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As Casino’s Monoprix banner looks to double its turnover in 10 years and its Ocado built automated warehouse begins to support deliveries for other Casino-banners, we round up news from the retailer.

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The French Competition Authority body has approved the purchase of 554 Leader Price stores (owned by Casino) by Aldi. For the Casino Group the sale is part of its ongoing debt reduction plan, which will enable it to focus on its other more profitable banners, such as Monoprix and Franprix. Aldi France to reach more than 1,400 stores and €5.5 bn turnover The purchase of 554 Leader Price stor...
Casino-owned Monoprix has opened its first unstaffed store, under the Monop’ Box brand. The store is being trialed at the retailer’s headquarters, with Monoprix noting that the technology used by the store also able to be scaled up to its wider estate. The retailer said the Box will be repositioned from its headquarters to a site accessible by the public as part of a ‘live’ test. Contactles...
France-based Casino reported consolidated net sales up by 10.4% (same-store basis) in Q2 driven by strong demand across France and Latin America due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the group saw a net loss of €87 m during the first half of the year, mainly due to increased costs.   France: same store sales growth +6.0% driven by convenience and supermarkets Total net sales decreased by 5...

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02/12/2020

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

25/11/2020
The purchase of 550 Leader Price (Casino discount banner) stores by Aldi France has been approved in November 2020. This report will give you an overview of the two retailers, the deal and the challenges for Aldi.
18/11/2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
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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. 

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

Ocado Solutions CEO, Luke Jensen, talks about Ocado’s response to demand, the online channel’s longer-term growth, micro fulfilment centres, express delivery, and more.

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