This Movement was created in 1949 by Edouard Leclerc to develop the business of retailing. The main objective of the Leclerc Movement is to continue fighting to provide quality services at the best price and defend free competition.
It is composed of the following principal entities:
- ACDLec, asspciation under the French "1901 law" which includes all members, individuals, independent operators respecting the values and fundamental principles proposed by Edouard Leclerc
- Galec, National entity representing the providers
- Regional or specialized procurement centers
- Stores operating under the brand Leclerc