Featured insights and store visits from Europe

With retailing across Europe evolving at a fast pace, stay up-to-date with our quarterly insight presentation looking at the latest economic data, retailer results and trends.

Albert Heijn's new concept supermarket launched in March 2020 during a local lockdown. Explore how it adapted for success amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how ranging, private label and digitalisation will set it apart in the future.

In this report, we explore key pure play retailers in Europe and the opportunities for suppliers.

We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are. 

The report includes examples of new innovation from retailers such as Sainsbury's, Musgrave, S-Group, FamilyMart, Ahold Delhaize and Loblaw.

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UK food-to-go specialist Greggs has reported that in September company-managed shop like-for-like sales improved to 76.1% of 2019 levels, compared to an average of 71.2% since reopening the full estate on 2 July. These results demonstrate a recovery of sales in line with Greggs' planning assumptions. 

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As Crai plans to continue its expansion plans throughout 2020 as Carrefour and Decathlon launch a partnership to offer shoppers more sport and well-being products in Milan and Esselunga releases H1 results, we round up news from the market. Esselunga sees sales advance slightly in H1 Esselunga said sales rose 0.9% to €4.06 bn in the first half of the financial year, helped by the opening of...
2020 is a year like no other for UK food-to-go.  Previously the hero of the food and drink market, the sector has experienced unprecedented challenges in 2020 which will continue to impact it for years to come. In our new UK food-to-go market report 2020 , produced with the help of colleagues from across the industry, we predict that the sector will decline by 43% this year and only retur...
Walmart is targeting zero emissions across its global operations by 2040. The retailer also plans to manage or restore at least 50m acres of land and 1m square miles of ocean by 2030 to help combat the cascading loss of nature. On the path to becoming a regenerative company These new goals represent a raising of ambitions at Walmart as the retailer aims to play a leading role in transformin...

Presentations

01/10/2020
Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at five formats and the four key themes linking them together.
30/09/2020
In our quarterly survey of companies operating in the CPG industry, we look at at how they felt about eight business activities and how they believed this might change over the next six to 12 months.
25/09/2020
This report covers the UK quick service restaurant (QSR) market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends. It includes profiles of the key players - McDonald's, KFC and Burger King - as well as innovative smaller operators, such as Five Guys, Neat Burger and Jollibee. We look further afield for inspiration from creator, Habit Burger Grill and Sonic, and identify the implications and opportunities for suppliers.
22/09/2020
Our food-to-go predictions for 2020 and beyond. This year our report considers four possible scenarios for the future of food-to-go from 2020-2022. Focussing on the most likely scenario, we examine the short and longer term impacts on each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.
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