This week, the offices of supermarket chains Casino and Intermarché (in France) and Carrefour and Louis Delhaize (in Belgium) were visited by inspectors from different competition authorities. They are investigating whether the retailers violated antitrust regulations with their purchase alliances.
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With discounts of 70% on a 950 gram jar of Nutella, French foodretailer Intermarché caused quite a stir in January last year. But the bill followed: the supermarket chain was fined 375,000 euros.
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French supermarket group Intermarché will launch a new store for seniors, called “Bien Chez Moi”, which will combine products and services fit for an older clientele.
Colruyt, Edeka and Intermarché are approaching a deal in their price dispute with Nestlé. The Swiss food manufacturer will make concessions in a new proposal as the retailers’ supplies are dwindling.
French supermarket chain Intermarché has decided to halt its major discounts, up to 70 % after several fights broke out across its store network.
Intermarché has caused quite some turmoil in France with its 70 % discounts on some major brands: shoppers started fights, manufacturers distanced themselves and the government launched an investigation.
Mousquetaires' turnover dropped from 40.1 billion euro to 39.7 billion euro in 2015, partly because of supermarket chain Intermarché's slower French growth.
Almost simultaneously, three French retailers will launch a scanner to allow shoppers to scan products at home, which are then automatically added to a shopping list. This will make eCommerce even easier.