France news 

13 December 2019
Trade publication LSA has reported on how Casino and its pure online subsidiary, Cdiscount, have collaborated to create la Nouvelle Cave, a specialist store for wine, beer and spirits. It sets out how the two parties have combined to bring together elements of store based and digital retailing in one place. Offering something new for the specialist channel The 125 sq. m store, which opened ...
11 December 2019
As it looks to evolve and innovate in key markets in Europe, Carrefour has revealed new solutions in France and Poland. New third-party brands to be added in hypermarkets Trade publication Lineaires has said Carrefour is to trial new shop-in-shop solutions at its hypermarkets in France. The brands set to be trialled are Cash Converters and Pacific Pêche. The reports suggest that while the t...
11 December 2019
France-based trade publication Linéaires has reported how Auchan’s hypermarkets in France reportedly recorded a loss in 2018, for the first time in their history. Losses expected to continue in 2019 The reports suggest Auchan’s hypermarkets made a loss of €155m in 2018, with the loss expected to continue in 2019, albeit it is likely to only be half that recorded in the previous year. Linéai...
10 December 2019
Belgium-based Colruyt has posted its results for the first half of 2019/20, reporting a revenue increase of 2.8% to €4.7 bn (US$5.2 bn) and net profit of €196 m (US$217 m). The figure was boosted by the extension of the financial year for French companies and by the integration of Fiets!. The Group noted on a comparable basis, revenue rose 2.1% including petrol and 1.9% excluding petrol. In addit...
06 December 2019
Following in-store developments and the aim to adapt its private label products, we round up news from France-based Casino. New le drugstore parisien opens in Paris Casino has opened its latest le drugstore parisien in the shopping centre in Saint-Lazare station. The new 200 sq. m store, which makes it smaller than previous examples, has strongly evolved the brand’s concept and offer, while...
29 November 2019
AliExpress has opened its first physical store in Barcelona, the second of Spain and Europe. Testing products and operations   The new store is located at the Finestrelles Shopping Center in Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, expanding the retailer’s scope to test products and operations. Paris, France a potential destination next Yang Ning, AliExpress France’s Director, said, “We ...
29 November 2019
Speaking at an LSA event, TerraCycle’s founder, Tom Szaky, has spoken about how the organisation would be establishing Loop shop-in-shop areas in specific Carrefour stores in France. Dedicated corners to open by the end of 2019 Szaky said that Loop corners would be opened in Carrefour stores by the end of 2019. In the areas shoppers will be able to purchase products usually only able to be ...
26 November 2019
Carrefour has announced it is looking to deepen its partnership with Fnac Darty, which could lead the latter to establish around 30 Darty standalone stores in its hypermarkets in France under exclusive operating agreements. The companies said the deal would require prior approval by the Competition Authority. Repurposing space key to 2022 Transformation Plan Carrefour made reallocating more...
25 November 2019
During our recent market visit we saw how Lidl France has made an early start for its Christmas ranges, well ahead of its competitors. The discounter’s strategy to win with families this Christmas is focused on a wide assortment of premium products, many gift ideas for all and some “hero” products. Building anticipation and creating excitement by starting early Source: IGD Research ...
15 November 2019
Lidl continues its fast expansion both physically and digitally with new store openings and category specific ecommerce. 11,000 th store opened The discounter reached the 11,000 stores’ milestone thanks to its latest store openings in Serbia, Poland and the UK. The pace of its expansion is unlikely to slow in 2020, with strong opening plans set out for some of its major markets, such as th...