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Gildas Aitamer (Senior Retail Analyst)

Gildas Aitamer (Senior Retail Analyst)

Recent Posts by Gildas Aitamer (Senior Retail Analyst):

Covirán Focuses on International Expansion

Spanish minimarket operator Covirán has highlighted its key priorities for the next years. These range from new market entries, to accelerated expansion in Portugal and digital transformation.
Topics: Covirán

Dia Lays the Foundation for 2018

Spanish retailer Dia posted disappointing results in 2017 in its European markets (Spain and Portugal) with revenues down 3.3% to EUR6.59bn. The retailer assures that the performances lay the foundation for good traction in 2018.
Topics: Dia

Groupe Casino Acquires Fashion Pureplayer

French retailer Groupe Casino has entered an exclusive negotiation to acquire French online shoe & fashion accessories retailer Sarenza. The latter has a presence in 30 European countries and recorded a turnover of around EUR250mn in 2017.
Topics: Amazon Casino

Carrefour Poland Attempts to Move Beyond Price

In a price-sensitive market dominated by discounters, Carrefour has introduced key differentiators alongside pricing and its fresh produce expertise. These can be found across its different formats, from hypermarkets to minimarkets.
Topics: Carrefour

E.Leclerc to Open 200 Organic Stores in France

French retailer E.Leclerc announced that it intends to open 200 organic stores in France. In order to achieve this target, it has established a dedicated organisation and purchasing office for these organic stores.
Topics: E. Leclerc

Growth Ahead for Spanish Regional Players

LZ Retailytics anticipates the sales growth of Spanish regional players to outperform the market over the next few years. Future growth is expected to be fuelled by venturing into new Spanish regions and expansion through franchise.

E.Leclerc to Launch Home Delivery in Paris

French retailer E.Leclerc will launch a grocery home delivery service in Paris in late Spring 2018. The retailer is convinced it can undercut competitors prices by 15-20% in what it considers the most expensive city in France.
Topics: E. Leclerc

Carrefour Franchisee Exits Slovakia

Carrefour's local franchisee in Slovakia has faced years of sales collapse and eventually closed all its stores. Carrefour now no longer operates in the country, newspaper Hospodářské Noviny reports.
Topics: Carrefour

HD Covalco Accelerates Franchise Expansion

HD Covalco Group considers 2018 will be a key growth year and plans to open 100 new franchise stores throughout Spain. This represents an acceleration when compared to the 79 openings achieved last year.
Topics: HD Covalco

Carrefour Belgium Cuts Workforce

Carrefour has outlined the first concrete measures from the strategic plan it unveiled earlier this week. The retailer is to close down two hypermarkets and cut down on workforce in its outlets and headquarters. Many store employees are currently on strike.
Topics: Carrefour