The Carrefour group to strengthen delivery system announced to acquire a minority stake in the startupCajoo. The France based Cajoo is specialist of everyday grocery delivery in under 15 minutes. Cajoo is the pioneer on the French quick commerce market.
- Only five months after its launch, it is already operating in ten cities in France and has more than 100,000 users.
- Thanks to its network of dark stores and its teams of salaried order pickers and delivery staff, Cajoo currently offers delivery of nearly 2,000 food and non-food products in under 15 minutes, over extensive operating hours.
- Carrefour itself is a leading company on the home delivery market, pioneering in particular the express delivery segment, as well as e-commerce solutions for town centers, where it launched and developed pedestrian pick-up points.
The major expansions and deals by Carrefour are mentioned below:
March 2021: For the enhancement of green energy, Carrefour has decided to join forces with Meridiam. The essential infrastructure company Meridiam will completely fund the charging service offered by Carrefour. This partnership shores up its commitment to build sustainable infrastructure that has a positive economic, social and environmental impact.
Nov 2020: Carrefour Group acquired France based organic food leader Bio c Bon banner. The Paris Commercial Court has validated the Carrefours deal.
Aug 2020: To strengthen in Spain Carrefour had announced an agreement to acquire 172 stores under the Supersol banner. Carrefours with this deal strengthen its number two position in the country. The transaction involves 172 convenience stores and supermarkets, located mainly in Andalusia and the Madrid region.
June 2020: Carrefour had entered into an agreement with Hong Kong based Dairy Farm to acquire Wellcome Taiwan, consolidating its position as the leading multi-format food retailer in South East Asian market.
In April 2020, In response to COVID-19 pandemic Carrefour join forces with Uber Eats to meet Frances grocery needs. As per agreement the service will start with around fifteen Carrefour stores in Paris and the Paris region and will then be rolled out nationwide.
February 2020, Carrefour announced partnership with global nutrition company Nestlé to help parents to give their children a healthier and more sustainable food, and promote the consumption of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.
February 2020, Grupo Carrefour Brasil had signed an agreement with Makro Atacadista SA to acquire 30 Cash & Carry stores in Brazil, accelerating the expansion of its growing Atacadão format. The acquisition involves 30 stores (including the real estate of 22 of those, which are fullyowned, and another 8 rented stores) and 14 gas stations, located in 17 states across Brazil
January 2020, The Carrefour Group had opened its first hypermarket in Uganda, Kampala capital city. The Group is establishing a foothold in this new country through its Partnership with the Majid Al Futtaim Group, which has been partnering Carrefour in more than 25 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Carrefour is one of the leading food retail company, headquartered in Boulogne Billancourt, France. Carrefour operates more than 12,300 stores and e-commerce sites in more than 30 countries. Carrefour is a multi-local, multi-format and omni-channel retail Group that employs more than 380, 000 people worldwide.