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The fallout from COVID-19: what has shifted in global retail and what will be the pandemic’s legacies?

In this report we outline how the retail industry will continue to adapt in 2021 and 2022 and place some markers in the ground on COVID-19’s retail legacies.

European retail: future outlook - Q3 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.

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. 

Lidl’s sustainability strategy

We focus on how Lidl is championing its sustainability strategy, providing examples of key regions where it is excelling.

Your guide to convenience retail globally

Best in class convenience stores from leading markets and retailers from around the world. 

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Asda has announced plans to expand its refill range at its sustainability store in Middleton, Leeds. The expansion will see it add over 50 new product lines to its refill zone.

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Casino has reported Q2 results showing continued pressure in its home market, even on a two-year basis, was being offset by strength in its operations in Latin America. In Q2 2021 Casino reported total sales fell by 6.5%, to €7.3 bn, with organic and same-store sales down by 2.4% and 4.1% respectively. However, the retailer did note the high basis of comparison with Q2 2020, when lockdowns wer...
Continente is expanding its partnership with Uber Eats, while Mercadona continues to grow its presence in the market. Separately, Pingo Doce has extended to its private labels with the launch of an active lifestyle range. Continente expands alliance with Uber Eats Sonae MC-owned Continente has expanded its partnership with Uber Eats, offering shoppers access to take-away meals from over 40 Co...
Metro Group has published Q3 results and announced it has raised its outlook for sales and EBITDA for its 2020/21 financial year due to ‘ better than expected business development since the easing of restrictions ’. Like-for-like sales up by 15% in Q3… Metro reported total sales were up by 12.2% to €6.2 bn, while sales in local currency and like-for-like terms rose by 15.4% and 15.0% respec...

Presentations

03/08/2021
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.
27/07/2021
David Charman’s SPAR Parkfoot provides inspiration on how forecourts may look in the future.
27/07/2021
How Carrefour is transforming its supermarket model by focusing on fresh, meal solutions, sustainability and online services. We visited the first upgraded store to see what makes this new concept an outstanding success with sales increasing by 10%.
21/07/2021
Our predictions for a return to growth. We examine the short and longer term outlook for each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.

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