Carrefour said on Tuesday it was confident its overhaul plan was on track, although sales growth slowed slightly in the fourth quarter as weeks of anti-government protests hit hypermarket sales in its core French market.
The Smiley Company had good news this week and said that last year was strong, despite the weak retail sector. And while full 2018 results are still being prepared, the first nine months suggest a healthy final figure.
Supermarket retailer Casino, which is battling investor concerns over its high debt, said revenue growth slowed down slightly in the fourth quarter as anti-government protests in France impacted sales.
French consumer confidence fell in November to its lowest level since February 2015, according to data from the official statistics agency INSEE, another sign of sluggishness in the euro zone's second-biggest economy.
French retailers warned on Friday that protests across the country against rising fuel taxes and Macron's economic policies could derail the crucial Christmas shopping season that starts with Black Friday discounts.