Featured insights and store visits from Central and Eastern Europe

Six months ago we shared a series of hypotheses focused around how retail, society and shoppers could be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many countries continuing to feel its impacts, we have revisited our expectations and outlook for the next six months.

We look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe's largest grocery retailer: its performances, expansion and strategic priorities including the acceleration of its digital transformation. 

COVID-19 is forcing retailers to rethink the function and features of their physical stores, providing new impetus for innovation. Find inspiration from global operators in our Q2 highlights. 

10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the third quarter of 2020.

With shoppers undertaking fewer trips but building larger baskets, we look at the strategies retailers are adopting to win the main weekly shop.

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SPAR South Africa has published full year results for the year ending September 2020, saying turnover rose 13.5% to ZAR124.3 bn (US$8.1 bn). The company’s operating profit increased by 15.6% to ZAR3.4 bn (US$220.6m), with its profitability ‘positively impacted by a change in sales mix as increased home consumption drove higher-margin grocery and fresh categories’.

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As Auchan rolls out shop-in-shops at its hypermarkets in France and looks to grow share in Poland, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan opens Decathlon shop-in-shop in hypermarket in France… Following the addition of a small part of Decathlon’s range in five hypermarkets, Auchan has added a Decathlon shop-in-shop in its hypermarket in Saint-Jean de la Ruelle, as it looks to repurp...
As part of its Q3 results announcement , Ahold Delhaize set out how it was aiming to solidify its position as an industry-leading local omnichannel retailer in 2021 and beyond. We look at the three strategies it is putting in place and the initiatives it has implemented as it looks to build towards this future now. 1. Step-up online capacity, supply chain and technological capabilities A...
X5 has discussed the progress of its strategic priorities at its Capital Markets Day on 27 October 2020. We highlight our five key takeaways from the presentations and review the initiatives that define and will drive those priorities between 2020 and 2023. 1. X5 aiming to be present at every stage of the shopper journey X5 is building a retail ecosystem that will engage its customers at...

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We look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe's largest grocery retailer: its performances, expansion and strategic priorities including the acceleration of its digital transformation.
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