Europe news & analysis

17 August 2022
As Tesco, with dunnhumby and other third-party companies, launches new digital solutions, we look at what they are and what they mean for the retailer. Tesco creates ‘UK’s largest retail-based digital display advertising network’ Tesco, in conjunction with dunnhumby and JCDecaux, has created what it claims is the UK’s largest retail-based digital display advertising network. Tesco’s SmartSc...
17 August 2022
As our ShopperVista Quarterly channel trends report shows sustained usage for the variety discount channel, with increasing usage from AB shoppers, we round up key developments for Poundland. Poundland to open further new stores in 2022… Poundland will open or relocate 25 stores in the UK before the end of 2022, with 10 to be opened by the end of September and the remainder before the e...
17 August 2022
SPAR International announced it launched its first store in Latvia on 11 th August 2022 and plans to offer shoppers high-quality service, fresh produce and competitive offers. The opening also provided its first 100 customers with a welcome gift. SPAR opens its first store in the town of Saldus SPAR revealed the first store is located 120km west of the capital city of Riga in the town of S...
17 August 2022
The latest release from Kantar, based on data from its 30,000-strong shopper panel, indicates that in the 12-weeks to 7 August 2022 total till roll consumer spend in Great Britain rose by 2.2%. The pace of growth is the fastest reported by Kantar since April 2021. Inflation impacting shopper behaviour, benefiting private labels… Kantar reported its inflation read reached 11.6%, the highest ...
16 August 2022
As Morrisons signs a further wholesaling contract and launches carbon neutral eggs to its range, we round up four recent developments from the retailer. Morrisons signs up for international supply deal Morrisons has signed a deal with the international grocer British Corner Shop, which will see it expand its wholesale activities. The retailer said the partnership will see its private label ...
11 August 2022
Metro Group’s sales rose by 27.2% in local currency, reaching €7.9 bn in Q3 2021/22. The result has been attributed to growing inflation and its strong performance in the HoReCa industry. Sales growth across all channels Metro reported positive developments in all channels in Q3 2021/22, driven primarily by HoReCa: store-based sales grew to €6.1 billion (+18.7%) delivery sales incr...
10 August 2022
Intermarché, part of the Os Mosqueteiros group, has invested in store growth and is expanding its private label range in Portugal. New stores with a fresh feel Since the start of the year, six new stores have opened in Portugal under the Intermarché banner. This includes the renovation of its largest store in Abrantes. The new stores are strategically positioned to expand its customer base....
10 August 2022
Ahold Delhaize shared its positive results globally as well its outlook for the rest of 2022. The US continues with it’s strong growth and Europe bounces back with better growth Q2. Key Figures: Q2 net sales €21.6bn (+6.4%) H1 net sales €41.2bn (+5%) Comparable sales growth in Q2 was +4.2% and H1 +2.7% US Q2 growth 7.7%, comparable sales at +6.4% Europe Q2 growth 4.2%, compar...
10 August 2022
We round up sustainable initiatives from Morrisons, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s. Morrisons launches carbon neutral eggs Morrisons has launched a private label range of carbon neutral eggs under the Planet Friendly Eggs brand, becoming it claims the first supermarket to do so. The step is part of the retailer’s aim to be directly supplied by ‘zero emission’ British farms by 2030. The eggs come...
08 August 2022
Lidl is well on the way to achieving its REset Plastic goals and is rolling out Rescue Bags across Germany to reduce food waste. Excellent progress towards 2025 plastic usage targets The Schwarz group set ambitious targets for 2025 as part of its REset Plastic goals. Already though, great progress has been made by Lidl in the last financial year: 18% less plastic used across its netwo...