Carrefour news

22 August 2019
In 2018 Alibaba and Amazon entered the Turkish market. The former made a strategic investment in a local ecommerce retailer, while the latter launched a dedicated website for its service in Turkey. This marked a paradigm shift for the online channel in Turkey, encouraging retailers like CarrefourSA and Migros Turk to invest to expand their digital presence. CarrefourSA partners with marketpl...
14 August 2019
Cash and carry continues to be one of the fastest growing channels in Latin America. The stores have been particularly successful in Brazil and we are starting to see major retailers open an increasing number of them in other markets across the region. The following article focuses on cash and carry growth in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia. Brazil Brazil remains the dominant market for ca...
31 July 2019
Carrefour Brazil has reported consolidated sales of BRL15.3bn (US$4bn) for Q2 2019. Gross sales accelerated from +9.9% in Q1 to +13.5% (ex-petrol) in Q2. Like-for-like (LFL) sales were +7.7%, more than double what they were in Q2 2018. Sales for Carrefour Retail grew by 10.6% demonstrating how Carrefour’s 2022 transformation plan and Act for Food strategy are successfully driving spend in it...
26 July 2019
Carrefour continued to spotlight the positive effect of its strategic initiatives as it announced its Q2 results, which showed an acceleration in group like-for-like sales growth. The retailer said like-for-like sales growth was 3.9% in Q2, versus 3.2% in Q1, driven by its supermarkets and convenience stores in France and operations in Eastern Europe and Latin America. Hypermarkets hold back p...
23 July 2019
Trade publication Lineaires has reported that Carrefour France has launched the first of its updated Express format stores. The new store uses the green and white colour format of some stores, suggesting the black and orange scheme is to be phased out. Colour scheme unifies Express banner in Europe The new colours used in the Carrefour Express on the Avenue de la République in Paris means a...
17 July 2019
Carrefour has announced it has signed a strategic partnership with Glovo, which will enable it to offer shoppers with a 30-minute delivery service, seven days a week in four countries. Partnership adds to growing range of fulfilment options Carrefour and Glovo said the partnership covers the former’s operations in France, Argentina, Italy and Spain. It will mean that Carrefour has exclusive...
12 July 2019
As part of its Carrefour 2022 plan, the retailer has as one of its strategic pillars to overhaul its offer to promote food quality. A key part of the aim is to generate €5bn in organic sales by 2022. We look at recent developments from its home market, Brazil, Spain and Belgium that show the initiatives it is putting in place as it looks to hit that target. Carrefour opens its first So.Bio in ...
09 July 2019
Over the last 18 months, we have seen a growing trend for the major grocery retailers in Brazil to shift their focus towards promoting healthy, fresh and organic products. There is an increasing consumer demand to buy healthier and natural products. Carrefour and GPA (part of the Casino Group) have addressed this by implementing dedicated health-food zones in their stores and in both cases, ...
03 July 2019
Trade publication Lineaires has reported details about Carrefour’s hypermarket trials of its new Essentiel and Next concepts. The new store designs were revealed in Q1 2019 . The commentary suggests the trials have been of mixed success, with its value-focused Essentiel concept underperforming. Essentiel model continues to develop… LSA said the Essential model, which Carrefour was set to...
02 July 2019
Trade publication LSA reports that Carrefour is preparing to extend the coverage for its home delivery in its home market to all urban areas with more than 10,000 inhabitants by 2020. Two-hour service to be the standard According to the reports Carrefour will offer a two-hour delivery service or for orders to be ready for collection in-store in the same timeframe, for shoppers making grocer...