All Carrefour articles – Page 7

  • News

    Carrefour appoints Eric Uzan to head Italian operation

    2013-03-27T07:00:00Z

    Carrefour has appointed Eric Uzan to head its Italian operation, effective from April 2. Uzan has been working for the group for more than a decade. He oversaw the development of the Americas region and, more recently, worked in Indonesia, where the French retailer spun off its operation last ...

  • Carrefour’s focus for 2013 will be low prices, openings and maintaining margin
    Analysis

    International analysis: Is Carrefour’s strategic plan equal to the market?

    2013-03-15T07:00:00Z

    Despite challenges in formats and geography, Carrefour’s 2012 results were above expectations and saw its first rise in domestic profit.

  • News

    Carrefour Express to adopt new franchise model

    2013-03-07T07:00:00Z

    Carrefour Express is to adopt a new franchise model in Greece. The French grocery retailer’s franchisee in Greece, Marinopoulos, plans to franchise 20 to 25 stores a year under the model. The franchises can last for a maximum of seven years, but the agreement can be extended. The initiative ...

  • News

    Carrefour's franchisee Label'Vie to invest in Morocco

    2013-03-06T07:00:00Z

    French retailer Carrefour ’s franchisee Label’Vie plans to invest MAD800m (£62.1m) in Morocco. The investment programme will focus predominantly on smaller cities. Two Carrefour hypermarkets are to open in Fez and Oujda, close to the border with Algeria. Following the rebranding of its cash and carry Carrefour Maxi banner to ...

  • News

    Carrefour's Greek franchisee to invest in Serbia

    2013-01-30T10:14:00Z

    French retailer Carrefour ’s Greek franchisee Marinopoulos is planning to invest in Serbia. The retailer will open a flagship store in a new shopping centre in Belgrade. The shop is scheduled to open in a year’s time.

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    Marinopoulos teams up with online grocer CareMarket

    2013-01-18T07:00:00Z

    French retailer Carrefour ’s Greek franchisee Marinopoulos has teamed with online grocer CareMarket in Greece. Carrefour’s private-label ranges will now be available through the website. Meanwhile, Carrefour Marinopoulos has launched an app for Apple and Android smartphones called Carrefour Greece, which enables customers to access discount vouchers and promotional ...

  • News

    Carrefour's Indonesian franchisee to expand its private-label range

    2013-01-17T07:00:00Z

    French retailer Carrefour ’s Indonesian franchisee, CT Corp, is to expand its private-label range in response to demand. At present the retailer offers about 3,000 private-label SKUs but needs to increase its offer to meet the 5% to 10%demand increase recorded each year. Private label represents 7.5% of the product ...

  • Polish chain Biedronka has gained investment after a strong performance
    Analysis

    International analysis: Jerónimo Martins to invest in Polish market

    2012-12-21T07:00:00Z

    Portuguese-based retailer Jerónimo Martins is to invest €2.5bn (£2.03bn) over the next three years, with 70% directed into Polish discount chain Biedronka.

  • Tesco looks likely to exit its Fresh & Easy business in the US but it missed an opportunity to invest in Whole Foods
    Opinion

    Comment: The US is still a land of opportunity

    2012-12-20T07:00:00Z

    On the assumption that the world has not ended today, and that Retail Week is still being read beyond Bugarach, attention will carry on being devoted to transatlantic developments.

  • The retailer will now focus on growth in its other operations in Brazil
    Analysis

    International analysis: Carrefour ends Brazilian ecommerce operations

    2012-12-14T07:00:00Z

    For most people, the words ‘Brazil’ and ‘online’ are often synonymous with growth.

  • The deal is part of the grocery giant’s focus on investing in its core markets
    Analysis

    International analysis: Carrefour could lose out through franchise deal

    2012-11-30T07:00:00Z

    Carrefour has reorganised its partnership in Indonesia with CT Corp into an exclusive franchise agreement.

  • Walmart
    Analysis

    Analysis: Walmart's US business is back on track

    2012-11-15T14:52:00Z

    Walmart has reported its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable store sales growth, a sign that its US business is well and truly back on track. How has the world’s biggest retailer achieved this?

  • News

    Carrefour to sell Malaysian operations to Aeon

    2012-11-07T07:00:00Z

    Carrefour is selling its operations in Malaysia to Japanese retailer Aeon for E250m (£200.8m). Carrefour is the fourth-largest retailer in the country, with 26 hypermarkets and a turnover of E400m (£321.3m) for the year to June 30. According to Carrefour, the disposal reflects its strategy of “allocating resources to mature ...

  • Carrefour is likely to quit Malaysia, a relatively small market for the retailer
    Analysis

    International analysis: Exiting Malaysia would be shrewd for Carrefour

    2012-11-02T07:00:00Z

    The rumour mill is pumping out speculation that Carrefour’s time in Malaysia is coming to an end, with the group to sell its local operations to Japanese giant Aeon for JPY20bn (£155.9m).

  • News

    Carrefour to open 400 drive-throughs

    2012-11-02T07:00:00Z

    Carrefour is to open 400 drive-throughs across its domestic market by the end of 2013. At present the grocery giant operates 177 drive- through outlets: 102 are linked to its Carrefour Market supermarkets, 68 are attached to Carrefour Hypermarkets and seven are standalone drive- throughs. The majority of the additional ...

  • News

    Carrefour reportedly in talks with Japanese retailer Aeon

    2012-11-01T07:00:00Z

    French grocer Carrefour is reportedly in talks with Japanese retailer Aeon about selling its Malaysian operation. Carrefour operates 26 hypermarkets in the country. The retailer is refocusing its operations on key markets and recently withdrew from Greece, Singapore and Colombia. In September, Aeon denied being in talks about acquiring Carrefour’s ...

  • The French retailer will pull out of Colombia by the end of the year
    Analysis

    International analysis: Carrefour agrees sale of stores as it exits Colombia

    2012-10-26T07:00:00Z

    French retailer Carrefour is to sell its Colombian operations to Chile-based Cencosud for E2bn (£1.63bn), including debt, by the end of the year.

  • International analysis: Small stores and digital key to Carrefour’s future
    Analysis

    International analysis: Small stores and digital key to Carrefour’s future

    2012-10-19T07:00:00Z

    Last week, the world’s second largest retailer, Carrefour, posted its third-quarter results.

  • News

    Carrefour launches more targeted discount vouchers

    2012-10-17T12:40:00Z

    Carrefour has launched more targeted discount vouchers in its 1,200 domestic hypermarkets and supermarkets. The retailer is now offering shoppers a voucher on a branded product, based on their shopping behaviour and purchasing history in the store. Targeted vouchers totalling several million euros will be distributed in its stores. Each ...

  • News

    Carrefour launches new loyalty programme

    2012-09-27T07:00:00Z

    Carrefour in Poland’s new loyalty card Rodzinka (Family) now provides shoppers with a PLN10 (£1.92) e-voucher for every 600 points collected in stores. The retailer claims that unlike other loyalty schemes, cardholders can exchange points for e-vouchers directly at the checkout, saving time and providing customer value. The new loyalty ...