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:

. By phone:

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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RH&M Group grants “Trust and Sharing” social dialogue award to Carrefour

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Oct-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour group has picked up the “Trust and Sharing” social dialogue award. The prize has been awarded by the RH&M Group in recognition in particular of the successful negotiation and signing of an international agreement with trade union UNI Global Union promoting “social dialogue, diversity and respect for fundamental rights at work”.

Carrefour – represented by its CEO Georges Plassat – and trade union Federation UNI Global Union – represented by its General Secretary Philip Jennings – signed the international agreement in October 2015 in the presence of Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

This global agreement will be implemented over a period of three years at Group level and replaces the previous one that the was entered into with UNI Global Union back in 2001. It sets out to encourage:
–    pursuit of an ongoing, constructive social dialogue;
–    diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace through joint initiatives, particularly in relation to gender mix and non-discrimination;
–    the defence and respect of workers’ fundamental rights – freedom of association and principles of collective-bargaining – as well as their safety and their working conditions at Carrefour and at its suppliers’ and franchisees’ premises.

Sustained social dialogue in each country and at international level

The quality of social dialogue at Carrefour goes beyond simple compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Every year, Carrefour enters into nearly 200 agreements with its social partners in France and overseas on issues such as employment, disability, gender mix, ongoing professional training, social dialogue and how employee representatives operate.

Further evidence of this ongoing international dialogue is seen at meetings of the “European Consultation and Information Committee” (ECIC), the 20th edition of which Carrefour is organising in 2016. Twice a year, it brings together all of Carrefour’s European social partners from Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and Romania. Discussions are held with Carrefour’s management team, the human resources and social relations departments of each country on issues currently facing the company and projects that are under way on issues to do with diversity in particular.

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

. By phone:

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

Carrefour to treat guests with its Reflets de France products at World French Foreign Trade Adviser Conference opening

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2016-Oct-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — 1000 company managers and political and economic figures from more than 80 countries will be in attendance at this year’s Mondial des Conseillers du Commerce Extérieur (World French Foreign Trade Adviser Conference), being held in France for the first time in Deauville over two days.

Under the patronage of President François Hollande, France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls and the Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault, the theme of year’s event will be “A different world, a new France – The changing nature of risk”. It will serve as a genuine economic forum for French foreign trade, during which participants will share their experience and sketch out the finer details of the future and all the challenges it will bring.

Georges Plassat will talk about how the rest of the world views France in an interview with journalist Olivier de Lagarde.

As one of the event’s major partners, Carrefour will treat guests to a wide variety of its Reflets de France products at a lunch on 7 October.

France has more than 4000 businessmen and women serving as foreign trade advisers, all selected for their international experience. They are appointed for three-year (renewable) terms. They operate in 146 countries, volunteering their experience to help shore up France’s economic presence throughout the world. They advise state authorities, sharing their expertise with companies – SMEs in particular – raising young people’s awareness and global level and helping to promote France’s appeal for international investors.

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

. By phone:

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

The Carrefour group and trade union Federation UNI Global Union to promote Social dialogue and Diversity in the workplace

Boulogne-Billancourt, FRANCE, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour group – represented by its CEO Georges Plassat – and trade union Federation UNI Global Union – represented by its General Secretary Philip Jennings – have signed an international agreement to promote Social dialogue and Diversity and to ensure the protection of Fundamental Principles and Rights in the workplace. The agreement was signed in the presence of Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). This agreement was signed during a meeting of the “European Consultation and Information Committee”, which Carrefour holds twice a year with all of its European social partners.

This global agreement replaces the previous one that the group entered into with UNI Global Union back in 2001. It sets out to encourage:
–    pursuit of an ongoing, constructive social dialogue;
–    diversity and equal opportunities in the workplace through joint initiatives, particularly in relation to gender mix and non-discrimination;
–    the defence and respect of workers’ fundamental rights – freedom of association and principles of collective-bargaining – as well as their safety and their working conditions at Carrefour and at its suppliers’ and franchisees’ premises.

Sustained social dialogue in each country and at international level
The quality of social dialogue at Carrefour goes beyond simple compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Every year, Carrefour enters into nearly 200 agreements with its social partners in France and overseas on issues such as employment, disability, gender mix, ongoing professional training, social dialogue and how employee representatives operate. Further evidence of this ongoing international dialogue is seen at meetings of the “European Consultation and Information Committee” (ECIC) that Carrefour set up back in the mid-90s. Twice a year, it brings together all of Carrefour’s European social partners from Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and Romania. Discussions are held with Carrefour’s management team, the human resources and social relations departments of each country on issues currently facing the company and projects that are currently under way on issues to do with diversity in particular.

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The Carrefour group and trade union Federation UNI Global Union to promote Social dialogue and Diversity in the workplace

The Carrefour group and trade union Federation UNI Global Union to promote Social dialogue and Diversity in the workplace

Brazilian investment company Península takes 10% stake in Carrefour subsidiary in Brazil

Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2014-12-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Carrefour group announces today that the Brazilian investment company Península, chaired by Abilio Diniz, is taking a 10% stake in its subsidiary in Brazil.

This transaction is a significant first step in the plan, previously announced by Carrefour group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Georges Plassat, to bring outside investors into the capital of its Brazilian subsidiary in order to strengthen its local ties and support its growth. Through this transaction, Carrefour Brazil will benefit from the widely-recognized local retail experience of its new shareholder in order to continue the development of its multi-format model.

This opening of the capital of the Brazilian subsidiary could also include a listing on the Brazilian stock exchange in the future.

With sales of more than 34 billion Reais in 2013, Brazil is Carrefour’s second-largestt market. At the helm of the Brazilian subsidiary since 2013, Charles Desmartis is rolling out Carrefour’s development plan in the country. It includes the renovation and expansion of the store network (under the Carrefour, Carrefour Bairro and Atacadão banners) and the development of new convenience formats under the Express and Supeco banners. Carrefour is also working on the relaunch of its e-commerce activities in the second half of 2015 and the development of the real estate adjacent to some of its stores.

Península, through its Península II Fundo de Investimento em Participações fund, is investing an amount of 1.8 billion Reais (€525 million) to take a 10% stake in Carrefour’s Brazilian subsidiary, valuing the company at 20.4 billion Reais. In addition, Península holds options allowing it to raise its stake to a maximum level of 16% within the next five years. The closing of the transaction is immediate.

Georges Plassat, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carrefour group, declared: “I am delighted to welcome Península to the capital of Carrefour Brazil. Abilio Diniz will bring us his unrivalled knowledge of Brazil’s retail market and business landscape. As we prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of our presence in the country in 2015, Abilio Diniz is the best partner to support our growth. The agreement we have reached is a clear demonstration of our long-term commitment to Brazil, our second-biggest market.”

Abilio Diniz, Chairman Península, declared: “We are thrilled to become a significant partner of Carrefour in Brazil. It is an excellent investment opportunity for Península, as Carrefour is acknowledged as a reference in global retail and it boasts a high-quality team in Brazil. As a member of the Board of Directors and of the Strategy and Human Resources committees of Carrefour’s Brazilian subsidiary, I will contribute, through my knowledge and passion for retail, to supporting its expansion plans and consolidating its presence in the country. I have a longstanding relationship of trust with Carrefour, going back to my meeting with its founder, Marcel Fournier. I have known Georges Plassat for more than 20 years and admire his leadership and action in Carrefour’s turnaround.”

About Carrefour Brazil
Carrefour is preparing to commemorate in 2015 its 40 years of presence in Brazil and is recognized as a pioneer in the retail market. Carrefour is present in all regions of the country through its Carrefour hypermarkets, Carrefour Bairro supermarkets, Carrefour Express proximity stores and Atacadão and Supeco banners, totalling 256 stores. Carrefour Brazil has also developed credit solutions for its clients that it offers through its financial services division. Additionally, Carrefour reaches Brazilian consumers through its 68 petrol stations and 122 pharmacies. Brazil is Carrefour’s second-largest market after France, with 2013 sales of over 34 billion Reais and 72,000 employees today.

About Carrefour Group
The Carrefour Group is the leading retailer in Europe and the second-largest retailer in the world, employing 365,000 people. With more than 10,600 stores in more than 30 countries (at September 30, 2014), it generated revenues of €100.2 billion under banners in 2013.

As a multi-local, multi-format, and multi-channel retailer, Carrefour is a partner for daily life. Every day, it welcomes more than 10 million customers around the world.

For more information: www.carrefour.com, @GroupeCarrefour on Twitter
About Península Participações Península is the investment vehicle of Abilio Diniz and his family. It is a professionally managed company that manages assets of over R$ 10 billion. Peninsula’s key areas of focus are: global financial assets, direct investments in public and private companies and real estate investments.

Península’s direct investment mandate focuses on investing in businesses where it can actively support entrepreneurship and excellence in management, leverage its competencies, capabilities and connections and create exceptional contribution to its stakeholders. Its core investment industries are retail, consumer products and education.

Contacts
CARREFOUR GROUP – Group Communication Tel: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 17
CARREFOUR GROUP – Investor Relations Tel: +33 (0)1 41 04 26 00
CARREFOUR BRAZIL- Communication Tel: +55 11 3514-0705 / +55 11 3514-0722
BRUNSWICK GROUP Tel: +55 11 307667620
PENÍNSULA (France) – Arnaud Monnin Tel: + 33 1 44 50 51 77 / Cel: + 33 6 24 76 83 40
PENÍNSULA (France) – Danilo Rocha Tel: + 33 1 44 50 03 83 / Cel: + 33 6 46 47 09 79
PENÍNSULA (Brazil) – Simone Iwasso Tel: + 55 11 3147 7900 / Cel: + 55 11 97261-1738
PENÍNSULA (Brazil) – Alessandra Paz Tel: + 55 11 3702-5159 / Cel: + 55 11 99926 -9354

Carrefour presents at the Actionaria Exhibition at the Palais des Congrès in Paris on 21 and 22 November

PARIS, 2014-10-29— /EPR Retail News/ — As it has been for more than 10 years, Carrefour will be at the Actionaria Exhibition – an unmissable opportunity to talk with our shareholders.

Actionaria – France’s exhibition about the Stock Exchange and financial products – will open its doors at the Palais des Congrès in Paris on 21 and 22 November. The event is a forum within which we can talk to our current or future shareholders and give them personalised information to help them better understand our Group.
For the first time this year, we will be presenting the Carrefour shareholders club: shareholders can use this in order to get up-to-date information about what’s happening within the Group, expand their knowledge of the company, meet people and take advantage of special offers.

Georges Plassat at the meeting
Georges Plassat, Carrefour’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will be available to meet shareholders at a shareholders meeting on Friday 21 November from 2 PM to 3 PM in the Maillot Room.

Practical information
Carrefour Stand: Stand F 09 – level 2 – Maillot Room.

Invitation: to get an invitation, contact us:
–    on Freephone Number 0805 902 902
–    by e-mail: contact@actionnaires.carrefour.com

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Carrefour presents at the Actionaria Exhibition at the Palais des Congrès in Paris on 21 and 22 November

Carrefour presents at the Actionaria Exhibition at the Palais des Congrès in Paris on 21 and 22 November