Carrefour news

10 January 2019
According to France-based trade publication LSA, Carrefour is looking to expand its Bio format in France, following a slow expansion of the banner to date. According to the reports the retailer intends to open 120 new stores by 2022 in the country, with both company-owned and franchised stores said to be being considered. Growing demand for organic The retailer updated its Bio format’s s...
08 January 2019
Carrefour has opened its second Le Marché supermarket in Shenzhen, China. Fresh Workshop in-store After launching its first Le Marché supermarket in Shanghai in April last year, Carrefour has now opened a second store in Shenzhen. In the new store is a Fresh Workshop area, providing shoppers convenience and fun. It combines retail and foodservice, allowing customers to purchase fresh...
03 January 2019
2018 brought a huge amount of innovation and development in food-to-go, alongside, for many, some impressive growth in what remains a key area for future expansion. Here we share our outlook for the key trends to watch in 2019. 1. The rise and rise of health & wellness  Of course, it’s the time of year for all things healthy, but we saw last year that the strengthening healthier eating focu...
03 January 2019
As part of its strategy to create a new generation of hypermarkets, Carrefour has rolled out a new design in Italy. Meanwhile in Belgium, it has announced plans to trial an organic-focused store and a new express design. Italy opens new hypermarket format Carrefour Italia has opened an updated hypermarket in Portogruaro, which it says is aimed at simplifying the shopping experience. The 5,0...
21 December 2018
Carrefour has achieved its aim of opening 20 new Atacadão stores in Brazil in 2018. It currently has 166 atacarejo stores and 27 wholesale delivery stores under the Atacadão banner. Plans to continue aggressive expansion plan in coming years Carrefour will continue its aggressive expansion of the format having announced plans to open 20 stores annually, for at least the next three to four y...
20 December 2018
We look at how retailers across Europe are innovating in food-to-go, featuring developments from Carrefour, Albert Heijn and Axfood. France: Carrefour opens fresh and meal solution-focused store Carrefour has opened its first “laboratory store” in Paris. The new 371 sq. m "Halle de Clichy" store is partly based on the Carrefour City concept, although the retailer has given more space to...
18 December 2018
As Carrefour Italia and, separately, the VéGé Group form new partnerships and Consorzio Sun reports its latest financial results, we round up news from the country. Carrefour partners with Supermercato24 As part of an agreement with pure ecommerce retailer Supermercato24, Carrefour products have been added to the company’s online platform. Shoppers in Bergamo, Bologna, Brescia, Brianza, Com...
11 December 2018
As Carrefour phases out the Easy banner in Belgium, commits to reducing its private label packaging in Poland and expands in Romania, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour Belgium to rebrand Easy as Express Carrefour will rebrand its 12 Easy stores in Belgium to the Express banner. Spokesperson Baptiste Van Outryve said, “We had previously stopped the expansion of Easy. After the a...
06 December 2018
Following reports in local trade publication Linéaires, we look at how Carrefour is set to trial a fully automated store in Massy in Q1 2019 and investigate its new store concept, ‘La Halle de…’, in Paris. Carrefour to trial fully automated store… In March 2019, Carrefour is set to trial a small, fully automated store at its headquarters in Massy. The 56 sq. m. store will be equipped with c...
06 December 2018
Carrefour has become a partner for Showroomprivé’s Look Forward incubator programme, which has been running for three years. The initiative is aimed at supporting start-ups by providing them with resources and guidance. Carrefour will offer financial support and guidance Look Forward is operated exclusively for the fashion, beauty and design industries. Each start-up will receive €100,000 f...