Leclerc news

09 October 2014
Leclerc has opened its first supermarket in Spain, under the  E-Leclerc Express banner. Strong commitment to fresh produce in-store The 1,100 sq m supermarket is in León, north-western Spain. In addition to the traditional ambient grocery and non-food offer, fresh food is well represented in the way of fresh produce, a delicatessen, butcher, and an eight metre fish counter. Greater focus...
29 September 2014
Delhaize has announced that it is joining the Coopernic buying alliance as of January 2015. Three-strong group to focus on three key areas Coop Italia is also set to join Leclerc in Coopernic this October. The partners will share expertise across: private label innovation and development commercial terms with international suppliers synergies in non-food procurement
04 September 2014
As Amazon launches its latest e-shop, we bring you other recent e-commerce developments in France from Leclerc and Système U. Amazon launches luxury beauty boutique Amazon has launched its Beauté Prestige boutique, an e-shop dedicated to five health & beauty categories: perfume, skincare, hair, make-up and beauty accessories. Designed with a luxury look and feel, the boutique offers more th...
25 June 2014
Leclerc opened its 500th Drive in France this week, in Toulouse, and has revealed more about its plans to grow this format. Increasing use of technology to personalise experience Customers at Leclerc's Drive in Toulouse could soon be greeted by a salesperson wearing Google Glasses. The salesperson would be able to scan the customer's loyalty card and identify his recent purchases, thereby h...
29 April 2014
Leclerc has opened its first Drive site on a motorway in France, it was revealed in early April. Drive targeting holiday travellers in south of France The Drive has opened on the A8 autoroute de l'Esterel, near Cannes in the south of France. Offering more than 8,000 lines, it is attached to the nearby Leclerc hypermarket in Saint Raphael and will have the same prices as the store. It will b...
01 April 2014
Michel-Edouard Leclerc has spoken of plans to increase Drive sites and pick up points in major cities including Paris. Counting on Drives and delivery to reach urban customers  Predominantly a larger format retailer, Leclerc faces challenges in entering city and town centre locations. In an interview, Leclerc's president said that there was no need to acquire stores to break into the Paris...
14 February 2014
We look ahead to spot the 'game changers' that will significantly impact retailers and suppliers in 2014. Innovation has reached supersonic speed, so be ready for transformational developments that will empower shoppers to expect more from the industry. 1. Price comparison We all know that shoppers want to live better for less, and in today's online world complete price transparency is in t...
11 February 2014
Leclerc has reported an increase in group turnover of 4.4% (excluding fuel) for 2013, with a 4.9% rise in France, confirming 'the effectiveness of its strategic choices in a particularly difficult economic and competitive environment'. Anticipates a difficult 2014 Despite a good performance in 2013, Leclerc expects conditions to remain tough this year. Consumption will suffer as purchasin...
29 January 2014
Leclerc intends to open 150 Drive sites in 2014, according to reports in the French trade press. Continues momentum of past two years Leclerc has been aggressively expanding its Drive format over the past two years, opening 127 Drive sites in 2012 and 174 in 2013. Pascal Payraudeau, who is responsible for the retailer's Drive format, said the 150 new sites would take the group to 600 by t...
28 November 2013
Leclerc has launched a new, sociable gift card offering customers a range of benefits over traditional gift cards. Innovative features Leclerc’s ‘e carte cadeau’ enables users to create digital or paper gift cards within five minutes, which multiple people can contribute to. Users first create an online ‘pot’ and invite participants through email or Facebook. Once the gift card has reached...