Carrefour news

18 February 2020
Carrefour Brazil has reached an agreement to acquire 30 cash and carry stores from Makro’s Brazilian subsidiary. The transaction, which must still be approved by the domestic antitrust watchdog CADE is valued at BRL1.95 bn (US$450m). The move, which Alexandre Bompard (Carrefour Group’s chairman and CEO) has described as being “Carrefour Group’s most significant move in Brazil since the acquis...
07 February 2020
As Carrefour looks to build further online skill and scale, we look at developments from its home market. Carrefour collaborating with Epsilon to improve online orders Trade publication LSA has reported Carrefour is working with Epsilon to build an AI-driven solution that suggests what products could be chosen to replace something that is out of stock, when a shopper is completing an online...
30 January 2020
As Carrefour introduces a new promotional campaign and the chief executive of Mestdagh steps down, we round up news from its operations in Belgium. Carrefour launches ‘Healthy prices’ promotion Trade publication Gondola reports how Carrefour has launched the ‘Health prices’ campaign in the country, which will run between 27 January and 15 February. The promotion is aimed at spotlighting hea...
30 January 2020
Carrefour Brazil has reported annual gross sales of BRL59.4 bn* (US$14.1 bn), a 11% growth year-on year. Q4 sales reached BRL16.8 bn* (US$4 bn), representing growth of 11.4%. The performance was driven by strong like-for-like growth of 7.6%. Q4 LFL sales for its core estate was 12.7% in Q4 (up from 8.8% in Q3), its highest quarterly like-for-like (LFL) growth in five years.  * ex-petrol ...
28 January 2020
As Colruyt adds a new online delivery solution and Delhaize launches carbon neutral bananas, we round up news from the countyr. Colruyt launches ‘Collect&Go Connect’ app The Colruyt Group is trialling a new solution enabled by the sharing economy. Under the Collect&Go Connect brand, its Okay and Okay Compact banners will trial a solution that connects local customers and local shoppers. The...
24 January 2020
France-based Carrefour said total sales, at constant exchange rates, rose 2.5% to €21.7 bn in its fourth quarter. Its performance in its home country, which were accentuated by market conditions, held back its overall growth, offsetting positive results in Europe, especially Spain, and Latin America, especially in Brazil. France: results affected by market conditions Carrefour reported tota...
23 January 2020
In its home market, Carrefour has acquired another online retailer, Potager City. The purchase comes quickly after the retailer bolstered its range of online solutions with the acquisition of a 60% stake in Dejbox . Carrefour continuing to strengthen food ecommerce offer Potager City uses an online subscription model that supplies shoppers with boxes of extra-fresh and seasonal fruit and v...
15 January 2020
As the retailer looks to turnaround its underperformance in Belgium, Carrefour has rolled out new trials in the country to help shoppers maximise their time in store. Retailer to trial payment by fingerprint… Carrefour is set to trial a system that enables shoppers to pay with their fingerprints. The trial follows a test conducted previously which saw it enable shoppers to use their fingerp...
14 January 2020
Bon Preu discussed where it invested in 2019 and announced its record sales growth for the Christmas period.  Meanwhile, France-based Auchan confirmed the success of its gourmet private label range, as it launched a new organic health and beauty range. Separately, Carrefour introduced a luxury cosmetic range. Finally, the BonÀrea group reflected on its 2019 expansion and revealed its plans for...
10 January 2020
Carrefour opens convenience store inside Suning branch as the two brands continue to integrate in China. Latest step in merging the two businesses A Carrefour Easy store has opened inside Suning’s home appliances Zhongshan branch in Shanghai. Carrefour Easy is Carrefour’s convenience format, with average sales area of 100 sq m to 200 sq m. It is the latest step towards integrating the tw...