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As Metro continues its evolution as a company, we round up developments in Spain, France and Romania as it looks to strengthen its operations globally and in the specific countries.

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The two discounters continue to work closer together in Germany. To better understand how their strategies are evolving we looked at the first folders of the year. Below are the key learnings we identified from the promotional offers on private label and branded products, Veganuary and the marketing messages. Two different folders but common offers on several categories In many European cou...
As 2021 begins, we can reflect that 2020 didn’t play out as we might have expected. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led companies to reflect on their priorities and focus on shorter time scales. In this article, we consider five key themes we expect to shape retailers’ strategy in 2021 and share videos of this in practice. 1. Drive for value Delivering value has been a defining tr...
Highly acquisitive, global forecourt operator, EG Group has announced another significant acquisition, this time of a network of 285 fuel retail sites from OMV Deutschland GmbH in southern Germany.  This adds further scale to EG’s existing presence in Germany, which was first established by the acquisition of around 1,000 locations from Esso in 2017. Sites primarily focused in Bavaria and Bade...


13 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the fourth quarter of 2020.
A Edeka store owner has incorporated technology from Bizerba’s partner Supersmart in Germany.
We consider the five key trends set to shape grocery retail in Western Europe in 2021. We're seeing retailers double down on their drive for value, while digitalisation continues to make the customer experience more convenient and efficient. Ecommerce has accelerated, with online no longer being a small part of many businesses. Meanwhile, retailers are innovating with formats and ranges to stay relevant in a changing world, while sustainability remains at the heart of retailer strategies.
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This guide to Germany explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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