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Casino said net sales fell by €1.1 bn to €7.1 bn in Q1 2021 versus the year before. Net sales fell by €467m in France, where strong growth at Cdiscount offset challenges elsewhere, while they decreased, in euro terms, by €680m in Latin America. However, the retailer noted the sharp improvement in its profitability during the quarter, with its EBITDA rising by €22m to €429m, driven by its on-going cost saving and operational efficiency plans.

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Casino-owned Cnova has reported a strong performance in its first quarter, with growth driven by the number of users buying through its marketplace rising strongly. Marketplace represents 46% of GMV sales in Q1 2021 Cnova reported traffic, in millions of visits, increased by 18.9% to 294m in Q1 2021. More visits led to more orders, with the number rising by 16.9% overall, but with orders ov...
The convenience channel remains a great opportunity for growth. We have published a series of new reports for our IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: The convenience channel’s global outlook Global growth opportunities Multiformat retailers trading convenience stores Below are some of the key highlights to help you plan for the future... Use IGD’s view to drive change...
As Casino looks to grow its presence and innovates with its proximity estate, we look at four new innovations being rolled out by the retailer in France. Monoprix opens Pedestrian Drive in Paris Following the format’s expansion by other retailers, Monoprix has opened its first Pedestrian Drive in Paris. The service will be for shoppers who have signed up to Monoprix Plus and will enable the...

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19/04/2021
In the final of a three-part series, we deep-dive on the strategic priorities of Magnit, Carrefour, Tesco, Lotte and Auchan.
06/04/2021
Despite financial challenges at a Group level, Casino remains an innovative and fast-moving retailer in its home market of France.
23/03/2021
In the second of a three-part series, we provide recommendations on how to design for the convenience channel, with case studies on growth categories, strategic partnerships and price differential.

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Strategic outlook for Casino France

Despite financial challenges at a Group level, Casino remains an innovative and fast-moving retailer in its home market of France.

France country presentation

This in-depth guide to France explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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How COVID-19 has impacted Ocado: Exclusive interview

Ocado Solutions CEO, Luke Jensen, talks about Ocado’s response to demand, the online channel’s longer-term growth, micro fulfilment centres, express delivery, and more.

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