Featured insights and store visits from Western Europe

How loyalty programmes are evolving in Western Europe

After a period of comparative inactivity, loyalty programmes are coming back into focus as retailers look to collect data to support long-term growth.

Omnichannel in Europe

In this presentation, we define omnichannel retailing and look at how it impacts on retailers' and suppliers' operations.

The future for forecourts in Europe

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

Sustainability in Q3 2021

15 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the third quarter of 2021.

Auchan profile

A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.

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Across all its operations, Migros has grown sales by 2.2% to CHF28.85 bn in 2021.

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We highlight five trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. RA subscribers can access the full report here . 1) Return of regional divergence COVID-19 removed a lot of the nuances between convenience stores in different markets and regions globally. Many retailers incorporated a wider selection of pantry and essential items. While some categories w...
We round up some of the latest initiatives by Circle K, including the latest technology that it has introduced to enable frictionless fuel payments in Europe. Using technology to improve the experience  Following the roll-out of Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology to 284 stores in Sweden last year, Circle K is now expanding deployment in Norway and Denmark. In the latter, the reta...
McDonald’s has opened a new restaurant in the UK that is its testing ground for sustainable initiatives. The restaurant is its first restaurant in the UK and Ireland certified to the UKGBC Net Zero Standard. Where is the store? McDonald’s launched its zero-carbon store in Market Drayton, Shropshire, in December 2021. Source: Google maps What makes this McDonald’s restaurant diff...

Presentations

21/01/2022
Five trends that will shape the discount channel globally this year including some considerations and implications for suppliers and retailers.
21/01/2022
After a highly challenging and volatile year, 2021 finished on a resilient note for the grocery sector. Find out what drove festive performance, the retailer results and channel trends.
20/01/2022
A guide to France’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
19/01/2022
A guide to the UK’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

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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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