FRANCE: Carrefour to drop some brands from shelves
Carrefour said it could not comment on reports in the French press that it is planning to drop certain leading brands from its product range in order to promote own-label goods.
A report in Le Figaro earlier this week claimed that the French retailing giant was poised to remove from its shelves a number of goods from top manufacturers, among them Henkel, Reckitt-Benkiser and Colgate-Palmolive.
"As is our policy, if we have something to say we will do so in an official statement," a company spokeswoman told just-food.com.
Another French supermarket group, Intermarché, is planning to reduce by 10% the range of food brands it sells, the report adds.
The backdrop to such moves is a recent change to the law in France which has ushered in greater price deregulation in the retail sector; While legislative reform is primarily designed to lower prices, it has also given producers scope to impose hikes in 2006 which has left retailers exasperated and threatening retaliatory action.
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