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As part of its aim to create an omnichannel universe of reference, Carrefour is investing heavily in its ecommerce and digital channels. As part of this it is looking to encourage further shoppers online and drive growth in specific categories. We round up developments from the retailer as it looks to meet this aim across its operations in Europe.

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In October 2019 we attended X5 Retail Group’s capital market day in London to learn about its plans for the future of the business. The retailer announced ambitious targets to double its market share to around 20% by 2029, with 50% of its revenue being generated in its digital businesses. X5’s 2029 vision is to almost double market share The retailer plans to reach a market share to 20% by ...
Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia to expand its operational plans. Separately, Carrefour partners with Coldiretti to promote 100% Italian products in Italy and internationally. Meanwhile, Supermercato24 acquires Poland-based Szopi to accelerate its regional expansion strategy. Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia From 1 January 2020 Gruppo 3A will partner with Despar Italia. The partne...
Jerónimo Martins has announced a positive sales performance for Q3 2019.   Positive Q3 results Jerónimo Martins’ consolidated sales increased by 8.7% with like-for-like (LFL) performance of 6.2%, in Q3 2019. Group net profit increased 3.5% to €302m, despite the impact of the additional Sunday closures in Poland. Net profit in Q3 2019 grew 8% compared to Q3 2018. Division performance J...

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13/11/2019
Supeco strikes a balance between being a discounter and a wholesaler. In 2019 it opened the first in Bucharest. The store showcases the banner’s core strategic priorities of offering competitive prices, on single or multiple items, curating the assortment to cover families' and B2B customers' needs and operating a model that provides a pricing structure for these distinct shopper bases too.
12/11/2019
A monthly summary of the latest developments in the discount channel globally. We provide additional insights and our analysis on various topics, such as private labels, retailer strategies or digital developments related to the channel.
06/11/2019
We visited six stores in Poland and Romania to observe how the retailer's 'Vision 2025' strategy is manifesting on the shop floor.
05/11/2019
Poundland has been through a significant period of change over the last few years, both at a corporate and store level. In this report we review Poundland’s latest strategic priorities as it continues to grow, and the implications of these for suppliers. The retailers strategic priorities are to improve and update the key estate, drive volume by exciting shoppers, differentiating with new products and services, championing value credentials and expanding Dealz across Europe.
04/11/2019
In 2018 Carrefour launched a strategic plan to adapt its business model and organisational structure to transform how food is sourced and to help shoppers afford more healthy products. We visited several Carrefour stores in Poland and Romania to see what changes the business is implementing in its operation to support the 2022 transformation plan.
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Central and Eastern Europe is a region that illustrates great growth potential for both retailers and suppliers. The region also presents opportunity for retailers to evolve their business model to widen their shopper base and draw more traffic to their stores.

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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