Featured insights and store visits from Europe

The future for forecourts in Europe

The impact of energy transition to forecourt convenience stores and how you can prepare.

Included in this report:

  • Different convenience operating models
  • Transformation of product mix, sales and profit
  • Quick commerce opportunities 
  • Our recommendations

European retail: future outlook - Q3 2021

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. We look in-depth at 10 things keeping retailers awake at night and solutions emerging across the region.

10 retailers in Western Europe winning with private label

We look at 10 retailers, from Albert Heijn to Lidl and SPAR Austria and others, winning with private label in Western Europe. 

Lidl’s sustainability strategy

We focus on how Lidl is championing its sustainability strategy, providing examples of key regions where it is excelling.

Your guide to convenience retail globally

Best in class convenience stores from leading markets and retailers from around the world. 

Latest News

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For several years, we have highlighted Zabka as a convenience retailer to watch. With more than 7,600 convenience stores in Poland, Zabka is now a leader, and impressively, a convenience retailer that is well-connected to sustainability.

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Get up to speed about what COP26 is and why it’s important for retailers and suppliers. Subscribers can access our full report on the topic here. What is COP26? COP26 will be attended by countries that signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a treaty agreed in 1994. The 2021 conference will be the 26th meeting, which is why it's called COP26. The UK will...
After Carrefour reported third quarter sales rose 4.0% to €20.5 bn, with like-for-like sales up by 0.8%, we look at five key takeaways from the results announcement. 1. Operations in France continue to gain share In its home market, on a two-year basis, Carrefour’s total sales were up by 3.5% in the third quarter, driven by the performance of its supermarkets, convenience stores and grocery...
Consum’s sales increased by 13.3% in 2020, while Eroski highlighted its new commitments to become more sustainable and Grupo IFA and the Gasol Foundation extend their partnership to continue its research about childhood obesity. Finally, Aldi has expanded its partnership with Glovo to advance its last mile delivery offer. Consum’s increase sales 13.3% in 2020 Consum’s sales increased by 13.3%...

Presentations

25/10/2021
Edeka has been strengthening its one-stop shopping proposition in 2020 and 2021.
25/10/2021
We visited two stores in Germany to understand how Kaufland's ‘facelift initiative’ is seeing the retailer employ an upmarket design and clearer navigation to evolve and improve the shopping experience.
25/10/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
25/10/2021
In this presentation, we define omnichannel retailing and look at how it impacts on retailers' and suppliers' operations.

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