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Western Europe outlook 2021

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

CEE channel forecasts 2020-22

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on sales across Central and Eastern Europe? We have revised our data to show the impact of COVID-19 for the region’s major countries, giving your business a new two-year time horizon of how the pandemic has affected the region. 

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.

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.

Strategic outlook for Lidl

We look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe's largest grocery retailer: its performances, expansion and strategic priorities including the acceleration of its digital transformation. 

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Amazon has launched a grocery store format in the UK operating under the Amazon Fresh banner. The 2,500 sq ft store is located in Ealing, London. Amazon Fresh is the first convenience grocery store to offer Amazon’s Just Walk Out Technology, used in its US ‘Go’ format, outside of the US.

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Operations have started at Ocado’s new mini-Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Bristol, with capacity for over 30,000 orders per week. Boosting capacity The new CFC is a quarter of the size of Ocado’s Erith CFC at 150,000 sq ft. It has the capacity for more than 30,000 orders per week. Ocado said the Bristol CFC will open up more capacity for new and existing customers across the country. ...
As Auchan looks to roll out further Pedestrian Drives in France, joins the Euromadi buying alliance in Portugal and announces plans to eliminate 55m plastic food trays used for meat and seafood products, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan discusses outlook for Pedestrian Drives in France In an interview in ZDNet, Auchan banner director for its Drives in France, Pascal Damien, looked...
Retailer alliance EMD has announced it will, from now, require its private label suppliers to adhere to its sourcing code of conduct. EMD committed to Responsibility and Sustainable Sourcing EMD said its sourcing code of conduct sets out 12 sustainability criteria, which are based on the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative of the Consumer Goods Forum. EMD noted that private label suppliers ...

Presentations

04/03/2021
Magnit is the world’s fourth largest convenience retailer. This report provides a review of its new business structure and key strategic objectives.
24/02/2021
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
23/02/2021
Pure play grocery retailer Kolonial.no has created a climate dashboard that visualises the carbon dioxide footprint for shoppers’ individual orders.
23/02/2021
Penwortham, Lancashire, is Tesco's first new larger store opening in six years. This compact fresh-focused supermarket supports customers on full weekly shops as well as those on meal-focused and top-up shopping missions, with a locally appropriate range. It also pushes boundaries on sustainability and energy efficiency.

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