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TypePrivate. Cooperative
Founded1948; 73 years ago (1948)
FounderÉdouard Leclerc
Area served
Key people
Michel Edouard Leclerc
Productsdiscount store, hypermarket, supercenter, superstore
RevenueIncreaseUS$ 56.87 billion (2019)[1]
Number of employees
133,000 (2019)
Édouard Leclerc head office, 26 quai Marcel Boyer, Ivry-sur-Seine
Recently built E.Leclerc in Avermes, France

E.Leclerc (informally simply Leclerc, French pronunciation: ​[ləklɛʁ]) is a French cooperative society and hypermarket chain, headquartered in Ivry-sur-Seine.[2] E.Leclerc was established on 1 January 1948 by Édouard Leclerc in Brittany.[3][4] E.Leclerc currently has more than 720 locations in France and 85 stores outside of the country, as of 2019.[3] The chain enables semi-independent stores to operate under the Leclerc brand.

Own brand ranges come under the Marque Repère and Eco+ banners. Some larger hypermarkets have a separate entertainment/multimedia section, under the name of Espace Culturel. E.Leclerc operates numerous stores and services around France, some near and in cities and towns while most of them are located just outside or in the hypermarkets and shopping centres.

  • L'auto (Car Garage)
  • Brico (DIY store)
  • Le Prou Construction (Residential and commercial construction)
  • Espace Culturel (Multimedia store/DVD store)
  • Jardin (Garden Centre)
  • Location (A Quick Car rental Service)
  • Manège à Bijoux (Jewelry Kiosk)
  • Optique (Opticians)
  • Parapharmacie (Pharmacy, Chemist store)
  • Sport (Sports shop)
  • Station-Service (Petrol/Gas Station)
  • UNE HEURE POUR SOI (Perfume store)
  • Bornes électriques (Electrical store)
  • Animalerie (Pet Shop)
  • Jouets (Game store mainly aimed at kids)
  • Occasion (Second-hand products)

Leclerc stores[edit]

E.Leclerc in Wrocław, Poland

As of 2019, there were 721 E.Leclerc stores in France, along with 690 DRIVE stores. There were 83 stores outside of France.[5] Leclerc stores are also present in Poland, Portugal, Spain, Réunion, Andorra, Slovenia and Wallis and Futuna.


  1. ^ https://nrf.com/resources/top-retailers/top-50-global-retailers/top-50-global-retailers-2020. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Conditions Générales d'Utilisation." E.Leclerc. Retrieved on 1 May 2011. "26, quai Marcel Boyer 94 200 Ivry-sur-Seine"
  3. ^ a b "Leclerc supermarket founder dies at 85". The Local. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  4. ^ "Édouard Leclerc est décédé". Le Figaro. 2012-09-17. Retrieved 2012-09-17.
  5. ^ "Beau bilan 2019 pour E.Leclerc avec des hypers en pleine forme".

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