RETAIL HOLDING S.A.

BUSINESS DESCRIPTION:

Retail Holding S.A., is a privately held company based in Morocco, and the majority owner and operator of Label’Vie, Morocco’s leading hyper and supermarket chain operating the Franchise Carrefour. Retail Holding is also the owner and operator of international franchises specialized in fast food, leisure and entertainment products, and casual wear, as well as a stakeholder in Compagnie de Distribution de Côte d’Ivoire (CDCI) - the second largest modern food retailer in the country. Since its inception in 2005, Retail Holding evolved from a midsized player in the food distribution sector in Morocco, to a powerhouse in retailing for consumables and other fast moving goods in North Africa and beyond.

 

 

 

GROUP ENTITIES:

Retail Holding’s largest subsidiary is Label’Vie SA, the second largest food retailer in Morocco with a market share of circa 30%, operating 63 stores in 20 cities and key urban centers of Morocco and the exclusive franchisee of Carrefour. Label’Vie is listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange (LABEL VIE) since 2007. It operates a gross leasable area of 155,000 sqm in 20 cities, under three distinct brands (Carrefour Market supermarkets, Carrefour hypermarkets, and Atacadao hypercash stores), in major cities in Morocco including Rabat, Meknes, Casablanca, Fes, Marrakesh and Tangier. Label’Vie also owns Vecteur LV, the group’s real estate platform designed to develop the company’s stores and associated retail outlets. Retail Holding also owns and operates a string of international franchises including Burger King, Virgin, and Kiabi, with stores in the key cities of Morocco. In 2014, Retail Holding expanded into West Africa by acquiring a sizeable minority stake in CDCI, the number two food distribution company in Ivory Coast. CDCI operates under four brands: CDCI Gros, CDCI Demi-gros, King Cash and the Leader Price franchise. CDCI has significantly expanded its network from 12 shops in 2002 to 128 in 2015, with a presence in Abidjan and further inland.

 

KEY OFFICERS:

Mr. Zouhair Bennani, Chairman

Mr. Riad Laissaoui, CEO

 

RETAIL HOLDING

Morocco, Ivory Coast, Abidjan

Status: Current

Entry Year: January 2016

Sector: Retail

Investment: Equity - Strategic Minority

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Address:

Retail Holding SA

Angle Avenue Annakhil et Avenue Mehdi Ben Barka

Espaces les lauriers Hay Riad

Rabat – Morocco

Fax: +212 537563879 

http://labelvie.ma