Wincor Nixdorf promotes the new version of its PC/E Direct Marketing software with “Five clicks to reach your customer” slogan

Paderborn, Germany, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — With the slogan “Five clicks to reach your customer”, Wincor Nixdorf is promoting the new version of its PC/E Direct Marketing software and providing banks with an effective and modern marketing tool to individually address customers on ATMs, self-service terminals or digital signage screens. With the simplified user interface, all it takes is a few clicks for bank employees to create digital advertisements. Customer-specific campaigns are now also possible thanks to the addition of an interface that allows real-time communication with the bank’s CRM system.

The software enables banks and external advertising partners to convey tailored messages to their customers and thus achieve far higher response rates than with traditional forms of promotion like banners or ads. Apart from their own products and services, banks can also advertise offerings from other companies via various output media – with the marketing of the screens being a source of additional income for the banks. In addition, marketing controlling is improved through an extensive range of options for evaluating campaigns.

“It takes just five clicks for the bank’s marketing employees to create an advertising campaign using the enhanced software. What’s more, they can simulate on their own PC how the advertisement will be displayed on the different screen sizes of the output devices,” says Thorsten Brinkmann, product manager at Wincor Nixdorf, explaining the advantages of the new version.

A Java-based interface simplifies the connection to existing CRM systems and now allows dynamic data to be used. Advertising messages can thus be defined for specific times, regions or events. For instance, a bank could display a digital ad on the ATM to offer investment consulting to all customers who have a predefined amount of money in their account at the end of the month.

Banks worldwide already use PC/E Direct Marketing to control digital campaigns. All common media formats, such as photos, flash animations or films, can be integrated to create the digital advertisements. Furthermore, the software also allows multi-level campaigns with feedback options in the form of yes/no. Hence, banks can reach their customers easily and in a targeted manner with just a few steps.

Target Corporation declared quarterly dividend of 52 cents per common share

MINNEAPOLIS, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The board of directors of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has declared a quarterly dividend of 52 cents per common share. The dividend is payable September 10, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business August 20, 2014. The 3rd quarter dividend will be the company’s 188th consecutive dividend paid since October 1967 when the company became publicly held.

About Target
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,916 stores – 1,789 in the United States and 127 in Canada – and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more than $4 million a week. For more information about Target’s commitment to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/corporateresponsibility.

For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom

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Groupe Auchan’s Supermarket Division ISMS partners with CT Group in Vietnam

PARIS, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — CT Group and ISMS, Groupe Auchan’s Supermarket Division, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a supermarket business in Vietnam. The partnership was concluded on June, 6.

CT Group, whose Chairman is Mr Tran Kim Chung, is based in Ho-Chi-Minh City and is specialised in commercial real estate.

The agreement provides for:

  • The development of a food retailing business in which AuchanSuper will be the majority shareholder. This will build on the recent creation by CT Group of a supermarket under the S-Mart banner. A second store is currently under construction.
  • A partnership in a real estate company that will endeavour to offer suitable sites for this new business to develop on. AuchanSuper will be a minority shareholder in this partnership.

CT Group is drawing on its detailed knowledge of a stable and prosperous country to develop these joint projects, while AuchanSuper will contribute its overall expertise in the retailing industry, with a view to achieving significant developments in line with international standards. The supermarket business will be headed up by Jordi Fernandez, who was previously the company’s Sales Director in Spain and Tunisia.

This new project demonstrates the will of Groupe Auchan’s Supermarket Division to pursue, in line with its strategic vision, growth opportunities at international level, working with local players, and to thereby contribute to a rise in purchasing power and quality of life for customers in a new country.

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Foodstuffs implements new waste management plan for its PAK’nSAVE and New World stores nationwide

Waiheke, New Zealand, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Foodstuffs is currently implementing a new waste management plan for its PAK’nSAVE and New World stores nationwide. The plan promises to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill by literally hundreds of tonnes each week.

Foodstuffs is currently implementing a new waste management plan for its PAK’nSAVE and New World stores nationwide. The plan promises to reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill by literally hundreds of tonnes each week.

Mike Sammons, Foodstuffs New Zealand Sustainability Manager says, “The plan has taken two years from original conception to the first stores beginning implementation in March this year. The key focus currently is on separating out any waste material that can be recycled for another use.”

Sammons says that one of the biggest obstacles was determining what stores were doing in terms of existing waste materials and subsequent tonnages coming out back of store.

“It’s not a sexy subject,” says Sammons. “For that reason it was initially hard to get people engaged, as long as the rubbish was being taken away regularly, the business was generally happy.”

However, according to Sammons when he starting digging into the waste management systems in place, the picture that emerged was one which showed a wide range of practices and store dissatisfaction at rising costs and average to poor service from suppliers. Initially, the challenge was that there was simply no accurate waste data available across the business, so two years ago Sammons was tasked with auditing the stores to get clarity.

Sammons says that process in itself was really interesting. “Being a cooperative you find with Foodstuffs there’s always someone already doing exactly the right thing, the job is to find them and decide whether their model of practice can be replicated to other stores or even nationally.”

With the help of various players in the waste industry, the outcome of the audit led to the development of a generic waste plan. Reducing costs and increasing landfill diversion were identified as the two key business drivers for implementing a waste management plan. Fortunately, the two go hand in hand as the most expensive way to dispose of anything is to send it to landfill. Why would you want to if you had the choice says Sammons.

The waste plan now has provisions for waste to be disposed of through up to 10 different waste streams, each with its own different direction for reuse. Cardboard is recycled, as is plastic wrap, meat waste, bakery and produce are all diverted to the appropriate channels, as are cooking oils, electrical waste and so much more. The process has created whole new markets and jobs out of material the business was previously sending to landfill.

Critical to delivering on an efficient waste management plan was finding the right waste partner. Foodstuffs went through a tender process earlier this year and Envirowaste was successful at becoming the chosen supplier. Envirowaste offer Foodstuffs stores a tailored plan that meets their individual needs and they are committed to carrying out ongoing audits and training. According to Sammons the project has very ambitious targets, with 80% reuse targeted after 12 months and 90% after 24 months for each store.

“Its early days and we know there will be some teething problems with a project of this size and complexity but the first couple of stores on the programme are already hitting 76% and 85% reuse rates respectively. In one case this has meant reducing their landfill from 11 tonnes to 3.6 tonnes a month, a huge achievement,” says Sammons.

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GOME to continue enhancing its sales management and internal control capabilities

  • Creating More Value with Low-Cost High-Efficient Supply Chain and Comprehensive Online/Offline Business
  • Achieving “3 Deliveries/Day; Precise Delivery; Installation with Delivery” in 200 cities

Hong Kong, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Guided by its “Omni-Channel Retailer” strategy and driven by its cost-efficient supply chain, GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited (HKSE: 493, “GOME” or “The Company”, together with its subsidiaries, “The Group”) will continue to expand its store network, enable full development of its online and offline businesses, enhance the customer experience and strengthen its sales management and internal control capabilities. The Group is confident that it will maintain stable gross and net profit margins so as to create greater value for its shareholders and consumers.

Continuous Enhancement in Sales Management and Internal Control Capabilities Guided by its “Omni-Channel Retailer” strategy, the Group has been actively optimizing its store network since 2013. From the first quarter of 2013, GOME has recorded double-digit growth in sales revenue and same store sales for five consecutive quarters; meanwhile, the Group’s gross margin has been maintained at around 18%. The Group has consistently outperformed its peers. Furthermore, effective staff management and store area optimization have enabled the Group to effectively control major operating costs that include labour and rental expenses, bringing the Group’s total operating expense-to-sales ratio down from 17.1% in 1Q 2013 to 16.4% in 1Q 2014. These indicators fully demonstrate the continuous improvement in GOME’s sales management and internal control capabilities since 2013. Looking forward, the Group is confident that it will sustain its growth momentum and will continue to outperform the industry average through further implementation of its “Omni-Channel Retailer” strategy.

In May this year, the Group officially announced that it will establish the highest logistics services standards in the industry and pledged to provide “3 Deliveries/Day; Precise Delivery; Installation with Delivery” and to advocate the enhancement of logistics services throughout the industry.

Achieving “3 Deliveries/Day; Precise Delivery; Installation with Delivery” in 200 cities in China GOME currently provides intraday logistics services in 178 cities. The Group expects to achieve “3 Deliveries/Day; Precise Delivery; Installation with Delivery” across 200 cities in China by the end of 2014 and to gradually expand its presence to more than 400 cities, building nationwide coverage with a personalized service system which will ultimately enhance the customer experience. GOME targets to meet the practical needs of consumers through better services that are more user-friendly and flexible.

Mr. Wang Junzhou, CEO of GOME, said, “Customer satisfaction and the user experience are two key objectives the Group is pursuing. GOME believes that under the leadership of the Board and the management, we will seize opportunities in the mobile Internet era. GOME will set three benchmarks in the home appliance retail industry, and will provide customers with comprehensive services of the highest standards. We will gradually become China’s largest and most professional O2M Omni-Channel Retailer, and will generate maximum returns for our shareholders and consumers.”

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About GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited
GOME Electrical Appliances Holding Limited was listed on The Hong Kong Stock Exchange in July 2004 (HKSE: 00493). The GOME Group was founded in China in 1987 and is engaged in the electrical appliances and consumer electronics retail business in China. It is the largest electrical appliances and
consumer electronics retail chain and the largest retail chain enterprise in China.

Please visit our website for more information: www.gome.com.hk.

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Kelly Ripa to promote “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” on QVC Saturday, July 26 to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Kelly Ripa Stars in Public Service Announcements for “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE,” Benefitting Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

WEST CHESTER, Pa., 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kelly Ripa is shopping to save lives as she fills up her bag with designer deals that will contribute to the cure for ovarian cancer. Ripa, one of the most renowned hosts in morning television, will appear in both the print and television public service announcements promoting “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” on QVC Saturday, July 26 at 2 PM (ET), to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).

A longtime supporter of OCRF’s unique “designer garage sale” in the Hamptons, Ripa, who is best known as the co-star of “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” will once again serve as its host. Currently in its 17th year, Super Saturday will air live on QVCduring the “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” broadcast to take viewers inside the prestigious event.

“Super Saturday is a powerful demonstration of the ongoing relationship between OCRF and QVC,” said Claire Watts, CEO, QVC, U.S. “Each year, we unite with OCRF to help them gain greater support for their important research and expand access to their innovative patient support program, Woman to Woman. Working on this initiative with OCRF aligns with our charitable mission to support the success and wellness of women through the power of relationships.”

QVC began broadcasting from the exclusive Super Saturday sale in 2006 to help bring the fun and excitement of the event to more than 100 million U.S. households. Viewers are offered premier fashion, beauty, jewelry, accessories and home items for HALF the manufacturer’s suggested retail price* with 80 percent of the purchase price** of donated merchandise benefitting OCRF.

“Being involved with this event for almost 10 years now, and watching it grow, has been an incredible experience,” said Ripa. “It is truly a feel-good event because it allows women to splurge and spoil themselves while simultaneously supporting such an important cause.”

Often undetected in the early stages due to lack of specific testing, ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancers in the United States and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women. QVC’s PSA campaign was designed to bring more awareness to this disease and, with the help of Ripa, spread the word to women across the country.

“QVC and Kelly Ripa have proven to be some of our greatest supporters over the years as we strive to bring attention to the importance of research for ovarian cancer,” said Audra Moran, CEO, OCRF. “QVC’s involvement allows millions of viewers across the U.S. to experience the event and contribute to the cause.”

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About QVC
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: LINTA, LINTB), is the world’s leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. Its programming is distributed to approximately 300 million homes worldwide through operations in the U.S.JapanGermanyUnited KingdomItaly and a joint venture in China. West Chester, Pa.-based QVC has shipped more than a billion packages in its 27-year history and the company’s website, QVC.com, is ranked among the top general merchant Internet sites. QVC, Q, and the Q Ribbon Logo are registered service marks of ER Marks, Inc.

About OCRF
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) is the oldest and largest charity in the United States funding ovarian cancer research. Our mission is to fund scientific research that leads to more effective identification, treatment, and ultimately a cure for ovarian cancer, as well as related educational and support initiatives. Each year there will be approximately 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States, and about 15,500 women will die of the disease. Currently there is no effective means of early detection.

Since 1998, OCRF has awarded 217 grants to scientists at more than 65 leading medical centers in the U.S., an investment of nearly $60 million for ovarian cancer research. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, OCRF-sponsored investigators are developing innovative strategies for early detection; exploring the genetics that increase risk for ovarian cancer; understanding the underlying molecular biology of the disease; identifying new and better targets for treatment; and deciphering how and why ovarian cancer spreads, and how to stop it. To learn more or join us in the fight, please visit www.ocrf.org.

*The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is based upon the supplier’s representation of value. No sales may have been made at these prices.**Purchase price excludes shipping, handling and tax.

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Kelly Ripa to promote "QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE" on QVC Saturday, July 26 to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Kelly Ripa to promote “QVC Presents Super Saturday LIVE” on QVC Saturday, July 26 to benefit Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

Harris Teeter’s Plaza Midwood location in Charlotte, N.C. now LEED-certified project by U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute

Project is Company’s Sixth Store to Achieve LEED Certification

Matthews, N.C., 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Harris Teeter announced its Plaza Midwood location in Charlotte, N.C. is now officially recognized as a LEED-certified project by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).  LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

The Plaza Midwood renovation project began in 2012 when the former building was removed from the site and completely rebuilt. This location re-opened in May 2013. The project marked a major milestone for not only Harris Teeter but also for Charlotte’s supermarket industry, as this location housed a piece of Charlotte history – the city’s first full service-supermarket. Company co-founder W.T. Harris’ Plaza Midwood store was the first air-conditioned grocery store and the first to stay open until 9 p.m. on Friday nights.

The project achieved LEED certification for energy use, lighting, water and material use as well as incorporating a variety of other sustainable strategies. By using less energy and water, LEED certified buildings save money for families, businesses and taxpayers; reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and contribute to a healthier environment for residents, workers and the larger community.

LEED certification of this project was based on a number of green design and construction features which include:

  • Reducing water usage by using dual flush/solar powered toilets, automated/solar powered restroom sink faucets and reduced flow faucets in prep areas
  • Installing a LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof which helps manage stormwater runoff, among other environmental benefits
  • Constructing the building with recycled materials and wood sourced from a sustainable forest
  • Recycling waste generated during construction
  • Installing doors and LED lighting on the refrigerated cases

Harris Teeter continues to introduce more sustainable features into its facilities as a part of routine maintenance and incorporates more energy efficient designs into new development, as well.

For more information about Harris Teeter’s sustainability efforts, please visit harristeeter.com.

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Philippe Tible to step down from Kingfisher plc’s Board at the end of July

LONDON, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ —  Kingfisher plc, Europe’s leading home improvement retailer, today announces that Philippe Tible, CEO Castorama & Brico Dépôt brands, will step down from the Board at the end of July. He will also step down as a member of the Group Executive team but remain with the business until the end of the current financial year to assist with the exclusive negotiations to acquire Mr Bricolage, which was announced in April and to which Kingfisher remains fully committed.

Daniel Bernard, Kingfisher’s Chairman, said: “We have a number of significant developments currently underway in France, including the roll-out of the Castorama ‘Do it Smart’ store format, the expansion of the Brico Dépôt business in France and into other European markets and, most recently, the announcement that Kingfisher is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Mr Bricolage. As we enter a new phase of our development, it is clear that the business needs the next generation of leaders to oversee these plans and so, as a result, Philippe will step down. On behalf of the Kingfisher board I would like to thank him for his very significant contribution over the years and wish him well with his remaining time at Kingfisher and for the future.”

Sir Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher’s Group Chief Executive, said: “I would like to personally thank Philippe for his important work developing our businesses in France, and more recently, Eastern Europe. He has put in place a first class management team and nurtured a pipeline of executive talent which will benefit us enormously in the future. As an example of this, I am delighted to announce that Véronique Laury, CEO of Castorama France, and Alain Souillard, CEO Brico Dépôt brand International, will both be promoted to the Group Executive team, which in addition to the main Board, is responsible for the strategic decision-making of the Group.”

Philippe Tible, CEO Castorama and Brico Dépôt brands, said: “We have created a strong business in France and across Europe over the past few years and developed a strong and capable team which will take our businesses through the next phase of their development. I have worked closely with Véronique Laury and Alain Souillard for many years and I welcome their promotion. I wish them well in the future.”

Véronique Laury, CEO of Castorama France, and Alain Souillard, CEO of the Brico Dépôt brand in France, Spain, Romania and Portugal, will join the Group Executive team as of 1 July. Kingfisher’s businesses in Poland and Russia will report into Sir Ian Cheshire, Kingfisher’s Group Chief Executive.

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Notes to editors

Philippe Tible, CEO Castorama & Brico Dépôt brands was appointed to the Board in October 2012 and has spent 11 years at Kingfisher. He was appointed CEO Castorama and Brico Dépôt brands after nine years with the Group. He previously spent four years as Chief Executive of Kingfisher France. Prior to this he spent five years as CEO of Castorama France. He holds responsibility for the Castorama and Brico Dépôt businesses across the Group.

Véronique Laury, CEO Castorama France

Véronique was appointed to her current role in March 2013 and has spent 10 years at Kingfisher. Véronique has held a number of senior roles at Kingfisher including Group Commercial Strategy Director, Commercial Director of B&Q UK & Ireland and Commercial Director of Castorama France.

Alain Souillard, CEO Brico Dépôt International

Alain is responsible for Kingfisher’s Brico Dépôt businesses in France, Spain, Romania and Portugal. He joined Kingfisher in February 2010 after 35 years at Carrefour. During his time at Carrefour, he was Chief Executive of Carrefour’s French hypermarkets division and ran Carrefour in Poland.

Kingfisher profile
Kingfisher plc is Europe’s leading home improvement retail group and the third largest in the world, with 1,134 stores in nine countries in Europe and Asia. Its main retail brands are B&Q, Castorama, Brico Dépôt and Screwfix. Kingfisher also operates the Koçtaş brand, a 50% joint venture in Turkey with the Koç Group.

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Tesco scoops three Grocer Gold Awards

Cheshunt, England, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tesco has scooped three prestigious Grocer Gold Awards at a ceremony held in London last night.

The retailer picked up the Awards for:

  • Online Supermarket of the Year
  • Own Label Range of the Year, for finest*
  • Business Initiative of the Year, for its work to actively change customer behaviour towards low calorie drinks

The Own Label of the Year for Tesco finest* follows recent success at The Grocer’s Own-Label Food and Drink Awards with finest* scooping 22 of the awards available – more than any other retailer.

On the Grocer Gold finest* win, John Scouler, Commercial Director said:

“We’ve made big improvements to our finest* range, and customers have told us how much they love the new food. This Grocer Gold award is the cherry on the finest* cake.”

On the award for Online Supermarket of the Year, Simon Belsham, Managing Director of Grocery Home Shopping said:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to have won this award.  We were first supermarket to launch online shopping in 1998 and it’s fantastic that we’re still recognised as the best online supermarket sixteen years later.  In all that time, our focus has been the same – we always aim to give our customers what they want, when they want it and how they want it.”

And on the award for Business Initiative of the Year, Leonie Foster, Brand Marketing Director said:

“We’re delighted that this award recognises the work we have done in removing three billion calories from our soft drinks, to help customers live healthier lives.  And we’ll keep finding ways to help them make healthier choices, such as taking sweets off all our checkouts.”

Notes to Editors

1.       For more information on the Grocer Gold awards, visit: http://www.thegrocergoldawards.co.uk/page/2014_winners.html

2.       For more information on Tesco’s success at the recent Grocer Own Label Awards, visit: http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=17&newsid=963

3.       For more information on Tesco’s recent changes to online shopping, including lowering delivery charges and making Click and Collect free, visit: http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=17&newsid=956

4.       For more information on Tesco’s ambition to use its scale for good by helping customers and colleagues lead healthier lives, visit:  http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=584

For more information please contact the Tesco Press Office on
01992 644645

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Carrefour announced special events across its stores to celerate football

PARIS, 2014-6-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Since the beginning of the month, Carrefour stores have been offering special events to their customers across the globe. Here’s a quick world tour of what’s going on in our stores:

In Brazil, King Pelé has been Carrefour’s ambassador since 2013. In addition to Pelé’s appearances in our TV adverts, 20 randomly selected customers will get the chance to meet the football star and watch a match with him – an unforgettable experience! Special events are also being held in all our stores. The day before each match involving Brazil, Carrefour stores will feature the ‘Day of the King’ promotion, offering a selection of products to enable our customers (the ‘kings’) to transform their homes and party with their friends and family as if they were at the stadium.

To celebrate the occasion in France, Carrefour organised the Carrefour Cup which ran from 19 April to 7 June. This national tournament pitted five-aside teams against each other on Urban football pitches, giving them a chance to share a friendly sporting experience. The competition was split into three parts: a qualification phase, a regional finals stage involving the eight best teams from each region, and the national final at the Orsay Urban Football Centre. From the final 32 onwards, matches were organised in the parking lots of Carrefour stores. The winners will have the opportunity to attend the France–Ecuador match in Brazil.

At the same time, Carrefour stores ran ‘collector’s cards’ and ‘predictions’ campaigns during May. For every television set (40’ or larger) purchased in a Carrefour store, customers could have a go at predicting the scores of France’s first three matches. If the customer predicts all three scores correctly, the cost of their television will be refunded.

Finally, there will be a collection promotion running until 13 July, where customers will be able to collect a set of ‘Braziletos’: bracelets in the colours of seven different countries.

In Italy, Carrefour is refunding 50% of the cost of all products listed in the catalogue and thousands of other items offered in store between 5 June and 13 July 2014. Every time Italy win a match, customers can obtain a full refund on the products. This wide-ranging promotion is supported by adverts showing on television and online.

In Belgium, Carrefour is offering its customers an exclusive Panini sticker album featuring the Red Devils. Swap fairs will be organised in many stores, alongside events held in the parking lots.

In Spain, our stores are offering a large-scale marketing promotion, and numerous events in the parking lots on days when Spain is playing.

In Argentina, Carrefour is partnering with Visa for a special promotion: all customers who pay with their Visa card can take part in a major competition which will send 60 winners to Brazil to attend a football game.

In China, customers are invited to watch live and pre-recorded matches in specially equipped areas of Carrefour stores.

Finally, in Poland, Romania and Taiwan, all stores will be decorated in the colours of Brazil and will offer fantastic promotional events.