Featured insights and store visits from Europe

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.

Albert Heijn's new concept supermarket launched in March 2020 during a local lockdown. Explore how it adapted for success amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how ranging, private label and digitalisation will set it apart in the future.

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

We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are. 

The report includes examples of new innovation from retailers such as Sainsbury's, Musgrave, S-Group, FamilyMart, Ahold Delhaize and Loblaw.

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Following a strong first quarter performance, P&G has increased its full year guidance for sales growth, helping to reset expectations for the year ahead.

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We highlight recent developments from Belgium, where retailers are pivoting their food-to-go and online offers to meet shopper needs. 1. Delhaize discontinues Fresh Atelier food-to-go concept Delhaize has discontinued the Fresh Atelier food-to-go concept, which it originally launched in Brussels in 2018. At the time, the retailer saw the potential for 200 of these sites. Delhaize now pla...
As it looks to standout in local markets and develop its offer to meet shoppers’ health-focused needs, Ahold Delhaize’s operations in Belgium and US have launched new initiatives to help encourage shoppers to live healthier and more sustainable lives. Ahold Delhaize US aims to boost sales of healthier products… As part of an initiative in conjunction with the Partnership for a Healthier Ame...
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to severely reduce footfall in city centres, London-centric food-to-go operators announce more store closures and redundancies. Pret closing six more London stores UK food-to-go specialist Pret has announced that it will be making a further 400 staff redundant and closing six more London stores as the impact of the coronavirus continues to take its toll on...


We look at what’s front-of-mind for retailers as they head into the key trading period.
COVID-19 is forcing retailers to rethink the function and features of their physical stores, providing new impetus for innovation. Find inspiration from global operators in our Q3 highlights.
Just months after last year’s strategy update, Sainsbury’s has had to radically alter its focus to respond to the turmoil created by Covid-19. In this report we review the impact of the pandemic on trading and Sainsbury's immediate priorities, and explore the retailer's seven point strategy.
We explore the implications for Asda and its suppliers of its expected acquisition by the owners of EG Group and TDR Capital.
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We provide our strategic outlook on the development of Europe's grocery retail market, with insight on the strategy of leading players.

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