All Carrefour articles – Page 7

  • Carrefour and Casino have been locked in a fierce price battle in France

    International analysis: Home and away different worlds for French grocers


    Two of France’s largest retailers, Carrefour and Casino, reported first-quarter trading figures on the same day.

  • Giraffe

    Comment: Retailers look for new ways to supplement stagnant growth


    So, with Tesco recently gobbling up Giraffe, are we about to see a new era of diversification among the UK’s leading grocers?

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    Carrefour's Greek franchisee to host shop-in-shops


    Carrefour’s Greek franchisee, Marinopoulos, is to host shop-in-shops in partnership with electricals retailer Dixons’ Kotsovolos business.To begin with, the partnership will be implemented in three Carrefour hypermarkets in the Athens area - at Alimos, Gerakas and Marousi, which is due to open later this month.

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    Carrefour appoints Eric Uzan to head Italian operation


    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 year.The appointment ...

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

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


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

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    Carrefour Express to adopt new franchise model


    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 is likely to ...

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    Carrefour's franchisee Label'Vie to invest in Morocco


    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 Atacadão, five new ...

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    Carrefour's Greek franchisee to invest in Serbia


    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


    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 leaflets.

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


    French retailer Carrefour’s Indonesian franchisee, CT Corp, is to expand its private-label range in responseto 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 portfolio, and 60% of ...

  • Polish chain Biedronka has gained investment after a strong performance

    International analysis: Jerónimo Martins to invest in Polish market


    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

    Comment: The US is still a land of opportunity


    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

    International analysis: Carrefour ends Brazilian ecommerce operations


    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

    International analysis: Carrefour could lose out through franchise deal


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

  • Walmart

    Analysis: Walmart's US business is back on track


    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?

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    Carrefour to sell Malaysian operations to Aeon


    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 countries where ...

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

    International analysis: Exiting Malaysia would be shrewd for Carrefour


    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).

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    Carrefour to open 400 drive-throughs


    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 openings ...

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    Carrefour reportedly in talks with Japanese retailer Aeon


    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 Malaysian business.

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

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


    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.