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The future for forecourts in Europe

The impact of energy transition to forecourt convenience stores and how you can prepare.

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  • Different convenience operating models
  • Transformation of product mix, sales and profit
  • Quick commerce opportunities 
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European retail: future outlook - Q3 2021

With retailing across Europe evolving at a fast pace, stay up-to-date with our quarterly insight presentation looking at the latest economic data, retailer results and trends. We look in-depth at 10 things keeping retailers awake at night and solutions emerging across the region.

Your guide to convenience retail globally

Best in class convenience stores from leading markets and retailers from around the world. 

10 retailers in Western Europe winning with private label

We look at 10 retailers, from Albert Heijn to Lidl and SPAR Austria and others, winning with private label in Western Europe. 

Carrefour profile

A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.

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After Carrefour reported third quarter sales rose 4.0% to €20.5 bn, with like-for-like sales up by 0.8%, we look at five key takeaways from the results announcement. 1. Operations in France continue to gain share In its home market, on a two-year basis, Carrefour’s total sales were up by 3.5% in the third quarter, driven by the performance of its supermarkets, convenience stores and grocery...
Consum’s sales increased by 13.3% in 2020, while Eroski highlighted its new commitments to become more sustainable and Grupo IFA and the Gasol Foundation extend their partnership to continue its research about childhood obesity. Finally, Aldi has expanded its partnership with Glovo to advance its last mile delivery offer. Consum’s increase sales 13.3% in 2020 Consum’s sales increased by 13.3%...
As the Mulliez family confirms Auchan is not for sale, its operations in France launch trials for a ‘just walk out’ technology-driven store and a quick commerce solution. Mulliez confirms Auchan is not for sale… Following speculation about a possible merger with Carrefour, the Mulliez family has confirmed that ‘ we will never sell Auchan ’. The president of the Association Familiale Mulliez...

Presentations

18/10/2021
This report covers the UK food-to-go specialists market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends.
11/10/2021
Kaufland is building a more relevant offer for shoppers, which differentiates it from rivals, while maintaining control of costs and driving efficiency. The retailer does so by: - sustaining its price leadership in markets where it leads - enhancing range relevance - enriching shopper proposition - developing its sustainability credentials - using it's buying group membership to support favourable trading terms - exploring opportunities in the online channel
08/10/2021
Auchan Spain's Alcampo.es hybrid pedestrian Drive / convenience store is part of the retailer's omnichannel strategy
07/10/2021
15 examples of sustainability-focused innovations changing the food and grocery industry during the third quarter of 2021.

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Western Europe outlook 2021

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