Monop', Groupe Casino's convenience formula, has opened a 'phygital' city store of the latest generation in Paris: it combines sustainability, food service, e-commerce and remarkable services with an unmanned area that remains open 24/7.
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Groupe Casino has joined a consortium working on the creation of a cryptocurrency. The new currency could be used as a means of payment in the French retailer's branches within one to two years.
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At the head office of Monoprix in Clichy, Casino presented the 'BlackBox': it is the first autonomous store of the French retailer. In contrast with Amazon Go, no expensive cameras are used here. But that is also the weakness of the system.
The group of French family Zouari (current owners of frozen food giant Picard and one of Casino's major franchisers) wants to buy organic chain Bio c’Bon.
French Casino Guichard and Auchan Retail are considering an alliance to help both retail chains negotiate better prices with major consumer-goods makers and thus withstand competition from international players on the French supermarket sector.
Franprix’ first Belgian store opened its doors on Wednesday 28 February. The retailer chose a location on the busy Elsensesteenweg and claims it has exclusive services and products.
Store chain Monoprix, part of French Groupe Casino, entered negotiations to acquire online shoe seller Sarenza, one of France’s prime online brands.
French supermarket group Casino signed a deal with British online retailer Ocado. It will use the British infrastructure to help grow its own online shops.