Featured insights and store visits from Central and Eastern Europe

Six months ago we shared a series of hypotheses focused around how retail, society and shoppers could be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many countries continuing to feel its impacts, we have revisited our expectations and outlook for the next six months.

We look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe's largest grocery retailer: its performances, expansion and strategic priorities including the acceleration of its digital transformation. 

COVID-19 is forcing retailers to rethink the function and features of their physical stores, providing new impetus for innovation. Find inspiration from global operators in our Q2 highlights. 

10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the third quarter of 2020.

With shoppers undertaking fewer trips but building larger baskets, we look at the strategies retailers are adopting to win the main weekly shop.

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One of Poland’s leading convenience grocery retailers, Zabka, has opened its first store, which is 100% powered by green energy.

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In an interview in Het Parool, an Amsterdam-based newspaper, Ahold Delhaize’s chief executive for Europe and Indonesia, Wouter Kolk, discussed the retailer’s performance during the COVID-19 pandemic and short term outlook. COVID-19 changed shopping patterns quickly Kolk noted the positive effect on sales, brought about by higher demand driven by COVID-19, but also stressed this was not univ...
As Auchan looks to gain market share and offset the challenges being faced by its hypermarkets in Poland, the retailer has signed an agreement with BP to add stores on its petrol forecourts, and has extended the reach of its arrangement with Glovo. Auchan and BP to collaborate for Easy Auchan banner… Auchan and BP have established a strategic partnership in Poland that will see Auchan open ...
Schwarz Group, Lidl and Kaufland parent’s company, is set to launch smart cloud solutions in early 2021. Lidl is reorganizing its IT and digital divisions to focus on the digital transformation of its stores, while the recent acquisition of the real.de marketplace will accelerate Kaufland’s omnichannel transformation. Smart cloud solutions made in Europe Schwarz Group will launch clou...

Major markets we cover in Central and Eastern Europe


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Russia


Turkey

Presentations

16/11/2020
We look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe's largest grocery retailer: its performances, expansion and strategic priorities including the acceleration of its digital transformation.
28/10/2020
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.
30/09/2020
In our quarterly survey of companies operating in the CPG industry, we look at at how they felt about eight business activities and how they believed this might change over the next six to 12 months.
21/09/2020
Aldi Süd is expected to generate an additional €14 bn in sales globally between 2020 and 2022. We review its strategic priorities, the sales outlook to 2022 and the impact of COVID-19 on its model.
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