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As Carrefour expands coverage for its online store and digitalises its catalogue for YouTube in France and rewards shoppers’ good deeds in Romania, we round up news from the retailer.

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As Metro AG’s local operations commit to its long-term strategy, the group launches new services to support HoReCa customers and partners with Loop to reduce single-use plastic packaging. Metro launches DISH to support HoReCa businesses As it looks to support independent restaurants, Metro’s tech division, Hospitality Digital, has launched a new tool, DISH Order. The solution plugs into res...
As Carrefour in Belgium and Poland enhances its online offer and makes a new appointment in Romania, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour Belgium to collaborate with Deliveroo… In Belgium, Carrefour is to work with Deliveroo to enable shoppers to get delivery of groceries to their homes in less than 30 minutes. The companies have said the service will be rolled out initially in Bru...
Announcing its full year results, Carrefour has reported like-for-like sales growth of 7.8%, as sales, including VAT, reached €78.6 bn. The retailer also saw an improvement in its recurring operating margin, which increased to 3.1%, from 2.9%, with its recurring operating income rising by 16.4% to €2.1 bn. France: Carrefour enjoys strongest growth in almost 20 years In its home market Carre...


Centre store categories are of significant interest and importance for grocery retailers and suppliers. While on one end the centre store drives revenue for suppliers and retailers, the latter benefit from the traffic it attracts to their stores. Centre store categories also provide retailers with the opportunity to encourage shoppers to trade up or drive incremental volume.
Around this time last year, many countries globally were busy dealing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with shoppers’, therefore, focused less on Easter celebrations. Despite the pandemic’s effects still being felt in many countries, brands and retailers are looking to inspire and excite shoppers this Easter to help create a memorable event.
Key trends in CEE grocery market in 2021: - COVID-19 will remain the leading concern for retailers and suppliers - Online is increasing its market penetration as more retailers invest in the channel - Retailers are digitalising their stores and wider operations - More retailers are partnering with last-milers - Hypermarkets will continue to lose share across the region

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