At the end-of-year fair Carrefour Belgium showed the renewed look of its own brand. New packaging and sub-brands should make the products easier to find and more recognisable on the shelf.
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With a new technology partner, Carrefour wants to take its e-commerce activities operationally to a higher level and improve the customer experience. The scoop is for Belgium, other countries will follow.
French retail chain Carrefour has started a test in Paris, with a pick-up point for pedestrians that is fully automated. There is even a separate part for frozen foods.
Carrefour has acquired Spanish supermarket chain Supersol for 78 million euros. The 172 stores will be rebranded into the French group's existing store concepts Express, Market or Supeco.
French supermarket chain Carrefour is trialling a check-out process where customers can reserve a certain time slot at the till. The service, called C'Réservé, will be tested in Villiers-en-Bière near Paris starting 25 August.
Carrefour has now made its loyalty card available on smartphone for Belgian customers too. They can add their Bonus Card on their Android or iPhone 'Wallet', eliminating the need for the French retailer's app.
Value products at Carrefour are given a new, more modern, brand identity: 'Simpl'. Products with the new branding will gradually appear on the shelves.
Helped by strong growth figures in Belgium, Spain and Brazil, French hypermarket chain Carrefour ended the first half of the year with results that were better than expected. The group is focusing even more strongly on cost savings in order to increase profitability.
French retailer Carrefour and Uber Eats have extended their grocery delivery collaboration beyond France. Two Belgian cities will also take part in the pilot, which promises delivery within 30 minutes.
More than half of the French Carrefour hypermarkets are loss-making. The supermarket group is investing in mobile payment options and an Amazon Go variant to make shopping as easy as possible.
Carrefour customers in France can now add their loyalty card to their Apple Wallet, so that they can pay with their iPhone or Apple Watch and at the same time use the loyalty programme.
By 2030, the Carrefour group aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of the products it sells in its stores by 30%. The focus is on vegetable alternatives, local products and sustainable packaging.
Supermarket chain Carrefour is adding Smartscan to its Belgian app, which allows customers to scan and pay their purchases in-store using their smartphone. This eliminates the use of a handheld scanner, and thus reduces the risk of spreading the coronavirus.
French retail group Carrefour published strong growth figures in all countries in the first quarter. This is not only due to panic buying caused by the corona crisis: the improvement was already underway in the beginning of the year.
Major retailers and FMCG giants, like Ahold Delhaize, Carrefour, Danone and Nestlé, have joined forces to demand Nutri-Score is made obligatory in Europe. The simple five-level code is thought to help the fight against obesity.