Featured insights and store visits from Europe

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

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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Leclerc’s president, Michel Edouard Leclerc, has discussed how the retailer’s online operations generated the sales it was forecast to in 2024 in 2020, following the impact of COVID-19 and shoppers’ changing buying behaviours.

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Les Mousquetaires announced full year 2020 results showing revenue, including fuel, rose 2.3% to €46.3 bn. Underlining how shoppers adapted their buying behaviour in response to COVID-19 and restrictions and lockdowns implemented as a result, Les Mousquetaires with proximity formats outperforming. Strong difference in performance by format Les Mousquetaires reported its food retailing busin...
Turkish on-demand rapid delivery company Getir announced it has secured $128m for international expansion in a funding round. Valued at $850m The funding round, led by venture capitalist Michael Moritz’s Crankstart Investments and Brazilian Base Partners, valued Getir at around $850m. With this investment, Getir aims to expand internationally to offer its services initially in London, Sao P...
With news of potentially problematic new virus strains and uncertainty over how and when restrictions will be lifted, food and drink businesses face an extremely challenging start to the year. The implications affect the whole supply chain from manufacturers and wholesalers to retailers and operators.  All links in the chain must work more closely than ever to ensure businesses survive the t...

Presentations

25/01/2021
This guide to Portugal explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
25/01/2021
We summarise five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2021 and beyond. These trends, including championning value and the focus on the physical store apply to both food discounters and variety discounters.
22/01/2021
X5’s sales will grow at over 13% in 2020, still outgrowing the Russian grocery market growth at 3.7% between 2020 and 2022. The retailer plans to continue to outgrow the market and double its market share to 20% by 2029. In this presentation we show you how it expects to reach that goal and how you as a supplier will help it to do so.
21/01/2021
Five global trends that will shape convenience retailing in 2021 and beyond, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
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