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We look at how retailers across Italy are implementing measures to ensure everyone has access to products as they respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We will continue to update this article with the latest measures.

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We bring you the latest news on how retailers and suppliers are coping with the challenges of COVID-19 in Germany. We will continue to update this article with the latest initiatives. Rewe develops delivery service for vulnerable customers In partnership with Deutsche Post and DHL Paket, Rewe has developed a platform for food delivery which is available to customers that are elderly or at r...
With increased pressure on pharmacies and an exceptional increase in demand for health, hygiene and personal care products, Boots continues to evolve its approach to best serve customers and communities.   Donating 200,000 essential products Building on its existing relationship with the Hygiene Bank , Boots will donate essential toiletries to hospitals during the COVID-19 crisis, with t...
Sales for the first half ending 29th February rose +2.7% to US$70.2bn (3.2% on a constant currency basis). Operating income saw double digit decline, down -23% to US$2.2bn. Performance in Q2 exceeds expectations Retail Pharmacy USA This division delivered +3.8% growth in the second quarter, with comparable store sales up +2.7%. This was driven by strong growth in pharmacy (+5.3%) refle...

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02/04/2020
Beyond flexing their trading strategies, product suppliers have taken a broader role in supporting the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. In this presentation, we highlight four pillars around which these have been clustered
31/03/2020
We summarise the responses from Western European retailers during the first few weeks of lockdown and how they’re adapting and evolving. We've also included some initial thoughts on what could come next for retailers, suppliers and shoppers.
31/03/2020
German company BetterHeads has developed AI software which uses a chatbot to conduct initial interviews with job applicants. This has been piloted by Rewe, with plans for rollout.
31/03/2020
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
26/03/2020
Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Germany.
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