Carrefour Spain rolls out compressed natural gas trucks in its fleet

Carrefour Spain rolls out compressed natural gas trucks in its fleet

 

Spain, 2017-Feb-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Spain, is incorporating compressed natural gas trucks in its fleet to carry out deliveries of e-commerce orders together with home delivery vans with the same characteristics.

These vehicles reduce nitrogen oxide (Nox) emissions by up to 99% and the level of particles emitted by 95% more than other diesel engines and also reduce acoustic pollution.

Inside the trucks Carrefour Spain has installed a system of tri-temperature crates with three independent chambers (frozen, refrigerated and dry), each one adapted to an adequate temperature. That way, each product travels in its respective environment, reaching the delivery point in perfect condition. Carrefour will gradually increase the number of these tri-temperature natural gas vehicles throughout the national territory.

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Source: Carrefour Group

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Carrefour Spain fruit’s Cardboard Box for home delivery honoured with the WORLDSTAR PACKAGING Award

Carrefour Spain fruit’s Cardboard Box for home delivery honoured with the WORLDSTAR PACKAGING Award

 

The Cardboard Box for home delivery of Carrefour Spain fruit wins the WORLDSTAR PACKAGING Award

Spain, 2017-Jan-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — In October, Carrefour Spain won the LIDERPACK award, leading to participation in the WORLSTAR Awards. The Liderpack Awards are the most important in Spain in the “packaging and point of purchase” category. They promote and recognise innovation and creativity by companies and professionals involved in the manufacture and design of packaging and Point of Purchase (POP) items.

The WORLDSTAR PACKAGING AWARD is the world’s most pre-eminent packaging award. 291 products from 35 countries participated in this year’s WorldStar competition. The box was awarded the prize in the Food Category.

Characteristics of this cardboard box:
PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE FOOD
Using these boxes keeps the product ventilated, which is beneficial to conservation.
In addition, it prevents damage by knocks from other objects for delivery during transportation.

ERGONOMICS AND PREPARATION OF THE ORDER
The box is quick to assemble thanks to its automatic bottom.
This facilitates its placement inside delivery boxes as it is more stable.

ADVERTISING
The retailer’s trademark can be printed on it, in addition to any specific advertising or differentiating message.

ADVANTAGES FOR THE FINAL CONSUMER
It can be used to store the product purchased or transport it to the place of work.
The product can be seen inside.
It acknowledges the brand of product purchased.
Easy and intuitive to recycle.

SUSTAINABILITY
It is made from recycled paper.
Fully recyclable.
A treatment for contact with food that preserves moisture.
Water-based ink.

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Carrefour Spain held its first Sustainable Fishery Forum

Spain, 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — On December 1st, Carrefour Spain held its first Sustainable Fishery Forum with the aim of boosting measures to preserve the biodiversity and sustainability of fishery products. The event took place in the auditorium of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery, Food and Environment.

Carrefour Spain organized this meeting with the aim of sharing with all members of the fishery and aquaculture chain its vision for the future of the sector, as well as to convey the aspects of the company’s policy of corporate social responsibility on this issue.
Representatives from the General Fishery Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fishery, Food and Environment, organizations like OCEANIA, the Spanish Institute of Oceanography, AECOC and CECU and other companies in the sector such as Pescanova, Puerto Celeiro, OPP No. 60 Marina Alta and CEPESCA.

The following attended on behalf of Carrefour: Arturo Molinero, Human Resources and External Relations Director; María Quintín, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environment Director; and Mariano Rodríguez, Quality and Sustainable Development Director. During the meeting work groups were held to seek solutions under the title “How to inform consumers about the sustainability of fishery products” and the so-called “Actions in the three axes of sustainability”.

Responsible fishing
Because of its diversity and quantity, the fisheries sector constitutes a major challenge in terms of sustainability, and Carrefour therefore works on requirements such as traceability, selection of fishing grounds, respect for minimum sizes and promotion of local fisheries.

In 2007 Carrefour signed a collaboration agreement with FROM, and since 2008 it has carried out audits both on the reception platform and its suppliers. Agreements for the protection of traditional fishing such as bream and sea bass, and participation in the “Pesca de ría” programme of the Xunta de Galicia, underpin the company’s commitment.

In collaboration with all the social and economic agents, and together with its customers, Carrefour works on managing the quality and safety of its products and processes while respecting the environment. The group has a firm commitment to sustainable development. As a result of that commitment, in 2001 it joined the United Nations Global Compact and compliance with its environmental and social principles forms part of its action and culture.

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Carrefour Spain introduces payment via smartphone in its petrol stations

Carrefour Spain introduces payment via smartphone in its petrol stations
Carrefour Spain introduces payment via smartphone in its petrol stations

SPAIN, 2016-Aug-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Carrefour Spain has 122 service stations and introduced the new payment system in July. It’s based on an app called My Carrefour, which can be downloaded for free from Apple Store or Google Play.

The service is restricted to Pass card holders, who have to register via a safe and easy form in the app. Once registered with the service, customers can pay for their fuel without having to leave their cars.
The app uses geolocation to identify the service station visited by the customer. The customer then has to select the pump, product and amount before refuelling as normal. If the customer is in a non-Carrefour service station, the My Carrefour app shows the nearest Carrefour fuelling point.

Fuel purchases for food savings
The My Carrefour app also allows customers to personalize their fuel purchases each time they use the app and register their preferences to make future fuel purchases easier and quicker, reducing the time they spend in their refuelling stops.

Customers can also use their discount coupons and save 8% on their fuel purchases in Carrefour service stations using their Pass or Club Carrefour cards, which are totally free. The saving accumulates on the customer’s Chequeahorro account, which offers savings in purchases made in hypermarkets, Market supermarkets and Carrefour.es.

An App that makes shopping easier
Smartphone fuel payments are one of the latest features available with the My Carrefour app. The retailer launched the app last year to incorporate new digital services in the daily lives of its consumers. The app makes consumers’ lives easier by allowing them to virtually book their turn in hypermarket fresh produce counters, create shopping lists with voice commands and receive digital shopping receipts to check for refunds and changes.

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

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Source: Carrefour

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Carrefour Spain celebrates 40 years in Valencia

Valencia, Spain, 2016-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — On 30 March 1976, Carrefour Spain inaugurated what was to be its first hypermarket in the Valencia Community, Carrefour Alfafar.

Its opening was a veritable revolution in the distribution sector, at a time when the commercial offer still followed traditional parameters. That centre is now an establishment which generates jobs for 235 people and has more than 5,400 employees in the region, making Carrefour Spain one of the principal economic and social actors in the Valencia Community.

Now, Carrefour Alfafar is an innovative hypermarket, whose 12,200 m2 sales area offers a dynamic commercial concept incorporating the latest technologies to serve its customers in a digital environment.

Carrefour’s first Pop Up Store in Valencia
Carrefour Spain is characterised by having a single-channel, multi-channel and multi-brand strategy, in order to adapt to the needs of today’s consumer. As a result of this innovative commercial strategy, the company decided to celebrate this anniversary by producing an entirely different commercial proposition: a Pop Up Store or temporary store, in the centre of Valencia.

The facade is an invitation to bring Carrefour Spain’s offering closer to the public and shows an original composition in which the protagonists are the “Acapulco” chairs, inspired by recognised linear patterns such as those created by renowned visual artists like Ali Schemltz, Angela Glajcar, Ernesto Neto or Chiharu Shiota. The interior revolves around three versatile spaces, designed to host events during the pop up celebration and, at the same time, leave the public free to see, touch, try and buy the product if they wish.
The space is situated in the central Mercado de Tapinería, and will be open from 30th March to 10 April, from 10.00 to 20.30 hours.

Three spaces, two city squares and an encounter with innovation and design
Carrefour Spain’s Pop Up Store was organised in three locations and two squares in which the collections have been distributed. In the first space a selection of textiles from the spring-summer 2016 collection is on display, in a vintage and informal atmosphere. Natural dry trees were used for the decoration of this area, to provide continuity with the idea of union and connection that inspires the lines of the facade.

The second space was customised to offer visitors an authentic seaside experience in which the collection of garden furniture, decoration products and furnishings are presented on a sandy base to make the visitor feel as if he were on an inland beach.

The third space transports us to the old Valencian orchards, with the products displayed on pallets and boxes of fruit, and also establishes a connection between the city of Valencia and its traditional markets. This is the area reserved for Carrefour Eco products, the chain’s range of ecological products, and a sustainable, dynamic, ecological and simple image is projected here.

Meeting point for the latest trends
The aim is for Carrefour Spain’s Pop Up Store to be a meeting point for fashion, decoration and trends, with shared spaces for influencers and trendsetters to show off their talent to the media, employees, clients and visitors.

The Pop Up Store will also boast an extensive programme of activities which include decoration workshops, fashion sessions and product tastings, which a selection of Club clients and some employees will be able to enjoy with exclusivity.

The aim: to create wealth and jobs in the Valencia Community
Carrefour Spain is yet another neighbour for Valencians, who know that in its establishments they can find a wide assortment that includes both the products of major national companies and those of small and medium-sized enterprises from each of the regions in which our chain is present. In this respect, in the past year alone, Carrefour Spain has done business with 959 companies in the Valencia Community, the majority of which were SMEs.

In these 40 years of development with Valencian society, Carrefour Spain’s aim in this Community has been to create wealth and jobs, as well as to form part of the environment in which it is situated. At present, it has 23 hypermarkets, 7 Carrefour Market supermarkets and 44 Carrefour Express.

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Carrefour Spain awards supplier Lugo fishery Puerto Celeiro for its selective hake fishing extraction method

Galician fishery awarded a prize for its selective and sustainable hake fishing extraction method.

SPAIN, 2015-11-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Lugo fishery Puerto Celeiro, which has been a Carrefour Spain suppler for 14 years, has been awarded by the distribution company with the “Grand Climate Challenge Award for Suppliers”, for its selective hake fishing extraction method. The award was created by the Carrefour Group to reward the efforts made by its suppliers in the fight against climate change.

Puerto Celeiro, reference supplier to Carrefour in energy efficiency
The jury, made up of representatives of the “Institute for Sustainable Production”, and Carrefour, decided to award the prize to Puerto Celeiro because its business project respects the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economic and social.
With regard to its commitment to the environment, the Lugo company has made yearly savings of more than 540,000 litres of fuel per boat and 1,500 tonnes of CO2 per vessel. Furthermore, its policy of protection of biodiversity and sustainability of the marine ecosystem has helped to reduce fish discards by more than 99%, thus avoiding unnecessary catches of both immature fish and other fish species.

At the economic and social level, the working method of Puerto Celeiro, which has 20 longline fishing boats, has helped to create more jobs since fishing with fishhooks requires the hiring of four more sailors per boat. Its activity has also helped to revitalise a rural area thanks to the marketing of fish with greater added value.

SOURCE: CARREFOUR