Europe news & analysis

22 September 2022
Understand how retailers in Spain continue to tackle rising inflation, while Alibaba plans to accelerate its expansion for Europe. Explore how DinoSol achieved an increase in sales during 2021 and why Ahorramas closed 2021 with a decreasing turnover.   DIA invests €130m to tackle inflation DIA announced it has invested almost €130m during 2022 to help tackle inflation, Spain is a price sens...
15 September 2022
Zabka has just unveiled its new Eko Smart format of stores, showcasing plenty of innovation by the Polish convenience retailer. Further innovation amongst its rapid expansion Zabka has launched the first of its Eko Smart stores in Poznan, with plans for three further stores. The new format combines ecology and technology and is part of the Zabka Group's ongoing responsibility strategy. E...
13 September 2022
Ocado Retail has announced an increase in revenue of 2.7% to £532m in its third quarter, 13 weeks to 28 th August 2022. However, the retailer now expects a small sales decline in FY22. Strong customer growth, but shoppers seeking value online Ocado announced record numbers of new customers, with active customer numbers growing 23% year-on-year (YoY) to 946,000. This saw an increase in aver...
08 September 2022
As the cost-of-living crisis worsens, more shoppers across Europe are switching to the discount channel. Here we look at recent developments from Lidl that present opportunities for suppliers and manufacturers. Local products help drive sales growth in France Lidl France continues its sales growth, with Kantar reporting it as the largest gainer in market share in recent months. Lidl’s suc...
05 September 2022
As Sainsbury’s invests in its offer and promotes how it is supporting shoppers to save, we round up developments from the retailer. Sainsbury’s to invest a further £60m in its offer… Sainsbury’s is to invest GB£60m in its offer across its three value-driving schemes, Aldi Price Match, Price Lock, and Special Offers. The retailer said the investment was part of its commitment to invest GB£50...
02 September 2022
ELO, previously known as Auchan Holding, reported H1 revenue grew by 6.3%, with current operating profits growing by 24%. Auchan Retail reported an increase in turnover by 6.2% to €15,380m in H1 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.   Auchan Retail claimed EBITDA decreased by 21% to €440m in H1 2022, revealing Auchan France contributed majority of this fall, as a direct results of business...
02 September 2022
Asda has unveiled a new toy concept at some of its larger stores. ‘The Big Asda Toy Shop’ is the latest iteration of Asda’s toy departments following a ten-month trial that saw toy specialist The Entertainer take over the Asda toy sections in 11 stores. Source: IGD Research The cessation of the trial was revealed in November 2021. As reported by Toy World , a message from Asda’s...
31 August 2022
Tesco has unveiled a new bakery concept for its larger stores. The concept, badged ‘The Bakery’, features an enhanced look and feel, with new décor, shelving and signage, as well as an overhauled assortment including reformulated products, limited edition ranges and more loose items. Source: IGD Research Different sections include Everyday Favourites, Tesco Finest Signature Bakes, ...
30 August 2022
As retailers look to limit food waste and support farmers affected by the recent drought conditions, we round up initiatives from Asda, Lidl, Sainsbury's, and Waitrose. Asda and Sainsbury’s remove best before dates Asda is to remove best before dates from nearly 250 packaged fruit and vegetable lines, including cauliflowers, carrots, citrus fruits, and potatoes. Asda will take the step from...
30 August 2022
Asda has reported its second quarter like-for-like sales, excluding fuel, fell 1.9%. It noted the comparative period in 2021 was impacted by on-going Covid restrictions. Asda generated revenue, excluding fuel, of GB£1.9 bn during the quarter. However, the retailer said its on-going investment in prices and quality had driven ‘ positive like-for-like sales growth at the end of Q2 and into Q3 ’. ...