Poland news

09 July 2018
As Carrefour launches new store concepts in Italy and Spain and its operations in Poland and Romania appoint new chief executives, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour Italy trials new store designs Carrefour Italy has announced the opening of new concepts: an outlet store and one designed to meet the needs of rural shoppers. The retailer opened the outlet store next to its hyperma...
06 July 2018
As part of its 2022 Transformation Plan Carrefour set itself the target of overhauling its offer to promote quality food. This aim saw it commit to driving strong growth from its private label ranges, fresh food and organic ranges. We round up news from France, Italy and Poland that show how each country is implementing initiatives that should help it reach these goals. Organic-focused Carrefo...
30 April 2018
As part of an exclusive collaboration with Greenyard, a producer of fresh, frozen and prepared fruit and vegetables, amongst other products, Carrefour Belgium is looking to drive improvements in its supply of fresh ranges. Collaboration to provide greater flexibility The two companies have said the collaboration, which has been launched under the name ‘First in Fresh’, will allow store mana...
30 April 2018
We round up recent developments from Auchan in Poland as the retailer looks to implement its global strategy at a local level. Growing online fulfilment options for shoppers Auchan has installed its first ‘Coolomat’ temperature controlled collection locker in the car park of its hypermarket in Piaseczno. The solution enables shoppers who make orders online to collect products from the locke...
25 April 2018
Carrefour Poland saw sales rise 5.5% in 2017 to PLN9.68 bn (US$2.8 bn). The retailer said the positive performance was driven by a mixture of new stores and shoppers reacting positively to the modernisation of others. Investment programme helped revenues rise Carrefour Poland invested PLN244.6m (US$71.1m) to open over 100 new stores and update others. The retailer added three hypermarkets, ...
12 April 2018
Discussion of Carrefour’s Q1 results will focus on the challenging market environment in France. However, its performance across Europe underlines the contests being fought by it and other retailers to maintain growth in difficult operating conditions. Given these situations the retailer’s roll out of its 2022 Transformation plan cannot occur quickly enough, despite it likely to have an effect on...
11 April 2018
Tesco Central Europe (CE) reported signifcantly improved profits in full year 2017/18 results, driven by effective cost saving intitatives, but at the expense of marginal sales growth. Headline results Tesco Central Europe (CE) sales decline by 1.6% at constant exchange rate with closure of unprofitable stores CE 0.3% like-for-like sales growth offset by growth in food of 1.2% and con...
28 March 2018
Kaufland adds a new private label range in Germany to differentiate its price offer from discounters and supermarket retailers. It also added a pop-up restaurant in Romania to attract young shoppers and engage them with fresh food and cooking. The retailer also invested in an automated warehouse in Poland to reduce the growing pressures on its distribution network. Kaufland adds ‘Favourite’ p...
28 March 2018
Lidl plans to grow its ecommerce sales to €1.0 bn in 2018. International growth Lidl has been focusing on growing its online business, particularly in its international markets. It has trialled a grocery offer in Germany, but has since stopped selling food through the service, focusing on non-food in the short to medium term. However, in the USA it has partnered with Shipt to offer grocery ...
22 March 2018
Carrefour is reported to have opened two trial outlets of its Supeco discount, cash & carry hybrid format in Poland. The stores have been added in Piekary Slaskie and Tarnobrzeg meaning the banner operates in four countries: Italy, Romania, Spain and now Poland. Supeco is an evolution of the retailer’s Brazil-based Atacadão format, which has been highly successful in that country. As part of i...