Leclerc news

28 November 2013
Leclerc has launched a new, sociable gift card offering customers a range of benefits over traditional gift cards. Innovative features Leclerc’s ‘e carte cadeau’ enables users to create digital or paper gift cards within five minutes, which multiple people can contribute to. Users first create an online ‘pot’ and invite participants through email or Facebook. Once the gift card has reached...
14 October 2013
In interviews with local newspapers, Leclerc’s president for Poland, Jean-Philippe Marge, has underlined the competitive nature of the market in 2013. Sales to remain level with 2012 Marge said that Leclerc generated sales of PLN2.77 billion (US$894.5 million) in Poland in 2012 and was expecting to generate a similar level in 2013. However, he noted that retailer’s profitability in Poland had...
18 September 2013
Leclerc has announced huge price reductions across its stores in Poland. Around 1,000 products included For just over a month, starting on the 17th September, Leclerc is applying price reductions on around 1,000 products across Poland . The discount campaign is operating under the slogan, ‘BIG BANG’. In addition to the nationwide campaign, local supermarkets are implementing individual ...
09 September 2013
Leclerc has left the Coopernic buying alliance due to "irreconcilable differences" according to a statement by Rewe Group. New alliance to comprise Rewe, Colruyt, Conad and Coop Schweiz According to the statement by Rewe, Leclerc is separating from the other members of the group due to irreconcilable differences over the alliance's future shape and direction. The existing rights, obligat...
17 July 2013
Leclerc has reported total turnover growth of 5.5% for the first half of 2013, which it says confirms the success of its low price policy. Continues to claim price leadership Leclerc says it extended its lead over the competition in the first half, with a difference of five percentage points compared to its closest competitor. Although the permanent low prices are driving the increase in ...
11 July 2013
In separate announcements, France-based retailers Intermarché and Leclerc made announcements about their operations in Poland. Intermarché to strengthen operations In an interview with portalspozywczy.pl, Intermarché’s chief executive, Marek Feruga, said that the retailer planning to strengthen its position in the market, potentially through the acquisition of regional groups. Another optio...
04 July 2013
According to reports Leclerc has opened a Drive through unit for its Espace Culturel business in Quimper, France, offering collection for books, CDs, DVDs and video games ordered online. Clear point of difference versus pure plays Local press reports state that Espace Culturel, Leclerc's speciality non-food banner that sells predominantly books, CDs, DVDs and video games has opened a Drive ...
20 June 2013
In an interview with LSA, Leclerc’s president, Michel-Édouard Leclerc, gave an update on the retailer’s ecommerce strategy. ‘Retailer to be truly multichannel by 2015’ Leclerc stated that the company is aiming to be ‘ truly multichannel in 2015, rather than multi-format ’. As part of this evolution, Leclerc said that following the launch of a site selling cultural products in April, 150 sto...
12 June 2013
While large format stores remain the largest channel in the grocery market in cash terms, in recent years they have struggled to sustain the sales momentum they previously enjoyed. In this article we explore why they have been hard hit and how a new generation of stores around the world are fighting back. Three threats to large format stores The challenge to large format stores is driven by the...
16 May 2013
Grocery eCommerce continues to develop in France, with Intermarche testing a dedicated dark store facility and Leclerc rolling out a price comparison site for Drive. We are tracking developments in Click and Collect for grocery, or Drive, and you can view our latest presentation here . Web comparison delivers significant price transparency Leclerc has expertise in price comparison and has been...