The fastest-growing food retailer on the French market is - once again - German discounter Lidl. Market leader E.Leclerc continues to make progress, but Carrefour and Casino are unable to reverse the downward trend.
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French supermarket group Casino continues to sell its stores: the company has sold 33 supermarkets to Lidl and one Geant hypermarket to rival E.Leclerc.
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There is still no solution in the dispute between purchasing group Agecore and brand manufacturer Mars. More products will become unavailable at Colruyt and other members. Elsewhere in Europe, new conflicts are brewing.
In order to further reduce its debts, French retail group Casino is selling six Géant hypermarkets and quite some real estate.
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.
French E. Leclerc and German Rewe group have joined in an European purchase alliance called Eurelec Trading. This new entity will negotiate with the international food industry and look for operational synergy.
25 years after French supermarket chain Leclerc left the Franch capital's center, it has returned to Paris with a new store opening. The goal is to fight back against Carrefour and Casino, who have all but secured dominion over the capital.