Casino news

12 October 2018
Casino trials its first cashier-free store in Paris and Intermarché launches a new store concept dedicated to seniors as the retailers look to evolve their stores to make them more appealing to different shoppers. Casino trials a cashier-free store Casino is adapting to the challenges of online shopping by opening its first cashier free store near the Champs-Élysées. The store, called Le Ca...
24 September 2018
Ahead of our Food-to-go Summit on November 8, where one of the key themes will be future food-to-go formats, we take a look at some of the retail formats across Europe that are leading the way  in how they see the opportunity for food-to-go. 1. Franprix and Franprix noé, Paris – creating the next generation premium convenience store Casino owned Franprix has long been a feature on the pre...
30 August 2018
Spain-based discounter DIA has announced it has joined the Horizon International Services alliance. DIA is the fourth member of the alliance alongside Auchan, Casino and Metro. Membership aimed at improving competitiveness Announcing its membership of Horizon International Services, DIA said it was aimed at ‘ improving competitiveness with the major manufacturers’ brand suppliers and provid...
17 July 2018
France-based Casino reported second quarter sales saying total growth contracted by 3.0% to €8.9bn. Overall performance was dragged down by unfavourable currency effects at its Latin America-based division. We review the results and consider the sequential improvements it is enjoying in its home market. France: food sales boosting performance Total growth in France was 0.8% in Q2, seeing Ca...
16 July 2018
As retailers look to grow sales in a challenging market, retailers in France could face further difficulties depending on the wording of a new law and an investigation from the country’s Competition Authority. New law proposed to minimise ‘shock sales’ Following quickly after Casino announcing savings of ‘up to 120%’ and following Intermarché’s promotion of deeply discounter Nutella, ...
16 July 2018
France-based, Casino-owned Cnova said its gross merchandising value (GMV) rose 14.3% year-on-year to reach €760m. During the quarter the retailer rolled out a range of initiatives as it looked to embed growth for the longer term and to drive more integration with the Casino-operated banner Géant. Cnova saw acceleration in organic growth Cnova said it enjoyed organic growth of 9.0% in Q2, wh...
10 July 2018
France-based Casino is set to launch a set of promotions, according to local trade publication LSA, to celebrate 120 years of operation. The promotions are set to be ‘ unprecedented ’ and offer shoppers discounts of ‘ up to 120% ’. Meanwhile, separately, the retailer’s ecommerce brand Cdiscount has announced plans to expand into new markets. Campaign to run for two weeks The promotion wi...
03 July 2018
Auchan, Casino, Metro and the Schiever Group have announced the formation of various purchasing alliances. The initiatives have been brought together under the name ‘Horizon’, which will see the four companies coordinate across three areas in France and globally. Agreements create a new ‘Horizon’ internationally… The four companies have said the initiatives are aimed at moving them away fro...
28 June 2018
As Leader Price’s chief executive discusses the retailer’s changing model, the banner opens its first stores in Italy in collaboration with locally-based Crai. Leader Price steps away from hard discount As part of the launch of its new concept, dubbed ‘Next’, Casino-owned Leader Price is evolving its business model. The retailer’s chief executive, Tina Schuler, was quoted as saying; ‘ Low p...
27 June 2018
Casino-owned Cdiscount and Franprix have launched new innovations within the drugstore and online channels in Paris. The initiatives underline the retailer’s continued focus on innovation and providing shoppers with new solutions. Collaboration with L'Oréal to expand beauty focus Casino has opened two stores in Paris in conjunction with beauty company L’Oréal. The stores, called ‘le drugsto...