Featured insights and store visits from Europe

The future for forecourts in Europe

The impact of energy transition to forecourt convenience stores and how you can prepare.

Included in this report:

  • Different convenience operating models
  • Transformation of product mix, sales and profit
  • Quick commerce opportunities 
  • Our recommendations

European retail: future outlook - Q3 2021

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 look in-depth at 10 things keeping retailers awake at night and solutions emerging across the region.

10 retailers in Western Europe winning with private label

We look at 10 retailers, from Albert Heijn to Lidl and SPAR Austria and others, winning with private label in Western Europe. 

Lidl’s sustainability strategy

We focus on how Lidl is championing its sustainability strategy, providing examples of key regions where it is excelling.

Your guide to convenience retail globally

Best in class convenience stores from leading markets and retailers from around the world. 

Latest News

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As the Mulliez family confirms Auchan is not for sale, its operations in France launch trials for a ‘just walk out’ technology-driven store and a quick commerce solution.

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As Carrefour continues its expansion, deepens its digitisation, and signs up further loyalty card members in Spain, we round up news from the two markets. Carrefour and Coop Trading expand international partnership agreement Following the signing of an agreement at the end of Q2 , Carrefour and Coop Trading have expanded the reach of the partnership to include global branded suppliers fr...
SPAR International has launched a new private label brand range across Europe, under the SPAR N°1 Value brand name. The company said the range was aimed at providing ‘ shoppers with an even wider choice of quality, everyday essentials at great prices ’. Launch to begin in Europe, then internationally SPAR International said shoppers in Europe would get access to the N°1 Value range first, b...
Amazon has opened its first non-food store in the UK, under the Amazon 4-star banner, in the Bluewater shopping centre. The store will stock products rated four-star or above on Amazon’s website. Store to add to growing estate in UK The 3,500 sq. m 4-star store adds to the recent quick pace of expansion for Amazon’s Fresh banner in London . Stocking a range of 2,000 non-grocery products,...

Presentations

11/10/2021
Kaufland is building a more relevant offer for shoppers, which differentiates it from rivals, while maintaining control of costs and driving efficiency. The retailer does so by: - sustaining its price leadership in markets where it leads - enhancing range relevance - enriching shopper proposition - developing its sustainability credentials - using it's buying group membership to support favourable trading terms - exploring opportunities in the online channel
08/10/2021
Auchan Spain's Alcampo.es hybrid pedestrian Drive / convenience store is part of the retailer's omnichannel strategy
07/10/2021
15 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the third quarter of 2021.
07/10/2021
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