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Carrefour and E.Leclerc start arms race for urban pick-up locations
  • Published in Food

The French e-commerce market has seemingly opened up a new area of competition: Carrefour and E.Leclerc have both opened so-called “drives piéton”, pick-up locations for pedestrians in urban centers. 

Changes in Carrefour's board are clear indication
  • Published in Food

Within a year of CEO Alexandre Bompard’s arrival, Carrefour’s board is getting a major shake-up. Remarkable is that three of the four new independent directors have a lot of digital experience, which is no coincidence.

Carrefour loses turnover because of strikes
  • Published in Food

Carrefour has struggled in its first quarter, partially because of strikes. Belgian turnover also slumped, but the company will go ahead with its announced transformation plan.

Carrefour launches its own mobile payment solution

French retail group Carrefour is launching a mobile payment app which will allow for easy in-store payment. Carrefour Pay, which will be linked to all bank cards by the end of 2018, is available in all stores using contactless NFC technology.

Carrefour uses blockchain to create "transparent" chicken
  • Published in Food

Consumers that want to know everything about the chicken they eat will rejoice at Carrefour’s latest addition, because it will detail everything about the origin of its private label chicken thanks to blockchain technology. 

Devastating results Carrefour "show need for a transformation plan", says CEO
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Carrefour has suffered a 1.3 billion euro loss in 2017, and saw its like-for-like turnover growth halved. The weak results do show the need for a transformation plan, says CEO Alexandre Bompard.

Carrefour Belgium closes 2 hypermarkets and cuts up to 1,233 jobs
  • Published in Food

Carrefour Belgium’s restructuring plan will contain both two store closures (hypermarkets in Genk and Angleur) and job cuts at the main office in Evere.

Going to the supermarket blind: AH and Carrefour work on accessibility

A supermarket is a maze if you are visually impaired. That is why Albert Heijn will participate in a “hackathon” to make grocery shopping more accessible to blind or visually impaired shoppers. At the same time, a Belgian Carrefour will train its employees to help these consumers.

Analysis: Bompard tackles Carrefour's taboos only slightly

Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard made things very clear when he presented his transformation plan: the group will experience a cultural revolution and nothing will be taboo. There were no real surprises however and there is no news about Belgium for now…

Carrefour cuts thousands of jobs in favour of e-commerce
  • Published in Food

French hypermarket group Carrefour is laying off thousands of employees, CEO Alexandre Bompard announced today. His new transformation plan, focused on e-commerce, is intended to turn Carrefour into the “global leader in food transition”.

Carrefour looks back on difficult year
  • Published in Food

Despite a fourth quarter improvement, French Carrefour has been through a very difficult year. Next week, CEO Alexandre Bompard is expected to set out new guidelines in order to give the retail giant's results a new push.

Carrefour buys stake in Showroomprivé

Carrefour has obtained a 17 % minority stake in flash sale seller Showroomprivé with the intent of increasing its digital and non-food reach. Former shareholder Conforama did suffer a loss.

Investors interested in supermarkets once more
  • Published in Food

Stock exchange analysts are a fan of European supermarket chains again. The fear for Amazon is an exaggeration and the food industry has received too much negativity, according to fund managers’ forecast of 2018. 

Carrefour continues to lose French market share
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Kantar Worldpanel’s new numbers underline the fact that Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard is facing a huge challenge. Out of every supermarket chain, his chain suffered the largest market share loss in France last month.

Labour unions fear Carrefour's transformation plan
  • Published in Food

A restructuring program at supermarket firm Carrefour will require a lot of work in the next few months and years. It has also left the labour unions fearing the future.

Carrefour and Fnac Darty consider purchase alliance

Supermarket firm Carrefour and electronics seller Fnac Darty are considering an alliance for their electronics acquisitions. The combination could lower purchase prices.

Carrefour delays transformation plan
  • Published in Food

French retail group Carrefour would like to have presented its new transformation plan before the end of the year, but the supermarket company’s board is now forced to shift the deadline to January.

European food retail grows thanks to discounters and convenience stores
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Major markets like Russia and Romania are the engine that drive the European FMCG branch’s growth. Discounters and convenience stores continue to expand their reach, according to the international research organization IGD.

Carrefour launches its own optical retail chain

French supermarket company Carrefour has entered a collaboration with optical retail chain Atol to launch a new store formula called Carrefour Optique et Audition. The first stores should open their doors next year.