French retailers Carrefour and Fnac Darty are close to agreeing an alliance to combine their purchasing power for electronics products.
Reuters reports that according to BFM Business’ information, Carrefour and Fnac-Darty have been discussing for several months a major alliance to pool together purchases. It would involve jointly buying consumer electronics and household equipment.
The alliance would be limited to France.
A source close to Carrefour told Reuters that Carrefour’s specialized (non-food) retail teams were discussing a possible purchasing alliance with “several players and not just Fnac Darty”.