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The future for forecourts in Europe
The impact of energy transition to forecourt convenience stores and how you can prepare.
How loyalty programmes are evolving in Western Europe
After a period of comparative inactivity, loyalty programmes are coming back into focus as retailers look to collect data to support long-term growth.
The state of discount in the post-COVID world
Despite gaining market shares globally the discount channel posted varied performance from a market to another during the pandemic year. In this report we analyse the performance of the channel in 2020 and its outlook to 2022. We also have a closer look at 10 key markets, providing insights enabling you to quickly understand what to focus on to win.
Strategic outlook for Amazon
We look at Amazon's commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next five years, its latest initiatives, and the implications for retailers and suppliers.
Picnic trials ‘greenest’ delivery option for shoppers
As it looks to improve the sustainability of its service, pure play ecommerce retailer Picnic is trialling the ‘greenest’ delivery options for shoppers.
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.
Lidl’s sustainability strategy
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.
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.
Ahold Delhaize profile
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
Private label trends in Western Europe
In this presentation we look at four themes driving private label innovation in Western Europe: Spotlighting value Hero categories Health and lifestyle Sustainability
Beiersdorf invests in digitally-led skincare start-up
Beiersdorf has invested in skin care start-up, Routinely. Routinely offers personalised skin care via an app.
Netherlands Country Presentation
This guide to the Netherlands explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
Sustainability in Q1 2021
Explore 10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the first quarter of 2021.
Europe grocery market sizes 2020-2022
Our new forecasts show that Europe will account for nearly 13% of additional grocery sales generated between 2020-22. However, the impact of COVID-19 and its legacy will impact markets differently across the region. 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.
Hoogvliet’s sustainable displays
Hoogvliet partnered with Brandwise and Vlastuin to launch a reusable display system ‘Mr. Flexx’, which can be used for private label and brands.
Jumbo introduces smart carts
During March, a smart shopping cart (trolley) with cameras, a touch screen and artificial intelligence will be tested in the Jumbo Foodmarkt in Veghel. The pilot will examine whether this innovation has added value for customers and how the smart cart can best be used in the future.
The future of drugstore, health & beauty
In this report, we review our five areas of change for the post-COVID world for drugstores, health and beauty stores, which we identified after the pandemic’s first wave. In line with recent developments globally, we re-examine the trends and highlight opportunities for retailers and suppliers in 2021 and beyond.
Europe’s top 10 grocery retailers in 2022
We provide our strategic outlook on the how Europe's 10 leading grocery retailers, which includes Lidl, Carrefour, Tesco, Edeka, are evolving their strategies to win and drive growth to 2022.
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.
Sustainability in Q4 2020
13 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the fourth quarter of 2020.
Strategic outlook for Ahold Delhaize
We look at Ahold Delhaize's medium term priorities following the evolution of its strategy to help it solidify its position as an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer in 2021 and beyond. We provide forecasts on how and where the retailer will continue to win and what will drive that growth.
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.
Albert Heijn’s in store AR assistant
In conjunction with the Antea Group Nederland, Albert Heijn is trialing an augmented reality, in-store assistant. The assistant is aimed to help shoppers find what they want in-store.
Strategic outlook for Lidl
We look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe's largest grocery retailer: its performances, expansion and strategic priorities including the acceleration of its digital transformation.