Carrefour and La Poste groups partner to accelerate the development of home delivery services in France

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour and La Poste groups announce today (01/23/2018) the signing of a partnership to accelerate the development, on a national scale, of home delivery services for food and non-food shopping, for the benefit of consumers. This partnership is part of the priorities of the “Carrefour 2022” plan, presented today by Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and CEO of the Carrefour Group, whose aim is to accelerate the group’s digital transformation by developing an omni-channel system of reference.

Carrefour Livraison Express to reach 15 cities at end 2018
After successful roll-out in Paris and its immediate surroundings, followed by Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier, the Carrefour and La Poste groups will deploy the Carrefour Livraison Express service in 10 new cities in 2018: Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Lille, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Reims, Rennes and Strasbourg. This one-hour delivery service has been operated, since its creation in 2016, by Stuart, a subsidiary of the La Poste group specialized in urgent urban deliveries.

A new delivery service from Carrefour Drive
On the back of their successful cooperation for Carrefour Livraison Express, the two groups have decided to launch this year a new delivery service from Drive Carrefour (hypermarkets and supermarkets). This service will be tested in 2018 in two pilot cities. Delivery will also be operated by Stuart.
The density of the La Poste network and of Carrefour stores is an opportunity to deploy home delivery services nationwide, with La Poste providing Carrefour with expertise in last-mile management to simplify the lives of customers of the food retail group and offer them a broader range of services.

Carrefour Livraison Express at a glance
Launched in 2016 in Paris and its immediate surroundings (Neuilly, Levallois, Malakoff, Vanves and Bagnolet), Carrefour Express Delivery was extended in 2017 to Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier. It is an ultra-fast delivery service, which allows home delivery of online purchases within one hour.

Thanks to Carrefour’s “Livraison express” app, the customer draws up his shopping list from a wide range of food SKUs (fresh food, groceries …) and some everyday non-food SKUs (hygiene, beauty, hardware products…). Customers choose their delivery window (30 minutes) and the delivery is invoiced at a fixed price of €4.90, with no minimum purchase amount.
The delivery is operated by Stuart, a subsidiary of the La Poste group specializing in urgent urban deliveries by bicycle or cargo bikes from Carrefour Market and Carrefour City stores.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

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Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

Source: Carrefour Group

Carrefour Group selects Publicis.Sapient to assist in its digital transformation and omni-channel strategy

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (01/23/2018) during the “Carrefour 2022” strategic plan announcement, Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and CEO of the Carrefour Group, has highlighted among the Group’s priorities the digital transformation and omni-channel strategy that will make it a major international player. To drive Carrefour’s e-commerce offer, he has also announced the creation of a unique business platform in every country in which the Group operates. In order to achieve this objective, Carrefour Group has chosen Publicis.Sapient to assist it in its e-commerce challenges and deploy an omni-channel system of reference for its customers.

Publicis.Sapient is the digital, technology and consulting platform of Publicis Groupe that helps its customers accelerate their transformation and redefine their digital strategy promptly and responsively. In order to best serve Carrefour Group in its digital challenges to become an omni-channel player, Publicis.Sapient will work closely alongside the Carrefour teams to share its expertise and implement efficient and durable digital and technology solutions.

“The top priority of Carrefour2022 is the construction of an omni-channel system of reference. To achieve this objective, we will invest heavily in and rely on first-class partners, such as Publicis.Sapient, a major international player, which will dedicate its talents and expertise to Carrefour to help us accelerate our digital transformation,” said Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and CEO of the Carrefour Group.

“The trust placed in our talents and expertise by Carrefour Group and Alexandre Bompard is a tremendous responsibility. To deeply support the extensive strategic and digital transformation of an international player of this stature is a challenge that the know-how of Publicis.Sapient is prepared to meet,” said Arthur Sadoun, Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

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Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@carrefour.com

Source: Carrefour Group

Alexandre Bompard appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Groupe Carrefour

Alexandre Bompard appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Groupe Carrefour

 

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the meeting of Carrefour Group’s Board of Directors of today (07/18/2017), Georges Plassat confirmed his intention to retire.

The Board of Directors co-opted Alexandre Bompard to replace Georges Plassat as a member of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors appointed Alexandre Bompard as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Carrefour, effective immediately.

The Board of Directors once again thanked Georges Plassat for the work accomplished over the past five years and for leading with efficiency the Group’s turnaround. The Board of Directors wishes success to Alexandre Bompard in his new role.

For all request about the Carrefour Group (sales, financial results, governance, international,…), please contact the Carrefour Group media relations office:

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Switchboard: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00

For journalists: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17

. By e-mail: presse_groupe@

Source: Carrefour Group

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Fnac in partnership with Daphni launches new funding and support model for start-ups

A Ivry, 2016-Oct-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — By joining forces to launch the Daphni Purple fund, Fnac Darty is taking part in the creation of a new funding and support model for start-ups, once again reaffirming its commitment to digital technology and innovation in Europe.

Fnac has been investing for years in innovation and has formed close relationships with the start-up ecosystem. As new brands and technologies have emerged, Fnac has been a pioneer in the market for connected objects.

The partnership with Daphni is in keeping with the commitment on the part of the new venture Fnac Darty to bolster its role as an innovative player in a community of over 200 entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, and corporate leaders. Specifically, this partnership will allow the two companies to be on the ground as new technologies and new uses emerge, and to strengthen the leadership of Fnac Darty when it comes to omni-channel commerce and the distribution of technological products.

Fnac Darty is using the unique community platform designed by Daphni to participate in a new virtuous venture-capital model built on a range of experiences and know-how. Its goal is to support the development of new European start-ups worldwide based on new digital uses. Fnac Darty employees fitting a variety of profiles have already joined the “daphnipolitan” community and will be working toward selecting and supporting the start-ups.

“Innovation,” says Alexandre Bompard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fnac Darty, “is an integral part of the history of Fnac and Darty. It is central to our strategy, as digital advances have enabled us to imagine a customer experience that’s more fluid and personalized than ever, both online and in our stores. Innovation is, of course, the focal point of our departments, especially at Fnac whose mission has always been to showcase innovative companies by putting their products in front of customers. When this adventure started, we were captivated by the Daphni project spearheaded by Marie Ekeland and her associates, a team full of talent, creativity and passion that has echoed our convictions when it comes to the opportunities of economic transformation offered by digital technology and new uses.”

PRESS CONTACTS:

Alexandre André
+33 (0)1 55 21 54 46
alexandre.andre@fnac.com

Laurent Glépin
+33 (0)1 55 21 54 13
laurent.glepin@fnac.com

Source: Fnac