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Casino Group announced on 20 March it had come to an agreement with Aldi France regarding the sale of 567 Leader Price stores and three warehouses.

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As Casino and Auchan appoint new executives and Cdiscount launches a new service in partnership with Shopify, we round up news from the country. Casino changes management team in France… Casino has appointed Philippe Fradin as executive director of its hypermarkets, three months after he left a similar role as executive director general of both Géant hypermarkets and Casino supermarkets. He...
GPA has reported gross revenue of BRL59.1bn (US$14.2bn) for 2019, representing solid growth of 10.3%. In this article we explore five key themes underpinning its performance. 1. Atacarejo continues to drive solid growth GPA’s atacarejo (cash and carry) banner Assaí continues to be the business’s highest performing subsidiary. Assaí’s gross revenue reached BRL30.4bn (US$7.3bn) in 2019, repre...
Affected by store disposals and an increasingly competitive market, Casino reported total sales contracted in Q4, by 1.4% to €9.2 bn. At a group level, organic growth rose by 3.6% and same-store sales were up by 1.6%, with both driven by its operations in Latin America. France: performance affected by store disposals… Casino reported total sales contracted by 4.0% in its home market, with o...

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11/03/2020
As competition and low levels of volume and value growth continue to affect markets in Europe, buying groups like AgeCore, AMS, Coopernic and EMD are becoming increasingly strategic for retailers looking to drive efficiencies throughout their businesses. In this insight presentation we provide an overview of the key groups, their members and their size.
10/03/2020
This report demonstrates how Casino’s convenience banners have partnered with other retailers and specialist start-ups to gain insight and access to new channels and solutions. In conjunction with these other companies, the partnerships are allowing Casino to incorporate several new and innovative solutions and doing so more quickly and in a scalable, profitable way than if they had to develop them itself. In this report we look at: • Casino Group in numbers • How it is partnering with other food retailers • Which non-food retailers it is partnering with to win • The collaboration it has undertaken with technology providers • How it has partnered with logistic providers to expand its fulfilment options
05/03/2020
Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in France.
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As it looks to pivot away from its largest stores in France, get closer to shoppers and integrate its channels in all market where it operates, Casino is investing heavily in its proximity stores globally. 

This in-depth guide to France explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Casino.

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.

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