Carrefour news

14 May 2019
From the 14th May, Carrefour is set to host the Loop platform on its website. Loop has been launched by several manufacturers to test a returnable packaging proposal and aims to reduce packaging waste. A result of a partnership between 25 consumer goods manufacturers and TerraCycle Nestlé, Mars Petcare, Mondelez, Danone, Proctor & Gamble, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Lesieur are amongst the man...
30 April 2019
Carrefour has announced the implementation of blockchain technology to its Rocamadour cheese’s supply chain. First cheese to benefit from the technology Rocamadour is the first cheese and eighth product of the Carrefour Quality Line to introduce blockchain mapping. This cheese is produced by six French farmhouse producers from goat’s milk and has a protected designation of origin (PDO) stat...
17 April 2019
As the retailer looks to continue to build the success of its Act for Food initiative globally, it has announced, with Nestle, the use of Blockchain technology for a national brand, while in Belgium it has entered into a partnership with pork supplier, Westvers. Carrefour, Nestlé to use Blockchain for Mousline Carrefour and Nestlé have announced that from 15 April they are using Blockchain tech...
27 February 2019
Carrefour has signed the national pact for phasing out plastic packaging by 2025. Carrefour is one of many businesses to have signed an agreement with the ministry of ecological transition in France, solidifying its commitment to reducing plastic packaging use for good.   Source: Carrefour In 2018, Carrefour committed to ensuring all of the packaging used in its products being recyclabl...
11 February 2019
Carrefour is working with Urbasolar and investing in photovoltaic awnings in 36 of its hypermarket car parks. The initiative will support Carrefour’s climate plan. Improving “green” credentials Urbasolar is France’s leading supplier of independent photovoltaic awnings. The installation of these parking canopies will generate electricity for the hypermarkets’ own use. Carrefour is the first reta...
23 January 2019
Carrefour Belgium uses the technology to track pork, while Carrefour Italia extends blockchain usage to citrus fruit. Smartphone traceability in Belgium Carrefour has been working with Vinçotte, a Belgian start-up, to provide a digital traceability solution for customers buying from its ‘Pork of Yesteryear’ range, which is a part of the ‘Carrefour Quality Line’. "The application will enable...
16 January 2019
Expansion of the existing network of Pedestrian Drive stores set to increase by the end of January 2019, and AI being used to optimise supply chain. 31 Pedestrian Drive stores opening this month In April 2018 Carrefour opened its first Pedestrian Drives stores in Paris and the Lyon region of France. The additional 31 stores being opened this month will take the total number of stores in thi...
05 December 2018
We look at how Ahold Delhaize-owned Albert Heijn is making its private label chocolate traceable, while Carrefour Poland forms a coalition to promote organic farming. Albert Heijn invests in traceability Albert Heijn has partnered with Switzerland-based chocolate maker Barry Callebaut to make its private label chocolate traceable. The partnership reflects the growing interest in ethical sou...
09 October 2018
Carrefour has joined the IBM Food Trust platform, which aims to use Blockchain to improve transparency and accountability in food production by connecting information across the supply chain. Improving food safety One of the primary aims of the collaboration is to improve food safety by increasing the ability of businesses to quickly identify and trace goods as they move through supply ch...
08 October 2018
We look at how European retailers are innovating in online. Increased use of pedestrian Drives in France Pedestrian Drives allow shoppers to place orders online and collect them from convenient locations in the centre of cities or towns. Retailers are marketing them as enabling shoppers to buy from a hypermarket’s range and prices, while not having to leave city centres. Pedestrian Drives are...