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Talk of Kaufland’s entry into Australia began in 2016, along with speculation around the potential entry of its sister company, Lidl. At the beginning of 2020, the Germany hypermarket operator looked to edge closer to entering the market, with its first store expected to open in 2021.

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Metro Group has reported sales growth of 2.2%, with same store sales up 1% compared to last year. Positive performance across most markets Metro Group saw Q1 sales hit €7.5bn, with strong growth in many of its markets. In Asia, sales were up by 3.2%, in part driven by positive currency effects. In Eastern Europe, same store sales increased by 5% and in Western Europe (excluding Germany), sa...
The drugstore retailer's sales reached EUR10bn, growing at a rate of 5.7% in 2019. Robust performance in Germany and overseas In Germany, Rosmmann's sales rose 5.1% to EUR7bn. This is an improvement on last year's performance, when sales rose 4.1%. Its international operations experienced higher growth at 7.1%, reaching sales of EUR 3bn. Expansion plans for 2020 In 2019 Rossmann su...
Following its acquisition of Lekkerland earlier this year, Rewe has announced the management structure for the newly formed convenience department. Chief executive will continue to lead Lekkerland's former chief executive, Patrick Steppe, will head up the management of the new organisation and will report directly into Rewe's CEO, Lionel Souque. He will be responsible for the new convenienc...

Presentations

14/01/2020
Food discounters are now catching up with other major retailers in terms of sustainable developments and are sometimes leading the way. This report gives an overview on how Europe and North America based discounters are preparing and contributing to a more sustainable future.
14/01/2020
In this month's snapshot: Lidl to enter two new markets, Dollar General strong expansion plans, a closer look at Hema partnerships and Aldi store openings to 2024.
13/01/2020
We look at five key trends set to shape the Western Europe in 2020. Retailers are continuing to invest in private labels, health, wellness and lifestyle choices. At the same time, retailers are focusing on evolving existing strategies and creating innovative store formats.
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