Casino news

05 December 2017
After announcing its agreement with UK-based Ocado Casino’s banners continue to evolve their offers. We highlight the changes being implemented as part of their aim to win in France as part of Casino’s multi-channel strategy. Naturalia to expand range of services Casino-owned Naturalia is looking to expand the range of services it offers at its stores as it looks to evolve them into ‘li...
04 December 2017
Spain-based DIA has announced that it is expanding the scope of its joint venture with France-based Casino. The development will see the establishment of a new company, CD Supply Innovation SL, which will be based in Madrid. Joint venture to begin operation on 15 December The companies have said the joint venture will be ‘ international in scope ’ but will exclude Latin America, where both ...
28 November 2017
Ocado has announced that France's Groupe Casino has agreed to use Ocado's Smart Platform. New CFC to serve Greater Paris, Normandie, and Hauts de France regions Ocado and Casino plan to open a customer fulfilment centre (CFC), equiped with Ocado's robotics and picking software to serve the Greater Paris Paris, Normandie and Hauts de France regions. Similar to the UK, the CFC will stock arou...
01 November 2017
France-based Casino, looking to build on recent positive performance with its grocery ranges at its hypermarkets, has introduced a new, fresh-focused Géant concept in its home market. Separately, to benefit from its growing online presence the retailer is to partner with a start up to better mine its own sales data. Fresh-focused Géant opened in Île-de-France Trade publication Lineaires has...
19 October 2017
We look at Brazilian retailer GPA’s Q3 results in detail and assess the retailer’s strategies for future growth. Strong performance driven by Assaí; • Net sales of BRL$10.9 bn (US$3.4 bn) • +8.1% vs. Q316 in sales • +0.6% same store sales in Multivarejo • +25.2% growth in Assaí , with +7.7% growth in same store sales Assaí experienced the strongest combined growth in sales volum...
17 October 2017
France-based Casino has reported third quarter results that showed a positive performance in its home market being supported by good results in Latin America. Encouraging results in France In its home market Casino said it had enjoyed same-store growth of 2.5%, with 0.6% coming from the Retail segment and 18.4% from its online platform Cdiscount. The retailer said it had seen deflation in i...
09 October 2017
As Casino-owned Leader Price unveils a new store design at two sites near Paris, Lidl Belgium tests online collection lockers in Belgium and Biedronka launches a new layout, we look at how the three retailers are sustaining innovation in the discount channel in Europe. Leader Price tests new concept in France LSA has revealed that the Casino-owned discounter is trialling a new store concept...
03 October 2017
Adding to a number of European retailers launching organic-focused banners to benefit from shoppers’ growing interest in the ranges, Franprix has launched a new concept, which will have a focus on gourmet, organic, and local produce. 'Noé' store opened in Paris Commenting on the launch of the new store design, Franprix’s managing director, Jean-Paul Mochet, said: “ Our job is to provide the...
03 October 2017
As part of separate developments, Casino-owned banners Franprix, Monoprix and Géant have said they are trialling different payment solutions that enable shoppers to limit the time they spend checking out. Franprix tests digital payments for home deliveries After accepting payments through the Lydia app in June, Franprix has begun to trial a new solution from the provider to enable shoppers ...
13 July 2017
Casino’s total Group net sales have been announced at €9.3 bn (US$10.6 bn), a +7.9% growth. Total sales grew organically by +3.3% in Q2 2017. This was an increase on the previous quarters growth of +3.1%. France: Outperforming the market with increased footfall Gross sales in France were €5.3 bn, +2% on a like for like basis. Net sales like for like grew +1.8%. This was +2.9% in food, outpe...