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Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region.

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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. Sweden: Pressbyrån opens unstaffed store in a hospital   Pressbyrån has opened its second unstaffed 24/7 Pressbyrån Go store, this time at Huddinge Hospital. In urban locations...
After a period of comparative inactivity, loyalty programmes are coming back into focus as retailers look to collect data to support long-term growth. However, short-term demands are coming increasingly into focus as retailers look to keep the new shoppers they gained during the pandemic. In this article we look at three schemes that standout and where programmes could go in future. Loyalty sc...
With private label share of sales rising across much of Western Europe, we’ve published a series of three brand new reports for IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: Private label in Europe Private label trends in Western Europe 10 retailers winning in private label in Western Europe Here are some of the key highlights: 1. France, Portugal and Spain are am...

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24/08/2021
After a period of comparative inactivity, loyalty programmes are coming back into focus as retailers look to collect data to support long-term growth.
11/08/2021
Swedish electric vehicle startup Volta Trucks has developed Volta Zero, the world’s first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle truck. It is set to enter production in 2022.
28/06/2021
We look at 10 retailers, from Albert Heijn to Lidl and SPAR Austria and others, winning with private label in Western Europe. We consider how they are investing in their private labels and using ranges to compete, differentiate and gain market share.

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Sweden country presentation

This in-depth guide to Sweden explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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Store innovation: 15 must-see new concepts in Sweden

Gain inspiration from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets; fresh-focused supermarkets to the sustainable discount store of the future.

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.

10 trends that defined 2020 in Sweden (part two)

We review the shopper trends driving this unprecedented year and consider the strategic outlook for ICA and Axfood.

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