Featured insights and store visits from Europe

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

We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are. 

The report includes examples of new innovation from retailers such as Sainsbury's, Musgrave, S-Group, FamilyMart, Ahold Delhaize and Loblaw.

We talk to the winners of the IGD Store of the Year award 2019 to understand how the store has advanced, how it is adapting in the face of COVID-19 and plans for the future

We look at the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our five global convenience trends we identified for 2020, with convenience channel forecasts and case studies from North America, Europe and Asia for inspiration.  

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The price war between Aldi and Lidl in Germany is escalating quickly, with the two discounters pushing prices down further. Most retailers are focusing their advertising and communication on low prices, following the VAT rate cut implemented by the government.

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Irish retailer Dunnes has begun trialling an online service from one of its stores, as a response to shoppers increased demand for delivery. Order via website or app Shoppers can now order online delivery from Dunnes Cornelscourt store in Dublin. They can choose from over 230 products, with a minimum order of €20 and a delivery fee of €3. Source: Google Play ...
From Coca-Cola European Partners to L'Oréal and Danone, we review initiatives from suppliers as they look to embed strategies at the same time as dealing with the on-going implications of COVID-19. Coca-Cola European Partners supports HoReCa channel in Spain As it looks to support its customers in the HoReCa channel in Spain, as lockdown conditions are eased, Coca-Cola European Partners has...
As Carrefour announces management changes, the integration of its loyalty card into the Apple wallet and as it looks to repurpose further space in its hypermarkets, we round up developments from the retailer. Carrefour appoints new executive directors in France and Spain Carrefour has appointed Rami Baitièh as its executive director for France, as of 1 July. He takes over from Pascal Clouza...


Exploring Mercadona's latest in-store developments, including the enhanced food-to-go section and its focus on efficiency. Furthermore, we analyse the retailer’s main strategies to maintain growth and market share. Separately, we highlight how it has adapted and implemented safety measures in all its stores as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
We look at how the UK convenience channel could change in a post Coronavirus (COVID-19) world.
We visited one of the newly converted Netto stores in the north of France and were really impressed by the new and upgraded in-store environment. This is a great example showing how the discount channel continues to evolve to better align with shoppers' needs and appeal to a broader audience.
Retailers' strategies and business models are evolving. They are increasingly building alliances with each other, IT and tech companies and others to enable them to build skill and scale quickly. These collaborations are also helping them deal with challenges that require greater global cooperation or are too big to be dealt with as individual companies.
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