France news 

16 March 2021
As Carrefour receives approval for its takeover of Supersol in Spain and cuts prices on everyday staple products, amongst other developments, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour completes acquisition in Spain… Carrefour’s acquisition of the Supersol chain has been approved by the local competition authority, Defensa de la Competencia, which will enable it to complete its €78m purc...
12 March 2021
Système U said its sales, excluding fuel, rose 8.3% in 2020. Although the results were driven by its online store, the retailer reported growth at all its formats. Its pace of growth during the year saw Système U gain further market share in France in 2020. Decreasing footfall offset by online sales… Système U said traffic at its physical stores declined by 10% during the year. Despite this...
08 March 2021
Auchan said in its 2020 financial year confirmed its ‘ successful turnaround ’ and the ‘ success of the Renaissance operational excellence programme as it reported its EBITDA rose 27% to €1.63 bn. However, the improvement in its profitability came despite Auchan Retail’s revenue falling 5.2% to €31.626 bn, although it remained stable, contracting by only 0.2%, in like-for-like terms. Flat rev...
08 March 2021
As Carrefour in Belgium and Poland enhances its online offer and makes a new appointment in Romania, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour Belgium to collaborate with Deliveroo… In Belgium, Carrefour is to work with Deliveroo to enable shoppers to get delivery of groceries to their homes in less than 30 minutes. The companies have said the service will be rolled out initially in Bru...
04 March 2021
As Auchan looks to roll out further Pedestrian Drives in France, joins the Euromadi buying alliance in Portugal and announces plans to eliminate 55m plastic food trays used for meat and seafood products, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan discusses outlook for Pedestrian Drives in France In an interview in ZDNet, Auchan banner director for its Drives in France, Pascal Damien, looked...
01 March 2021
France-based Casino saw consolidated net sales rise 8% at constant exchange rates, to €31.9 bn, in its 2020 financial year. However, they fell by 7.9% after considering exchange rate effects and hyperinflation and the falling price of fuel. The retailer’s full year results rose by 9% and by 8% in organic and same-store terms respectively. France: +3.0% in same-store sales Casino reported to...
19 February 2021
Picnic, a Dutch pure play online retailer is set to launch in France, according to reports by Lebensmittel Zeitung.  Launching in Lille According to the reports, Picnic will enter France through the launch of its services in Lille. It has already created a French subsidiary, under the name Picnic SAS. The reports also mention Picnic is currently recruiting French-speaking employees for its ...
18 February 2021
Announcing its full year results, Carrefour has reported like-for-like sales growth of 7.8%, as sales, including VAT, reached €78.6 bn. The retailer also saw an improvement in its recurring operating margin, which increased to 3.1%, from 2.9%, with its recurring operating income rising by 16.4% to €2.1 bn. France: Carrefour enjoys strongest growth in almost 20 years In its home market Carre...
12 February 2021
As Carrefour continues to evolve and develop its operations in France and at a Group level, we look at its latest appointments, opening of bargain corners in its hypermarkets in France and the updating of the Bio c’Bon concept following its purchase in Q4 2020. Management changes at Carrefour Carrefour has appointed Elodie Perthuisot as its head of online operations. Perthuisot will replace...
01 February 2021
In an interview with Ecommercemag.fr, Jean-Denis Deweine, director of Auchan Retail France, discussed COVID-19’s impact on grocery retailing in France and the challenges and opportunities it has presented. Deweine looked particularly at the acceleration of the ecommerce channel’s growth during the lockdown period and as a result of the restrictions placed on shoppers due to COVID-19. Targeting...