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Europe’s leading grocery retailers in 2027

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

European retail trends 2023

We highlight five trends that we expect to shape the European grocery retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.

Europe’s channel forecasts
2022 - 2027

This report shares the European view of our channel forecasts to 2027, combining data from 21 major markets across the region.

Global responses to the cost-of-living crisis: Q2 2023

Using our global research, we look at how retailers continue to respond to the cost-of-living crisis in Q2 2023.

Top stores to visit in 2023

We showcase 30 inspirational stores across the globe which align with the key themes of our Store of the Future 2030 model.

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I visited Aldi Nord’s Shop & Go store in Utrecht, the Netherlands, where the discounter has upgraded its cashierless store concept.

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Biedronka has broken some records already this year including its sales in H1. However, its eyes are how it can dominate the Polish retailer landscape and be the leader in the region. Sales strong for reinvesting in new stores, tech and shoppers In the first half of 2023, its sales (in PLN) increased by 24% and l-f-l growth reached 20%. Sales in H1 amounted to EUR 10.316, compared to EUR ...
Boots has dropped its plans to launch its own marketplace as it focuses on other initiatives, such as its dropship programme. Meanwhile, the retailer is rolling out shoppable social media ads as part of a new value campaign. Previous plans to launch a marketplace In 2022, Boots announced plans to launch an online marketplace to enable third-party brands of any size to list their products on...
With legislation and shoppers driving sustainability programs, retailers and suppliers are innovating to meet targets and aspirations in this area. We are witnessing numerous initiatives such as electric delivery vehicles, minimising food waste and implementing vertical integration within the supply chain. Here are some of the latest developments. Renewable energy for a greener environment in...


This store showcases Tesco’s Fresh First format, leading with impressive produce and bakery sections.
During a recent trip to Belgium, we visited six formats across Colruyt Group’s portfolio. This includes its discount, supermarket, organic-focused, and autonomous convenience formats. Understand each format in more detail including their different strategies and how they are meeting varied shopper needs.
Système U is one of France’s best-performing supermarket operators. See inside its Super U and Hyper U banner to understand how its strategic plan translates to the shop floor.
Using our global research, we look at how retailers and suppliers continue to respond to the cost-of-living crisis in Q3 2023.

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5-year forecasts to 2027

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