Carrefour rethinks its purchasing organisation and terminates its international purchasing agreements: after previously terminating its collaboration with Système U, the alliance with the Louis Delhaize group is now also coming to an end.
Since 2014, Carrefour in France has been negotiating purchasing conditions with the largest FMCG manufacturers not only for its own shops but also for the Cora hypermarkets and Match supermarkets of the Louis Delhaize group. At the end of 2018, this cooperation was extended to Belgium and Luxembourg. By joining forces and negotiating larger volumes, both retailers wanted to obtain better conditions.
But now they are putting an end to their cooperation. The purchasing agreement between Carrefour and the Louis Delhaize group will end on 28 February 2023 for France and on 31 December 2022 for Belgium and Luxembourg. Carrefour states this in a short press release.
European purchasing centre?
A few weeks ago, it became known that Carrefour will also put an end to Envergure, the purchasing central that it set up in 2019 with Système U on the French market.
According to various sources, Carrefour wants to restructure its purchasing organisation and is now working on a new purchasing centre, which will negotiate for the six European countries where the food retailer operates: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland and Romania.