Carrefour news

10 April 2019
As Carrefour looks to evolve its hypermarket offer globally we round up the initiatives it is rolling out in China, France and Belgium to make the format more efficient and profitable. Carrefour France opens first ‘Essentiel’ hypermarket After setting out its plans to launch different trials for its hypermarkets, Carrefour France has opened its first low-cost-focused ‘Essentiel’ store in Av...
02 April 2019
In partnership with Carrefour, Zaitt has opened a 24-hour convenience store in São Paulo, which is fully autonomous, requiring no cashiers or members of staff. This is in line with Carrefour Brazil’s strategy of partnering with startups and growing its digital capabilities in the country. Paula Cardoso, CEO of Carrefour eBusiness Brazil, said: “As we do globally, we will be partnering wit...
02 April 2019
Carrefour Brazil has announced it is expanding its partnership with Colombia-based Rappi to grow its online capabilities and reach further in the country. Expansion aimed at helping Carrefour reach 2019 targets Carrefour Brazil has said it wants online to account for 30% of its total sales by the end of 2019. The expansion of its agreement with Rappi will play a major role in its attempts t...
29 March 2019
As Carrefour looks to evolve its 2022 Transformation Plan and embed initiatives to help it win in its key countries, we look at developments in its home market and Italy. Carrefour goes 24 hours in France Local trade publication LSA has reported that Carrefour has opened its first 24-hour store in France, following successful trials in Italy and Spain. The Carrefour City in Paris’s 7th arro...
27 March 2019
As Carrefour looks to build its online scale and meet shoppers’ desire for convenient fulfilment options in new ways it is expanding the presence of its Pedestrian Drives. The expansion has seen the opening of its first Pedestrian Drive in Belgium and the continued growth of the format in Paris. First Pedestrian Drive opened in Belgium… Carrefour has opened its first Pedestrian Drive outsid...
21 March 2019
BIM, A101 and Sok were the fastest growing leading Turkish retailers in 2018. The discounters were able to grow dynamically in a high inflation economy, at a rate of between 10% and 25%. Whereas, multi-channel retailer, Migros has improved its profitability. BIM, A101 and Sok lead growth because they are in the best position to offset inflation The three retailers have a high share of ...
05 March 2019
The company announced its annual results for 2018. Growth from its China business was substantial, with operating income up by 11 times year-on-year, reaching RMB350m (US$52.2m). Growth driven by technology and transformation Digitisation, acceleration of online to offline and format transformation are cited by Carrefour as its success drivers in China. Carrefour said it would stick to the ...
20 February 2019
As the retailer looks to advance its online operations globally, as part of its Transformation Plan, we round up developments from China, Italy and Belgium. Carrefour China trials conveyor belt solution in-store Mirroring the in-store fulfilment option from Hema, Carrefour China is trialling the use of a ceiling conveyor system at its Shanghai Gubei hypermarket. The announcement was made by...
12 February 2019
Hungary’s competition authority (GVH) has approved MediaMarkt’s acquisition of Tesco’s electronic business in nine of its stores. Although this impacts a small number of its 112 hypermarkets in the country, there are clear benefits to be gained by both retailers. Repurposing store space is already part of Tesco Central Europe’s strategy… Matt Simister, Tesco Central Europe CEO, announced ...
07 February 2019
France-based trade publication Lineaires has reported on a number of initiatives being proposed by Carrefour as the retailer looks to support the profitability of its hypermarkets in its home market. Focus on non-food ranges Lineaires said the strategy would focus on reducing the losses generated by its non-food ranges, with the publication saying they accounted for 68% of the sales decline...