The partnership deals with the 140 main suppliers, mainly from the consumer products sector and the bazaar. The first category mainly includes dry foods, such as biscuits or soups, while the second category mainly includes small household appliances and decoration, according to Carrefour.
This cooperation enables both companies to purchase larger quantities of products, which has a significant impact on lowering the price of the unit. Suppliers, however, can enjoy a wider range of products, seeing more of them appear in more stores.
Fresh food is not bought in a common form because it is precisely on this segment that the marks differ from each other.
Starting on January 1, Carrefour's Belgian purchasing managers will carry out this task in approximately 800 stores (Carrefour Hypermarkets, Carrefour, Carrefour Express and Drive) as well as some 600 Belgian stores. Companies belonging to Provera, a subsidiary of Louis Dalhize, which employs 21 employees.
However, all the companies involved remain independent and maintain their commercial dynamics, the two companies promise.