Featured insights and store visits from Central and Eastern Europe

We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are. Over the last 12 years, discounters invested billions in their stores and private label products whilst maintaining the value proposition and even launching ecommerce. We also highlight some considerations for your business when trading with discounters in a post-COVID-19 world.

In this report, we explore key pure play retailers in Europe and the opportunities for suppliers.

In February 2020 we were invited to visit Frisco’s new customer fulfilment centre. It was opened in May 2019 to accommodate the retailer’s growing number of shoppers and orders. In this report we illustrate the operation of the fulfilment centre and show how suppliers can help it to build better process around delivery and the processing of goods.

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 summarise activity from retailers in Central and Eastern Europe as they respond with urgency and empathy to the evolving Coronavirus pandemic.

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Carrefour reported total sales rose 5.5%, at constant exchange rates, to €19.7 bn, with like-for-likes rising 8.4% in its third quarter. The retailer said its growth was its ‘best performance in at least 20 years’.

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Pyaterochka launched its first staffless #naletu (On the Fly) store in Moscow in October 2020. Also, following the pilot concept’s trial, the retailer plans to launch several similar projects in other districts in the capital. Smallest store in the X5 network The store stocks 900 SKUs in 80 sq. m. of selling space and has a fully automated checkout system. To use the store shoppers must dow...
Metro generated like-for-like sales showing a slight contraction, of just 0.5%, in its fourth quarter. The company said a recovery in HoReCa sales and a ‘ positive sales development ’ in Germany, Russia and Eastern Europe had underpinned its improving performance. Strong recovery in key markets Metro said like-for-like sales had turned positive in Germany, Russia, and Eastern Europe, which ...
As Carrefour acquires an organic specialist in France and expands its online delivery options in Poland, we round up new initiatives from the retailer in Europe. Carrefour acquires organic specialist in France… Carrefour has acquired the Bioazur chain of five stores through its So.bio subsidiary. Bioazur operates stores in the southwest of France and helps build its presence in the organic ...


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.
In our quarterly survey of companies operating in the CPG industry, we look at at how they felt about eight business activities and how they believed this might change over the next six to 12 months.
Aldi Süd is expected to generate an additional €14 bn in sales globally between 2020 and 2022. We review its strategic priorities, the sales outlook to 2022 and the impact of COVID-19 on its model.
Lidl’s loyalty programme Lidl Plus is being rolled out across Europe. It is 100% digital and available in 12 European countries via a bespoke app. This report gives an overview of the app and its different features.
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