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SPAR International presentations
The future for forecourts in Europe
The impact of energy transition to forecourt convenience stores and how you can prepare.
Your guide to convenience retail globally
Best in class convenience stores from leading markets and retailers from around the world.
Sustainability in Q2 2021
Explore 11 sustainability case studies we have spotted in the food and CPG industry during the second quarter of 2021.
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. We consider how they are investing in their private labels and using ranges to compete, differentiate and gain market share.
Sustainability trends in 2021
In this report we highlight four global sustainability trends we expect retailers to implement as part of sustainability strategies during 2021, and beyond.
SPAR Norway’s Snarøya store wins sustainability award
SPAR Norway’s Snarøya store has won the NACS European Convenience Retail Sustainability Award. The store features environmentally friendly materials throughout and innovative solutions that reduce the building’s energy consumption and carbon footprint.
SPAR Norway’s innovative, efficient refrigeration system
SPAR Norway has innovated with its refrigeration system to create space in-store and create a specific solution that works for its banner.
Netherlands Country Presentation
This guide to the Netherlands explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
How you can grow in the convenience channel part three
In the final of a three-part series, we deep-dive on the strategic priorities of Magnit, Carrefour, Tesco, Lotte and Auchan.
How you can grow in the convenience channel part two
In the second of a three-part series, we provide recommendations on how to design for the convenience channel, with case studies on growth categories, strategic partnerships and price differential.
Ireland Country Presentation
This guide to Ireland explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
How you can grow in the convenience channel part one
In the first of a three-part series, we explain why convenience retail is increasingly important globally and provide recommendations on how you should respond.
The evolution of food-to-go in small stores
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in small stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. It includes examples from retailers such as 7-Eleven, Sourced Market, Tambo +, Morrisons, FamilyMart, Esso, AlfaMart, Coles, Woolworths, SPAR and Central Retail Group.
Food-to-go trends 2021
Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Austria Country Presentation
This guide to Austria explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
Western Europe outlook 2021
We consider the five key trends set to shape grocery retail in Western Europe in 2021. We're seeing retailers double down on their drive for value, while digitalisation continues to make the customer experience more convenient and efficient. Ecommerce has accelerated, with online no longer being a small part of many businesses. Meanwhile, retailers are innovating with formats and ranges to stay relevant in a changing world, while sustainability remains at the heart of retailer strategies.
Key strategies in large format stores
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
Hypermarkets by numbers 2019 – 2022
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to achieve incremental increases in basket size and are developing their proposition to attract shoppers back to the format. In this report we show winning strategies by hypermarket and large supermarket operators from around the world.
8 ways COVID-19 has changed food-to-go
How the pandemic has affected food-to-go in retail and foodservice and what this means for retailers, operators and suppliers. Illustrated with examples from McDonald's, Pret, Subeay, Starbucks, KFC, Leon, Morrisons, Sweetgreen, Burger King and SPAR amongst others.
Five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 - Rapid response to consumer needs
We continue the private label series, looking at the five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 and the impact this has on manufacturers and suppliers. This presentation looks in more depth at rapid response to consumer needs and how this has been accelerated by COVID-19.
COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping retail trends in Western Europe
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the Western European food retail market in 2020 and beyond.
Retail execution at SPAR, Dongguan, China
We were invited by SPAR International to spend a day with SPAR China and its local partner SPAR Guangdong, visiting its business in Dongguan in south China.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): drones delivering the goods
The drone company that had to abandon its fast-food delivery tests during March with Just Eat in Dublin* has partnered with Ireland's health authority to deliver medicine in Moneygall.
BIGS: An introduction to the buying organisation
In this insight presentation we look at the BIGS buying group, its members and strategy.
South Africa Country Presentation
This guide to South Africa explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the market over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of country’s leading retailers.