Difficult third quarter for Carrefour
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Carrefour’s quarterly results illustrate the major challenges the current CEO and his team face, especially in Western Europe. Belgian like-for-like turnover also dropped.

New CFO for Carrefour
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French supermarket group Carrefour appointed a new CFO after Pierre-Jean Sivignon decided to leave the company for personal reasons. His replacement comes from Fnac Darty: Matthieu Malige.

Carrefour customers deliver groceries through Merci Voisin
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Supermarket group Carrefour launched a new platform in France, called Merci Voisin (Thanks neighbour). This allows customers to have their online orders delivered at home for a small fee by other customers, basically an Uber for groceries, sort to say.

"Amazon eyes Carrefour acquisition"
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According to a French business paper, Amazon is eyeing to acquire Carrefour in an attempt to increase its foothold in Europe. Carrefour's share suddenly became one of the biggest risers in the Paris stock exchange, even though no proof of the intents has yet been released.

Carrefour's weak results prompt restructuring plan
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French retail giant Carrefour has stated it will simplify its structure after presenting very weak financial results yesterday. Its share got hammered 13 % on the French stock exchange as the French company said it has no improvement in sight.

Carrefour's profit is under pressure
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French retail group Carrefour recently revealed disappointing financial results for the first half of 2017, and the new board indicated the second half of the year will also remain difficult.

Carrefour rolls out discount formula Supeco in Italy
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The Carrefour group just opened its first full-blown Supeco store in Italy. The soft discount formula targets both families and professional customers.

Carrefour Market will place product reviews in stores
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Carrefour Market is going to display customer ratings for some two hundred items in its physical stores, featuring a short text from the customer and a star-based rating. The chain will implement this feature in its home territory, France, first.

Strong second quarter for Carrefour
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French group Carrefour has once again published good results: it achieved a second quarter 6.1 % turnover increase, as its French performance improved and it returned to positive results in Belgium. 

Carrefour develops snack formula Bon’App
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Carrefour France is trialing a new convenience store formula for immediate consumption, called Bon’App. The name is derived from its own snack private label and the formula only sells items meant for on-the-road or immediate consumption.

Carrefour prepares IPO for Brazilian division
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French supermarket company Carrefour took the first step towards to its Brazilian branch’s IPO. It hopes to attract 4.5 to 5.6 billion Brazilian real (1.2 to 1.5 billion euro).

Are Fnac and Carrefour France's new power couple?

Are Carrefour and Fnac Darty about to be joined in holy matrimony now that Fnac CEO Alexandre Bompard will lead Carrefour? Can a wandering supermarket chain, a culture-focused company bouncing back and a popular electronics retailer make French retail “great again”?

Gigantic task awaits Bompard at Carrefour
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Alexandre Bompard will need to perform another gargantuan task at department store group Carrefour. After he managed to get Fnac back on track, he will need to do the same for Carrefour.

Are robots taking over our stores?

Will robots soon replace store employees? It is a fascinating, but frightening question. RetailDetail will investigate in its new co-creation platform Home of Retail.

Bompard may become Carrefour's new CEO
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Fnac-Darty’s CEO, Alexandre Bompard, is about to become Carrefour’s new CEO, succeeding Georges Plassat. The company is hoping to confirm his appointment at the General Assembly on 15 June.

Private label on the road to permanent sophistication
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Looking at the sheer amount of companies exhibiting at the 2017 PLMA Trade Show in Amsterdam, private label must be thriving in Europe. Most notably, private label has shed its price image (partly) and more sophisticated concepts have been launched. 

Carrefour introduces Bio store formula to Spain
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It seems French supermarket chain Carrefour intends to roll out its biological store formula abroad. The company has just opened its first Spanish Carrefour Bio store in Madrid, with Barcelona to follow suit soon.

Carrefour wants to raise CEO's maximum age
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French distribution giant Carrefour has asked its shareholders to increase the age cap for its CEO, currently 70, to 75. The move however does not imply that current CEO Georges Plassat will stay.

Carrefour tries urban agriculture
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Carrefour has several projects running in France, all to do with urban agriculture. One such experiment is to grow fruit and vegetables on the roof of its main office in Massy.

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