In the first Retail Times and Euromonitor International Retail Spotlight feature, Jon Wright, head of retailing research at Euromonitor International, considers the global impact of modern grocery retailing The pace at which grocery retailing is modernising
Carrefour has reported a marginal rise of just 0.5% for its full year 2011. A weak fourth quarter performance, which saw group sales decline by 0.8%, capped off what has been a pretty dire year for the world’s second largest
Jean Marc Rihouey, director of convenience and franchise formats at Carrefour, revealed how the retailer is meeting shopping needs in the small store environment at the IGD Convenience Retailing 2011 event. Carrefour operates 5,000 c-stores around the world and is
Amazon is poised to overtake the world’s second biggest retailer, Carrefour, in sales within the next 10 years, according to a new report from boutique research firm ResearchFarm. Its study, An Insider View: Amazon.com finds, reports Amazon is on track
Private label has increased its penetration across Europe during the economic downturn and is poised for further sustained growth and increased marketing support. Those are the findings of the latest Planet Retail latest research – Private Label growth drivers for
The Consumer Goods Forum has unveiled new industry-wide resolutions on consumer health and wellness, on the first day of its annual Global Summit in Barcelona. The three resolutions, approved by the board of directors of The Forum, are built upon
UK retailers are missing out on opportunities for growth by overlooking South America, according to a new report by global management consultants, AT Kearney, which ranks the top developing countries for global retail expansion. Its 2011 Global Retail Development Index (GRDI) reveals Brazil
Carrefour is investing €40m in new Wanzl Tango plastic trolleys for its new Planet format hypermarkets in Europe. The Tango trolley will be supplied to over 500 stores in France, Belgium, Spain, Greece and Italy over the next three years.
Amazon has been ranked the world’s top retail brand by value in the Brandz 2011 league, published by global research agency, Millward Brown. Amazon took pole position in the retail rankings with a brand value of $37.6bn, up 37%. It beat
Some of the biggest names in FMCG retailing will be outlining the opportunities beyond Europe and the challenges their companies face at the ECR Europe Conference at The Square Meeting Centre, Brussels, 5-6 April 2011. Speakers include: · Lars Olofsson,
Mobile commerce (m-commerce) is set to revolutionise the retail environment in the next few years, according to Carrefour’s vice president of online and multi-channel, Jean-Christophe Hermann. Hermann will be among top retail executives discussing the potential for m-commerce at the
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, will soon reach half a trillion US dollars ($500,000,000) in sales, according to the latest forecasts from international food and grocery analysts IGD. The figures released today (17 February 2011), also reveal Tesco is set
Xavier Hua has been appointed managing director of ECR Europe, which will be the new regional platform for collaboration within The Consumer Goods Forum. ECR Europe was previously managed by AIM – the European Brands Association. Hua brings broad experience
In a regular new column, Verdict retail analyst Simon Chinn, assesses the latest grocery store formats and concepts around the globe Carrefour has recently launched a rejuvenated hypermarket concept Carrefour planet, opening two pilot stores in Ecully and Venissieux in
The Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit 2010 takes place in London, June 23–25. CEOs from Carrefour, The Coca-Cola Company, Unilever, Tesco, Delhaize and Néstle will be at the event and sharing their vision for the future of the global food and drink industry.