Carrefour Group completes the acquisition of a c17% strategic stake in Showroomprivé

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Feb-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Showroomprivé, Europe’s second-largest online private sales player, announced that Carrefour Group had finalized the acquisition of a c17% strategic stake in the capital of Showroomprivé from Conforama, as announced on January 11 20181 .

Following the completion of this operation, Carrefour Group replaces Conforama in the existing shareholders’ agreement between the founders of Showroomprivé and Conforama. The founders retain a stake representing 27.17% of the capital and 40.42% of the voting rights of Showroomprivé and Carrefour Group acquires a 16.86% stake in the capital and 13.67% of the voting rights.

This operation was granted an exemption from the obligation to file a takeover bid by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers2 .

Carrefour Group will be represented on the Board of Directors of SRP Groupe, Showroomprivé’s head company, by Marie Cheval, Executive Director Customers, Services and Digital Transformation of Carrefour Group and Carrefour France, who will be a member of the Board3  and Frédéric Haffner, Executive Director Strategy and M&A of Carrefour Group, who will be censor of the Board of Directors4 .

 1 See press release of 11 January 2018.
2 See decision AMF 218C0201 of 23 January 2018.
3 Replacing Alexandre Nodale.
4 Replacing Andrew Bond.

SOURCE: Carrefour Group

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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.

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The Carrefour group renews partnership with NGO Planète Urgence

The Carrefour group renews partnership with NGO Planète Urgence

 

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Jul-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour group has just renewed its partnership with NGO Planète Urgence, so its managers can go on leave and volunteer overseas. The initiative is in line with the company’s diversity approach. For two years now, fifteen or so employees have been able to take part in education-related projects, initiatives to integrate young people with problems into society and drives to do with helping people with disabilities. The group’s collaboration with Planète Urgence is not dissimilar to the various voluntary initiatives in which thousands of Carrefour’s employees have been involved in 10 countries.

Destination humanitarian aid: Madagascar, Cameroon, Senegal, Benin or Indonesia
Since 2015, employees from the Carrefour group’s head office have had opportunities to go and volunteer overseas on aid initiatives. Out in the field, they provide NGOs with their expertise in areas such as office equipment, accounting, management, IT, marketing, communications or foreign languages. The partnership is in the line with Carrefour’s diversity policy and so focuses on education programmes as well as initiatives to integrate young people with problems into society and to include people with disabilities.

These immersive experiences for Carrefour’s teams out in the field have taken the form of socio-educational events for children in the streets of Madagascar, training in the administrative management of an organisation that integrates people with mental disabilities in India and accountancy training for financially managing a micro-loan organisation aimed at women in Indonesia.

Congé Solidaire®: volunteering with Carrefour, how it works!
Carrefour covers the costs that Planète Urgence incurs in sending employees overseas. The assignment last two weeks and employees carry them out with various associations during their own paid holiday. To encourage people to sign up, the company covers half the cost of the airfare. If they want, employees can extend their volunteering by an extra week.

Planète Urgence, a forerunner for volunteer initiatives in France
The Congé Solidaire® initiative was set up in 2000 to enable people to go and volunteer overseas with two aims in mind: get involved in a local development project and make themselves useful. 7850 volunteers have already been able to go and work overseas with Planète Urgence’s support.  There are many areas in which people can work, divided into three main categories: socio-educational projects, protecting the planet’s biodiversity and helping adults to bolster and develop their skills.  Although the Congé Solidaire® initiative enables people to convert their desire to help into action, all volunteers still need training at the outset and proper supervision: a requirement needs to be identified, volunteers need support before they go, then they need supervision once they are on site, then the results and the impact of what they do to help local people and beneficiary project leaders need to be assessed.

Company volunteering: thousands of Carrefour employees delivering charity aid
Carrefour employees are actively involved in projects all year round in 10 countries, collecting foodstuffs, giving out meals to the world’s poorest people, visiting ill children, creating charity gardens, setting up workshops designed to integrate people into society, etc. In Brazil, 1000 employees gave up their time in 2016 as part of the “Volontario” programme… and 1500 worked on it in Spain. In Argentina, 4000 employees worked with 45 NGOs on the “Sumando Volontades” programme. And nearly 3000 employees have been involved in the international donation campaign which is organised every year by the Carrefour Foundation and Food Banks in 10 countries. Employees do most of this volunteering during working hours. In France in 2016, thousands of employees raised €2 million to help children experiencing difficulties as part of the “Boucles du Cœur” campaign.

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Carrefour Group announces the appointment of Mathilde Rodié as Director of Financial Communications and Investor Relations

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Jul-02 — /EPR Retail News/ —Mathilde Rodié has been appointed Director of Financial Communications and Investor Relations of Carrefour Group. Her nomination takes effect on September 1, 2016.

Previously Director of Investor Relations, she succeeds Alessandra Girolami, who has decided to leave the Group to pursue her career in another sector.

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As a multi-local, multi-format, and omni-channel retailer, Carrefour employs more than 380,000 people worldwide. With 12,100 stores in more than 30 countries, the group generated revenues of €104.4 billion under banners in 2015. Carrefour is a partner for daily life. Every day, it welcomes more than 13 million customers around the world. Carrefour is committed through its actions to sustainable and responsible trade. The Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility worldwide approach is built on three pillars: fighting against waste in all its forms, protecting biodiversity and working alongside the company’s partners.

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