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Earlier this year, we outlined five global trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. Below are some case studies to show how convenience retail and technology are connecting further.

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In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Rewe’s chief executive, Lionel Souque, said the company’s turnover reached the €75 bn mark for the first time. Rewe’s turnover in 2019 was €62.7 bn. Souque said much of the increase in its turnover was due to the takeover of Lekkerland. Lekkerland boosts turnover in 2020… According to Souque, the acquisition of Lekkerland in 2019 boosted ...
Edeka, according to reports from local trade press publication Lebensmittel Zeitung, is to complete the takeover of 44 Real stores. Edeka negotiating about acquiring more stores Edeka will be able to take over the 44 stores immediately but is negotiating about the potential acquisition of a further 28. However, in the interim period, Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, the Bundeskartellamt, ha...
Germany-based wholesaler Metro reported sales were down 11.2% in local currency terms, to €6.3 bn. The company said, despite its performance being affected strongly by COVID-19 restrictions in many of its markets, it had outperformed its peers in its core markets of Germany, France, and Italy. Western Europe sees strongest effect from pandemic Metro said its operations had performed better ...


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