Leclerc news

30 August 2016
The opening of Leclerc's organic supermarket in Nice earlier this summer shows the retailer's willingness to keep large stores relevant for today's shoppers.   Here's why we think Leclerc is one of the top retailers to watch in Western Europe. Continued reinvention of hypermarkets boosts sales Leclerc's sales in France in 2015 rose by 3.4% (excluding the deflationary effects of falli...
23 June 2016
As Netherlands-based Superunie launches a new private label brand, Leclerc and Rewe create a new purchase alliance and Spain-based Grupo IFA announces positive 2015 results, we look at news from Europe’s retailer alliances. Leclerc and Rewe establish Eurelec According to reports in Lebensmittel Zeitung Leclerc and Rewe have established a new joint venture, Eurelec Trading. CVBA Eurelec was...
20 April 2016
Leclerc opens its first store in central Paris for 25 years today (20 April). Range tailored to local area The range is tailored to its densely populated catchment area, with meal solutions, sandwiches and snacks which can be eaten in or taken away. The 2,000 sq. m store, named E-Leclerc Paris XIX, is located in the Rosa Parks neighbourhood of the 19th arrondissement. An up-and-coming ar...
21 March 2016
Following Auchan's foray into selling fresh produce via click and collect, we look at this and other developments in online retailing and Drive. Deleasy: 'delivery made easy' Deleasy launched in January and, using a model similar to that of Instacart, delivers products sold by small neighbourhood retailers. It brings together 11,000 lines, including products from Monoprix and Picard, an...
25 January 2016
Leclerc's sales in France were up 3.4% in 2015, to EUR35.6bn (ex. petrol). Total turnover in Europe came to EUR44.3bn (ex. petrol), down 0.3% on 2014. Hypermarkets played key role in growth Leclerc's hypermarkets performed strongly in 2015, accounting for 55% of the growth. Leclerc has renovated more than 260 hypermarkets over the past two years and said customer traffic increased by 3....
28 July 2015
Leclerc is to open a hybrid standalone Drive site combining food and non-food items, at Cap Malo near Rennes, in 2016. Taking advantage of traffic generated by its Drive sites As well as the food ranges offered at a traditional Leclerc Drive, customers will also be able to collect items such as books, music and sports goods, and bulky products like garden furniture. As well as ordering o...
09 July 2015
Last week, ahead of the start of this year's Tour de France, our Retail Analysis Manager Gavin Rothwell embarked on a tour of his own, visiting stores in the two countries where the Tour has started for the past two years - the Netherlands and the UK - and France itself. Here's what he found.... Day 1: London-Amsterdam, 360km Yellow jersey (best store): Jumbo Foodmarkt . This hugely impre...
08 June 2015
Leclerc and Rewe have announced that they are creating a purchasing company which will organise and manage cooperation in various areas including development of organic ranges, logistics, and purchasing. Rewe and Leclerc identifying synergies between businesses As part of the new alliance, Rewe and Leclerc have agreed to identify synergies and common strategic guidelines between the two bus...
04 February 2015
Leclerc has reported a 1.4% increase in group turnover for 2014, and a 1.8% increase in France (both excluding fuel), proof - it says - that the evolution towards a multichannel strategy is correct. Multichannel strategy is right direction says group president Michel-Edouard Leclerc said consumers' changing behaviour confirmed the retailer's decision to evolve towards multichannel. One of ...
02 February 2015
French MPs have voted in favour of an amendment to the Loi Macron which limits retailers' franchise contracts to nine years. Aimed at boosting competition The amendment, which initially proposed limiting contracts to six years, is aimed at making it easier for franchisees to change their banner and boosting competition between networks as retailers seek to offer potential franchisees bette...