France news 

18 January 2013
French retailer Leclerc has reported sales growth of 7% excluding fuel for 2012, confirming the success of its EDLP strategy. Low prices main driver behind six years of constant share gains Sales for 2012 reached €43.7bn, up 7.5% including fuel. On an ex-fuel basis sales were up 7% to €34.9bn. In France , where the retailer has the majority of its operations, sales were also up 7.5% to €...
17 January 2013
Carrrefour has reported an improved sales performance for the final three months of 2012, especially in France and emerging markets. Total sales reached €22,853m, up 0.8%, with LFL ex fuel up 0.4%. For the full year 2012 sales were up 1% to €86,558m. For a full breakdown of Q4 and FY sales performance, click here . France sees further improvement at hypermarkets Sales in France were up ...
16 January 2013
Casino has reported Q4 2012 sales of €12,856m, up 35% on a total basis following the full consolidation of Latin American operations and up 3% on an organic basis. While international sales grew by 76% during the quarter, domestic sales declined 3% as household consumption lagged. For a detailed sales breakdown click here . French hypermarkets down more than 10% Net sales in France declin...
10 January 2013
GPA, Casino's Brazilian subsidiary, and Intermarche Poland are both expanding through the Drive, click and collect for grocery, concept, according to reports. Retailers investing in Drive across markets Reports state that French retailer Intermarche is preparing to launch a Drive service for grocery in Poland this quarter and GPA , Casino's Brazilian  subsidiary, began operating a Drive ...
10 January 2013
According to reports, Auchan is preparing to launch a new concept that fuses a Drive outlet with a fresh food store. Combined format to launch in March Trade press reports suggest that Auchan will open a new format, possibly under the 'Multifrais' banner, that will see a Drive (click and collect for grocery) unit combined with a fresh food supermarket. Due to open in March in the Paris reg...
03 January 2013
Big C, Casino's Thai subsidiary, is aiming to triple its store portfolio by 2016 according to trade press reports. Casino targeting 1250 stores by 2016 Reports suggest that the French retailer's Thai subsidiary, Big C , wants to open 300 Big C and Big C Market hypermarkets and supermarkets as well as 950 Mini Big C convenience stores. One of Big C's points of difference is the segmentat...