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Carrefour optimises supply chain using AI

French retail giant Carrefour is using artificial intelligence to optimise its inventory management and reduce waste by integrating software developed by advanced analytics company SAS into its supply chain...

17 Jan 2019

GLOBAL

Elevated sensorial experiences drive shoppers back to stores

According to a new global report by in-store media company Mood Media, sensory experiences drive 9 out of 10 shoppers back to stores...

15 Jan 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Department stores are not doomed - take a look at who's doing it right

Department stores were once seen as innovative. They stocked wide ranges of goods - Noel Coward once bought an alligator from Harrods...

By Ruth Marciniak 24 Aug 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

Tesco-Carrefour alliance promises to cut costs through joint buying power

The announcement by Tesco and Carrefour that they will enter into a long-term, strategic alliance is the latest in a series of consolidation between the major grocery retailers in Western Europe...

5 Jul 2018

SOUTH AFRICA

With its purchase of Whole Foods, is Amazon's goal to revolutionise food distribution?

On 20 March 2018, Amazon became the second most valuable company in the world, with a market capitalisation exceeding $768 billion...

By Isabelle Chaboud 24 Apr 2018

FRANCE

Carrefour's chicken blockchain set to lay eggs

French supermarket group Carrefour said on Tuesday it would expand its blockchain-based food traceability programme, which is currently in place for some chickens, to eight other products...

7 Mar 2018

FRANCE

France's Carrefour revamps operations with job cuts, China deal

France's Carrefour group said Tuesday it is overhauling its business in a transformation plan involving thousands of job cuts, a product revamp and new partnerships...

25 Jan 2018

FRANCE

Fnac fires final $1.3bn shot in Darty bid battle

PARIS - French retailer Fnac raised its offer for Darty on Monday to about £900m ($1.3bn) in a final bid to win Europe's largest electronics retailer in a battle with SA's Steinhoff...

By Dominique Vidalon 26 Apr 2016

FRANCE

Toys R Us to remove toy guns from French stores

PARIS - Toys R Us said on Friday it will remove from its shelves toy guns and other kids' toys in France that could confuse police in light of the Paris attacks...

23 Nov 2015

FRANCE

Charlie Hebdo sells 1.9 million copies

PARIS, FRANCE: French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has sold 1.9 million copies of its latest issue, which has provoked protests by Muslims around the globe over a new cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed...

19 Jan 2015

FRANCE

Counterfeit battle between LVMH and eBay ends

PARIS, FRANCE: The French luxury goods conglomerate LVMH and Internet auction site eBay said they had reached an agreement to end a long legal battle over the sale of counterfeit goods.

18 Jul 2014

FRANCE

Anti-Amazon bill adopted in France

PARIS, FRANCE: French lawmakers adopted a bill that prevents Amazon and other online booksellers from offering free deliveries of discounted books, in a bid to support the country's small bookshops.

27 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Forget apps, old-school mobiles ring in a comeback

PARIS, FRANCE: They fit in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible: old-school Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas are making a comeback as consumers, tired of fragile and overly-wired smartphones, go retro.

26 May 2014

FRANCE

Iliad eyes growing French mobile share after strong 2013

PARIS, FRANCE: Iliad looks set to consolidate its position in the French mobile market after its Free network posted a strong rise in 2013 sales and tipped a transformative deal with competitor Bouygues Telecom.

12 Mar 2014

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