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Western Europe outlook 2021

We consider the five trends set to shape grocery retail in Western Europe in 2021.

10 Nordic stores to visit in 2021

There’s something for everyone to be inspired by in the Nordics – from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets, foodservice innovation to the sustainable discount store of the future.

European retail: future outlook - Q1 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.

Discount global trends 2021

We summarise five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2021 and beyond. These trends, including championing value and the focus on the physical store apply to both food discounters and variety discounters. 

COVID-19: second wave = second thoughts?

Six months ago we shared a series of hypotheses focused around how retail, society and shoppers could be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many countries continuing to feel its impacts, we have revisited our expectations and outlook for the next six months.

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Retailer alliance EMD has announced it will, from now, require its private label suppliers to adhere to its sourcing code of conduct.

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France-based Casino saw consolidated net sales rise 8% at constant exchange rates, to €31.9 bn, in its 2020 financial year. However, they fell by 7.9% after considering exchange rate effects and hyperinflation and the falling price of fuel. The retailer’s full year results rose by 9% and by 8% in organic and same-store terms respectively. France: +3.0% in same-store sales Casino reported to...
Condis plans to open its warehouse to improve its online store, Condisline, while Aldi has announced expansion plans for 2021, expecting to double the number of stores it added in 2020. Meanwhile, Mercadona continues to embed its sustainability strategy and Uvesco has revealed its 2020 full year results and set out its 2021 strategy. Condis boost its online platform Condis has opened a 5,00...
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. Edeka opens automated store in Germany Edeka has opened a 24/7 automated convenience store at Renningens train station. ‘E 24/7 Karow & Sommer’ stocks 300 SKUs items and will gra...

Presentations

02/03/2021
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
26/02/2021
Innit’s personalised nutrition, guided cooking and shoppable recipe technology has been added to Carrefour and Intermarché's websites.
25/02/2021
This completion of its acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group in February 2021, has added significant further scale to the retail networks affiliated to the Bestway business and brings with it access to enhanced capabilities in the arena of retail support and engagement.
23/02/2021
Pure play grocery retailer Kolonial.no has created a climate dashboard that visualises the carbon dioxide footprint for shoppers’ individual orders.

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Western Europe outlook 2021

We consider the five trends set to shape grocery retail in Western Europe in 2021.

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