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With private label share of sales rising across much of Western Europe, we’ve published a series of three brand new reports for IGD Retail Analysis subscribers:

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We round up the latest online grocery news in the Nordics where: Sweden’s ICA has opened its first warehouse in partnership with Ocado Salling Group has launched online at its føtex banner in Copenhagen Salling Group has opened its first automated click and collect point Norway’s Kolonial has secured a €223m investment to rebrand and expand in Europe Many of these developme...
Although performance at urban convenience stores has been challenged amidst COVID-19 in many Western European markets; Reitan Convenience has invested in four new concept stores as it seeks to be fit for the future in partnership with design agency Reactor AB. These new store concepts elevate the customer experience across its formats to a whole new level, while PBX could set the benchmark...
Following much speculation, Costco is reported to be entering Sweden in autumn 2022. The leading retailer, which reported revenue growth of 9.1% to $166.2bn in 2020, is due to open its first store north of Stockholm in Täby. 13,000 sq. m premises secured in growing location Trophi , ‘the Nordic region’s leading real estate company in the grocery trade’ has confirmed a contract for ...

Presentations

28/06/2021
We look at 10 retailers, from Albert Heijn to Lidl and SPAR Austria and others, winning with private label in Western Europe. We consider how they are investing in their private labels and using ranges to compete, differentiate and gain market share.
25/06/2021
Systembolaget created an app, Måttful, to help shoppers understand the impact of their alcohol consumption.
22/06/2021
Explore Lidl’s sustainability strategy and how the discounter has implemented its strategy across the 29 countries it operates within. We focus on how Lidl is championing its sustainability strategy, providing examples of key regions where it is excelling.

Key presentation

Sweden country presentation

This in-depth guide to Sweden explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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Store innovation: 15 must-see new concepts in Sweden

Gain inspiration from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets; fresh-focused supermarkets to the sustainable discount store of the future.

10 Nordic stores to visit in 2021

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.

10 trends that defined 2020 in Sweden (part two)

We review the shopper trends driving this unprecedented year and consider the strategic outlook for ICA and Axfood.

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Use our COVID-adjusted forecasts on over 400 retailers in over 180 countries

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