Carrefour news

31 January 2019
25 leading consumer product companies have unveiled a reusable packaging subscription service, along with TerraCycle, an innovative waste management company. The service, called Loop, will launch in Paris and New York in Spring 2019. Coalition of consumer product companies International recycling company TerraCycle has partnered with a group of leading consumer product companies including U...
31 January 2019
We look at how Carrefour is investing in its organic ranges and offer in France and Poland as it rolls out its Act for Food initiative. France: co-creates organic crowdfunding project Carrefour France has joined with other food companies to launch ‘MiiMOSA Transition’, a crowdfunding project that will support farmers as they switch to organic production methods. Food group Herta and coopera...
29 January 2019
Amazon has launched an in-house fulfilment and delivery network in Brazil. Till now Amazon in Brazil has predominantly sold only books and acted as a marketplace for third parties selling electronic and household items.  Fulfilling products across 11 categories From Tuesday 22 January 2019, the business has stocked and fulfilled products itself. Amazon is offering products across 11 categ...
23 January 2019
France-based Carrefour said total sales, at constant exchange rates and including VAT, fell by 0.8% (excluding various accounting changes) in the fourth quarter to €23.0bn. A better than expected result in France, where like-for-likes fell by only 0.1%, was aided by its performance in Latin America, but hindered by continued weakness in Europe, excluding France, and Asia. France: hypermarkets’...
23 January 2019
In its preliminary results announced on 21 January 2019, Carrefour Brazil has reported a 10.2% sales growth for Q4. This is the retailer’s fourth consecutive quarter of sales growth. First double-digit sales growth in since Q4 2016 Carrefour Brazil has reported consolidated gross sales of BRL56.3bn (US$15bn) in 2018. Fourth quarter sales represent BRL15.8bn (US$4.2bn). This is a 10.2% incre...
18 January 2019
We round up the latest news from Carrefour Poland. The retailer has formed partnerships with petrol station operators and shopping channel Szopi.pl to extend its reach. Separately, Carrefour is rolling out self-service checkouts to its franchise convenience stores. Carrefour partners with petrol station operators… In September 2018, Carrefour launched a new franchise store concept for owner...
18 January 2019
We look at how Carrefour Romania is expanding its Bringo service, investing further in logistics, while it has also appointed a new operations manager. Carrefour extends the Bringo service… Bringo is an integrated platform that allows customers to choose between stores, place orders and receive home delivery within 90 minutes. Carrefour became the majority shareholder of the app in 2017 and...
16 January 2019
Carrefour is set to use artificial intelligence (AI) to optimise its supply chain management. The retailer claims it is the first retailer in France to adopt the technology. SAS Viya AI solution As part of its transformation plan, Carrefour will use Viya’s AI solution, developed by SAS, to improve its omnichannel distribution and inventory optimisation. The solution will collect and manage ...
15 January 2019
We round up the latest news from Colruyt and Carrefour as they innovate in payments and transparency in Belgium. Colruyt’s Xtra loyalty scheme adds mobile refuelling capability… Colruyt’s fuel supplier, DATS 24, has introduced mobile refuelling to Colruyt’s Xtra loyalty app, which has 4.5 million users, around a quarter of whom use the app regularly. The service was first trailed on 80 C...
15 January 2019
We round up the latest news from Carrefour as it invests in pedestrian drives and digital. Carrefour to expand pedestrian drives… As part of its omnichannel strategy, Carrefour will open 31 new pedestrian drives in Paris by the end of January 2019. The retailer hopes to eventually expand further and open 100 to 150 in the capital and “many other openings in France” . Executive director ...