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”.
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.
French president Macron and the union of French bakers want to get the French baguette listed as Unesco World Heritage. If it succeeds, it will follow in the footsteps of Belgian beer and pizza from Napoli.
The French Bureau of Competition has approved franchise group Les Mousquetaires' acquisition of DIY chain Bricorama. The deal will catapult Les Mousquetaires into the third position in the French DIY industry.
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.
Eurazeo, which owns fashion brands like Desigual and Moncler, appointed a new CEO. Starting 19 March 2018, Virginie Morgon will succeed Patrick Sayer. She has been part of the company’s board for ten years.
Sidney Toledano, who has led French fashion label Christian Dior for the past nineteen years, will hand over the reins to current Fendi CEO Pietro Beccari in February. The move is part of a major reshuffle operation at the head of LVMH.