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02 September 2022
ELO, previously known as Auchan Holding, reported H1 revenue grew by 6.3%, with current operating profits growing by 24%. Auchan Retail reported an increase in turnover by 6.2% to €15,380m in H1 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.   Auchan Retail claimed EBITDA decreased by 21% to €440m in H1 2022, revealing Auchan France contributed majority of this fall, as a direct results of business...
30 August 2022
As inflation continues to rise across Europe, Carrefour has implemented methods to help protect shoppers purchasing power in France, as well as supporting organic farming. The retailer also continues to expand its format offer in Poland, opening its first franchised hypermarket. Furthermore, Carrefour Italia’s expansion has reached 1,500 stores across 19 regions.   France: Carrefour fights infl...
29 July 2022
Casino Group has reported positive sales growth in Q2 to record a turnover of €15.9 bn in H1 2022, up 9.8% against H1 2021. Trading profit however has fallen 13.4%, to €380m in H1 2022. France: Convenience drives the recovery as tourism returns Net sales in French retail for H1 2022 saw a 1% increase YoY, as it reported sales of €6,935m. The retailer will be buoyed by a return to sales grow...
28 July 2022
Carrefour reports a strong performance in a challenging environment and confirms its consolidated net sales in the first half of 2022 rose 13.2% to €39,054m with like-for-like (LFL) sales up by 5.4% compared to H1 2021. Source: Carrefour Carrefour France: positive Q2 sales performance The group revealed its consolidated Q2 sales increased by 17.2% to €23,078 and LFL sales increased by ...
26 July 2022
In a month where Lidl announced opening its 12,000 th store worldwide, we look at five recent developments that help make its growth environmentally sustainable. 1. Lockers support online retailers reduce carbon footprint Lidl France has partnered with Mondial Relay to roll-out customer collection lockers at stores. The first lockers at a Lidl store, and 1,000 th for Mondial Relay, opened...
22 July 2022
French based retailer Intermarché has further developed its private label range to meet customer demands. Creating private label products for the future Intermarché has improved over 2,300 products from its private label range. The development will address the current purchasing power concerns of French customers, and focus on long term goals of improving nutritional content and being environ...
21 July 2022
Carrefour announced in Paris its trialling a new initiative to reduce food waste, while also tackling inflation. Meanwhile, in Spain Carrefour-owned Supeco celebrates the launch of it 50 th store opening in the market. We also visited Carrefour Montesson, to explore how it applies refill stations throughout different product categories. Carrefour’s approach to tackling inflation and food wast...
19 July 2022
As Casino reveals plans to rebrand the remaining Géant Hypermarkets and progresses its omnichannel business, we look at five recent developments from the retailer. 1. Géant Hypermarkets to be rebranded with a focus on fresh Casino is in the process of rebranding its 61 remaining Géant Hypermarkets under the new banner Casino Hyper Frais. Newly rebranded stores are open in Amiens, Angers and...
08 July 2022
Following the announcement of an end to its alliance with Carrefour, Louis Delhaize has agreed a buying partnership with Intermarché A partnership to improve buying power Belgian retailing group Louis Delhaize and French retailer Intermarché have announced a five-year buying partnership; In France, the Louis Delhaize group will be supplied national brands by Intermarché In Belgium and L...
05 July 2022
A new loyalty scheme was launched this week by French retailer Intermarché, with the aim of improving the purchasing power of customers. A targeted loyalty scheme and focus on private label The new scheme includes; Up to 10% off more than 1,800 everyday products from private label brands, on a maximum of 3 products per shop Points awarded based on purchases that can be redeemed against ...