Western Europe news & analysis

05 October 2022
Although the cost-of-living crisis is impacting retailers’ current priorities, sustainability remains high on the agenda. New EU regulations are being considered to tackle deforestation, while retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s and SPAR Austria continue to step up their efforts to reduce plastic packaging and food waste in a bid to increase cost efficiency. EU Deforestation Regulations ...
30 September 2022
Understand how Salling group plans to help shoppers with rising costs and inflation, while Dagrofa and Aldi focus on creating and improving store concepts to compete in the market.   Salling group extends price caps on essential products Denmark based Salling Group announced it has prolonged its price cap until the end of 2022, to help during the current difficult living conditions, with ener...
22 September 2022
Understand how retailers in Spain continue to tackle rising inflation, while Alibaba plans to accelerate its expansion for Europe. Explore how DinoSol achieved an increase in sales during 2021 and why Ahorramas closed 2021 with a decreasing turnover.   DIA invests €130m to tackle inflation DIA announced it has invested almost €130m during 2022 to help tackle inflation, Spain is a price sens...
02 September 2022
ELO, previously known as Auchan Holding, reported H1 revenue grew by 6.3%, with current operating profits growing by 24%. Auchan Retail reported an increase in turnover by 6.2% to €15,380m in H1 2022, compared to the same period in 2021.   Auchan Retail claimed EBITDA decreased by 21% to €440m in H1 2022, revealing Auchan France contributed majority of this fall, as a direct results of business...
30 August 2022
As inflation continues to rise across Europe, Carrefour has implemented methods to help protect shoppers purchasing power in France, as well as supporting organic farming. The retailer also continues to expand its format offer in Poland, opening its first franchised hypermarket. Furthermore, Carrefour Italia’s expansion has reached 1,500 stores across 19 regions.   France: Carrefour fights infl...
28 July 2022
Carrefour reports a strong performance in a challenging environment and confirms its consolidated net sales in the first half of 2022 rose 13.2% to €39,054m with like-for-like (LFL) sales up by 5.4% compared to H1 2021. Source: Carrefour Carrefour France: positive Q2 sales performance The group revealed its consolidated Q2 sales increased by 17.2% to €23,078 and LFL sales increased by ...
27 July 2022
Jerónimo Martins has announced its H1 2022 results, revealing a strong sales performance across all countries where it operates, Colombia, Poland, and Portugal. Sales performance Jerónimo Martins’ Q2 consolidated sales increased by 24.5% to €6.4 bn compared to Q2 2021. The groups consolidated H1 2022 sales reached €11.9 bn an increase of 20%, compared to H1 2021. Group EBITDA increased by 19....
21 July 2022
Carrefour announced in Paris its trialling a new initiative to reduce food waste, while also tackling inflation. Meanwhile, in Spain Carrefour-owned Supeco celebrates the launch of it 50 th store opening in the market. We also visited Carrefour Montesson, to explore how it applies refill stations throughout different product categories. Carrefour’s approach to tackling inflation and food wast...
21 July 2022
Carrefour announced it signed an agreement to sell its 60% equity interest in Carrefour Taiwan, valued at €2 bn, to its long-term partner and co-shareholder Uni-President. However, Carrefour claims the Carrefour brand will still be present in Taiwan for the coming years and will be part of the wider network of Carrefour brand licenses in over 40 countries. Carrefour Taiwan’s network and sales ...
19 July 2022
Italian retailers have revealed a mixed bag of full year sales results during 2021. Selex announced it increased its 2021 sales turnover by 4.3%, compared to 2020. Meanwhile, Coop Italia and Coals revealed a decline in sales during the same period. Whereas Gruppo VéGé achieved a growth in its 2021 sales and remains fifth in the grocery market. Selex sees increased turnover in 2021 Gruppo Se...