Europe news & analysis

09 November 2022
The Carrefour group shared its new strategic plan to 2026, which reflected on its achievements and showcases its new evolving strategic plan. The group plans to build a stronger and more competitive model which creates more value. Carrefour has set several objectives to gain market share, reduce food waste, increase its commitment to climate change and enhance its private label range. Taking a...
09 November 2022
Ahold Delhaize reported Q3 results, saying net sales rose 9.1% at constant exchange rates, to €22.4bn, while like-for-like sales increased by 7.9%. Ahold Delhaize US: comparable sales +8.2% In the US, Ahold Delhaize saw net sales rise to €14.7bn in Q3, an increase of 8.8% at constant exchange rates. Comparable sales (excluding gasoline) rose by 8.2%. It said its Food Lion banner continue...
04 November 2022
Finland's Kesko has reported an increase in demand for its private label products, as shoppers seek cost savings and high-quality alternatives. Source: Kesko Price conscious shoppers boost private label demand In its most recent K-Barometer survey, 62% of Kesko’s shoppers said they would buy more of the store’s own brand products. This has also been reflected in the sales data, with sal...
03 November 2022
Rewe continues to work towards its sustainability goals. We look at recent initiatives in Germany to achieve its targets. Direct flyer distribution via WhatsApp To achieve its target of removing the use of paper-based flyers in 2023, Rewe has introduced digital flyers sent via WhatsApp. Shoppers sign up to their local store and every Sunday the brochure will arrive, displaying latest offers...
02 November 2022
Jerónimo Martins has announced its Q3 2022 results, revealing a strong sales performance across all countries where it operates, Colombia, Poland, and Portugal. The groups consolidated sales for nine months (9M) increased by 21% to €18,392m compared to the same period in 2021. Overall sales performance Jerónimo Martins’ Q3 consolidated sales increased by 22.7% to €6.5 bn compared to Q3 2021...
31 October 2022
Morrisons has introduced a new mechanic, similar to Tesco, in which selected discounts are only available to loyalty cardholders. The new push has seen POS introduced across the store, stating that certain discounts – My Morrisons Exclusives – are only available to loyalty card members, exhorting shoppers to ‘Scan and Save.’ The offers are so far extremely limited, just one on Ben & Jerry...
31 October 2022
Auchan Portugal has unveiled its new loyalty scheme: Clube Auchan. The scheme offers a tiered loyalty hierarchy, with shoppers able to progress from ‘Fan’ to ‘Super Fan’ and ‘Hyper Fan’, with each tier offering improved benefits. The scheme provides exclusive promotions for members, such as daily deals, weekly discounts, coupons and vouchers and discounts on private label items. The private la...
28 October 2022
Israeli-based Trigo, which has developed technology to power autonomous, or checkout-free stores, has raised $100m in new funding to drive expansion in Europe and the Americas. We look at what this means for the broader sector. Taking the technology to larger stores Trigo has been one of the leading technology partners for retailers to help them develop autonomous shopping experiences. The ...
27 October 2022
Carrefour reports a strong performance in a challenging environment, especially as inflation accelerated across all European markets. The retailer confirms its sales in Q3 2022 reached €23,504m an increase of 19%, with like-for-like (LFL) sales growing by 11.3%, compared to Q3 2021. Source: Carrefour Alexandre Bompard, Carrefour’s Chairman and CEO addresses Q3’s outcomes ‘In an en...
25 October 2022
Explore how suppliers continue to make improvements throughout the supply chain, to meet their ambitious sustainability targets. We look at how Nestlé and Mars launch new packaging solutions to reduce single use plastic and increase their packaging’s recyclability. Meanwhile, Unilever continues to embed its food waste reduction solutions while also cutting emissions. Nestlé: introducing rec...