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Europe’s leading grocery retailers in 2026

Your essential guide to trading with Europe’s largest grocery retailers.

Europe channel forecasts 2021 – 2026

New five-year forecasts for grocery channels across Europe that gives your business a view on the pandemic’s impact to 2026 and where to prioritise investment for future growth.

Discount by numbers - Europe outlook to 2026

This report will give you key data and insight to help you better understand why this is a channel of growth for the future and identify where the opportunities for growth are. 

Top stores to visit in 2022

Our new study ‘Top stores to visit in 2022’ showcases 60 global stores that are pushing the boundaries and driving our industry forward. Stores have been selected that align with the five themes of our Store of the Future 2030 model.

The war in Ukraine: its impact on grocery retailing globally

In this presentation we look at the short-term impacts and implications that the conflict could have on grocery retailing globally.

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Despite shopper focus on value, Lidl continues to work towards its sustainability commitments. We look at recent developments across its European markets.

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As retailers adjust to a rising cost base, we are seeing several changes in the in-store environment. Initiatives are being focused in four key areas including reducing labour requirements, improving productivity, reducing energy costs and limiting food waste. Here are some global examples. Reducing labour The focus on reducing labour is mainly being driven by the vacancies retailers are fa...
With the discount channel’s appeal growing thanks to value focussed shoppers, variety discounter Action has been expanding its network and gaining sales. Cost-of-living crisis enhances sales performance Action, the Dutch based discounter with stores in 10 countries across Europe, has reported a 27% sales increase in the first nine months of 2022. It generated €6.1 billion of turnover in the...
K Group’s Food Phenomena 2023 trend study* reveals four everyday food trends for 2023: Smart solutions focusing on budget-friendly dishes Importance of healthy eating In difficult times, indulgences and treats improve your mood    Desire for speedier grocery shopping experience 1. Smart solutions focusing on budget-friendly dishes The current financial situation is influenc...


A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated twice yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel, and must-see stores.
As the business continues to be reshaped for growth we review M&S's strategy as it aims to become increasingly resilient and outperform the market during the cost-of-living crisis.
See inside organic retailer Naturalia, with its impressive execution of refills and local offers.
See Asda’s first standalone convenience store, located in Sutton Coldfield, UK, as it attempts to forge a presence in the sector.

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