Carrefour news

14 November 2019
Sánchez Romero has revealed a new supermarket model, to launch in Madrid. Meanwhile, Ahorramás has launched a new supermarket model to emphasize its specialities. Carrefour highlights its progress in the organic category. Separately, El Corte Inglés secured a place in the Caleido Complex in 2020 and will launch a new brand image for the development.  Sánchez Romero creates a new supermarket mo...
14 November 2019
Globally retailers are building their sustainable initiatives to reduce their environmental impact. We look at how five retailers are reducing the use of single use plastic. Kaufland reduces plastic on meat packaging Germany-based Kaufland announced its commitment to sustainability is a key focus for it. The retailer has targets set to achieve a reduction of its own plastic consumption of 2...
11 November 2019
Carrefour has confirmed it has received a firm offer for its high-tech products-focused site Rue du Commerce. Shopinvest proposes acquisition of Rue Du Commerce Carrefour said it had received the offer from Shopinvest, an ecommerce group founded in 2011, for 100% of Rue du Commerce’s share capital. No financial details of the deal were disclosed. Carrefour said the proposal ‘ will be submit...
05 November 2019
Many shoppers in Brazil have migrated their weekly/bi-weekly food shops from hypermarkets and supermarkets to atacarejo (cash and carry). This has affected the way that customers shop in other formats, with many now using supermarkets for top-up and replenishment shops. This article focuses on how Carrefour is evolving its supermarket strategy to stay relevant in the market and to complement...
04 November 2019
As part of its aim to create an omnichannel universe of reference, Carrefour is investing heavily in its ecommerce and digital channels. As part of this it is looking to encourage further shoppers online and drive growth in specific categories. We round up developments from the retailer as it looks to meet this aim across its operations in Europe. Carrefour to take advantage of Singles Day ...
29 October 2019
Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia to expand its operational plans. Separately, Carrefour partners with Coldiretti to promote 100% Italian products in Italy and internationally. Meanwhile, Supermercato24 acquires Poland-based Szopi to accelerate its regional expansion strategy. Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia From 1 January 2020 Gruppo 3A will partner with Despar Italia. The partne...
24 October 2019
Carrefour has announced gross sales of BRL$15.1 bn (US$3.7 bn) in Q3 for its Brazilian operations, an 8.9% growth (excluding petrol). Like-for-like (LFL) sales rose by 3.8%, a decelerated level versus Q2 (+7.7%) and Q3 2018 (+5.1%), mainly attributed to the decelerating food inflation. The LFL growth represents an outperformance versus Carrefour’s main Brazilian competitor, GPA, whose LFL rose...
22 October 2019
Carrefour has reported third quarter results saying gross sales rose 1.5%, at constant exchange rates including petrol, to €20.2 bn. Group like-for-like sales, excluding petrol and calendar effects, rose 2.3%. While there were positive elements, with strong growth in Poland supported by a return to like-for-like growth in Spain, these were offset by the retailer’s continuing challenges in France ...
14 October 2019
Carrefour Brazil has handed over the management of 17 of its supermarkets in the South Eastern state Minas Gerais. The stores, which are all located in the state capital Belo Horizonte, will be managed by a regional family-owned retailer Super Nosso, however Carrefour will retain ownership. Luis Moreno, chief executive of Carrefour Varejo (Carrefour’s supermarket and hypermarket operations) sa...
14 October 2019
In this article we look at fantastic examples of brand activation we have seen on recent trips to Brazil and Mexico, the two biggest markets in Latin America. All of the featured images and videos were taken in hypermarkets and supermarkets, predominantly in the major retailers’ premium formats. We were impressed by some of the innovative merchandising we saw. In our view, this would exceed ...