Leclerc news

29 August 2018
Local trade publication Lineaires has reported on two, separate digital initiatives from Leclerc, as the retailer looks to build its online and digital skill and scale. Leclerc adds voice assistant with Google… Leclerc is launching a service on Google’s voice platform, which will enable shoppers to access it either through an Android phone or one of the company’s connected speakers. The ser...
14 March 2018
As it looks to expand its ecommerce offer in Paris, Leclerc has strengthened its position by signing an agreement with ID logistics. Paris to act as testing ground for Leclerc The retailer is set to use Paris as a test bed for initiatives to help it target shoppers in large cities, both in terms of physical stores and digital commerce. The new agreement will see ID Logistics support Leclerc...
09 February 2018
France-based Leclerc has announced full year results for 2017, saying sales rose 2%, excluding fuel, to €37.2 bn. Including fuel sales rose 3.2% to €44.83 bn. Hypermarkets account for 44% of sales growth Leclerc said hypermarkets accounted for 44% of sales growth, while ecommerce accounted for 30%. The share of growth accounted for by ecommerce meant Leclerc’s sales through the channel grew...
08 February 2018
Leclerc has announced it will launch a food delivery service in Paris, saying that despite the added costs of the service it will maintain prices that are 15% to 20% below those from competitors. The service will raise the competitive pressures building in Paris as retailers upweight their online offers compete. Leclerc to launch service in H1 The announcement of the new service, which will...
25 October 2017
As Carrefour and Leclerc discuss online developments in Poland, we look at the two retailer’s contrasting views on the channel’s short term development in the country. Carrefour beta tests marketplace Carrefour has launched the beta version of its online marketplace in Poland. The store will massively increase the size of its range enabling both it and third-party retailers to sell through ...
11 October 2017
In separate announcements the chief executive of Leclerc Poland, Jean-Philippe Magre, has discussed the retailer’s positive performance in 2017 and expansion plans for 2018. Leclerc expecting turnover to rise in 2017… With only the final quarter to be traversed, Magre said that Leclerc was expecting its turnover to rise by between 1.5% and 2% in 2017. The positive outlook comes following a ...
04 October 2017
As Leclerc prepares to launch a new private label range and Intermarché begins to stock products from Italy-based Conad’s private label portfolio, we round up news from France. Leclerc to introduce new private label range Leclerc will launch a new private label range to highlight quality fresh products under the new brand name of ‘Grands Crus Agricole’ (‘Origins of Taste’). The range will...
13 January 2017
Leclerc has said total sales rose 2.7% in 2016, excluding the deflationary effects of petrol, with food sales increasing by 3.4%. Leclerc gained share in 2016, with its sales growth seeing it strongly outperform the 0.2% growth stated for the market as a whole. Stores underpinning growth, rather than online Leclerc’s president, Michel-Edouard Leclerc, said that its hypermarkets outperformed i...
30 September 2016
Leclerc's store in Quimper, Brittany, is the first to install the Data Tag solution which shows price comparisons on the electronic shelf-edge label. 3,000 labels, updated in real time Leclerc has installed around 3,000 electronic labels, which display the product's price in local competitors' stores; this figure is crossed out, to avoid confusion with Leclerc's price. Sourc...
30 August 2016
The opening of Leclerc's organic supermarket in Nice earlier this summer shows the retailer's willingness to keep large stores relevant for today's shoppers.   Here's why we think Leclerc is one of the top retailers to watch in Western Europe. Continued reinvention of hypermarkets boosts sales Leclerc's sales in France in 2015 rose by 3.4% (excluding the deflationary effects of falli...