: Epic, Paris, France
See inside our pick for November's store of the month, Epic, France. It is a blend between a convenience store and a fine food specialist, making it unique and able to cater for both locals and tourists. Be inspired by the store's design, fresh food zone and the wine cellar.
Store of the month: December 2021: Carrefour Flash, Paris, France
See inside our pick for December’s store of the month, Carrefour Flash, Paris, France. Carrefour opened its first frictionless store in partnership with AiFi with the promise is to “shop in 10 seconds, pay in 10 seconds”
Store of the month July 2021: Monop’, Paris, France
See inside our pick for July’s store of the month, Monop’, Paris, France. It’s the latest convenience concept from Groupe Casino which brings together food-to-go, local products, services and an unmanned retail section that is open 24 hours daily.
How Système U competes in France
Système U is one of France’s best-performing supermarket operators. See inside its Super U and Hyper U banner to understand how its strategic plan translates to the shop floor.
Picture perfect: how French retailers are bringing key trends to life
Explore how 10 retailers, including Carrefour, Auchan, and Intermarché, in the French cities of Nantes and Rennes are creating excellence, competing on value, and meeting shopper demands with their stores in the two cities.
Leclerc's top performing store in France
A walk through Leclerc's top performing hypermarket in France. How the retailer manage to showcase quality and choice while being a value destination.
Auchan's hypermarket of the future
See inside this completely transformed hypermarket and understand what makes it a store of the future.
Inside Supeco, Melun, France
How Carrefour aims to disrupt the discount channel with a differentiating proposition compared to Aldi and Lidl.
Inside Carrefour Flash, Paris, France
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.
La Samaritaine, Paris, France
The iconic French departmental store, La Samaritaine, opened its redesigned store in summer 2021 and dedicated a whole floor to beauty and wellness, making it the largest beauty space in Europe. In this report, we highlight six standout features of the beauty and wellness section, and how it is a ‘must-visit’ retail destination.
Carrefour's latest supermarket concept
How Carrefour is transforming its supermarket model by focusing on fresh, meal solutions, sustainability and online services. We visited the first upgraded store to see what makes this new concept an outstanding success with sales increasing by 10%.
Inside Lidl's new future proof stores in France
See the latest in-store development from the retailer in France, including several digital solutions and COVID-19 related investment. Understand how it is enhancing the discount shopping experience in its newly opened stores.
Netto France’s store concept 2.0
We visited one of the newly converted Netto stores in the north of France and were really impressed by the new and upgraded in-store environment. This is a great example showing how the discount channel continues to evolve to better align with shoppers' needs and appeal to a broader audience.