Carrefour chief executive Alexandre Bompard has been named as the new president of France's Fédération du Commerce et de la Distribution (FCD), a representative group for the large-scale retail trade.
Bompard takes over the role from François Bouriez, managing director of the Louis Delhaize Group, who is stepping down from the presidency of the FCD after 12 years in the role.
The group's general assembly, along with Jacques Creyssel, delegate general of the FCD, thanked Bouriez for his leadership of the organisation since 2011.
Commenting on his new role, Bompard said, "I am honoured to be elected president of the Fédération du Commerce et de la Distribution and I pay tribute to the unfailing commitment of my predecessor, François Bouriez, who, with Jacques Creyssel, firmly defended the interests of the sector.
"At a time of galloping inflation, digital transformation and the fight against climate change, the challenges for our sector are numerous. I am enthusiastic about the idea of meeting them with our colleagues, within an FCD that I wish to be open, committed and representative of all the companies that fly the coolers of trade and distribution."
About The FCD
The FCD represents businesses that operate some 2,300 hypermarkets, 5,875 supermarkets, around 6,200 Drive outlets, approximately 20,000 convenience stores, and more than 30,000 retail outlets across France, which boast a combine sales value of €225 billion per year.
The group is actively involved in areas such as areas such as food safety, sustainable development, economic relations, social inititaives, and issues related to urban planning and commercial development.