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The Polish grocery market looks like having a healthy year to come for shoppers. This is likely to come at the expense of retailers in the country, who will have to face up to on-going challenges.

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We round up news from SPAR International partners in Austria, Gran Canaria and Russia as they invest in their store network and information technology. Austria: to open 20 new SPAR Express forecourt outlets In Austria, SPAR has announced it will open 20 new SPAR Express forecourt outlets across the country, over the next 14 months. The retailer has redesigned the layout of the new stores, w...
Kaufland has been rolling out its new store concept in 2018 and 2019 with some local variations to fit local needs. In one of its smallest markets, Croatia, we visited the newest store in Zagreb, Kaufland Blato, to see what stores are doing to attract shoppers. 1. Adding services to outside of the store By having the digital screen outside the store, is a modern and effective way to marke...
We round up the latest news from SPAR International partners in Austria, Croatia and Greece. Greece partners with Bazaar SPAR Hellas, the SPAR partner in Greece, has formed a partnership with Bazaar S.A., a member of the Veroukas Group. Bazaar will provide logistics support and help develop new SPAR-branded stores. The partnership is expected to create economies of scale, particularly in co...

Presentations

20/01/2020
The five trends shaping the discount channel globally in 2020 and beyond, from the physical store's makeover, the dive into digital, and the new disruptors on the horizon.
14/01/2020
Food discounters are now catching up with other major retailers in terms of sustainable developments and are sometimes leading the way. This report gives an overview on how Europe and North America based discounters are preparing and contributing to a more sustainable future.
14/01/2020
Central and Eastern Europe’s grocery retail market provides great potential for growth for both domestic and international retailers. The region also presents opportunities for grocery suppliers to widen their product ranges and, in turn, their shopper bases. In this presentation we review the region’s grocery retail market and look at the trends and retailers that will define developments in 2020.
14/01/2020
In this month's snapshot: Lidl to enter two new markets, Dollar General strong expansion plans, a closer look at Hema partnerships and Aldi store openings to 2024.
08/01/2020
In this round-up we share our key highlights and trends that impressed us over the last few months in the course of our store visits. In the report we present examples from retailers globally including SPAR in Norway, Jumbo in Belgium, Kaufland in Romania, the US’s Wegmans, and South Korea’s Homeplus, amongst others.
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Central and Eastern Europe’s grocery retail market provides great potential for growth for both domestic and international retailers.

Europe is often overlooked and dismissed as a low, slow growth region. However, our in-depth look at the key countries and their expansion opportunities shows how the region is set to enjoy good growth to 2023.

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