France news 

13 October 2021
As the Mulliez family confirms Auchan is not for sale, its operations in France launch trials for a ‘just walk out’ technology-driven store and a quick commerce solution. Mulliez confirms Auchan is not for sale… Following speculation about a possible merger with Carrefour, the Mulliez family has confirmed that ‘ we will never sell Auchan ’. The president of the Association Familiale Mulliez...
13 October 2021
As Carrefour continues its expansion, deepens its digitisation, and signs up further loyalty card members in Spain, we round up news from the two markets. Carrefour and Coop Trading expand international partnership agreement Following the signing of an agreement at the end of Q2 , Carrefour and Coop Trading have expanded the reach of the partnership to include global branded suppliers fr...
06 October 2021
Carrefour and Delipop have announced they are to partner to create a new robotic pedestrian drive service. The companies said the first pickup point will open, at 194 avenue de Versailles in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, on 6 October. Carrefour becomes first partner for Delipop After Retail Robotics and the Star Service Group signed a joint venture that saw them invest together in the instal...
06 October 2021
As Carrefour’s operations in France and Italy look to win with shoppers, we round up news from the two countries. Carrefour launches personalised shopping service in France Carrefour is to trial a new personalised shopper home delivery service under the OK Market! brand from four stores across Paris and Lyon. The service will enable shoppers to buy from a range of 20,000 SKUs and see a ‘per...
27 September 2021
As Lineaires reports on Système U’s results and Picard and Cora investigate new growth opportunities, we round up news from France. Système U sees sales rise 3% in H1 Local trade publication Lineaires has reported Système U’s sales rose 3%, excluding fuel, in H1 2021. The organisation’s growth was mainly been driven by its non-food activities, which supported its hypermarkets, with sales of...
17 September 2021
Netherlands-based pure ecommerce retailer Picnic has raised further funding as it looks to expand in its existing markets of Netherlands, Germany, and its more recent entry of France. Picnic raises €600m in series D fundraising round The retailer raised €600m as part of its series D fundraising round, with investment coming from four organisations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates foundat...
16 September 2021
As Carrefour receives sign off for its acquisition of Bio c’Bon in France, expands its presence in the convenience channel and enjoys strong growth in Spain, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour required to sell eight stores to complete Bio c’Bon acquisition Following its announcement to purchase Bio c’Bon and notification of the Competition Authority, Carrefour has received si...
14 September 2021
Retailers prepared for a strong back-to-school season in 2021, with Mastercard SpendingPlus projecting retail sales would grow by 12% during the back-to-school period (August 16 to September 19) compared to 2019. In our Back-to-school, 2021 report we explore back-to-school initiatives globally and highlight five key themes. Below are three standout in-store back-to-school campaigns we...
14 September 2021
Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region. Tighter plastic reduction targets through Reset Plastic strategy In...
13 September 2021
Our latest research provides recommendations on how you should prepare for energy transition in convenience retail. Available to IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: The future for forecourts in Europe Below are some of the key highlights… Looking for more insight? Retail Analysis subscribers can read more here: Your guide to convenience...