Carrefour Foundation teams up with Ticket the Change for the fourth edition of its “Entrepreneur Programme”

Boulogne-Billancourt, 2017-Feb-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Having turned food into a means of tackling exclusion, the Carrefour Foundation is joining forces with Ticket the Change for the fourth edition of its “Entrepreneur Programme”. The aim is to find 50 budding entrepreneurs and leaders of projects that make a positive impact. Of the ten challenges facing society that the organisation seeks to address, the Carrefour Foundation will focus on identifying innovative entrepreneurs working in “Agriculture and Food”.

Candidates have up until 2 April to get involved!

The Ticket for Change organisation works on getting companies, associations and social entrepreneurs to work closely together on finding sustainable solutions to the problems facing society. More specifically, the Carrefour Foundation supports entrepreneurial endeavours focused on food aid. Those whose projects are selected will receive support in a number of different areas so they can successfully deliver their social initiatives:
‒    6 months of personalised, daily support
‒    the Ticket for Change Tour for 10 days so they can meet the country’s most inspirational social innovation pioneers and experts
‒    Distance & on-site training programmes (18 days)
‒    Immersive experiences out in the field

This partnership between the Carrefour Foundation and Ticket for Change is part of an initiative to extend the ongoing sponsorship arrangements in place with several social entrepreneurship support structures (100 Jours pour Entreprendre, ADIE, France Active etc.)

The “Entrepreneur Programme” in a few words
When entrepreneurs and major companies work together, new ways of working together emerge… each party’s contributions result in a social innovation laboratory taking shape. The scheme is aiming to showcase ten of the challenges being taken up by social enterprises between now and 2020 Agriculture and Food, Environment, Work and Employment, Education, Inclusion and Social Connections, Civic Engagement, Health, Habitat, Energy and Mobility.

Information and application details: http://www.ticketforchange.org/parcours-entrepreneur/

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Carrefour Foundation staging anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings with charity caterers in five French cities

Carrefour Foundation staging anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings with charity caterers in five French cities
Carrefour Foundation staging anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings with charity caterers in five French cities

 

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour Foundation gets charities and renowned chefs involved in five major anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings Having turned food into a means of tackling social exclusion, the Carrefour Foundation is now staging anti-wastage-themed buffet evenings with charity caterers in five French cities on 15 October.

Anti-wastage buffet evenings devised by renowned chefs working with charity caterers
On Saturday 15 October in five hypermarkets across France, the Carrefour Foundation will be organizing buffet evenings with the help of a number of renowned chefs and charity caterers. Customers, charities and employees will all be invited to enjoy a friendly gourmet moment together: Ghislaine Arabian will be in Montesson (just west of Paris), Noëmie Honiat will be in Bordeaux, Kevin D’Andrea will be in Lille, Adel Dakkar will be in Aix-en-Provence and Marc Boissieux will be in Ecully (just north-west of Lyon).

Each chef will create an anti-wastage buffet using products that have been taken off store shelves. The partner charity caterer’s workers – employed on job market reintegration schemes – will be in the kitchens: Baluchon, La Table de Cana, Les Paniers de la Mer and La Tablée des Chefs. Tasting will get under way at 8:30 PM!

The Carrefour Foundation has made food aid one of its missions: this event brings together the expertise of these renowned chefs and all the commitment of the caterers and their employees. It serves as an opportunity to show that tackling food wastage can be fun and friendly… and as well as a gourmet experience!

This initiative is being organised within the framework of World Food Day (as well as the national food waste tackling day), which is held every year on 16 October.

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Source: Carrefour

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Carrefour and its Foundation sent aid to victims in the recent earthquake in Taiwan

TAIWAN, 2016-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 has struck southern Taiwan just before 4 AM (local time) resulting in the collapse of four buildings in one particular development in the city of Tainan. The toll of injuries and fatalities continues to worsen by the hour: some 400 have been injured and a further 100 or so are still unaccounted for.

The survivors have significant requirements. To respond to this disaster and the requests of NGO Chinese Christian Relief Association (CCRA), Carrefour’s teams in Taiwan have rallied in order to provide victims with what they need to meet their emergency requirements, including water, non-perishable foodstuffs, warm clothing and sleeping bags. The teams are also providing logistics support and getting these supplies to those affected by the disaster from stores based in Tainan and Kaohsiung.

As well as mobilising Carrefour’s teams based in Taiwan, the Carrefour Foundation also released €180,000 worth of aid in the immediate aftermath in order to support the work being done by the NGO to help victims.

The Carrefour Foundation responded to a previous disaster in Taiwan in August 2009, when the country was hit by Typhoon Morokot, releasing emergency aid to help victims.

SOURCE: Carrefour

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Carrefour Foundation launches its 3rd international food collection campaign

10 countries are getting involved – kick-off is in Taiwan on 16 October!

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-10-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the run-up to World Food Day, the Carrefour Foundation is launching its third international food collection campaign with support from the European Food Bank Federation and The Global FoodBanking Network. Teams from some 2000 stores will be involved in the project which will run for nearly 2 months across 10 countries: Taiwan, then Romania, France, Spain, Italy,  Argentina, China, Poland, Brazil and finally Belgium. Employees, customers and volunteers will all be drawing on their resources and focusing on helping the world’s poorest people. Their target will be to beat last year’s result – the equivalent of 42 million meals donated and then redistributed to local branches of Food Banks.

From Taipei to São Paulo – nearly 2000 Carrefour stores are getting involved in 10 different countries

The collection will commence in Carrefour Taiwan on World Food Day, and will run until December. Collections will then get under way in Romania on 23 November, with France, Italy, Argentina and China following suite on 27 and 28 November. The campaign will then run in Carrefour Poland from 4 to 6 December, before Carrefour Brazil on 5 December and then Carrefour Belgium from 11 to 13 December.

In stores, several hundred volunteer Carrefour employees will be working out in the field, lending their support to Food Bank workers and helping to raise customers’ awareness, as well as receiving and sorting the various products donated. The foodstuffs collected at store checkouts will then be redirected to Food Bank warehouses for redistribution to various associations set up to help people in need.

In addition to this campaign, food is being donated from stores every day – the equivalent of 89 million meals donated and then redistributed to food aid organisations throughout the world.

Carrefour has been a partner of the Food Banks every day since 1994. Indeed, alongside these collection campaigns, Carrefour also donates foodstuffs to various associations on a daily basis – fresh products in France in particular, as well as in Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, etc. The equivalent of 89 million meals was distributed in 2014 throughout the world, making Carrefour the leading private donor to Food Banks in France.

Giving effectively: logistics support and a skills sponsorship programme

The Carrefour Foundation also provides the Food Banks with logistics support: it cofinances vehicles for transporting products – including fresh goods – and cold rooms for storing them. In 2015, a donation of €209,000 contributed to the purchase of 11 vehicles and 5 cold rooms in France. Since 1994, Carrefour has funded the purchase of 215 facilities for the Food Banks throughout the world. These include153 refrigerated vehicles, 31 cold rooms and cold cabinets.

The retailer also draws on its core business, sharing its logistics expertise: Carrefour France’s Supply Chain Division works alongside teams from the Food Banks through a skills sponsorship programme. The aim is to optimise the way in which warehouses are managed and orders prepared.

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Carrefour Foundation donates €100,000 to flood victims in southeastern France

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-10-8 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the heavy flooding that has hammered southeastern France over the past 48 hours, the Carrefour Foundation has released €100,000 to provide aid to victims in the Var and Alpes Maritimes departments. This donation to Secours Populaire in France will provide cleaning equipment to the flood victims (including pressure washers, mops, and dehumidifiers).

In addition, Carrefour stores in the Var and Alpes Maritimes departments worked with the Red Cross in the hours following the storms, providing water and hygiene kits. To support these efforts, the twenty-some Carrefour hypermarkets and Carrefour Market stores are holding a fundraising drive through October 18 to help the flood victims. When making a purchase, customers are given the option of donating to Secours Populaire, via €2 coupons available at the checkout counter. All funds raised will be distributed to local branches of the association.

In 2014, the Carrefour Foundation intervened twice in response to flooding in the Var department, providing supplies to affected families.

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Carrefour Foundation organises its second international food collection campaign, with support from the European Federation of Food Banks and The Global FoodBanking Network

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2014-11-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Having turned food into a means of tackling exclusion, the Carrefour Foundation is organising its second international food collection campaign, with support from the European Federation of Food Banks and The Global FoodBanking Network.

  • From Paris to Beijing, São Paulo to Taipei… and everywhere from Warsaw to Buenos Aires via Milan, Madrid, Bucharest and Brussels, teams from the 10 countries in which the Group operates (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, and – for the first time – China and Taiwan) will pool all of their energy and resources into helping the people in greatest need.

 

  • In the 3000 or so stores which have signed up to the initiative, customers, volunteers and Carrefour employees are all being called upon to take part in the challenge and beat last year’s results of 9 million meals collected.

From São Paulo to Beijing, nearly 3000 Carrefour stores involved in 10 different countries

The collection campaign started in Belgium on November 17th and then in Taiwan on November 19th. Then on November 28th and 29th the Carrefour teams will be joined by their colleagues from 8 other countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Poland, Romania and Spain.

In stores, several hundred volunteer Carrefour employees will be working out in the field, lending their support to Food Bank workers and helping to raise customer awareness, as well as receiving and sorting product donations. The foodstuffs collected at store checkouts will then be redirected to warehouses for redistribution by the Food Banks to various associations which help people in need.

Carrefour, partner of the Food Banks every day since 1994

Carrefour has been a partner of the Food Banks on a daily basis since 1994. Indeed, alongside these collection campaigns, Carrefour also donates foodstuffs to various associations on a daily basis – fresh products in particular. The equivalent of 77 million meals were distributed in 2013 throughout the world, Carrefour is also the leading private donor to Food Banks in France.

The retailer also draws on its core business, sharing its expertise: Carrefour France’s Supply Chain team shares its expertise as a logistics specialist with the Food Banks through the provision of some 20 hours of skills sponsorship. The aim is to optimise the way in which warehouses are managed and orders prepared.

Furthermore the Carrefour Foundation provides the Food Banks with logistics support: it gives local branches vehicles for transporting products – including fresh products – and cold rooms for storing them. In 2014, a donation of €232,000 enabled the purchase of 12 vehicles in France and equipped the association’s local branch. Since 1994, Carrefour has financed the purchase of 182 machines for Food Banks across the world, including 143 refrigerated vehicles, 18 cold rooms, cold storage containers etc.

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