Carrefour Poland’s C4 Retail Lab incubator recognised at the 2017 Heart Open Innovation Awards

Carrefour Poland’s C4 Retail Lab incubator recognised at the 2017 Heart Open Innovation Awards

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2018-Feb-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Poland’s C4 Retail Lab incubator, which started up in 2017, has got through to the finals of the Open Innovation Awards in the “Initiative” category.

The C4 Retail Lab was set up last year as part of Carrefour Poland’s omnichannel strategy. Its purpose is to look for and implement innovations for the whole mass merchandising sector, as well as supporting the development of entrepreneurship in Poland and fostering young talent. The incubator already has 12 start-ups and five projects are in the test phase.One of the first companies to join the C4 Retail Lab was Smart Cart – a Polish company which has developed a system that involves traditional shopping trolleys and self-service checkouts. The award given by the Heart Warsaw is the first that Carrefour’s incubator has received.

The 2017 Heart Open Innovation Awards is a competition for companies which innovate in collaboration with start-ups. Their aim is to showcase companies which use sources of external innovation, setting up partnerships and implementing the best solutions. The competition was organised by The Heart Warsaw, the European centre for cooperation between major groups and start-ups.

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Carrefour Poland opens new “Gourmet” supermarket in Galeria Słoneczna shopping , Radom

Poland, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Poland is continuing to expand its network of “Gourmet” supermarkets and is now doing so beyond the Warsaw region.  The new supermarket – which opened on 30 November in the Galeria Słoneczna shopping arcade – has a wide range of products, including products which are smoked on site and items produced locally.

In particular, Carrefour’s range stands out through its high quality, together with the range of fresh and traditional products that are available. With a sales area of some 1300 sq.m, the store has more than 15,000 items, made up mainly of a wide selection of fresh produce, with more than 200 fruit and vegetable products.

Its bakery products (made on site) and the traditional meat products made in the store’s own meat smoker are highly popular.
The store also has a special “healthy eating” area where customers will find organic products, products for diabetics, gluten-free products, lactose-free products, soya products and low-fat products.  The store’s product mix is supplemented by wide range of cosmetics, clothing and seasonal products.

Nearly 40 employees from Radom and the surrounding area ensure that customers can always enjoy the highest levels of service.

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Carrefour Poland expands its network of “Gourmet” supermarkets beyond the Warsaw region

Carrefour Poland expands its network of "Gourmet" supermarkets beyond the Warsaw region
Carrefour Poland expands its network of “Gourmet” supermarkets beyond the Warsaw region

 

Poland, 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Poland is continuing to expand its network of “Gourmet” supermarkets and is now doing so beyond the Warsaw region.  The new supermarket – which opened on 30 November in the Galeria Słoneczna shopping arcade – has a wide range of products, including products which are smoked on site and items produced locally.

In particular, Carrefour’s range stands out through its high quality, together with the range of fresh and traditional products that are available. With a sales area of some 1300 sq.m, the store has more than 15,000 items, made up mainly of a wide selection of fresh produce, with more than 200 fruit and vegetable products.

Its bakery products (made on site) and the traditional meat products made in the store’s own meat smoker are highly popular.
The store also has a special “healthy eating” area where customers will find organic products, products for diabetics, gluten-free products, lactose-free products, soya products and low-fat products.  The store’s product mix is supplemented by wide range of cosmetics, clothing and seasonal products.

Nearly 40 employees from Radom and the surrounding area ensure that customers can always enjoy the highest levels of service.

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Carrefour Poland expands its online offering to include food products

Poland, 2016-Nov-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — The range of goods available for purchase online at www.ecarrefour.pl has been expanded to include food products. eCarrefour.pl currently stocks some 12,000 fast moving consumer goods.

Launched 12 months ago, eCarrefour.pl initially only sold non-food products, but now features a range of food products as well. For the time being, only customers from a few Warsaw neighbourhoods can take advantage of this offering: Białołęka, Targówek, Praga Południe and Praga Północ, Zielonka, Ząbki and Marki. Over the next few months, it will be rolled out to the whole of Warsaw, and will eventually be available in larger towns and cities across Poland.

Customers have access to nearly 12,000 food products (beverages, grocery products, household and personal care products) based on the hypermarket range and some 4500 non-food products (household appliances, items for the home and for the garden, etc.).

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Carrefour Poland opens new hypermarket in Galeria Wołomin shopping arcade

Poland, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 6 October, Carrefour Poland opened a new hypermarket in Wołomin (just east of Warsaw) in the Galeria Wołomin shopping arcade.

Customers can choose from nearly 25,000 products. This includes a very wide range of local produce: nearly 240 varieties of fruit and vegetables. More demanding customers will appreciate the “World cuisines” counter and the store’s wide selection of healthy products – including more than 1200 organic, soya-based, gluten-free and lactose-free products, as well as products suitable for diabetics.

The hypermarket also has fresh bread cooked on site, a selection of pastries and a wide assortment of cooked meats and cut-to-order cheeses. The store features a conditioning chamber for beef and a meat smoker, so it is able to sell meats of the highest quality.

The whole shopping and checkout experience is very fast: customers have access to 13 traditional checkouts and 4 self-service ones. Around one hundred locally-hired employees are on-hand to help customers. The store is open from 8 AM to 10 PM Monday to Saturday and from 9 AM to 9 PM on Sundays.

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Carrefour Poland the official partner of the UCI World Tour “Tour de Pologne”

POLAND, 2016-Jul-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Poland has become the official partner of the UCI World Tour “Tour de Pologne”. The most famous cycling race in Poland will run from 12 to 18 July 2016. Carrefour’s involvement falls within the framework of its policy to promote good health and healthy lifestyles among Polish people.

The Tour de Pologne, one of the most important races in the world, is part of the prestigious UCI World Tour calendar. The best cyclists from Poland and the rest of the world are required to tackle a course of around 1200 km, providing supporters from several countries with seven days of sporting excitement of the highest level.

Carrefour Poland has become the official partner of the stage winners of the UCI World Tour “Tour de Pologne”. This means that the company will be handing out prizes to the best cyclists – those who win each of the seven stages that make up the race.

In order to meet the needs of Polish people who attach more and more importance to a healthy diet, in 2015 Carrefour launched its Polish “For the love of good health” campaign, the main aims of which are to provide a wide and varied range of healthy products in its stores, educate Polish people about the benefits of a healthy diet and encourage them to take up physical activity. As well as promoting cycling, the company supports a whole series of sports events, such as marathons and other running races in various Polish towns and cities. The network supports cyclists and its own employees who take part in competitions, as well as fans who congregate in large numbers to support the cyclists along the route.

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Carrefour Poland the official partner of the UCI World Tour “Tour de Pologne”
Carrefour Poland the official partner of the UCI World Tour “Tour de Pologne”

 

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Carrefour Poland opens its first “Premium” Market

WARSAW, POLAND, 2016-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Poland is opening a new supermarket concept.

Carrefour Poland is inaugurating its first “Premium” Market to improve the customer experience and provide a tailored offering and innovative services to customers.

The Białołęka Market has a floor area of 2,020 m² and a new layout with wide aisles, clearly marked departments and low gondolas to enable customers to access their products more easily. These improvements have made the store more spacious and welcoming. Innovation extends all the way to the checkouts, where the displays have been replaced by digital screens.

Customers are showing ever-increasing interest in healthy eating and are highly mindful of product quality so the store offers a selection of organic fruit and vegetables, and soya-based, gluten-free and diabetic products. The store also enables its urban customers, who are discerning in the products they buy, to follow their creation with, for example, a ripening room and a meat smoker. They may also juice fruit they have selected in the self-service section.

The Warsaw Market also offers a wide range of “world cuisine” products: American, French (“Reflets de France” range) and Italian (“Terre d’Italia” brand). In addition, the store also carries a permanent range of bulk products such as pasta, coffee, sweets and cakes, plus cat- and dog-food.

To help customers in the preparation of their meals, the aisle-end product staging has been rethought and now applies cross-merchandising by associating products such as pasta and tomato sauce, brioches and spreads etc.

So customers can be sure of enjoying their shopping and being rewarded with quality at the Białołęka Market … at the best price! The store has introduced a promotional campaign, „Zyskuj na okrągło” (Always a benefit), guaranteeing a low rounded price for everyday products in the different departments.

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Carrefour Poland opens its first “Premium” Market

Carrefour Poland opens its first “Premium” Market

Carrefour Poland awarded the Big Box Retailer of the Year prize at the 8th CEE Retail Awards Gala

POLAND, 2016-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the 8th CEE Retail Awards Gala, Carrefour Poland was awarded the prestigious Big Box Retailer of the Year prize. This is awarded to the best company in the commercial sector in the “Hypermarket” category.

The prize was presented to Ronan Martin, who is in charge of expansion and Carrefour Poland’s shopping centres.

The CEE Retail Awards gala is one of Poland’s biggest events in the commercial real estate sector. Every year, it is attended by hundreds of major investors, property developers and property managers from all over central and Eastern Europe.

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Carrefour Poland named the most innovative company in the food market at Poland’s largest retail event

POLAND, 2015-11-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the eighth edition of the Food Market and Retail Forum – Poland’s largest retail event – the Polish food market’s most prestigious prizes were awarded to companies operating in the sector.

Carrefour Poland was recognised for its retail network – the most innovative in Poland in 2015. Among the main reasons were its introduction of new hypermarket and supermarket concepts, together with stores which most effectively meet the ever-changing needs of Polish consumers.

Retail sector experts awarded the “2015 Innowator Rynku Spozywczego” prize (2015 Food Market Innovator) to Carrefour in recognition of the coherent way in which it has introduced new solutions in its stores and broadened its ranges of fresh, organic and “world cuisine” products. Carrefour was also recognised for its new management decentralisation strategy which involves local Carrefour store managers having greater independence. This means that they are able to more effectively meet local customers’ needs.

The Food Market and Retail Forum is Poland’s biggest conference for representatives of the agri-foods industry, retail networks, wholesalers and suppliers of logistics, marketing and technology services. Every year, more than 1000 people attend the Forum, sharing their knowledge and experience and discussing the problems facing the sector and the possibilities it presents with public administration representatives and representatives from government bodies, as well as with scientists and analysts.

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Carrefour Poland opened the “Smak Kariery” training centre to train new Carrefour recruits in food preparation

POLAND, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — On September 22, Carrefour Poland opened the “Smak Kariery” training centre exclusively for Carrefour employees.

Guillaume de Colonges, Carrefour Poland’s Executive Director, and Justyna Orzeł, Head of Human Resources at Carrefour Poland, opened the training centre on September 22. Representatives of Poland’s Ministry of Labour and Social Policy who had sponsored the whole “Smak Kariery” educational programme were also in attendance at the opening ceremony. Created in order to meet the specific requirements of jobs that involve transforming food products, the centre will train new Carrefour recruits in food preparation throughout the country.

There were also a number of representatives of Carrefour’s partner institutions among those invited to the centre’s opening ceremony, including representatives of the Central Rural Economy School, the French Institute and the France-Poland Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Carrefour Poland opened the "Smak Kariery" training centre to train new Carrefour recruits in food preparation

Carrefour Poland opened the “Smak Kariery” training centre to train new Carrefour recruits in food preparation

Carrefour Poland to host number of commercial events across all of its hypermarkets in support of The French Touch campaign

POLAND, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The French Touch campaign is an initiative designed to promote France and French products in Poland. It will run from 23 September to 10 October 2015.

Carrefour Poland is serving as one of the campaign’s strategic partners and so will be organising a number of commercial events across all of its hypermarkets.

The purpose the campaign is to use cultural, touristic and commercial means to showcase France. Throughout the period, France and its products will be on show throughout Poland in many of its shopping centres. The highlights of France’s regions will be showcased, the aim being to show Polish people the richness and beauty of what they have to offer to visitors and make them want to find out more.

During the weeks of the “French Touch campaign” French product enthusiasts will be able to pick up a special passport from a number of outlets in Warsaw and other major towns and cities throughout Poland (as well as over the Internet). It will feature some very enticing commercial offerings so that they can purchase French products at attractive prices.

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Carrefour Poland to host number of commercial events across all of its hypermarkets in support of The French Touch campaign

Carrefour Poland to host number of commercial events across all of its hypermarkets in support of The French Touch campaign

Carrefour Poland Director Guillaume de Colonges gave a speech at the ECR conference in Krakow

KRAKOW, POLAND, 2015-6-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Guillaume de Colonges, Director of Carrefour Poland, gave a speech at the ECR conference in Poland which was held in Krakow on 28 May.

The ECR conference is a key event which brings together manufacturers, distributors, commercial networks and suppliers of transport, logistics and IT services in Poland.More than 150 representatives of some of the biggest companies, media and business organisations were in attendance at the 2015 edition.

At this year’s conference, Guillaume de Colonges spoke on “Multi-format retail as a response to Polish customers’ expectations”.

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Carrefour Poland Director Guillaume de Colonges gave a speech at the ECR conference in Krakow

Carrefour Poland Director Guillaume de Colonges gave a speech at the ECR conference in Krakow

Carrefour Poland promotes its new “Carrefour Quality Line” products

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2015-1-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — In January, Carrefour Poland is shining a spotlight on its “Carrefour Quality Line” products.

Carrefour Poland has held a special launch evening to promote its new “Carrefour Quality Line” products. Nearly 100 people were in attendance, including suppliers, Carrefour employees, people from the media, etc.

Three new Carrefour quality lines were signed: butter, pressed apple juice and chicken.

All of the partners at the event were also presented with Carrefour Partner Cards. By creating this club, Carrefour is seeking to showcase its partners and create a forum within which experience and expertise can be shared.

It’s worth remembering that Poland is the second European country – after France – to add this range to its product mix.

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Carrefour Poland promotes its new "Carrefour Quality Line" products

Carrefour Poland promotes its new “Carrefour Quality Line” products