Food retailers to combat food waste

In France the misinterpretation between the use by and the best before dates found on food products’ packaging is responsible for 20% of food waste from the consumers. In fact, more than one French consumer out of two does not make the distinction between the two mentions before throwing away.  The idea is therefore to create tools to better inform consumers about the difference between ... Read more >>>

Seniors leave hypermarkets behind to buy online

E-commerce boomed in the first half of 2020. This network is becoming more popular since around 40% of French households have at least buy once on non-specialized websites (mainly click & drive sites). This is now a purchase that is becoming an integral part of shoppers' daily lives. Indeed, the lockdown has encouraged online shopping, resulting in 2.8 million new customers. And, it was not ... Read more >>>

Discounters: organic segment’s increase but still catching up

In 2015, organic accounted for barely 1% of their food turnover (excluding wine) of hard-discounters. In 5 years, it tripled to reach 3% in September 2020.However this increase does not allow the network to still catchup with major food retailers, where organic products already take up 5.1% of the expenses.In one year, the weight of organic products in hard discounters has increased by 0,3 points, ... Read more >>>

French people seduced by breads from abroad

According to a study conducted by the Federation of the bakery-pastry industry, even if 6 out of 10 French do prefer the traditional baguette, they are now keener to explore other bread varieties.  A trend which goes with a decrease of bread consumption and a change in the times of consumption.While kebab and bagel breads are familiar to 7 out of 10 French people, ciabatta, pita and Swedish breads ... Read more >>>

The majority of french remain faithful to bulk despite Covid

Despite the sanitary crisis, nearly 9 out of 10 French people intend to buy in bulk again. Covid-19 and hygiene measures which have been put in place could have severely impacted this type of purchase, but it turns out that the lockdown had « only » a moderate impact on the segment: fewer than one out of two consumers has stopped buying bulk products during this period. And ... Read more >>>

The Free From Functional & Health Ingredients trade show is postponed

The Free From Functional & Health Ingredients which was planned to take place at the RAI Amsterdam from 24-25 November, will be postponed to 15-16 June 2021, following remaining travel restrictions due to COVID-19.Reflecting one of the food and drink industry’s most dynamic sectors, FFFHI will return in June to showcase pioneering developments across five distinct product categories including ... Read more >>>

Beer in bulk in Monoprix

A new secure device offering bulk brewed beers is now available in the Monoprix Montparnasse,  Paris, the only store to offer such « facility ». The two brewers Gallia and Heineken (who has acquired a share in Gallia’s capital in 2019) have launched in the Monoprix Montparnasse in Paris the first device to buy beer in bulk. Although bulk has become more and ... Read more >>>

The French convinced by home-delivery since the lockdown

According to a survey conducted by Nielsen, the proportion of French people using home-delivery applications has doubled during the lockdown period and has remained at a high level ever since. Pizza remains the leading product ahead of burgers and sushi.The Covid-19 pandemic, and the resulting lockdown, have accelerated a digital transition and fostered the growth of already widely emerging practices ... Read more >>>

The international food & hospitality trade show SIRHA is postponed

GL Events president Olivier Ginon announced that the international food and hospitality trade show, Sihra, which was to be held in January 2021, is postponed from May 29 to June 2, 2021.Held at the Eurexpo Lyon, Sihra, which will celebrate for the occasion its 20th anniversary, will explore and highlight contemporary food service through the wide offer of its exhibitors and event spaces: life-size ... Read more >>>

Intermarché Relais, the brand that mixes click & collect and proximity

A year ago, Intermarché had planned to open very small outlets in Paris to offer a hybrid solution between click&collect facilities and convenience store. The calendar is held, with the opening on September 4th of the first Intermarché Relais in the 20th arrondissement of Paris.  This 80 sq. m. store offers snacking products (sandwiches, orange juice machine, hot meals, drinks, ... Read more >>>

Organic, main driver for non-alcoholic drinks

Nielsen has unveiled the ranking of the 2019 innovations with the highest turnover a year after they were launched in hypermarkets and supermarkets. In line with the current consumer trends, organic products represent six of the top ten non-alcoholic drink innovations, with the major groups Coca-Cola, Nestlé Waters and Britvic France as the main market players. 1.     ... Read more >>>

The starch market dominated by pasta

With the starch market gaining in value over the last rolling year - which was not the case before the covid crisis - the brands are now multiplying their efforts to better satisfy consumers’ new demands.While people tend to eat healthy, the premium, organic, quick-cooking and gluten-free segments are the trends to follow.   In detail, the pasta market representing the most important ... Read more >>>

Cereals brands intensify their efforts to win new customers

The highly competitive cereals category has taken advantage of the crisis to recruit new customers. Brands are hoping to capitalize on this positive trend with reformulated products.At the beginning of the lockdown, consumers have changed their habits and started to stock basic products which has then benefited the cereals market, with an increase in value of 28% in March. The major market player, ... Read more >>>

Nielsen figures for the last P8 period (July - August)

FMCG (fast moving consumer good) /FLS (fresh and self-service)FMCG/FLS sales confirmed their growth in mass retailing, with a 5.2% increase in value on P8, all networks combined. The trend is also positive in volume: +3.1%, which represents an increase of 0,4% in comparison with the last period (P7).Promotional turnoverPromotional activity in hypermarkets and supermarkets has since returned to ... Read more >>>

Carrefour confirms its leadership in organic products

In hypermarkets and supermarkets alike, the Carrefour group is more dynamic on the organic market than the market as a whole and is widening the gap with the challenger Leclerc.The efforts are paying off. Already well positioned on the organic market, Carrefour is reaping the benefits of its proactive approach in its Act for Food project. The group has more than 21% market share in hypermarkets and ... Read more >>>

Retailers market shares: E.Leclerc scores, Carrefour rises and Casino struggles.

Just before the new school year, Kantar publishes French food retailers' market shares for the last period 8 (13 July to 9 August): E.Leclerc continues to maintain a certain “social distancing” from its competitors with a gain of 0.7 points for the group, and a market share of 22.3%. The Mousquetaires group (Intermarché), with +0,5 point, is just behind in terms of growth and is ... Read more >>>

Iced tea, still dynamic!

The iced tea market is doing well with a sales turnover increase of +1.5% in April 2020, but suffering from a slowdown if we compare to last year at the same period (+17.5%). The Covid-19 crisis did not help either. However, the main players remain confident as iced teas are still a basic trend. Their market share within the soft drinks category has indeed doubled in 5 years: from 6% to 12,1% in 2019. ... Read more >>>

The reinforcement of responsible consumption

A recent survey conducted from March to June shows the impact of the Covid-19 on consumption trends. Overall, we note an acceleration of the trends showed at the beginning of the year, except for the vegetal segment:More organic The Covid-19 crisis has not slowed down the consumption of organic products, with 86% of French people who bought certified products between 13 March and 23 June. The ... Read more >>>

New ways of shopping: the no-channel experience

During the lockdown, e-commerce has experienced an impressive expansion, with the number of unique online shoppers who increased by 40% in the first quarter. With the lockdown behind us, the big challenge for retailers is now to keep and increase the loyalty of new customers who have tried this new purchasing and relationship channel. Thus, the boundaries between physical and digital commerce, already ... Read more >>>

New interest for loyalty programmes

A greater anticipation of purchases? A greater attention to prices and advantages of loyalty cards? A desire to start again to consume after the lockdown? Probably a little bit of all that. The Fidme mobile application, which gathers all your loyalties in one, and counts 4M members and 1.5M active users each month, has noticed some unusual data since May 11, end of the lockdown in France. Indeed, ... Read more >>>

Alcohol free beers: who are the consumers ?

According to a survey carried out by YouGov, alcohol-free beers consumers do consume alcohol (86%), are interested in sport (35%) and are men aged between 34 and 44 years (16%). These French people shop in hyper/supermarkets (33% at Leclerc, 29% at Lidl, 27% at Carrefour) but also in organic chains (12% at Biocoop and 7% at Bio c'Bon). During their shopping trip, 41% buy responsible products ... Read more >>>

The good progression of FMCG products in July

According to a recent note from Nielsen/LSA, the first week of school holiday in France gives positive signals, with a turnover increase for FMCG +Fresh food of 5,9%.E-commerce, who was by far the favourite channel for food shopping before and during the lockdown (10% of market share vs 5,7% last year) is still on top of the list with + 42,3% for Click & Drive and + 28,7% for Home Delivery.The ... Read more >>>

SIAL Paris 2020 is canceled

Because of the current sanitary crisis and consequent uncertainty, the Comexposium Group responsible for the organization of the food trade show, has announced the cancelation of SIAL Paris 2020 postponed from 15 to 19 October 2022. According to the organizers, maintaining such an international event in this period of pandemic was becoming more and more complicated in spite of the numerous initiatives ... Read more >>>

French consumers more cautious when planning food shopping

A French survey conducted by the smartphone application Shopmium has shown that hypermarkets and supermarkets stay the main spots for food shopping for  French consumers. But most importantly, news buying habits have appeared.  The French are indeed planning more and anticipate their food shopping more. The study shows that French households, as a result of the habit acquired during ... Read more >>>

Syrups, a category with a bright future

Although in decline, dilutable beverages and syrops can still benefit from the current trends of sugar reduction, less packaging and the search for more naturalness. The main players intend to use their best efforts to modernise the category and strengthen the presence of fruits.Despite a 3.1% drop in retail sales at the end of March 2020 compared to the previous year, (Nielsen), the category still ... Read more >>>

French organic market worth €12 billion in 2019

These results can be explained by strong consumer demand, thus stimulating production and sector structuring.The organic market continues to explode. The "Agence Bio » (French agency for the development & promotion of organizing products) has just published the impressive results for 2019: a turnover of 11.93 billion euros, up by 13.5%, or + €1.4 billion compared to 2018, with €11. ... Read more >>>

World’s products to conquer the French consumers

The good performance of the world's products during the lockdown has rekindled the ambitions of the main players in this high-potential market. In both grocery and fresh food, its growth depends on visibility, recruiting and reassuring new consumers. During the lockdown, the traditional flour and sugar have had to fight against noodles cups and soy sauce! + 65% for coconut milk, + 59% for exotic ... Read more >>>

Picard speeds up its omnichannel development

The acceleration of digital use, new customer experience needs and the need to set up a new form of relationships with your customers-basis, have convinced the frozen food distribution specialist, Picard, to develop its omnichannel system with the creation of a new site. To meet the growing consumer demand for digital, Picard, has decided to accelerate its multi-channel strategy. Already, in ... Read more >>>

Carrefour and Intermarché opt for the American technology Innit

Carrefour, Intermarché and Ocado (Monoprix plus) have chosen the American technology Innit, a shopping assistance tool that integrates directly into e-commerce sites or applications. The idea is to simplify label reading and above all to adapt to each consumer profile, a major difference with the current Nutri-Score.  Innit will be soon available on Carrefour and Intermarché ... Read more >>>

French Click and Drive stores at full speed!

French Click and Drive stores which have been supported by a sustained growth for several years, nevertheless only accounted for 5.7% of FMCG sales in 2019, according to Kantar Wolrdpanel. But during the first month of lockdown, Click and Drives stores ( calls « drives » in France) have benefited from an increase in sales of +80% according to Nielsen, with 1,2M households including ... Read more >>>

Shopping malls traffic is recovering

Shopping malls traffic, even if not at its last year's level, is gradually recovering. Cafés and restaurants reopening on June 15 has helped to increase traffic in the city centres and in the biggest shopping malls.Indeed, there is a strong correlation in France between shopping areas and the possibilities to « eat on the spot », as consumers are more likely to stay longer ... Read more >>>

Findus goes green

The famous brand dedicated to frozen foods has just launched a complete range of vegetable protein-based products,  under the Green Cuisine banner. An initiative that Findus justifies by the increasing development of flexitarism. In France the pourcentage of French people claiming to be flexitarian has jumped by 10 points in less than 5 years, from 25% in 2015 to 35% at the end of last year. ... Read more >>>

Auchan will offer chickens fed with insects

From today, Auchan Retail France will offer free range chickens whose feed has been enriched with insect oil.  By removing the imported soya oil traditionally used in poultry feed, the product launched by Auchan Retail has a reduced environmental impact as the used insect oil has a 80% lower carbon impact than soya oil.For his new launch, Auchan has concluded a partnership with InnovaFeed, a ... Read more >>>

More organic consumers during the lockdown.

During the lockdown, around 70% of the French people have bought organic products, which represent a customer increase of 8%. The hypermarkets still remain the favorite canal (57% of the buyers) but direct sales are also knowing a real increase (22%). After the lockdown, 9 people out of 10 will continue to buy organic products as they estimate organic products are good quality (57%) and good for their ... Read more >>>

The recovery of shopping malls accelerates in "week 4"

According to the press release from the National Council of Shopping Centers (CNCC) referring to the national index of its partner Quantaflow "for the fourth week of reopening after the end of the lockdown, shopping centers have recorded a 79% attendance rate compared to the same period last year, an increase of almost 10% compared to the third week". Towards a return to « normality » ... Read more >>>

French people want to go out and enjoy life!

Since Tuesday, French restaurants, cafés and bars have been authorised to re-open.According to a survey led by Serig/OpinionWay just before the release of the lockdown, 84% of French people want to go out and spend time in restaurants, bars and cafés as soon as possible. For many of them it is a way to support an industry which has suffered a lot in the past three months. In addition ... Read more >>>

The release of the lockdown to be festive, according to Nielsen

According to Nielsen, the first week after the release of the lockdown in France gives us the first hints on what future could be in terms of consumption. Indeed, French consumers have spent more money on food shopping, +9% in sales compared to the same period last year. As observed during the lockdown, sales of savory frozen foods and grocery, fresh products and cooking and baking ingredients ... Read more >>>

New ways of doing food shopping…

Monoprix Plus has been officially « opened » on May 19th, a week after France decided to ease the lockdown. This new service offered by the most urban of the French retailers offers not only a home delivery service or click and collect, but above all on a fully automated order preparation.Once the order has been placed by the customer, small robots equipped with the Ocado ... Read more >>>

Covid-19: who are the winners ?

The online grocery shops:No fewer than 7.4 million households have bought a grocery product online at least once a month. The most purchased products were alcohol, which doubled over the period (versus -6% drop in physical stores). Seduced by the practicality that e-commerce offers,  many French consumers will continue buying online after the crisis.The supermarkets:While hypermarkets have really ... Read more >>>

The come back of frozen salty foods

In decline for years (-1% over 9 years), the frozen savoury food market in SM & HM has fully benefited from the lockdown period: +27% from mid-february to mid-april. A phenomenon which can be explained by different factors due to the Covid-19 crisis: the reduction in the frequency of in-store shopping, larger baskets and storage effects. Consumption habits that may well continue given the ... Read more >>>

Soft drinks, less but better

With a turnover of €458M (+1,9%) in 2019, the soft drinks market remains very dynamic and innovative. Indeed, main market players have to always innovate to be in line with customer new expectations, who are asking more and more for less sugar. Pepsico, Orangina Suntory France, Coca-cola are all surfing on the wave. Orangina Suntory France aims to reduce by 25% the carbohydrate content ... Read more >>>

Which points of difference for organic baby food?

Organic infant nutrition is becoming more and more popular in France. For the majority of French consumers, organic label is very often associated with healthy products. Producers then need to enhance their offer in order to gain market share.However, having the organic certification is no longer enough. Brands need to find new points of difference such as animal welfare, impact on the environment ... Read more >>>

The NOLO is gaining ground in France.

The NOLO - literally No and Low Alcohol -  trend is gaining ground in France. Born in the UK in 2013 at the same time as the « Dry January », this trend is becoming more and more popular in France, especially because it answers a growing demand: what to drink when we tend to drink less or no alcohol at all?In 2018, French people over 15 have consumed 11,55L. It was 13,9L ... Read more >>>

Increase of the e-commerce due to the coronavirus

As a result of this confinement, e-commerce has increased by 40% this week (and by 90% the first week)Facing with this health crisis, distributors have had to manage their strategy in order to address emerging needs. For example, Monoprix has increased its employees and its stocks to meet growing customer demand.Distributors are catching the wave, they all are developing and improving the click and ... Read more >>>

The biggest food trend for French consumers in 2020

Two days ago we have released an article about the 6 biggest trends for French retailing in 2020 according to the French consulting agency expert in retailing « Protéines XTC ». This agency has also summarized the 2020 food trends seen by the consumers.  Food traceability  As we have been writing for some time, food traceability and especially local food have ... Read more >>>

The 6 biggest trends for French retailing in 2020

The french consulting agency expert in retailing “Protéines XTC” has summarised the 6 main trends that will occur in 2020 on the French retailing business:SOBRIETY French consumers tend to be more responsible with their food purchases. Indeed, products seasonality, anti-waste, locally produced and environment impacts are more and more taken into consideration. 57% of the ... Read more >>>

Monop’Daily comes to the hospital

Monop’ Daily, the dedicated convenience concept store from the retail chain Monoprix, will open a new store in the Rouen Teaching Hospital by the end of the year. This is the second store of this kind, with the first one opened in St Louis Hospital in Paris last November.  The Lagardère Travel Retail France, the company currently operating the convenience stores, "Relais H" ... Read more >>>

Carrefour new segmentation

To meet customers new expectations, the main French retail group Carrefour is completing a total overhaul of its private label offer.In collaboration with 2500 customers, Carrefour has developed a brand-new segmentation of its products. The future Carrefour’s private label products will be declined in 5 segments: - Carrefour Classic’: good products for every day consumption - ... Read more >>>

The year 2019 has seen a positive trend: the strong growth of frozen organic references in Food Service distribution!

Promotional catalogues for the Food Service sector specialising in frozen products are a great success in France. This phenomenon underlines the concern of restaurants, hotels and cafés to find the best quality at the best price. The food service sector must therefore offer increasingly attractive prices while enhancing their range. So, if organic frozen food products have been disliked in ... Read more >>>

Zoom on the loose products

On the 28th of January we wrote an article focused on the industrials and their transition toward the reduction of plastic, We have seen that « Juste Bio » has launched the vrac store, where the consumer can order loose products and get them home delivered in a biodegradable and compostable bag. Today, let’s focus on these loose products and its market !  ... Read more >>>

Animal-Welfare Labelling: towards a standardisation

According to Kantar, 73% of French people are in favour of products that respect animal welfare. The new generation is even more concerned: for more than 37% of the 18-24 years old it is a key  purchasing criterion. That is why in 2018 the animal welfare label has been created by the non-governmental organisations LFDA, l’OABA, CWIF and the retail group, Casino. Originally including a 4-level ... Read more >>>

Vegan steaks on the French market

Brands such as BEYOND MEAT, from the United States, have already conquered a large part of the market, especially among vegetarians and other environmentally conscious meat lovers. BEYOND MEAT offers vegan alternatives "comparable to real meat", both in appearance and taste. They are a response to the new food consumption trend that has emerged in recent years in North America and Europe. ... Read more >>>

Nestlé children’s cereals game changer

Nestlé innovates on children's cereals with NAT, a new crispy mueslis cereals that is willing to break the cereals market’s rules. Indeed, Nestlé wants to stand out with this range by offering healthy and premium references. Nestlé has launched two SKUs: honey-almond and chocolate-strawberry. Even if these tastes are not particularly innovant they are marked A and B respectively ... Read more >>>

Focus for the industrials: less plastics !

According to Nielsen, in 2019, 55% of the French households think it is important to change packagings to reduce plastic. To meet this increasing demand from the consumers, industrials have put in place some initiatives:Some have been through a perfect and global transition. For instance, Juste Bio, the French leader on the dry fruits market, has launched the « Vrac ... Read more >>>

National brands are catching the organic wave.

The national brands extend their market share over private label brands. Their market share has increased by 1.6 points and they now take 57% of sales over private labels brands (43%). In 2019, we could find 250 products under national brands versus 173 in 2018. The French market has become the new champion in terms of organic products launches: one product launch out of 5 happens in the ... Read more >>>

Organic sweet grocery: where the big groups stand ?

Today the organic sweet grocery market has increased by 24,7% compared to last year. These last three years, the biggest grocery groups (Nestlé, Barilla, Unilever…) have orientated their strategies to produce more and more organic products.  To be easily spotted by the consumer, these big players have been working on their packaging: the « organic » ... Read more >>>

The evolution of the French aperitif

The French aperitif is not a new thing, it has been a part of the pre-dinner customs since several decades, indeed 39 million of aperitifs are served each week at home, consisting of a drink (mostly alcohol) and snacks.  If before a bag of crisps or salted peanuts were enough to satisfy aperitif lovers it has evolved since the last 10 years mostly ... Read more >>>

New trends for the French Breakfast

Even if the French remain attached to their traditional croissant, baguette and café in the morning, has every food habit, breakfast tends to evolve. 96% of the French population have their breakfast at home, 6 times a week (it represents a global turnover of about € 14.5b year). Even if breakfast preparation is quick and easy, it remains mainly taken around the table; indeed, ... Read more >>>

Cheeses plastic free packaging in Franprix

For two months, Franprix is experimenting a range of cheeses wrapped in biodegradable paper in six convenience stores in Paris. With this new type of packaging, coated with vegetal wax and fully compostable at home, this cheese supplier is answering to the retailers and consumers expectation. Indeed, 45% of the French population declare buying products with less packaging (NIELSEN). Seven different ... Read more >>>

Leclerc answers to the Intermarché’s Franco-score

From January 2020, the mention ‘EU origin’ formerly displayed on Leclerc's private label products will give way to some very precise mentions of regarding the geographical origin. Indeed, 15 days after Intermarché  mentioned the creation of its “Franco score” (picture), Michel Edouard Leclerc, CEO of Leclerc has announced that approximatively 8 000 products ... Read more >>>

Christmas season: How the French consume?

For the second year in a row, AlixPartners surveyed consumers in six countries about their purchase intentions for the upcoming Christmas season. As often, the French are distinguished by their pessimism and are more likely to reduce their expenses than the other countries…but not on food!Only 17% of them think that their overall situation has improved this year. 28% of them want to reduce ... Read more >>>

Retailing and co-working

Casino retail stores has launched a new concept store « Le 4 Casino premier » located in Paris, the main goal of this store is to offer jointly with the retail a coworking experience for customers. The coworking area can be totally or partially privatised, a catering service is offered by Casino. Indeed, customers can organise meetings, breakfasts, after-works evenings and so ... Read more >>>

The first Nous Anti Gaspi store opens its doors in Paris

The chain of stores has just opened a shop in the 19th district of Paris. It proposes more than 750 food references with defective packaging, damaged, with a close due date or non-conforming cuts sold 30% cheaper. Nous Anti Gaspi wants to have a close relation with the local producers. In order to propose organic, local and quality products, the store wants to surf on the organic wave. This year, ... Read more >>>

France’s food law Egalim as it celebrates its first birthday 

According to a Neilson report, this year in France marks the end of 7 consecutive years of deflation with a price increase of 10% of the in the hypermarkets. So, how can we explain that ? Last year the french government has enacted a new law named Egalim. This law has been voted to put a better balance between the distributors and the growers during the trade relations. It allows a better negociation ... Read more >>>

Danone and Auchan France teamed up for a mutual sustainability initiative

Mid October, Danone and Auchan retail France have decided to create a campaign called #JeSaisJ’agis (meaning “I’m aware, I act upon it”) to make their mutual sustainability goals more concrete to consumers, by giving them the opportunity to directly support farmers having a better eco-friendly farming practices. The aim is to engage consumers during one week (in all 589 Auchan ... Read more >>>

The French wine based products market

French deputies have voted an amendment proposal on the 24 of October which goal is to enlarge the premix beverage taxation to “Wine based beverages”. Indeed, the initial’ premix tax aimed premade mix (distilled alcohol such as Rhum or Vodka mix with soft drinks). As a reminder this category of premade cocktails “ready to drink” have to express a maximum of 12% alcohol ... Read more >>>

Franchise agreement between Toupargel and Monoprix

On the 8th of october, Toupargel and Monoprix have concluded a franchise agreement. Signed by Jean-Paul Mochet, CEO of Monoprix, and Romain Tchénio, CEO of Toupargel, this agreement allows the integration of 1400 Monoprix fresh and grocery products in every Toupargel sales channel.Toupargel is the food multi-specialist, able to deliver each French house. This agreement allows Toupargel to expand ... Read more >>>

Maison Plisson creates Le Petit Plisson

La maison plisson, the famous grocery store will open Petit Plisson this november. « Petit Plisson is a perfect mix between the local coffee shop and a rural grocery» said Delphine Plisson.As La maison Plisson, this new store will offer products of superior quality Respecting the seasons, its customers health and the productors know how.On the one hand, the grocery side of the store ... Read more >>>

More than one organic store in ten in the hands of supermarket groups

The number of stores specialising in organic products has increased by a factor of 2.5 since 2010. A dynamic to which the "classic" supermarket groups contribute, now accounting for more than 10% of the fleet. In January 2010, there were only 748 organic specialty stores in France. Since then, the fleet has followed an exponential curve to reach 1850 points of sale in 2019. On average, over the past ... Read more >>>

Successful launch for Biocoop ADN

End of May, a few steps from the Nation metro station in Paris, Thibaud Ronfard inaugurated the very first anti-waste outlet of the Biocoop network. Or a store whose offer was almost exclusively made up of products in bulk or presented in reusable containers.Four months after its launch, Biocoop ADN, for Anti-Déchets Nation, is a great success. "The welcome is very positive and the attendance ... Read more >>>

The latest report from IRI GIRA Food service confirms the recovery of the out-of-home consumer market

According to the latest report by IRI GIRA Foodservice, out-of-home consumption in France was estimated to have reached nearly 87 billion euros in 2018. In terms of retail, nearly 76 billion are concentrated in the out-of-home catering sector (commercial and collective groupings) and the remaining 11 billion are spread over impulse circuits (the latter grouping bakeries, Viennese pastries, pastry ... Read more >>>

Franprix is testing a new version of its Darwin concept

This is Franprix's new laboratory! The Casino group's urban brand presented the 2019 version of its Darwin concept on rue de Réaumur in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris. This 600 m² point of sale offers an enhanced catering offer. In addition to the traditional chicken legs - potatoes, pizzas, nuggets, fries, etc. are now being added. A counter called Esprit Frais, developed by Fleury Michon, ... Read more >>>


Franprix Darwin is evolving with a richer hot snacking offer and an optimization of its bulk department. The brand is also in the spirit of the times on the non-al with corners signed Cdiscount, Hema and the Parisian Drugstore. Greener bulk, more hot snacking and non-food entrusted to trendy brands. These are three major and promising aspects of Franprix Darwin's new version unveiled on Friday, September ... Read more >>>


Who is the consumer today? This is the question answered by Paris Retail Week, a few days before the opening of the show, on 24, 25 and 26 September in Paris. According to a study published in advance of this event, the consumer 2.0 leads the business and makes it evolve, it leads brands and retail chains to think about new models in order to meet increasingly stringent requirements. What are his ... Read more >>>

Paris is once again becoming the retail capital of the world

New York, London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul... It is in these cities that the major international brands and the most beautiful brands are crowding in to set up stores, boutiques and other places of experience, as we say today. These boxes are intended to strike the minds, to enhance their claws and also obviously to sell, a lot, in consumer basins that are both very dense and especially very ... Read more >>>

Charal resists

The meat segment, the historical pillar of the frozen department, is affected by changes in consumer behaviour. While the category continued to recover very slightly (around +1% year-to-date at the end of May*), its volumes declined by -1.8% over the same period. Admittedly, with a market share of more than 16%, meat remains a sure value in salted frozen food, but the French are clearly reducing their ... Read more >>>

Young parents are particularly attentive to their babies' nutrition.

As we know, new food practices are developing in French households: the rise of organic farming, flexitarism , the development of plants... A trend that, while affecting adults, is also beginning to appear on the plates of toddlers. Thus, according to a study by the Institut des Mamans (IDM families) conducted last June among a sample of 300 parents of children under 3 years of age, 12% of babies ... Read more >>>

Lidl again recorded the strongest increase in market share

Lidl again recorded the strongest increase in market share at +0.5 points for the period from June 10 to July 7, according to the Kantar publication. Independent retailers such as Intermarché, Leclerc and Système U are also maintaining a positive trend. Where will Lidl stop? According to Kantar, the German brand continued to grow over the period from June 10 to July 7, 2019 with a further ... Read more >>>

French poultry is on the rise

French poultry volumes fell by -0.3% but, at the same time, thanks to quality, turnover increased by +1.3%," reports "LSA" of 02/05/19. Contrary to what one might think, France only imports 0.3% of its chicken consumption from Brazil and a total of 1.1% from outside the European Union, according to "Le journal du Dimanche" of 12/05/19. 40.9% of the poultry consumed in France comes from the European ... Read more >>>

The French thirst for Irish beer is up

It looks like the French have developed a taste for Irish beer as the value of exports to the country nearly doubled last year – though total overseas sales decreased. The latest beer market report from the Irish Brewers Association (IBA) showed that the value of exports to France increased from €19 million in 2017 to €32 million in 2018. IBA head Jonathan McDade told Fora ... Read more >>>
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