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As Cora sees a decline in revenues in 2020 at its hypermarkets in France, we round up this news and steps it is taking in France, Belgium and Romania to drive footfall in its stores and sales across all channels.

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As Auchan Poland launches the Drive format in the country, adds Decathlon’s products in a further country and expands its B2B service in Russia, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan launches Drive format in Poland… Auchan Retail Poland has launched the Auchan Drive service in the country at the Auchan Poznan Komorniki store. Shoppers, from the beginning of June, have been able to orde...
As Auchan looks to expand its global strategy into more markets, we round up news from Poland and Romania as it launches new initiatives in both countries. Auchan to start selling second-hand products in Poland… Auchan is trialling the selling of second-hand branded products at five stores in Poland. The areas, which are branded ‘New Life by Auchan’, are aimed at helping the retailer and sh...
As it announces its exit from Russia, we review developments from the retailer as it looks to invest in its operations in its remaining markets. Rewe to sell Billa Russia to Lenta… Following on from its exit from the Ukraine , Rewe has announced it is to sell its Billa supermarket operations in Russia to Lenta for €215m in cash. Billa operated 161 supermarkets with a total selling area o...


Centre store categories are of significant interest and importance for grocery retailers and suppliers. While on one end the centre store drives revenue for suppliers and retailers, the latter benefit from the traffic it attracts to their stores. Centre store categories also provide retailers with the opportunity to encourage shoppers to trade up or drive incremental volume.
Around this time last year, many countries globally were busy dealing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with shoppers’, therefore, focused less on Easter celebrations. Despite the pandemic’s effects still being felt in many countries, brands and retailers are looking to inspire and excite shoppers this Easter to help create a memorable event.
Key trends in CEE grocery market in 2021: - COVID-19 will remain the leading concern for retailers and suppliers - Online is increasing its market penetration as more retailers invest in the channel - Retailers are digitalising their stores and wider operations - More retailers are partnering with last-milers - Hypermarkets will continue to lose share across the region

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