Our big distribution partners
Auchan, Atac, Carrefour, Coop, Groupe Casino, Champion, réseaux U, Cora, Géant, Intermarché, Leclerc, Leader Price, LIDL, Aldi, Migros, Monoprix, etc
Different formats of stores
- The cash and carry and provisioning of restoration products
- Trade of proximity
- Maxi discount
- The supermarket
- Commercial Town Planning
The cash and carry and provisioning of restoration products
Literally "pay cash and carry", imported formula of the United States created to make profitable service from the wholesalers to the retailers. This form of intermediation allows the retailers to come to supply themselves in a deposit or warehouse by choosing the products, the wanted quantity, while paying cash, and by carrying them out.
One of the commercial parameter-keys is its localization, an aspect taken into consideration whatever the format of the store is.
Convenience store is distinguished from the other formats:
Due to the fact that the consumers reside very close to the store, in distance and thus in access time;
Due to the fact that convenience stores are established as well in urban environments.
Three distinct formats: Definitions
The small self-service or PLS: small store of district or grocer of generally old establishment of a surface lower than 120 m2, managed by an independent tradesman being supplied near wholesalers or held by a manager-agent.
The convenience-store, small store with a set of products of breakdown service and service of proximity (bread,..). The oil groups launched the concept in the 1970's, to offer products known as impulse products (drinks, sugar refineries, nibbling, small toys.), press, accessories and accessory products for cars, by creating shops in the oil service stations.
The convenience-store, following the example of hypermarkets, uses the car, no more as a means of access, but like a final passage along the major roads.
The mini-market: non specialized retail commerce with a dominant service of food in self-service, surface from 120 to 400 m2, exploited in majority by independents or branch managers.
The hypermarket is a store of a sale surface equal or higher than 2500 m2, whose offer in foodstuffs varies from 3 000 to 5 000 references, and for the non food,
from 20' 000 to 35' 000 references, where the products are mainly sold in self-service at keen prices. The peripheral or suburban establishment of the hypermarket (to 80%), explains the provision of customers from a vast parking zone.
Supermarket of small size (1000 m2), whose set products is limited to basic human consumption products (1000 references), at low prices and weak margins, and constituted with a majority of famous brand name distributors or products without brand names.
Store of food predominance retail sale, with a surface of sale ranging between 400 m2 and 2500 m2, with food references going from 2500 to 3500 products for a total offer in self-service from 3000 to 5000 products; their food sales turnover is higher than 65%. The first supermarket was open in 1957 in Paris.
Commercial town planning
Commercial town planning defines the rules of creation and enlarging of the stores of retail sales in order to ensure their development balanced on the territory, and the service to the consumers.