Carrefour (CRRFY) announced the hiring of Alexandre Bompard as its new CEO today, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The French company, which is Europe's largest supermarket retailer, currently sells out of warehouses in hypermarket designs. It aims to increase online retail sales with Bompard, who has competed with Amazon.com(AMZN) - Get Report in his previous position at retailer FnacDarty.

Bompard is credited with remodeling Fnac Darty to better compete with online retailers. He cut costs to align more closely with those at Amazon.com and improved the company's app.

Bompard will replace current CEO Georges Plassat next month.

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