An anti-food waste pact has been signed by more than 40 food players in France, including Nestlé, Danone, Carrefour, and Intermarché. The agreement aims to collectively reduce ‘best before’ and ‘use by’ date confusion on-pack.
French retailer Carrefour has launched what it claims is France's first private label range of vegetarian products - which could spur other brands to occupy this relatively undeveloped space, says a market analyst.
French retail giant Carrefour yesterday announced an 8.5 per cent
rise in second quarter like-for-like sales, as the firm strengthens
its domestic position through in-store makeovers and competitive
Leading French retail chain Carrefour France has launched a range
of alternative packaging formats to the tin can for processed
vegetables, signifying another move away from traditional methods
of packaging. Anthony Fletcher reports.
Guyenne & Gascogne has by and large benefited from its alliance
with larger counterpart Carrefour over the years, but in today's
climate of weak consumer spending, the French company is suffering
a result of its focus on...
Being the biggest does not mean being the best, it appears.
Europe's largest food retailer Carrefour has announced that it will
not meet its sales targets for 2004 after a second poor quarter
from its French hypermarket division.
Auchan, the French retail group, has reported remarkably good
figures for 2003 despite its reliance on its home market, where low
levels of consumer spending have impacted sales at a number of its
Guyenne & Gascogne, the French retail group which operates a
number of stores under the Carrefour banner, suffered the same
downturn in sales at its French outlets in 2003 as the larger group
under whose fascia it trades - and...
Carrefour might be Europe's biggest food retailer, but even it is
not immune to the continued weakness of the economy in its home
market. The ongoing drop in French consumer purchasing power has
forced the company to invest heavily...
A decision this week by the Chinese government to lift restrictions
on foreign investment in the retail sector is likely to lead to a
rise in the number of companies seeking a share of the huge Chinese
market. But with the authorities...
The decision by French retail group Guyenne & Gascogne to
rapidly amortise the goodwill it accumulated as part of its
investment in Spanish company Centros Comerciales Carrefour has
paid dividends, allowing the company to post...
Carrefour, the French retail giant, said that it met its profits
growth targets for 2003 but that it was raising the bar even higher
in 2004 as it revamped its French operations and continued its
Sluggish market conditions in France were weathered well by
Hyparlo, the Carrefour franchise operator, in 2003. And a strong
progression in Romania, helped by store openings there, gave an
extra boost to results.
Carrefour is Europe's largest food retailer and the world's second
largest after Wal-Mart, with operations across the globe. But the
one blot on its otherwise impressive copybook in recent years has
been its relative inability...
Carrefour is reported to have pulled out of the race to buy Ahold's
supermarket assets in Brazil, leaving Wal-Mart of the US and local
market leader CBD as the sole bidders. Carrefour will focus on
organic growth in the Brazilian...
Carrefour is to focus on its popular hypermarket format in
Thailand, even though new governement regulations there could make
it harder to expand in the future. The group hopes to open four
outlets there in 2004, taking its total...
Carrefour, the world's number two retailer, has made no secret of
its ambitious expansion programme, and with new stores giving a
significant boost to third quarter sales, the company's strategy
cannot be faulted - especially...
Carrefour is to expand its business in South Korea and Japan, two
markets where the phenomenally successful retailer has struggled to
make money in recent years. But will the focus on different store
formats, better adapted to the...
Europe's biggest food retail group Carrefour has reported sales
growth of 1.3 per cent for the first half of 2003, even after the
impact of negative currency exchanges. Second quarter sales grew at
current rates for the first...
Carrefour's stores in nine of Spain's autonomous regions have been
accused of selling a range of wine, beer and spirits at less than
cost price, a practice which is illegal under Spanish competition
The two franchise operators for the Carrefour retail group had
differing performances in the first half. Guyenne & Gascogne
showed solid growth during the six months, while Hyparlo's sales
suffered as a result of the disposal...
The two leading franchise operators of Carrefour stores, Hyparlo
and Guyenne & Gascogne, have reported contrasting first quarter
sales. Hyparlo was affected by the sale of its Italian unit, while
G&G was boosted by solid performances...
Guyenne & Gascogne, the retail group which is the leading
franchise holder for Carrefour in France, has reported a solid
increase in sales for 2002 helped by store expansions and synergies
created by Carrefour's 2000 merger...
Carrefour, the leading French food retailer, has operations in many
other countries, three of which have reported growth this month. In
Spain, sales grew 9 per cent, while in Greece the company posted a
16 per cent increase. Carrefour's...
Europe's biggest supermarket group Carrefour has reported a 15 per
cent increase in pre-tax profits in 2002 and said it had met its
target for sales growth - albeit when currency devaluations are
Hyparlo, the hypermarket group, has shrugged off difficult trading
conditions in France to report a 4.4 per cent increase in sales for
2002. The results were boosted by good performances outside France