Featured insights and store visits from Western Europe

How loyalty programmes are evolving in Western Europe

After a period of comparative inactivity, loyalty programmes are coming back into focus as retailers look to collect data to support long-term growth.

Omnichannel in Europe

In this presentation, we define omnichannel retailing and look at how it impacts on retailers' and suppliers' operations.

The future for forecourts in Europe

The impact of energy transition to forecourt convenience stores and how you can prepare.

Sustainability in Q3 2021

15 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the third quarter of 2021.

Auchan profile

A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.

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We review Couche-Tard’s results for the half ending 10 October 2021.

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Italian retailers continue to expand their presence in the market. Codè Crai Ovest is investing to expand its network by 30 stores in early 2022, while ESD Italia is planning to invest €600m to grow its network and Gruppo VéGé has expanded its network by the return of the Coal group to its alliance. Finally, Glovo has partnered with SPAR Italia’s regional operator Maiora to offer shoppers a quick...
As the Colruyt Group looks to regain share it has lost during the pandemic, the retailer has rolled out three innovative initiatives. Colruyt Group trials unstaffed store under Okay Direct banner Colruyt is trialling an unstaffed store under the Okay Direct banner in the centre of Ghent. The retailer said the 150 sq. m store, which stocks about 650 SKUs across both brands and private labels...
DIA continues to expand its private label range to offer shoppers healthier and more sustainable products, while also developing its relationship with Amazon. Separately, Mercadona is testing BiofreshTech’s autonomous refrigeration technology in one of its delivery vehicles. DIA expands private label range DIA has worked with its partners to develop its private label range and offer its shopp...

Presentations

01/12/2021
We explore six UK retailers’ – Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op and M&S – sustainability strategies and their latest initiatives.
30/11/2021
This new store by INTERSPAR is in the Viennese Association of Banks’ former headquarters, a listed building in the first district of Vienna.
30/11/2021
Download the latest like-for-like and profits data published by UK retailers.
26/11/2021
Carrefour opened its first frictionless store in Paris with the promise to "shop in 10 seconds and pay in 10 seconds". No gates, no need of an app, just walk inside the store.

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Western Europe outlook 2021

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

Store visits from Western Europe

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