La Poste and Carrefour extend delivery partnership

French grocery giant Carrefour and La Poste have agreed to work together to speed up the development of Carrefour’s nationwide home delivery services for both food and non-food shopping.

The two companies have released a statement that says the plan is for the Carrefour Livraison Express service to be extended to 15 cities in France by the end of this year.

The companies added: “After successful roll-out in Paris and its immediate surroundings, followed by Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Montpellier, the Carrefour and La Poste groups will deploy the Carrefour Livraison Express service in 10 new cities in 2018: Clermont-Ferrand, Dijon, Grenoble, Lille, Nancy, Nantes, Nice, Reims, Rennes and Strasbourg.

“This one-hour delivery service has been operated, since its creation in 2016, by Stuart, a subsidiary of the La Poste group specialized in urgent urban deliveries.”

In addition to the Livraison Express service, La Poste and Carrefour have announced plans to launch a new delivery service from the Carrefour hypermarket and supermarkets (known as Drive Carrefour).

This is to be piloted in two cities. Delivery will be with the on demand delivery service Stuart (that has recently been acquired by La Poste).

The companies added: “The density of the La Poste network and of Carrefour stores is an opportunity to deploy home delivery services nationwide, with La Poste providing Carrefour with expertise in last-mile management to simplify the lives of customers of the food retail group and offer them a broader range of services.”