Leclerc news

08 January 2019
The French retailer is opening its new outlet named ‘E. Leclerc Relais’ in Paris on January 9th. The new store will be in the Pedestrian Drive format, which enables customers to place orders online then collect from locations that are conveniently placed within city centres. The Pedestrian Drive setup is different from the usual Drive format as it targets people collecting their orders on f...
07 December 2018
France-based Leclerc has partnered with local start-up Shopopop to expand the range of delivery options for shoppers. Orders delivered by ‘Shoppers’ Through the partnership, Leclerc customers can have their online orders delivered to them at home. Customers buy through Leclerc’s web site and then fill out their order’s shipping information on Shopopop.com. Source: Shopopop They c...
25 October 2018
Connected washing machines and a robot delivering gin. These were just two of the unexpected things I experienced at last week’s IGD Digital Commerce event. I attended the second day of this visionary event, and I took away quite a few insights and reflections from the day. You’ll be aware that the IGD Supply Chain Summit is coming soon, and I’m sure that will be just as insightful a d...
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...
20 March 2018
As it looks to expand its ecommerce offer in Paris, Leclerc has strengthened its position by signing an agreement with ID logistics. Paris to act as testing ground for Leclerc The retailer is set to use Paris as a test bed for initiatives to help it target shoppers in large cities, both in terms of physical stores and digital commerce. The new agreement will see ID Logistics support Leclerc...
25 October 2017
As Carrefour and Leclerc discuss online developments in Poland, we look at the two retailer’s contrasting views on the channel’s short term development in the country.   Carrefour beta tests marketplace     Carrefour has launched the beta version of its online marketplace in Poland. The store will massively increase the size of its range enabling both it and third-party retailers t...
22 April 2015
The E Leclerc group is to spend €1bn transforming its digital operations over the next three years. Digital transformation The E Leclerc group is to invest €1bn to accelerate its digital transformation over three years. The investment, which aims to create 10,000 jobs, will reach up to 65m shoppers. Centralised logistics In a TV interview, CEO Michel-Edouard Leclerc stated that the money w...
17 February 2014
Conad, Colruyt, Coop Schweiz and Rewe Group have launched the new alliance, Core, established following Leclerc's exit from Coopernic. New strategic alliance The retailers have come together to create a new alliance called CORE. It is headquartered in Brussels and Rewe CEO, Alain Caparros, is its president. Total sales of the four retailers were around €88bn in 2013 which was more than the ...
13 March 2013
Leclerc's logistics subsidiary, Scarmour, is to install RFID (radio-frequency identification) readers at two warehouses in France, according to press reports. Improved traceability The RFID readers will be installed at Leclerc's DCs, within its trailers and at its retail outlets around Brittany, France. This system will enable the tracking of up to 300,000 to 400,000 pallets per year in...
05 March 2013
Leclerc has signed an agreement with automation company, Witron, to provide automation for a new distribution centre (DC) in Chalons-en-Champagne, France. Further automation for Leclerc This new development for Leclerc’s regional buying company, Scapest, demonstrates the retailer’s growing appetite to utilise automation within warehouse operations. Towards the end of 2012 Scapalsace also s...