Lidl and Leclerc keep growing their market share in the hyper-competitive French food market, which has barely seen any growth as a whole. Most of their success comes at the cost of Carrefour, Casino and Auchan, which are all in a state of decline.
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Carrefour is rolling out two new online services. Within the domestic market of France, the supermarket group will start to offer home deliveries everywhere from 2020 onward. And this year, customers will already be able to pick up their orders within two hours.
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DIY giant Kingfisher will be getting a new CEO next autumn: Thierry Garnier. The Frenchman will be succeeding Véronique Laury, who stepped down this spring.
Barely a month after Carrefour's announcement that it did not consinder selling its Chinese branch, it sells 80 % to local retailer Suning.com.
In a Belgian hypermarket that was forced to decrease in size, French retail chain Carrefour has opened its first Carrefour Café. That concept merges a convenience store with features of a restaurant, and will also be introduced in other locations.
Carrefour has opened its own version of Amazon Go in its head office in Massy (near Paris), where the chain is trying out facial recognition and registerless shopping.
The blurring trend continues: French supermarket giant chain Carrefour has opened its first restaurant in Paris. Officially, 'Bon Appétit!' is only a test, but if this establishment becomes a success, more will inevitably follow.
Greenyard's subsidiary Bakker Belgium will become Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize's dedicated provider for fresh fruit and vegetables. It will invest in a brand new location in Belgium.
This week, the offices of supermarket chains Casino and Intermarché (in France) and Carrefour and Louis Delhaize (in Belgium) were visited by inspectors from different competition authorities. They are investigating whether the retailers violated antitrust regulations with their purchase alliances.
The Belgian Competition Authority is investigating whether some supermarket chains have violated competition rules. Yesterday, a search and seizure took place at the headquarters of Carrefour and Provera (louis delhaize). For clarity's sake: Ahold Delhaize is not involved in the matter.
Belgian retailers mourn the death of Jacques Dopchie, who rebuilt the old Grand Bazar (pictured) into the modernised retail empire GB Inno BM. Dopchie and his wife died together, at the age of 90.
Sustainable grocery initiative Loop has been launched in Paris. The initiative allows A-list brand manufacturers and Carrefour to deliver their products at home in re-usable packaging. Unfortunately, waste-free shopping is still quite expensive.
Carrefour has no plans to sell its Chinese branch, a spokeswoman for the French retailer said to end to the rumours that have been circulating.
Carrefour has the intention to cut 3,000 French jobs instead of 1,000 as previously announced: the supermarket group wants to give an additional 1,770 employees a chance to go on early retirement.
In the first quarter of 2019, Carrefour group performed slightly better than expected, mainly thanks to higher food sales in the home market. Although the turnover in Belgium went down again, the retailer sounds rather positive.
Unbeatable prices in a low-cost environment: that's the Carrefour Essentiel concept in a nutshell. The retailer is currently testing the new formula in Avignon as one of the possible avenues to save Carrefour's unprofitable hypermarkets.