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28 February 2022
Système U saw its turnover, excluding fuel, rise by 2% in 2021, to €22.97 bn. Including fuel, the cooperative saw its turnover increase by 6.6%, to €28.6 bn. Proximity formats and ecommerce drive performance Système U saw the turnover of its convenience stores and online channel underpin its growth, with its hypermarkets and supermarkets growing slower. However, on a two-year basis, Système...
25 February 2022
Auchan Retail reported its turnover was down by 1%, to €30.5 bn, or by 2.2% on a like-for-like basis. The retailer said its results were impacted by continued challenges in France, while following strong growth in 2020, Auchan’s results in 2021 in Spain and Portugal ‘ suffered by comparison ’. France: total sales down 2.6%, down 4.6% on a like-for-like basis Auchan’s hypermarkets continued ...
25 February 2022
France’s Casino reported group net sales fell 0.8% in 2021, at constant exchange rates, dragged down by its performance in its home market. On a two-year basis Casino said sales were up 6.9%, although even here sales in France were down, with its operations in Latin America offsetting the challenges it is seeing in its home market. France: all banners suffered fall in sales in 2021… Reporti...
24 February 2022
In an article in Le Figaro, Michel-Edouard Leclerc has discussed the retailer’s performance in 2021, saying it had seen revenue growth of 3%. Growth in 2021 comes after a contraction in 2020 Revenue growth of 3% in 2021 follows on from a contraction of 0.8% in 2020 in France, to €40.9 bn, excluding fuel. The company’s 2020 results were impacted by challenges at its hypermarkets, which suffe...
22 February 2022
Ocado Group and Groupe Casino have signed a memorandum of understanding, enabling Ocado to work with other retail partners in France. End of exclusivity agreement Ocado Group first partnered with Groupe Casino in 2017. It was the first international retailer to go live with an Ocado Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC). The extension of the agreement between Ocado and Groupe Casino will see ...
17 February 2022
Carrefour achieved like-for-like sales growth of 2.3% in 2021, following on from a 7.8% improvement in 2020, taking its sales including VAT to €81.2 bn. The retailer said the results underlined ‘ the continuous improvement in the Group’s model and reflects solid momentum of market share gains in all key countries ’. In terms of market share gains, Carrefour called out France, Spain, and Brazil. ...
15 February 2022
As Carrefour Group engages with suppliers globally on carbon emissions reduction, its operations in France and Belgium roll out quick commerce solutions and it trials a vegan butcher in France, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour and Everli launch service in 10 cities in France… Carrefour and Everli have officially launched their partnership in 10 cities in France: Lille, Lyon, Ni...
14 February 2022
As Auchan France and Spain expand their private label ranges and Auchan Portugal launches Live in-store events, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan expands private label to support producers in France Local trade publication LSA has reported Auchan, on the eve of the International Agricultural Show, it will add further products to its new private label brand, Auchan Solidaires. The r...
11 February 2022
Metro Group’s sales rose 19.4% in local currency terms and by 20.0% in total, reaching €7.6 bn. The company reported its revenue in the Q1 2021/22 period exceeded its pre-pandemic levels ‘ despite ongoing restrictions ’. Metro, though, noted the challenges it faced during Q1 2020/21, when total sales contracted by 16% due to Covid restrictions in many of its key markets. Growth was driven by a...
02 February 2022
As Carrefour establishes a joint venture for its push into social commerce and acquires a plot in virtual gaming environment The Sandbox, we look at the developments and consider what the initiatives mean for the retailer. Carrefour establishes joint venture for social commerce push Carrefour has established a joint venture with Brut., which will be majority owned by Brut., that will lead t...