Carrefour news

08 April 2020
We look at how retailers across Italy are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to products as they respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to update this article with the latest measures. Technological developments Retailers understand queuing outside and inside stores is increasing shoppers’ exposure to coronavirus. The Italian government has launche...
01 April 2020
We look at how retailers across Spain are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to products as they respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to update this article with the latest measures. Mercadona Mercadona has outlined how it will increase awareness and safety by communicating with shoppers, the group’s recommendations are:   No family or grou...
01 April 2020
We look at the actions and responses of retailers across France as they look to support the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. On Tuesday 17 March, France’s president Emmanuel Macron took the unprecedented decision of putting the country into complete lockdown to try to slow down the spread of the virus. It made France the third European country to take this step nationally, af...
31 March 2020
Following the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) three months ago, retailers in China have responded with urgency and empathy as the situation evolves - we will continue to update this article with the latest developments... Contactless delivery Remote drop off : customers of all major retailers, including Walmart, Carrefour, Alibaba and JD.com,  can have their orders delivered touch-...
23 March 2020
All major French retailers are launching in-store and online initiatives dedicated to medical staff. On March 23 all retailers agreed to give priority access to medical staff at stores’ entrance and tills. Below are other actions launched by Carrefour France: Early access to stores, before opening hours, on a store-by-store basis Essential products kits are available for collection, a...
23 March 2020
Carrefour France has launched a new online service offering essential products kits delivery. The service is currently available in Paris only. Why is it launching such a service? Limit the spread of the virus by encouraging people to stay home and get groceries delivered Contribute to reducing the number of shoppers in-store and so improve employees’ health and safety Simplify ass...
17 March 2020
Carrefour has launched a shop-in-shop concept for secondhand products. Meanwhile, Carrefour Poland has expanded its store numbers in 2020, while also launching an unstaffed store. Carrefour France launches new shop-in-shop format Carrefour has partnered with Cash Converters to launch a new shop-in-shop format, Carrefour Occasion. The format will enable shoppers to buy and sell secondhand it...
03 March 2020
Early indications that Suning Group's plan to integrate the two businesses is working. Improved efficiency through digital transformation Tian Rui, Carrefour China CEO, disclosed that Carrefour China has steadily improved its operating efficiency through digital transformation of its stores and accelerated integration with Suning, leading to Carrefour China’s first quarterly profit in seven...
18 February 2020
Carrefour Brazil has reached an agreement to acquire 30 cash and carry stores from Makro’s Brazilian subsidiary. The transaction, which must still be approved by the domestic antitrust watchdog CADE is valued at BRL1.95 bn (US$450m). The move, which Alexandre Bompard (Carrefour Group’s chairman and CEO) has described as being “Carrefour Group’s most significant move in Brazil since the acquis...
07 February 2020
As Carrefour looks to build further online skill and scale, we look at developments from its home market. Carrefour collaborating with Epsilon to improve online orders Trade publication LSA has reported Carrefour is working with Epsilon to build an AI-driven solution that suggests what products could be chosen to replace something that is out of stock, when a shopper is completing an online...