Europe news & analysis

25 October 2021
For several years, we have highlighted Zabka as a convenience retailer to watch. With more than 7,600 convenience stores in Poland, Zabka is now a leader, and impressively, a convenience retailer that is well-connected to sustainability. New quick commerce channel for suppliers Earlier this month, Zabka launched Jush, a home delivery service currently being piloted in several Warsaw distric...
22 October 2021
Get up to speed about what COP26 is and why it’s important for retailers and suppliers. Subscribers can access our full report on the topic here. What is COP26? COP26 will be attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a treaty agreed in 1994. The 2021 conference will be the 26th meeting, which is why it's called COP26. The UK will...
21 October 2021
After Carrefour reported third quarter sales rose 4.0% to €20.5 bn, with like-for-like sales up by 0.8%, we look at five key takeaways from the results announcement. 1. Operations in France continue to gain share In its home market, on a two-year basis, Carrefour’s total sales were up by 3.5% in the third quarter, driven by the performance of its supermarkets, convenience stores and grocery...
18 October 2021
Consum’s sales increased by 13.3% in 2020, while Eroski highlighted its new commitments to become more sustainable and Grupo IFA and the Gasol Foundation extend their partnership to continue its research about childhood obesity. Finally, Aldi has expanded its partnership with Glovo to advance its last mile delivery offer. Consum’s increase sales 13.3% in 2020 Consum’s sales increased by 13.3%...
13 October 2021
As the Mulliez family confirms Auchan is not for sale, its operations in France launch trials for a ‘just walk out’ technology-driven store and a quick commerce solution. Mulliez confirms Auchan is not for sale… Following speculation about a possible merger with Carrefour, the Mulliez family has confirmed that ‘ we will never sell Auchan ’. The president of the Association Familiale Mulliez...
13 October 2021
As Carrefour continues its expansion, deepens its digitisation, and signs up further loyalty card members in Spain, we round up news from the two markets. Carrefour and Coop Trading expand international partnership agreement Following the signing of an agreement at the end of Q2 , Carrefour and Coop Trading have expanded the reach of the partnership to include global branded suppliers fr...
13 October 2021
SPAR International has launched a new private label brand range across Europe, under the SPAR N°1 Value brand name. The company said the range was aimed at providing ‘ shoppers with an even wider choice of quality, everyday essentials at great prices ’. Launch to begin in Europe, then internationally SPAR International said shoppers in Europe would get access to the N°1 Value range first, b...
07 October 2021
Amazon has opened its first non-food store in the UK, under the Amazon 4-star banner, in the Bluewater shopping centre. The store will stock products rated four-star or above on Amazon’s website. Store to add to growing estate in UK The 3,500 sq. m 4-star store adds to the recent quick pace of expansion for Amazon’s Fresh banner in London . Stocking a range of 2,000 non-grocery products,...
06 October 2021
Carrefour and Delipop have announced they are to partner to create a new robotic pedestrian drive service. The companies said the first pickup point will open, at 194 avenue de Versailles in Paris’s 16th arrondissement, on 6 October. Carrefour becomes first partner for Delipop After Retail Robotics and the Star Service Group signed a joint venture that saw them invest together in the instal...
06 October 2021
As Carrefour’s operations in France and Italy look to win with shoppers, we round up news from the two countries. Carrefour launches personalised shopping service in France Carrefour is to trial a new personalised shopper home delivery service under the OK Market! brand from four stores across Paris and Lyon. The service will enable shoppers to buy from a range of 20,000 SKUs and see a ‘per...