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Auchan Retail generated revenue of €22.7 bn in the first half of its financial year, a fall of 2.4% at current exchange rates and by 0.4% at constant exchange rates. On a like-for-like basis, Auchan Retail said revenue fell by 0.8%. The retailer reported the performance of its operations in 12 countries, i.e. excluding Italy and Vietnam, and had restated them due to its concession agreement with Suning in China.

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Casino Group continues to test new partnerships with other retailers. It will offer new services with Ikea and an improved offer in Franprix stores with Dutch variety retailer Hema. Ikea to open click and collect points at Casino hypermarkets Ikea and Casino have announced they will be testing Ikea click and collect points at Géant hypermarkets. The first four stores, where the concept debu...
Casino group announced it will sell another €2bn of assets by the first half of 2021. This follows an earlier phase of store disposals that will be completed by Q1 2020 for a total of €2.5bn, bringing the total of assets sold to €4.5bn. Focus on profitable formats and business areas The retailer will focus on its higher performing formats: ecommerce (Cdiscount), premium (Monoprix) and conve...
As reported in Belgium-based newspaper L’Echo, Louis Delhaize has announced its FY2018 results, revealing a net loss of €929m (US$1.04 bn). The retailer said its operating income also declined from +€204m (US$228m) in 2017 to a loss of €833m (US$932m) in 2018. Louis Delhaize’s revenues remained stable at €8.7bn (US$9.7bn). Loss due to goodwill, restructuring and dispute settlements The reta...

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13/09/2019
As industries and consumers become more engaged with the organic sector, we look at how specialists continue to lead the market. The presentation provides a source of inspiration for how retailers could evolve their organic offering. For manufacturers, organic specialists provide a view on how the market could develop and how they may need to prepare in the future.
10/09/2019
Bio c’ Bon, a French specialist food retailer, is offering customers a plant-sitting service during the summer holidays.
06/09/2019
A first look at the rapidly growing Danish variety discounter’s first store in France. Normal focuses on health and beauty products with a strategy of everyday low prices and no promotional offers. The range includes mainly branded products sold at prices up to 50% cheaper than the market.
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