Central & Eastern Europe news & analysis

06 May 2021
As Carrefour Belgium opens its first distribution centre following its partnership with Food-X technologies and Rewe and Albert Heijn trial new last mile delivery solutions, we round up ecommerce developments from across Europe. Carrefour Belgium’s new ecommerce DC starts operations Following on from its announcement in Q3 2020 , Carrefour Belgium’s new distribution centre, which was bui...
05 May 2021
After SPAR’s local partners in Italy, Hungary and Slovenia report their results and performance in 2020, we round up how they have increased sales and the reasons behind this growth. DESPAR Italia enjoys turnover growth of 8.4% in 2020 Despar Italia reported its turnover reached €3.9 bn in 2020, up 8.4% on 2019’s results. While demand was aided by the pandemic, the company said its performa...
20 April 2021
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16 April 2021
Leading discounters in Europe are developing their format and offer as they look to attract shoppers from other channels. This is seeing them evolve to be more like supermarkets, leading them to adjust their ranges, locations and adding value to compete beyond a solely price-focused strategy. However, in Russia, the discount format is taking a different trajectory. While some are evolving towa...
08 April 2021
On-demand grocery shopping platform Everli, based in Milan, has raised $100m in a Series C funding round. International growth plans Everli was founded in 2014 and has been named as the European Instacart due to similarities in its business model. It is an online marketplace where users can order products from various retailers for same-day delivery. The orders are picked in store and deliv...
06 April 2021
Following initiatives in its home market across several channels and as its operations in Poland expand its Outlet concept, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour aiming to move 40 stores to franchisees in 2021 France-based trade publication LSA has reported that Carrefour is looking to move about 40 stores to rental management in 2021. The 40 stores are made up of about 30 supermark...
01 April 2021
Magnit is in the middle of a business transformation programme. It is implementing six strategies to turn around its business and as it looks to support its dynamic growth strategy, and compete with other leading retailers in Russia. Since 2018 the retailer has reported an improving sales performance with a sales CAGR of 11.4% between 2018 and 2020, when compared to a 6.7% rate for the p...
25 March 2021
As part of its Capital Markets Day event in March 2021, Lenta announced it is to expand its small format network and online presence as it aims to double its revenue, to more than RUB1 tr (US$13.2 bn) by 2025. The aim is to capture a higher share of consumer spend through new channels that target a wider range of shopper missions, while still enabling it to focus on its core hypermarket business....
24 March 2021
As Carrefour expands coverage for its online store and digitalises its catalogue for YouTube in France and rewards shoppers’ good deeds in Romania, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour adding online collection capacity Carrefour has committed to offering a Drive, Pedestrian Drive, or delivery service, both next day and withing the hour options, from 2,000 of its nearly 5,000 stores...
17 March 2021
Salling Group’s discount banner Netto has completed its acquisition of Tesco Poland , following approval from local competition authorities. The move will see Salling Group acquire 300 stores and two distribution centres. For Tesco, the exit from Poland reduces its central European business to the three much smaller markets of Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Netto’s biggest inves...