Leclerc news

12 May 2020
On 11 May the lockdown implemented to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic ended in France. We visited several stores to see how those that were closed are reopening and how the new safety measures are now part of the new normal. New rules and measures for shoppers’ safety To guarantee social distancing and provide a safe shopping environment many rules and solutions were implemented d...
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...
12 February 2020
Leclerc said it generated €48.2 bn in France, including fuel, a rise of 3.4% on 2018, while excluding fuel the group said revenue rose 2.9% to €38.85 bn. Leclerc underlined the continued strength of its hypermarkets, noting the format had accounted for 54.8% of the additional sales generated by it during the year. Stores continue to play a strong role… Leclerc said sales through its stores ...
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...