Carrefour news

05 December 2018
We look at how Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is making its private label chocolate traceable, while Carrefour Poland forms a coalition to promote organic farming. Albert Heijn invests in traceability Albert Heijn has partnered with Switzerland-based chocolate maker Barry Callebaut to make its private label chocolate traceable. The partnership reflects the growing interest in ethical sou...
30 November 2018
We look at how French retailers, Carrefour and Franprix, are testing new solutions to help them deliver online orders to shoppers more quickly and efficiently. Carrefour trials cargo bikes From 1 December 2018, in Marseille, Carrefour will test home delivery using an electric cargo bike. Start-up Agilenville will provide the bikes, produced by Kleuster, which are known as Freegones. The bik...
27 November 2018
Carrefour Poland has opened its first Media Markt electronics corner inside one of its hypermarkets, according to reports by Wiadomosci Handlowe. The retailer will open a dozen shop-in-shops initially, with the view to opening more if successful. The Media Markt corner is 800 sq. m… The first Media Markt corner has been opened in a Carrefour hypermarket in the Warsaw Wilenska shopping centr...
23 November 2018
Carrefour France has opened Darty corners inside two of its hypermarkets, as reported by trade publication Lineaires. It will employ specialists for the new corners to help its attempts to increase its non-food sales. Carrefour maintains control… Carrefour and Fnac-Darty formed an alliance in December 2017 based on a franchise model. As part of the extended partnership, Darty stores h...
22 November 2018
Earlier in 2018, Carrefour announced that it would start using blockchain technology as part of its 2022 Transformation plan. After rolling-out blockchain technology in France and Italy, it has now applied the technology in Spain in collaboration with IBM and Galicia-based Coren. The project in Spain Carrefour has launched the first traceability system for food using blockchain for one of i...
20 November 2018
France-based trade publication LSA has reported on the new look and feel of Carrefour’s updated design for its Bio format. The new design is set to be rolled out to ‘dozens’ of stores in France and across its European operations in 2019. New design to put focus on organic ranges The new, 250 sq. m store was shown off by Carrefour’s head of organic, Benoit Soury. He said the updated look and...
20 November 2018
In March 2018, Sunday trading laws came into effect and reduced the trading period by 13 days. We had a look how various retailer reacted with several solutions to recoup the lost Sundays. Friday and Saturday promotions heat up Biedronka and Lidl both are attracting shoppers with discounts on Fridays and Saturdays to recoup lost trading on Sundays. Biedronka began with a ‘no VAT’ promotion ...
15 November 2018
We look at how France-based retailers Casino-owned Franprix and Carrefour are evolving the range of online fulfilment systems they have to meet shoppers’ increasing desire to buy anytime, anywhere and have orders fulfilled when and where they want as well. Franprix extends partnership with Glovo In 2016, Franprix partnered with express delivery app, Glovo. Glovo offered an assortment of 300...
14 November 2018
Carrefour France has appointed Amélie Oudéa-Castéra as its executive director of ecommerce, data and digital transformation. Oudéa-Castéra will take on the role on 19 November 2018. Oudéa-Castéra joins the executive committee… Oudéa-Castéra is the third woman to join the executive committee alongside Marie Cheval , recently appointed director of French hypermarkets, and Dominque Wood, ...
14 November 2018
Carrefour Brazil reported total sales rose 8.1% to BRL14.0bn (US$3.7bn). While expansion continued to underpin its performance, the retailer reported positive sales trends at both its Atacadão and retail divisions. Atacadão continues to gain… In its wholesale division, the Atacadão banner generated sales of BRL9.5bn (US$2.5bn), an increase of 11.2%. Like-for-like sales rose 6.2%, with Carre...