Leclerc news

09 January 2020
We visited one of the newest Leclerc drive piéton (pedestrian drive) to see how the retailer is testing new services, including a food-to-go (FTG) counter. The new concept has been created by Leclerc hypermarket owner Thomas Pocher, who created the very first Leclerc pedestrian drive in France in 2016. Source: IGD Research Offering more services and testing food-to-go Pocher current...
20 December 2019
France’s market leader plans to open 100 second-hand stores, called Leclerc Occasion (second hand), in 2020 to reach a total of 130. The first store opened in 2018 in the south of France, and following its success both financially and amongst shoppers, the retailer is now accelerating its expansion. Source: Leclerc Occasion What is the concept? These second-hand stores are usually loc...
08 May 2019
E.Leclerc continues the development of its pedestrian Drives in city centres. The retailer only had hypermarkets and supermarkets, meaning it has nearly no presence in cities. Therefore, the pedestrian Drives are a strategic format for growth as it enables it to enter new locations and attract new shoppers. We recently visited one of the newest stores, in Paris, which opened in March 2019 acti...
07 March 2019
As competition in the channel continues to rise in France, Leclerc’s members have looked to build on their online lead through the opening of new pedestrian Drives throughout the country. New sites open in Paris, Montpellier, Toulon and Tours… Leclerc’s members have opened new sites, under the E Lecerc Relais brand , in Paris, adding to the already competitive market. The store, which is...
13 February 2019
France-based Leclerc said its sales (including VAT but excluding petrol) increased by 1.5% to €37.75bn in its 2018 financial year. The retailer said its Drive stores underpinned performance, with its grocery-focused bricks and mortar sites showing limited growth in sales. Drive underpinning performance Leclerc said sales rose by 6.9% at its Drive stores, a slow down on the 10.3% increase in...
01 February 2019
Eurelec Trading, the buying alliance between Germany-based Rewe and France-based Leclerc, has appointed a new managing director, Jérémie Vilain. Vilain will take on the role effective August 2019. New appointment well-known to both retailers Vilain has previously worked for both Rewe, where he led both the business insights and customer loyalty divisions, and Leclerc, where he headed up the...
22 January 2019
France-based Casino has announced it will sell six of its Géant hypermarkets to Leclerc for €100.5m. The hypermarkets are among the least performing… The selected hypermarkets are located outside Paris in the towns of Anglet, Castelnaudary, Castres, Cholet, Dole and Saint Grégoire. Leclerc expressed an interest in the stores when Casino first announced its decision to sell certain loss-maki...
07 January 2019
France-based Leclerc is planning to open a new ‘pedestrian drive’, its first in Paris. It will be located near Place de Clichy in the city's 18th arrondissement. Leclerc’s seventh pedestrian Drive The pedestrian Drive, E. Leclerc Relais, is the seventh outlet operated by Leclerc. It will be opened 9 January 2019, with the new name Relais, being used to spotlight that it is different from th...
04 January 2019
We look at how Leclerc is lowering the prices of its private label range, Marque Repère. Meanwhile, Michel Edouard Leclerc has announced on his blog that Leclerc has signed a tariff agreement with Danone Fresh Products. Leclerc reduces the prices of 4,600 products… France-based trade publication LSA has reported that Leclerc has decided to lower the prices of 4,600 products within its Marqu...
06 December 2018
France-based Leclerc has partnered with local start-up Shopopop to expand the range of delivery options for shoppers. Orders delivered by ‘Shoppers’ Through the partnership, Leclerc customers can have their online orders delivered to them at home. Customers buy through Leclerc’s web site and then fill out their order’s shipping information on Shopopop.com. Source: Shopopop They c...