All Carrefour articles – Page 13

  • Tesco is through to the second round of bids for Carrefour’s $1bn (£642m) Asian business
    News

    Tesco through to second round of Carrefour Asian bids

    2010-09-15T10:23:00Z

    Supermarket Tesco is through to the second round of bids for grocery giant Carrefour’s $1bn (£642m) south-east Asian assets, according to the Financial Times. 

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    Analysis

    Lars Olofsson

    September 10, 2010

    Whether it’s scaling back internationally or piloting a new format, the Carrefour boss is taking bold steps to turn the world’s second biggest retailer around.

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    Analysis

    Bidding for Carrefour’s Far East assets gets under way

    September 10, 2010

    Carrefour collected first round bids last week for its assets in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Tesco is viewed as a leading contender.

  • Tesco is among 10 bidders for Carrefour's south-east Asian stores
    News

    Tesco joins auction for Carrefour’s Asian shops

    2010-09-02T09:39:00Z

    Food and hypermarkets giant Tesco is among the 10 bidders for French counterpart Carrefour’s south-east Asian assets.

  • Bryan Roberts
    Analysis

    Renewed interest in Middle East’s thriving retail scene

    August 13, 2010

    There seems to be a renewed interest from many of Planet Retail’s clients in the potential being offered by the Middle Eastern market, and to a lesser extent, the longer-term opportunities presented by Africa.

  • Mothercare Russia
    Analysis

    How UK retail is extending its franchise

    July 23, 2010

    Franchising helps overseas ventures, but how do you decide whether to run company-owned stores or take the franchise route?

  • News

    Carrefour Q2 sales up 6.3%

    2010-07-21T12:52:00Z

    France

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    Analysis

    Thailand exit likely as Carrefour rationalises

    July 16, 2010

    Carrefour has spread itself too thin and now, faced with ongoing pressure from shareholders to improve profitability, is on a path to divest non-core markets.

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    News

    Tesco understood to be interested in Carrefour’s Asian operations

    2010-07-06T09:13:00Z

    Tesco is understood to be among the leading supermarket chains interested in parts of French giant Carrefour’s assets in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia.

  • Michael Poynor
    Opinion

    Adopting a consumer goods outlook

    June 25, 2010

    This reflection of FMCG brands’ best practice by major retailers can also extend to how they structure their organisations or would like to be perceived.

  • News

    Ed and Dia launch a free loyalty card

    2010-06-24T12:13:00Z

    Carrefour’s discount stores in France, operated under the Ed and Dia banners, have launched a free loyalty card called Club Dia. The retailer will run a promotion where twice a month, for 15 days, loyalty card holders are granted immediate reductions on more than 200 products. The scheme will cover ...

  • News

    Carrefour to open its first cash-and-carry outlet in Argentina

    2010-06-24T12:11:00Z

    Carrefour will open its first cash-and-carry outlet in the country later this year, adding to its Express y Mini convenience stores and local hypermarkets. The retailer will use the Brazilian brand Atacadão, which it has already exported to Colombia. The first Argentinean Atacadão will open before the end of the ...

  • News

    Carrefour China in talks for Baolongcang outlets

    2010-06-03T16:37:00Z

    Carrefour China is in talks with local hypermarket operator Baolongcang to buy out its outlets, the local press has reported. Baolongcang has 14 hypermarkets in small cities in Hebei and Shandong province. It reported total sales of CNY3.16bn (£317.2m) in 2009. Wu-Mart and China Resources Enterprise are rumoured to ...

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    Carrefour Poland to focus on franchise network

    2010-06-03T16:13:00Z

    Carrefour Poland is to switch its focus from large developments in big towns to its franchise network. The retailer will expand its network of 330 sq ft to 1,310 sq ft franchise shops in housing estates in smaller towns, according to local press. Carrefour said that 50 to 60 such ...

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    Carrefour to enter India

    2010-05-19T14:58:00Z

    Carrefour has announced plans to enter India in July with its first cash-and-carry outlet in New Delhi. The retailer will then open three or four more wholesale outlets around the country by the year’s end. The retailer has sourced properties in New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad and will ...

  • Greg Hodge
    Analysis

    Crisis in Greece hampers international retailers

    May 14, 2010

    International retailers such as Delhaize Group, which has seen almost double-digit growth every quarter for the past two years in Greece, will be watching the situation there closely.

  • Walmart
    News

    Walmart is world’s most valuable retail brand

    2010-04-29T09:34:00Z

    Walmart tops a list of ten retailers found to be among the world’s 100 most valuable brands, according to research commissioned by WPP.

  • Matthew Stych
    Analysis

    China is not the only new retail market to investigate

    April 23, 2010

    While the volcanic ash cloud and the ensuing chaos may have blown over by the time this appears, the disruption to international trade once again highlights the weaknesses in our increasingly globalised economy.

  • News

    Carrefour to enter Iraqi market

    2010-04-20T16:05:00Z

    Carrefour has unveiled more details about its entry into the Iraq market. The retailer’s franchise partner in the Middle East, Majid Al-Futtaim, is looking to open its first Iraq store in September at the Family Fun Mall, a premium shopping and entertainment complex soon to open in Erbil in ...

  • News

    Carrefour to sell 40% of Indonesian business

    2010-04-20T16:00:00Z

    Carrefour has agreed to sell a 40% stake in its Indonesian business to Para Group, a company that already operates more than 300 retail stores. Carrefour said the partnership will generate synergies with Para operations, particularly in financial services, media and lifestyle. Carrefour operates 78 stores in 22 Indonesian cities ...