PARIS — French retail giant Carrefour SA said it has forged a deal with domestic grocery rival Système U to join forces for purchasing products from large national and international brands.The deal, which remains subject to approval from local market authorities, is the latest in a series of partnerships, agreements and acquisitions at Carrefour as chief executive officer Alexandre Bompard steers the sprawling retailer’s turnaround efforts.Système U is a cooperative of French retailers operating grocery stores under the Super U banner. The partnership, which is set to apply to supplier negotiations in 2019, increases commitments to favoring French agricultural producers.Carrefour, the world’s second largest retailer after Walmart Inc., has in recent years struggled under the weight of sluggish consumption in its domestic market. To revive its business, the inventor of big-box hypermarkets is betting on the leadership of Bompard, an executive credited with adapting book and electronics retailer FNAC to increasing online consumption by merging it with a home appliances dealer Darty.Since Bompard took the helm of the company, it has focused on increasing its offer of antibiotics-free products, introduced blockchain tracing systems and bolstered e-commerce operations.
To celebrate Pride 2018, @themarcjacobs released the #GratefulNotHateful campaign, a social media initiative aimed at extending Pride beyond the parade. Inspired by Jacobs’ everyday outlook, the campaign features Jacobs along with a group of models and social media stars who are members and supporters of the LGBT community, all seen wearing @marcbeauty’s Highliner Gel Eye Crayons in colors of the rainbow. Head to our Instagram stories to see close-ups of the liner. #wwdbeauty
Virgil Abloh’s dad Nee and Don Crawley, cofounder of RSVP Gallery, were some of the hometown crew at the Chicago-born designer’s debut show for Louis Vuitton. (📸: @jdiderich ) #wwdmens #louisvuitton #virgilabloh
About last night: @marycharteris and @adwoaaboah hit up Hyde Park for the Serpentine Galleries’ annual summer party held in partnership with @chanelofficial. Head to WWD.com to see more photos. #wwdfashion
“This is Paris, my first show. I’m all about democracy. If some kid shows up, flew from New Jersey to just be around, let’s get him a seat.” — @virgilabloh tells WWD’s @jdiderich ahead of his first show for @louisvuitton men’s. (📸: @alfredo_piola ) #wwdmens #virgilabloh #louisvuitton
“Kate Spade was a true fashion icon who brought joy to the lives of women around the world, and inspired women to live life to the fullest. We are dedicated to carrying on her legacy,” said Anna Bakst, brand president and chief executive officer of @katespadeny. The Kate Spade Foundation announced that it will be donating $1 million to suicide prevention and mental health awareness in tribute to the recent death of Kate Spade. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdnews (📷: @chinseephoto)
A first look at @virgilabloh’s sneakers for @louisvuitton. Abloh spoke to WWD about his debut collection for Louis Vuitton, creating @kendalljenner’s #metgala outfit and redefining the heritage brand. Read the full story on WWD.com. #wwdfashion 📷: @alfredo_piola)
The world’s largest producer of denim @iskodenim is sharing the strategy behind its product development process. Read our full interview with ISKO’s product development manager Baris Ozden on the company’s extensive research practices, upcoming denim trends and the latest material innovations on WWD.com. #iskodenim