Former Tesco director James McCann has left Carrefour after less than 18 months with the French retail giant. McCann, the former head of Tesco s business in Hungary, was poached by Carrefour in January 2010 to run its French business.
Carrefour has agreed a tie-up with Alliance Boots in a move that mirrors the high street chemist s UK arrangement with Waitrose. As well as putting Boots beauty products on Carrefour s shelves, the duo will explore healthcare partnership possibilities in emerging markets.
Tesco has missed out on the chance to give its Asian arm a major boost after Carrefour opted to sell a raft of stores in Thailand to a domestic rival.
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