Carrefour news

27 March 2013
Carrefour has revealed a reorganisation of its French business today, which sees a return to the system of segmenting hypermarkets on a regional basis, rather than by size, and major management changes. French hypermarkets to be divided into four zones Eric Bourgeois will head up the Carrefour Hypermarkets France division, supported by Sylvain Ferry, under the overall control of executi...
26 March 2013
In the first of this year's regular updates on the world's top retailers, we look at recent developments at Carrefour, Tesco, Metro and Walmart. We see how online and digital strategies are becoming more important, and how they are adapting to changing conditions in various markets around the world. Carrefour embarking on second phase of plan to deliver better profits Carrefour rev...
26 March 2013
Speaking to local newspapers, the president of Carrefour Poland, Jean Anthoine, has discussed the company’s strategy for the market, potentially dispelling speculation that the retailer was set to exit. Retailer to participate in market consolidation Anthoine was quoted as saying that Carrefour wanted to be actively involved in the consolidation of the market and would be targeting the acqu...
22 March 2013
Carrefour has opened its first store dedicated entirely to organic products, at 29 boulevard Diderot, in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. Range includes brands and own label The 170 sq m test store stocks a specially tailored offer of more than 2,000 private label and branded organic products, in fresh produce and ambient grocery.  Open from 08:00 - 21:00, and on Sunday mornings, its ai...
20 March 2013
A company spokesperson has reaffirmed the importance of the Italian market to Carrefour, denying rumours circulating yesterday that Carrefour was planning to sell its Italian business. Conad was rumoured to be interested The report originated from an Italian daily newspaper, and said Italian retailer Conad may be interested in acquiring the business, either alone or with other partners....
14 March 2013
Two new initiatives have been launched in Carrefour's Chinese stores, appealing to shoppers' interest in fresh, healthy and safe foods. Putting local shoppers at the heart of the business Last week CEO Georges Plassat announced stable results for Carrefour's  operations in China and Taiwan. At the same time he stressed the importance of understanding local shoppers in order to compete wi...
07 March 2013
Carrefour revealed solid full year sales of €76.8bn, a 0.9% increase year-on-year, but there's hard work ahead to drive growth in 2013. Reducing its debt by divesting of operations in non-core markets and seeing more than three-fold increase in net profit to €1.23bn marks the start of a new strategic phase for the retailer. Improvements in the domestic market In France Carrefour delive...
07 March 2013
Following solid full year results, CEO Georges Plassat has outlined Carrefour's plans as strategy transitions from review and refocus into action. Investment: how Carrefour plans to reinvigorate larger stores Carrefour's strategy of review and refocus has seen the divestment of operations in five markets over the year. Combined with a drive towards greater operational efficiency, ...
28 February 2013
From recent time spent in-store at Carrefour, here are our four insights on how its domestic hypermarket strategy is evolving. Pricing message is clearly and consistently made The company’s pricing message was communicated in-store through a wide range of initiatives that enabled shoppers to save money. It was clear from our visit that Carrefour’s new chief executive’s strategy of focusing ...
26 February 2013
Speaking to local newspapers, the president of Carrefour Poland, Jean Anthoine, has discussed the company’s strategy for the market, potentially dispelling speculation that the retailer was set to exit. Retailer to participate in market consolidation Anthoine was quoted as saying that Carrefour wanted to be actively involved in the consolidation of the market and would be targeting the acquis...