France news 

18 November 2021
As Auchan looks to advance its local operations, we round up news from the retailer as it aims to support sustainable initiatives in France and drive ecommerce growth in Portugal and Russia. Auchan signs up to Planet-Score Environmental Labelling System Auchan has said it supports the launch of the Planet-Score environmental labelling system as part of the on-going expansion of environmenta...
16 November 2021
Variety discounter B&M’s half year results for the 26 weeks to 25 September show a decline in performance from its Q1 sales. Key numbers: Group revenue £2,268m +1.2% year-on-year (+26.8% vs 2019 pre pandemic figures) Group adjusted EBITDA of £282.2m, representing growth of +86.4% vs H1 FY20 B&M UK revenue £1,909m +1.3% (+31.1% vs 2019) 14 gross new store openings (9 ...
15 November 2021
Carrefour plans to become net zero by 2040, while Lidl Switzerland said it had reduced its carbon footprint by 11%. Furthermore, we look at retailers adopting the environmental labelling system, Planet-Score. Finally, Metro completed phase one of its food waste prevention initiative, with over 30 suppliers committing to the project. Carrefour sets carbon neutrality target Carrefour plans to...
10 November 2021
Following on from its Digital Day announcement , we look at several developments, including its partnership with Meta, from Carrefour globally. Carrefour and Meta sign strategic partnership… Carrefour has signed a strategic partnership with Meta. The partnership will cover all its integrated countries and, therefore, will benefit operations in France, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, P...
09 November 2021
As part of its Digital Day, Carrefour has said it is aiming ‘ to be a global leader in Digital Retail ’. The new digital strategy builds on the retailer’s 2018 aims, which have created a strong foundation on which to build. The retailer said the aim to be a global leader would be ‘ built on a ‘data-centric, digital-first’ approach ’. Targeting tripling of ecommerce GMV to €10 bn by 2026 Car...
05 November 2021
As part of separate announcements, Casino has reported Q3 sales rose 1.0% in same-store terms, or by 4.1% at a total growth level, while it is set to partner with Gorillas for the quick commerce market in France. Casino Group sees sequential improvement in Q3 results Casino reported same-store growth of +1.0% in Q3, versus a contraction of -4.1% in Q2, and total sales growth of +4.1%, versu...
03 November 2021
The ecommerce player’s logistics arm, Cainiao, has installed thousands of package lockers globally, especially in Russia, Poland, Spain and France. Ranks among the top three ecommerce platforms in eastern Europe Alibaba ranks among the top three online sellers of consumer goods in eastern Europe, according to Euromonitor International. Polish online shopping site, Allegro, took first place ...
27 October 2021
As quick commerce becomes increasingly competitive in Europe, we round up the latest news. Carrefour launches ‘Sprint’ with UberEats and Cajoo in France Using Cajoo’s network of dark stores and UberEats delivery network, Carrefour Sprint has been launched, combining expertise from the three companies. Shoppers will be able to receive orders in less than 15 minutes from a range of around 2,0...
21 October 2021
After Carrefour reported third quarter sales rose 4.0% to €20.5 bn, with like-for-like sales up by 0.8%, we look at five key takeaways from the results announcement. 1. Operations in France continue to gain share In its home market, on a two-year basis, Carrefour’s total sales were up by 3.5% in the third quarter, driven by the performance of its supermarkets, convenience stores and grocery...
13 October 2021
As the Mulliez family confirms Auchan is not for sale, its operations in France launch trials for a ‘just walk out’ technology-driven store and a quick commerce solution. Mulliez confirms Auchan is not for sale… Following speculation about a possible merger with Carrefour, the Mulliez family has confirmed that ‘ we will never sell Auchan ’. The president of the Association Familiale Mulliez...