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In its Q3 2019/20 results, Metro reported a 17.5% decrease in like-for-like (LFL) sales, compared to the previous year, driven by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and its negative impacts on the hospitality sector. However, as of July this year, Metro noted that sales had recovered to the previous year’s level in its Hotels, restaurants and catering (HoReCa) division.

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We look at the latest developments and news from Lidl in the US, Italy and other European countries. US: Chairman Roman Heini exits Lidl US Chairman Roman Heini took the decision to leave the company to “pursue other professional interests and spend more time with his family” as reported by website Supermarket News. Before joining Lidl US in October 2018, Heini worked for 18 years at Aldi, ...
Carrefour reported Q2 results as like-for-like (LFL) sales increased by 6.3%. The strong results were driven by the good performance and omnichannel strategy in most markets including Spain, Belgium and Brazil. Q2: atypical activity due to COVID-19, convenience +19.0% LFL The multi format and omnichannel model confirmed its resilience and adaptation to the various shopper needs during the d...
Carrefour Italia has appointed a new executive director, Christophe Rabatel, who was the former executive director of Carrefour Poland. Meanwhile, Gruppo PAM reveals it has partnered with RetailPro to launch the PAM banner in the Campania region. Separately, Lidl Italia reveals its investment plans, while reinforcing its three of its strategic pillars. Carrefour Italia appoints new director ...

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23/07/2020
Exploring how retailers and manufacturers globally are continuing to commit to and invest in sustainability initiatives. Furthermore, we investigate whether there has been an acceleration or pulled back from their sustainability initiatives during and as a result of the pandemic.
17/06/2020
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has led to radical changes to people’s lives globally. This presentation builds on our pre-COVID-19 market and channel estimates and provides a point-in-time view on the potential shifts in the key Western European markets of France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
15/06/2020
We look at Amazon's commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next five years, and the implications for retailers and manufacturers.
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This guide to Italy 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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