Featured insights and store visits from Central and Eastern Europe

We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are. Over the last 12 years, discounters invested billions in their stores and private label products whilst maintaining the value proposition and even launching ecommerce. We also highlight some considerations for your business when trading with discounters in a post-COVID-19 world.

In this report, we explore key pure play retailers in Europe and the opportunities for suppliers.

In February 2020 we were invited to visit Frisco’s new customer fulfilment centre. It was opened in May 2019 to accommodate the retailer’s growing number of shoppers and orders. In this report we illustrate the operation of the fulfilment centre and show how suppliers can help it to build better process around delivery and the processing of goods.

With retailing across Europe evolving at a fast pace, stay up-to-date with our quarterly insight presentation looking at the latest economic data, retailer results and trends.

We summarise activity from retailers in Central and Eastern Europe as they respond with urgency and empathy to the evolving Coronavirus pandemic.

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The discounter, owned by Russian retail group Torgservis, has opened its first store in Lithuania on 15 June 2020.

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Tesco announced the sale of 301 of its stores in Poland to Salling Group’s discount banner Netto. This includes the sales of two distribution centres, and it headquarters in Krakow, all valued at PLN900m (€181m). The transaction needs to be approved by the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection, which will be finalised by Q4 2020. Tesco Poland sale is not unexpected news Tesco...
We look at the discounter’s latest private labels developments in Europe, from premium pet food to the growth of regional labels. New range of premium and quality pet food products During summer 2020, Lidl Finland will expand its assortment of Orlando and Coshida pet food products. It will add a new line of premium products to align with shoppers’ growing expectations of choice and quality....
A partnership between technology company, Zippin, Visa, Russian bank, Sberbank, and retailer Azbuka Vkusa has led to the launch of the country’s first checkout free store-in-store. The concept, named Zippin Cube, is similar to the just walk-out concept of Amazon Go in the US, but with a significantly smaller sales area. It was set up in an Azbuka Vkusa store in Moscow. The Zippin Cube ...

Presentations

11/06/2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a seismic shift in how people live their lives. Health and wellbeing is playing more of a central role than ever before as people prioritise staying safe and well. In this report we focus on six hypotheses for how health and wellness trends may develop in the future. We showcase examples from around the world where things are changing as a result of the pandemic and consider what trends we saw before COVID-19.
11/06/2020
How retailers can maximise the sales opportunity as consumers switch from eating-out to dining-in during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The report includes examples of new innovation from retailers such as Sainsbury's, Musgrave, S-Group, FamilyMart, Ahold Delhaize and Loblaw.
10/06/2020
We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are. Over the last 12 years, discounters invested billions in their stores and private label products whilst maintaining the value proposition and even launching ecommerce. We also highlight some considerations for your business when trading with discounters in a post-COVID-19 world.
28/05/2020
In February 2020 we were invited to visit Frisco’s new customer fulfilment centre. It was opened in May 2019 to accommodate the retailer’s growing number of shoppers and orders. In this report we illustrate the operation of the fulfilment centre and show how suppliers can help it to build better process around delivery and the processing of goods.
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