Fewer branches and difficulties at franchised stores: Carrefour’s strategy amid the energy crisis

Eager to protect profitability and to reduce its workforce, Carrefour is reorganizing stores and transforming working environment. Retail mind examines the way ahead.

Through Sophie Baqué. Published on 19 December 2022 à 13h00 - Update on 19 December 2022 à 15h23

In the first half of 2023, Carrefour is changing 41 French stores (16 hypermarkets and 25 supermarkets) from integrated to lease management contracts. According to the group, this strategy aims to “reform the model of hypermarkets so that they can return to growth”. 

In a lease-management contract, the store manager and the company which owns the business are two different legal entities.…