Western Europe news & analysis

31 January 2020
Les Mousquetaires has announced its 2019 results, saying its turnover hit €45.3 bn, including fuel. It said its retail turnover rose 2.1% including fuel, 2.2% excluding fuel, to reach €41.2 bn. Its AgroMousquetaires division generated a turnover of €4.1 bn. Intermarché’s sales rise 1.9% in France Intermarché saw sales increase by 1.9%, excluding fuel, to reach €23.5 bn in France. New stores...
31 January 2020
Conad has announced a strong growth in its private label sales in 2019. Meanwhile, Gruppo VéGé announced it has signed an agreement with Metro Italia. Separately, the SUN consortium reveals its 2020 expansion plan and highlights its 2019 results. Conad announces an 8% increase in sales of its private label Conad has revealed its private label has increased in sales by 8% to €4 bn in 2019. T...
30 January 2020
As Carrefour introduces a new promotional campaign and the chief executive of Mestdagh steps down, we round up news from its operations in Belgium. Carrefour launches ‘Healthy prices’ promotion Trade publication Gondola reports how Carrefour has launched the ‘Health prices’ campaign in the country, which will run between 27 January and 15 February. The promotion is aimed at spotlighting hea...
28 January 2020
Sainsbury's has committed to investing £1bn over 20 years towards becoming a Net Zero business across its own operations by 2040. The target is aligned to the highest ambitions of the Paris Climate Change Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5°C. The demanding deadline is a decade earlier than the government's own ambition. Ambitious target The new target will require a much faster rate o...
28 January 2020
Walmart Canada has introduced a new range of private label products from Coop Italia, Italy’s second largest food retailer. Fior Fiore range showcases Italian food heritage Through the partnership, new products have been added to Walmart Canada’s core grocery categories including pasta and pasta sauces. Sold under the Fior Fiore brand, the wider range consists of over 400 products, develope...
28 January 2020
As Colruyt adds a new online delivery solution and Delhaize launches carbon neutral bananas, we round up news from the countyr. Colruyt launches ‘Collect&Go Connect’ app The Colruyt Group is trialling a new solution enabled by the sharing economy. Under the Collect&Go Connect brand, its Okay and Okay Compact banners will trial a solution that connects local customers and local shoppers. The...
27 January 2020
Aldi Spain reveals an overview of its expansion achievements in 2019, whilst appointing a new expansion director for 2020. Aldi’s 2019 expansion overview Aldi Spain completed 2019 with 308 stores, with 17 new store openings, it has increased its commercial area by 6.3%. The group has focused on regions such as; Andalusia, Basque Country, Balearic Islands, Catalonia, Madrid and Valencia. ...
24 January 2020
Tesco has announced it will be removing plastic packaging from its tinned multipacks from 2 March. This is part of its ongoing commitment to make its private label packaging more sustainable. Delivering the same value without plastic Source: Tesco Plastic packaging will be removed across multipack private label and branded products such as Heinz and ...
24 January 2020
Spain-based Mercadona announced it is investing in its online operations and plans to continue store refurbishments. Meanwhile, the retailer has announced it plans to continue supporting start-ups alongside other investors, through the Lanzadera accelerator programme. Mercadona invests in its online channel… Mercadona will continue to invest in store refurbishments and plans to expand its o...
22 January 2020
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 . It has since been reported that Kaufland has invested over AU$430m (US$295m) in Australia over the pas...