Europe news & analysis

12 July 2021
As Rewe trials an autonomous delivery vehicle and invests further in the digitalisation of its operations, we look at four developments from the retailer. Rewe trials self-driving convenience store In conjunction with Vodafone, Rewe is testing, until September 2021, a self-driving convenience store, under the Snack Mobil brand, on the Carlswerk trade campus in Cologne, according to reports ...
12 July 2021
In an interview in local trade publication LSA, Carrefour France’s managing director, Rami Baitiéh, has discussed the steps and initiatives it has put in place to drive growth in the retailer’s home market. Shopper feedback key in initial phases Baitiéh said on his arrival he was able to review shopper feedback on the retailer and its stores. The insight showed shoppers liked the brand and ...
12 July 2021
As Caprabo grew sales 6.6% in 2020 and highlights its future expansion plans for 2021, Aldi is set to reinforce its price reduction strategy, to continue to meet shopper demand. Separately, DinoSol reported its sales advance by 1.6%, while Vegalsa-Eroski declared its sales grew 7.9% in 2020. Caprabo announces 6.6% growth Caprabo said it grew by 6.6% to €842m by the end of its financial year...
12 July 2021
Coop Italia has announced half its cooperatives saw increased sales in 2020. Coop Italia’s individual cooperatives Coop Italia comprises of: Unicoop Firenze Coop Alleanza 3.0 Novacoop Coop Liguria Coop Lombardia Coop Centro Italia Unicoop Tirreno Coop Italia’s results breakdown Coop Lombardia reported growth of 9.3%, generating sales of €1.05 bn in 2020. The ...
09 July 2021
Gruppo VéGé is set to expand its network in northern Italy, in partnership with DADO SpA, while Famila has also declared it plans to expand its network in 2021 too. Additionally, SPAR Italy has revealed four new store launches, which focus on a local and sustainability approach. Gruppo VéGé collaborates with DADO SpA   Gruppo VéGé plans to continue to expand its network in northern Italy. T...
08 July 2021
As Casino renews its partnership with Deliveroo and partners with Google Cloud and Accenture, we round up these and other innovations from the business. Casino renews partnership with Deliveroo… Casino has renewed its partnership with Deliveroo, which began in 2020 and will now last for an additional two years. The increased collaboration between the two companies will be at three levels. F...
08 July 2021
Local trade publication Distrifood has reported that Netherlands-based Jumbo has begun a collaboration with Makro to sell part of the latter’s business-focused range through its own website. Collaboration to add almost 1,000 new SKUs Jumbo will add almost 1,000 SKUs from Makro exclusively at the web site address Jumbo.com/zakelijk. The additional products will help it target the needs of sp...
06 July 2021
Ocado Retail’s revenue grew by 19.8% in the first half (26 weeks ended 30 th May), whilst Group revenue (Retail, Solutions and logistics) was £1.3bn up 21.4%. Strong Retail performance even as restrictions ease Ocado announced its Retail business saw strong revenue growth despite the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and with annualisation against periods of lockdown last year. Ocado Reta...
06 July 2021
Market leader Sonae plans to expand its Meu Super banner in 2021, while Aldi has introduced its first proximity store and Mercadona set out €400m investment plans to expand its presence in Portugal. Separately, Aqui é Fresco announced its sales grew to €437m in 2020, an increase of 12% compared to 2019. Sonae MC to expand Meu Super’s presence Sonae MC is to expand its Meu Super banner in Po...
30 June 2021
With more than 14,000 stores globally, Couche-Tard’s vision is to become the world’s preferred destination for fuel and convenience. Its mission is to make its customers’ lives a little easier every day. We review the retailer’s future outlook and annual results for the year ending 25 April 2021. Key numbers Fourth quarter merchandise and service revenues up 15.2% to US$3.7bn Same-sto...