Featured insights and store visits from Western Europe

Europe grocery market sizes 2020-2022

This report will help you understand Europe’s growing importance in the global context and which grocery markets will provide your business with the most exciting growth prospects towards 2022.

Discount by numbers - Europe

The discount channel is set to add more than €30 bn of sales by 2022 in Europe, more than any other modern retail channel in the region. This report will give you key data and insight to help you better understand why this is a channel of growth for the future and identify where the opportunities for growth are.

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.

European retail: future outlook - Q1 2021

With retailing across Europe evolving at a fast pace, stay up-to-date with our quarterly insight presentation looking at the latest economic data, retailer results and trends. We look in-depth at 10 things keeping retailers awake at night and solutions emerging across the region.

Western Europe outlook 2021

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

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Ahold Delhaize saw net sales rise 5.8% to €18.3 bn in the first quarter, driven by its operations in Europe and its online channel. On a two-year comparable basis Ahold Delhaize said sales, excluding gas, increased 15.5% in the US, and by 18.1% in Europe. Comparable sales growth excluding gas stood at 4.2% in Q1, with the US seeing sales rise 1.7% and its European operations rising by 8.3%.

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Asda has published its first Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. In it the retailer highlights how it plans to make it easier and affordable for shoppers to lead more sustainable lives. In preparation for the report, Asda communicated with over 3,000 customers to understand which ESG issues matter most to them. Three priorities stand out for Asda shoppers Asda’s research show...
Casino said net sales fell by €1.1 bn to €7.1 bn in Q1 2021 versus the year before. Net sales fell by €467m in France, where strong growth at Cdiscount offset challenges elsewhere, while they decreased, in euro terms, by €680m in Latin America. However, the retailer noted the sharp improvement in its profitability during the quarter, with its EBITDA rising by €22m to €429m, driven by its on-going...
Casino-owned Cnova has reported a strong performance in its first quarter, with growth driven by the number of users buying through its marketplace rising strongly. Marketplace represents 46% of GMV sales in Q1 2021 Cnova reported traffic, in millions of visits, increased by 18.9% to 294m in Q1 2021. More visits led to more orders, with the number rising by 16.9% overall, but with orders ov...

Presentations

14/05/2021
An exclusive case study examining how the pandemic has impacted the future strategy of leading food-to-go specialist LEON, including the evolution of its relationship with Sainsbury's and its recent sale to forecourt operator, EG Group
12/05/2021
Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, private label has been able to hold its own and gained share in several European countries. See how the share compares for several countries in 2020 and the three-year trend for sales in volume and value terms.
11/05/2021
Download the latest like-for-like and profits data published by UK retailers.
07/05/2021
Migros opened in Zurich’s city centre a brand-new concept, called Bridge. The innovative store blends supermarket and foodservice in an impressive and very well-designed space. Migros describes it as a place for food enthusiasts to meet, share and learn.

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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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