The distributor’s management presented the social partners with a plan to transform its hypermarkets.
The desire of Carrefour CEO Alexandre Bompard to make his company a leader in the “food transition” has taken a new step. The company has presented to the social partners its main projects to improve the profitability of its French hypermarkets.
The company plans to reduce the area dedicated to non-food shelves, considered the most deficient. To start, this year, in fifteen small hypers household appliances/multimedia will no longer have sellers and will go into self-service.
In the second phase, additional “shop-in-shops” will be established, including Fnac Darty corners. The two experiments already carried out with Darty have indeed proved promising results.
When it published its annual turnover on January 22, 2018, Carrefour had already announced the reduction of its assortment by 7.5% in 2018 (with a target in 2022 of -10%), to the detriment of the non-Food elements. The group also announced the opening in the fourth quarter of the two “shops-in-shops of household electrical products” with Darty in France, reduced by 20,000 m2 its commercial surfaces in France and converted five hypermarkets in Belgium into supermarkets.