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Europe’s leading grocery retailers in 2026

Your essential guide to trading with Europe’s largest grocery retailers.

Europe channel forecasts 2021 – 2026

New five-year forecasts for grocery channels across Europe that gives your business a view on the pandemic’s impact to 2026 and where to prioritise investment for future growth.

Discount by numbers - Europe outlook to 2026

This report will give you key data and insight to help you better understand why this is a channel of growth for the future and identify where the opportunities for growth are. 

Top stores to visit in 2022

Our new study ‘Top stores to visit in 2022’ showcases 60 global stores that are pushing the boundaries and driving our industry forward. Stores have been selected that align with the five themes of our Store of the Future 2030 model.

The war in Ukraine: its impact on grocery retailing globally

In this presentation we look at the short-term impacts and implications that the conflict could have on grocery retailing globally.

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Leading global convenience chain Couche-Tard, which operates as Circle K, is one of the most innovative in the channel. It continues to flex its approach in response to the current trading environment while also investing for the future. We highlight some of the programmes it has in place, many of which could be replicated by operators across different channels. Value food-to-go - it has ...
Despite shopper focus on value, Lidl continues to work towards its sustainability commitments. We look at recent developments across its European markets. Lidl France encourages sustainable travel Its first e-station was launched in Villefranche-sur-Saône this week, offering 13 spaces dedicated to the fast and ultra-fast charging of electric vehicles. Lidl France announced plans for a furth...
As retailers adjust to a rising cost base, we are seeing several changes in the in-store environment. Initiatives are being focused in four key areas including reducing labour requirements, improving productivity, reducing energy costs and limiting food waste. Here are some global examples. Reducing labour The focus on reducing labour is mainly being driven by the vacancies retailers are fa...

Presentations

02/12/2022
With the growth of discounters and cost challenges for retailers, European buying groups like AMS, Coopernic and EMD are becoming increasingly strategic for retailers looking to drive efficiencies throughout their businesses.
01/12/2022
We take a look at the new ‘store of the future’ iteration of Tesco Express, which brings together digital signage, dayparting, new fixtures and loyalty mechanics to offer value and experience to urban shoppers.
01/12/2022
We visited Central Co-op's recently opened Donington store to see how the society is seeking to connect with the local community and deliver its values-driven approach to retailing.
01/12/2022
Although the hypermarket concept might be stressed, Continente shows a way forward by creating credibility and authority in general merchandise as well as driving excellence in store design, fresh, merchandising and shopper marketing.

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