France news 

02 July 2020
Variety discount retailer B&M’s Q1 results (29 th March 2020 to 27 th June 2020) show continued strong growth in the first quarter of the financial year and particularly its UK banner. Its value-led model and convenient out of town locations continue to prove to be attractive to customers. Revenue growth across all banners expect Babou Group revenue +27.7% to £1,154.8m (2019: £904.6m) ...
02 July 2020
As retailers in France look to innovate and benefit from continued shopper interest in digital and online channels, we round up several of the new initiatives being rolled out. Auchan and Carrefour evolve online fulfilment models Although not new developments for the market, Auchan and Carrefour have set out plans on how to evolve their Drive offer as they look to trial new services. First,...
18 June 2020
Belgium-based Colruyt Group has reported its 2019 results with total revenue increasing by 1.6% to over €9.5 bn (US $10.6 bn). The group noted that on a comparable basis, revenue rose by 1.7% including petrol and 1.4% excluding petrol, while gross margin rose by 0.5% to 26.8%. Retail revenue: +1.5% to €7.97bn (US $8.85bn) In the Retail segment, Colruyt Group said revenue increased by 1.5% t...
17 June 2020
From its launch of a voice grocery service with Google to enabling shoppers to self-scanning via smartphone and the introduction of its online marketplace Carrefour is driving its online and digital innovation in France. Carrefour launches voice grocery shopping with Google Assistant As part of the partnership created by the two companies in June 2018, Carrefour is to launch a voice-activat...
11 June 2020
The group delivered 16.5% revenue growth to £3.8bn in its latest annual results. However, it anticipates slower store openings and ongoing impact of social distancing in the year ahead. Results in brief (52 weeks to 28th March 2020) B&M: Revenue +12.6%. LFL +3.3% (Q4 +6.6%) Heron: Revenue +10.1%. Positive LFL growth Babou: £154m revenue COVID-19 disruption slowing store openi...
09 June 2020
Carrefour has launched a new marketing campaign focused on spotlighting its prices, the quality it offers through its private label ranges and those products made in France. Prix engagés campaign to focus on two key trends Carrefour said its new campaign was aimed ‘ to support shoppers’ household budgets today… [while] reaffirming its commitments. Its commitment to purchasing power, commitm...
08 June 2020
As it looks to strengthen its presence in proximity formats and in the online and digital arena, we round up news from the retailer. Casino extends Deliveroo partnership Casino is set to extend the reach of its partnership to further brands, which will see it added to a further 1,500 by 2021. The two companies have been working together in relation to several of Casino’s banners, Franprix s...
28 May 2020
We round up developments from the retailer in France, Portugal, and Russia. Auchan France extends Decathlon trial Beginning 17 April, an Auchan hypermarket in the suburbs of Orléans, in Saint-Jean-de-la-Ruelle trialled a collaboration with sporting goods brand Decathlon, which is part of the wider Mulliez Group, which owns both brands. The trial proved to be a success, leading the retailer ...
28 May 2020
We look at the discounter’s latest private labels developments in Europe, from premium pet food to the growth of regional labels. New range of premium and quality pet food products During summer 2020, Lidl Finland will expand its assortment of Orlando and Coshida pet food products. It will add a new line of premium products to align with shoppers’ growing expectations of choice and quality....
26 May 2020
Action is testing a new click and collect service in France. This is the first market where the Dutch discounter has launched an ecommerce solution. Limited click and collet service The click and collect service began being tested at the Metz Centre and Essey les Nancy stores (East of France) on the 22 May. The entire assortment from the online website is available to order. The payment is ...