Carrefour news

02 February 2022
As Carrefour establishes a joint venture for its push into social commerce and acquires a plot in virtual gaming environment The Sandbox, we look at the developments and consider what the initiatives mean for the retailer. Carrefour establishes joint venture for social commerce push Carrefour has established a joint venture with Brut., which will be majority owned by Brut., that will lead t...
27 January 2022
In March 2020, Carrefour Brazil announced the acquisition of its competitor Grupo BIG for approximately BRL7.5bn (US$1.36 bn). The move would see the biggest retailer in the market, accumulate the third biggest. The General Superintendency of the Administrative Council for Economic Defence (CADE) of the Government of Brazil has partially approved Carrefour’s acquisition of Grupo BIG. CA...
27 January 2022
As new laws are rolled out in Poland, X5 appoints a new general director for Pyaterochka proximity stores and Maxima expands its range of vegan products, we round up news from the region. Law changes in Poland to affect grocery retailing In separate developments, Poland is starting 2022 with law changes that will affect the country’s grocery retailing industry. The first has seen the govern...
13 January 2022
As Carrefour prepares to re-enter Greece in partnership with a local company and expands its range of online services in France, amongst other developments, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour to return to Greece with new franchisee Carrefour has partnered with locally based Retail & More, a subsidiary of technology distributor TeleUnicom, to re-enter the Greek market 10 years aft...
12 January 2022
As Zabka rolls out its staffless store solution in new locations and Carrefour appoints a director for Bringo International, we round up developments across markets in Central and Eastern Europe. Zabka opens Nano store in Decathlon store As Zabka expands the presence of its staffless Nano format, it has opened a new store in a Decathlon outlet. Zabka has opened 12 Nano stores, which uses te...
05 January 2022
Carrefour’s largest franchisee in Belgium, The Mestdagh Group, has decided to terminate its master franchisee with the French retailer. As the contract’s notice period will last for a year, The Mestdagh Group will remain with Carrefour until 1 January 2023. Decision will see Mestdagh end exclusive partnership with Carrefour… Mestdagh, which operates about 90 Carrefour Markets mainly in Brus...
24 November 2021
In recent years, expansion of the proximity (convenience) channel has been fairly stagnant in Brazil. As of Q3 2021, the countries’ two largest retailers (Carrefour and GPA) operated just 371 stores between them. For a country of Brazil’s magnitude this feels like a missed opportunity, particularly as the channel has been a success in the city of São Paulo, where most stores are currently based. ...
15 November 2021
Carrefour plans to become net zero by 2040, while Lidl Switzerland said it had reduced its carbon footprint by 11%. Furthermore, we look at retailers adopting the environmental labelling system, Planet-Score. Finally, Metro completed phase one of its food waste prevention initiative, with over 30 suppliers committing to the project. Carrefour sets carbon neutrality target Carrefour plans to...
10 November 2021
Following on from its Digital Day announcement , we look at several developments, including its partnership with Meta, from Carrefour globally. Carrefour and Meta sign strategic partnership… Carrefour has signed a strategic partnership with Meta. The partnership will cover all its integrated countries and, therefore, will benefit operations in France, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, P...
09 November 2021
As part of its Digital Day, Carrefour has said it is aiming ‘ to be a global leader in Digital Retail ’. The new digital strategy builds on the retailer’s 2018 aims, which have created a strong foundation on which to build. The retailer said the aim to be a global leader would be ‘ built on a ‘data-centric, digital-first’ approach ’. Targeting tripling of ecommerce GMV to €10 bn by 2026 Car...