Carrefour news

15 April 2020
Taiwan has been widely recognised to have, so far, contained the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) well. However, the risk of community transmissions remains high, likewise a second wave of infections could be caused by returning residents from other regions. We look at how businesses in Taiwan have responded to the pandemic. Looking after everyone Carrefour Taiwan is providing disposable...
15 April 2020
We look at how retailers across Italy are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to products as they respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to update this article with the latest measures. Technological developments Retailers understand queuing outside and inside stores is increasing shoppers’ exposure to coronavirus. The Italian government has launche...
14 April 2020
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) three months ago, retailers in China have responded with urgency and empathy as the situation evolves - we will continue to update this article with the latest developments... w/e 12 April updates The country has lifted lockdown measures by end of March and is working return to a state approaching normalcy : Alibaba helping differ...
09 April 2020
New developments for retailers in South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. South Africa: Pick n Pay adds automatic grocery delivery service After a successful pilot in 2019, Pick n Pay has launched an automatic delivery service to all online shoppers. The service, Grocery Genius, provides shoppers with an easy and convenient way to restock their groceries. Shoppers can set the deliveries to automa...
01 April 2020
We look at the actions and responses of retailers across France as they look to support the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Tuesday 17 March, France’s president Emmanuel Macron took the unprecedented decision of putting the country into complete lockdown to try to slow down the spread of the virus. It made France the third European country to take this step nationally, af...
31 March 2020
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) three months ago, retailers in China have responded with urgency and empathy as the situation evolves - we will continue to update this article with the latest developments... Contactless delivery Remote drop off : customers of all major retailers, including Walmart, Carrefour, Alibaba and JD.com,  can have their orders delivered touch-...
23 March 2020
All major French retailers are launching in-store and online initiatives dedicated to medical staff. On March 23 all retailers agreed to give priority access to medical staff at stores’ entrance and tills. Below are other actions launched by Carrefour France: Early access to stores, before opening hours, on a store-by-store basis Essential products kits are available for collection, a...
23 March 2020
Carrefour France has launched a new online service offering essential products kits delivery. The service is currently available in Paris only. Why is it launching such a service? Limit the spread of the virus by encouraging people to stay home and get groceries delivered Contribute to reducing the number of shoppers in-store and so improve employees’ health and safety Simplify ass...
17 March 2020
Carrefour has launched a shop-in-shop concept for secondhand products. Meanwhile, Carrefour Poland has expanded its store numbers in 2020, while also launching an unstaffed store. Carrefour France launches new shop-in-shop format Carrefour has partnered with Cash Converters to launch a new shop-in-shop format, Carrefour Occasion. The format will enable shoppers to buy and sell secondhand it...
03 March 2020
Early indications that Suning Group's plan to integrate the two businesses is working. Improved efficiency through digital transformation Tian Rui, Carrefour China CEO, disclosed that Carrefour China has steadily improved its operating efficiency through digital transformation of its stores and accelerated integration with Suning, leading to Carrefour China’s first quarterly profit in seven...