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SPAR International presentations
Navigating global private label growth: trends in 2023 and beyond
In this report, we answer five key questions to help you understand the private label market today and how it will evolve in future. Our insights include global examples of the trends, and we delve into what this means for your business as a retailer or supplier.
Hungary Country Presentation
A guide to Hungary’s grocery market and how the country, its leading retailers and channels will evolve over the next five years.
Ireland Country Presentation
This guide to Ireland explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2026 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
Austria Country Presentation
A guide to Austria’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
Netherlands Country Presentation
A guide to the Netherlands’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
South Africa Country Presentation
A guide to South Africa's grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
Africa and Middle East retail trends 2023
We highlight five trends that we expect to shape the Africa and Middle East grocery retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.
In-store in Ireland: a snapshot of current priorities
We highlight eight in-store initiatives and developments we've spotted following our recent store visits in Ireland and the opportunities to learn from.
All you need to know about unpacked in convenience
We look at what refill solutions are working in the convenience channel.
Overview of forecourts globally part two
Deep dive on the business priorities of five forecourt operators in Europe, plus retailers that you should watch in other regions.
Overview of forecourts globally part one
Inspiration on forecourt convenience stores from around the world.
The future for forecourts in Europe
The impact of energy transition to forecourt convenience stores and how you can prepare.
Your guide to convenience retail globally
Best in class convenience stores from leading markets and retailers from around the world.
Sustainability in Q2 2021
Explore 11 sustainability case studies we have spotted in the food and CPG industry during the second quarter of 2021.
10 retailers in Western Europe winning with private label
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.
Sustainability trends in 2021
In this report we highlight four global sustainability trends we expect retailers to implement as part of sustainability strategies during 2021, and beyond.
SPAR Norway’s Snarøya store wins sustainability award
SPAR Norway’s Snarøya store has won the NACS European Convenience Retail Sustainability Award. The store features environmentally friendly materials throughout and innovative solutions that reduce the building’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.
SPAR Norway’s innovative, efficient refrigeration system
SPAR Norway has innovated with its refrigeration system to create space in-store and create a specific solution that works for its banner.
How you can grow in the convenience channel part three
In the final of a three-part series, we deep-dive on the strategic priorities of Magnit, Carrefour, Tesco, Lotte and Auchan.
How you can grow in the convenience channel part two
In the second of a three-part series, we provide recommendations on how to design for the convenience channel, with case studies on growth categories, strategic partnerships and price differential.
How you can grow in the convenience channel part one
In the first of a three-part series, we explain why convenience retail is increasingly important globally and provide recommendations on how you should respond.
The evolution of food-to-go in small stores
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in small stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. It includes examples from retailers such as 7-Eleven, Sourced Market, Tambo +, Morrisons, FamilyMart, Esso, AlfaMart, Coles, Woolworths, SPAR and Central Retail Group.
Food-to-go trends 2021
Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Western Europe outlook 2021
We consider the five key trends set to shape grocery retail in Western Europe in 2021. We're seeing retailers double down on their drive for value, while digitalisation continues to make the customer experience more convenient and efficient. Ecommerce has accelerated, with online no longer being a small part of many businesses. Meanwhile, retailers are innovating with formats and ranges to stay relevant in a changing world, while sustainability remains at the heart of retailer strategies.
Key strategies in large format stores
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer