Featured insights and store visits from Europe

We consider the five trends set to shape grocery retail in Western Europe in 2021.

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.

There’s something for everyone to be inspired by in the Nordics – from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets, foodservice innovation to the sustainable discount store of the future.

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. 

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on sales across Central and Eastern Europe? We have revised our data to show the impact of COVID-19 for the region’s major countries, giving your business a new two-year time horizon of how the pandemic has affected the region. 

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X5 has reported an improved performance in 2020, versus 2019, with it generating revenue of RUB1,975 bn (US$26.31 bn).

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Poundland's parent, Pepco, has released its Q1 trading update, for the first quarter ending December 2020. The group as a whole saw revenue growth on a constant currency basis of 9.1%, but like-for-like sales declined by 2.1%. Poundland and Dealz performed well, with positive revenue and like-for-like growth. We look at the performance in more detail and consider how the retailer's evolution will...
As one of the key CPG suppliers impacted by the pandemic, Kimberly-Clark has outlined its outlook for the year ahead and the three key levers which will underpin growth as it cycles strong comparable sales from 2020. Net sales growth of 4-6% in 2021 Fourth quarter sales increased 5.5% to $4.8bn, contributing to a solid year for the company, with full year sales up 3.7% to $19.1bn. During th...


As one of the major success stories of 2020, we review the strategic priorities for Costco and the opportunities for suppliers to engage further with one of the world's largest retailers.
This guide to Portugal 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.
We summarise five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2021 and beyond. These trends, including championing value and the focus on the physical store apply to both food discounters and variety discounters.
X5’s sales will grow at over 13% in 2020, still outgrowing the Russian grocery market growth at 3.7% between 2020 and 2022. The retailer plans to continue to outgrow the market and double its market share to 20% by 2029. In this presentation we show you how it expects to reach that goal and how you as a supplier will help it to do so.
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