Carrefour keeps its aisles stocked with mobile shoppers

Milan, Italy

Published November 2017

Carrefour Italia operates over 1000 grocery stores and neighborhood markets across Italy. After using location extensions for Display to run seasonal brand campaigns, the brand relied on store visits measurement to track its impact. As a result, Carrefour Italia saw a 25% store visits conversion rate, driving more in-store traffic with 90% of that traffic led by mobile.


of clicks on display ads led to an in-store visit


of display store visits were driven by mobile

About Carrefour Italia

Founded in 1993, Carrefour Italia is a European leader in grocery retail with over €4.8B in revenues in 2016. The company operates over 1,000 grocery stores across all of Italy's 18 regions and has nearly 20,000 employees.


  • Drive foot traffic to stores
  • Increase brand awareness
  • Understand how display ads impact the bottom line


  • Expanded its campaigns to include display ads, driving more shoppers in-store with seasonal brand campaigns and events, like music festivals and discounts for Christmas and Easter
  • Used location extensions for Display campaigns to show online shoppers nearby store locations
  • Implemented store visits measurement for the Google Display Network (GDN) to better understand how its ads influence in-store traffic
  • Segmented store visits data by device to see which platforms were more effective at driving in-store traffic

“Store visits measurement has changed how we approach our digital campaigns. Access to these valuable insights is the first step in driving success for businesses facing the future challenges of the retail industry.”

– Federica Palermini, Brand Communication & Digital Innovation Manager at Carrefour Italia