France news 

16 December 2022
A new Beauty Box concept is being tested by Lidl France, a collaboration with French beauty giant L’Oréal. Lidl looks to improve its health & beauty assortment In the French town of Osny, Lidl has been trialing a new Beauty Box concept since February 2022. The new health and beauty section has been developed in partnership with the expertise of L’Oréal and from the pictures the results look...
15 December 2022
Carrefour acquired Atacadão, a hypermarket/cash & carry hybrid, in Brazil in 2007. Since then, it has grown to become the retailer’s most successful banner in the country, representing over half of Carrefour Brazil’s sales. The retailer recently outlined its 2026 strategy , which details plans to launch the banner in Europe in autumn 2023.   A unique store format… Atacadão belongs to...
15 December 2022
Colruyt Group reported the first half of its 2022/23 financial year has been impacted by the challenging macroeconomic climate. The retailer said its H1 had been impacted by high inflation, significant cost increases, and declining consumer confidence. H1 figures at a glance: Revenue grows 5.7% to €5.266 bn versus €4.98 bn a year ago Operating profit of €123m versus €211m a year ago ...
15 December 2022
Carrefour continues to innovate across Europe and Latin America. The retailer has introduced new initiatives to interact with Christmas shoppers. Whereas, Carrefour Brazil commits to freezing prices, as inflation continues to cause uncertainty. Carrefour continues to partner with organisations to offer shoppers new initiatives such as a Deliveroo Hop store in Italy and autonomous delivery in F...
11 November 2022
B&M reported positive performance in the first half of its financial year 2023. Its positive results were driven by shoppers trading down because of the cost-of-living crisis. As it enters the second half of its financial year, B&M said it had seen strong sales in the first six weeks of the golden quarter. B&M Group: Q2 drives positive performance B&M’s group revenues increased by 1.8% t...
09 November 2022
The Carrefour group shared its new strategic plan to 2026, which reflected on its achievements and showcases its new evolving strategic plan. The group plans to build a stronger and more competitive model which creates more value. Carrefour has set several objectives to gain market share, reduce food waste, increase its commitment to climate change and enhance its private label range. Taking a...
28 October 2022
Casino Group has reported net sales growth of +10.6% and +5.4% on a same-store basis in Q3 2022. Convenience channel boosts sales in France In Q3 2022, Casino saw sales increase by +3.9% on a same-store basis in France, an improvement on its Q2 performance of +3.4%. Its French retail sales reached €3.6 bn in Q3. Its convenience stores showed the biggest increase in sales, as the continue...
27 October 2022
Carrefour reports a strong performance in a challenging environment, especially as inflation accelerated across all European markets. The retailer confirms its sales in Q3 2022 reached €23,504m an increase of 19%, with like-for-like (LFL) sales growing by 11.3%, compared to Q3 2021. Source: Carrefour Alexandre Bompard, Carrefour’s Chairman and CEO addresses Q3’s outcomes ‘In an en...
12 October 2022
Carrefour continues to innovate across Europe. In Italy it has launched its first remodelled hypermarket, to help drive growth in the channel, while it has also increased its commitment to reducing food waste, as Carrefour Belgium and Carrefour Poland aim to tackle the issue. Carrefour Italia reveals its first remodelled hypermarket Carrefour Italia has opened its first updated hypermarket,...
02 September 2022
ELO, previously known as Auchan Holding, reported H1 revenue grew by 6.3%, with current operating profits growing by 24%. Auchan Retail reported an increase in turnover by 6.2% to €15,380m in H1 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.   Auchan Retail claimed EBITDA decreased by 21% to €440m in H1 2022, revealing Auchan France contributed majority of this fall, as a direct results of business...