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Système U’s first ever pedestrian drive opened on 14 January 2020 in Montpellier, in southern France.

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As Auchan announces new plans as it looks to turn around its performance in France, the retailer has opened a new format in the Ukraine. Retailer looks to save money to invest in its operations… Auchan announced 677 voluntary redundancies, which is about 17% of the total at its head office. The redundancies are part of a plan to save €1.1 bn by 2022, which it aims to reinvest in other parts...
Affected by store disposals and an increasingly competitive market, Casino reported total sales contracted in Q4, by 1.4% to €9.2 bn. At a group level, organic growth rose by 3.6% and same-store sales were up by 1.6%, with both driven by its operations in Latin America. France: performance affected by store disposals… Casino reported total sales contracted by 4.0% in its home market, with o...
We visited one of the newest Leclerc drive piéton (pedestrian drive) to see how the retailer is testing new services, including a food-to-go (FTG) counter. The new concept has been created by Leclerc hypermarket owner Thomas Pocher, who created the very first Leclerc pedestrian drive in France in 2016. Source: IGD Research Offering more services and testing food-to-go Pocher current...


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