Leclerc news

13 February 2019
France-based Leclerc said its sales (including VAT but excluding petrol) increased by 1.5% to €37.75bn in its 2018 financial year. The retailer said its Drive stores underpinned performance, with its grocery-focused bricks and mortar sites showing limited growth in sales. Drive underpinning performance Leclerc said sales rose by 6.9% at its Drive stores, a slow down on the 10.3% increase in...
01 February 2019
Eurelec Trading, the buying alliance between Germany-based Rewe and France-based Leclerc, has appointed a new managing director, Jérémie Vilain. Vilain will take on the role effective August 2019. New appointment well-known to both retailers Vilain has previously worked for both Rewe, where he led both the business insights and customer loyalty divisions, and Leclerc, where he headed up the...
22 January 2019
France-based Casino has announced it will sell six of its Géant hypermarkets to Leclerc for €100.5m. The hypermarkets are among the least performing… The selected hypermarkets are located outside Paris in the towns of Anglet, Castelnaudary, Castres, Cholet, Dole and Saint Grégoire. Leclerc expressed an interest in the stores when Casino first announced its decision to sell certain loss-maki...
07 January 2019
France-based Leclerc is planning to open a new ‘pedestrian drive’, its first in Paris. It will be located near Place de Clichy in the city's 18th arrondissement. Leclerc’s seventh pedestrian Drive The pedestrian Drive, E. Leclerc Relais, is the seventh outlet operated by Leclerc. It will be opened 9 January 2019, with the new name Relais, being used to spotlight that it is different from th...
04 January 2019
We look at how Leclerc is lowering the prices of its private label range, Marque Repère. Meanwhile, Michel Edouard Leclerc has announced on his blog that Leclerc has signed a tariff agreement with Danone Fresh Products. Leclerc reduces the prices of 4,600 products… France-based trade publication LSA has reported that Leclerc has decided to lower the prices of 4,600 products within its Marqu...
06 December 2018
France-based Leclerc has partnered with local start-up Shopopop to expand the range of delivery options for shoppers. Orders delivered by ‘Shoppers’ Through the partnership, Leclerc customers can have their online orders delivered to them at home. Customers buy through Leclerc’s web site and then fill out their order’s shipping information on Shopopop.com. Source: Shopopop They c...
13 November 2018
France-based retailer E.Leclerc has launched a new online shopping website for one of its hypermarkets in Pamplona. The retailer hopes to extend the service to all of its Spanish stores in the coming months, infoRetail reports. Easier for shoppers Vice president of E.Leclerc Spain, Patrick Rigault, said that through its new online channel, the company will make shopping easier and more comf...
30 October 2018
We look at how France-based Leclerc, Carrefour in Belgium and Germany-based Rewe are investing in their organic offerings. Leclerc opens its first organic store Leclerc has opened its first 100% organic store, called ‘The Organic Market’, in Saintes, Charente-Maritime. The retailer hopes to open a further 40 organic-focused stores in 2019 and a total of 200 by 2022. The store concept was fi...
05 October 2018
We look at how retailers are innovating online in Europe. Increased use of pedestrian Drives in France Pedestrian Drives allow shoppers to place orders online and collect them from convenient locations in the centre of cities or towns. Retailers are marketing them as enabling shoppers to buy from a hypermarket’s range and prices, while not having to leave city centres. Pedestrian Drives are...
27 September 2018
Leclerc Poland announces plans to open more service station stores around the country. Carrefour Poland rolls out plans to increase proximity formats. Leclerc’s service station stores Leclerc Poland has announced plans to open small format stores at petrol stations near its shopping centres. The first store of its kind is already operating in Lódz. However, no new locations or launch dates ...