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Spain: Seeking a Challenger to Mercadona

Spain is one of the most fragmented grocery markets in Western Europe. Yet, its market leader, Mercadona, records a market share as high as the next four largest grocers combined. Can anyone challenge the Spanish giant?
Topics: Carrefour Covirán Dia Eroski Mercadona

Hypermarkets: Big Was Beautiful

LZ Retailytics provides evidence that hypermarkets represent the second largest modern grocery retail channel in Europe. But performances vary significantly between geographies, retailers and store concepts.
Topics: Carrefour Schwarz Group E. Leclerc Lenta Globus

Troubled Carrefour Tries its Luck Online

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French retailer Carrefour has taken giant leaps forward to optimise and downsize its hypermarkets, while earmarking EUR2.8bn to fuel online growth. Will this be enough to offset erosion of its market share and improve profitability?
Topics: Carrefour

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

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

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

Carrefour Unveils its Vision for 2022

Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard has unveiled today his vision for the retailer centred around a revamped organisation, more partnerships, improved operational efficiency and investments redirected to growth formats.
Topics: Carrefour

Carrefour Signs Strategic Agreement with Online Pure-Player

French retailer Carrefour and Showroomprivé, Europe's second-largest private online retailer, have signed a strategic agreement through which Carrefour will take a ca.17% stake of Showroomprivé, which is famous for its online flash sales.
Topics: Carrefour

Heads of Mestdagh Step Down

Brothers Eric and John Mestdagh, heading the eponymous retailer in Belgium, are disengaging from the operational management. They will be replaced during the summer of 2018 by Frenchman Guillaume Beuscart, formerly CEO of Lagardère Travel Retail in Benelux.
Topics: Carrefour

Carrefour Confirms Agreement with Fnac Darty

Carrefour and Fnac Darty confirmed today the signing of an agreement relating to a purchasing partnership for household domestic appliances and consumer electronics in France. This cooperation should be effective for the 2018 supplier negotiations.
Topics: Carrefour