Europe news & analysis

24 February 2022
As SberMarket announces its full year results and its parent company Sber and X5 discuss their on-going cooperation, we round up news about grocery ecommerce from across the region. SberMarket tripled turnover in 2021 in Russia… SberMarket, which is part of the Sber ecosystem, reported its turnover tripled to RUB58.6 bn (US$732.8m) in 2021, including VAT and excluding promotions. The comp...
22 February 2022
Ocado Group and Groupe Casino have signed a memorandum of understanding, enabling Ocado to work with other retail partners in France. End of exclusivity agreement Ocado Group first partnered with Groupe Casino in 2017. It was the first international retailer to go live with an Ocado Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC). The extension of the agreement between Ocado and Groupe Casino will see ...
22 February 2022
Sonae MC announced its positive turnover in 2021, with sales increasing by 6.3% to €5.36 bn. Its performance was aided by like-for-like (LFL) sales growth of 3.4%. Sonae MC sales performance Sonae announced its sales growth highlighting a strong performance across all its channels, hypermarkets, supermarkets, and new growth businesses. Hypermarkets’ sales grew to €1.8 bn, a growth of 2.4...
17 February 2022
As Zabka rolls out its Nano concept and Studenac acquires another retailer in Croatia, we round up news from the region. Studenac continues acquisition spree in Croatia Following the acquisition of Pemo, which has already received regulatory approval, Studenac has become Croatia’s largest retailer by store count. Pemo operated nearly 40 stores and so its purchase by Studenac will take the l...
17 February 2022
Carrefour achieved like-for-like sales growth of 2.3% in 2021, following on from a 7.8% improvement in 2020, taking its sales including VAT to €81.2 bn. The retailer said the results underlined ‘ the continuous improvement in the Group’s model and reflects solid momentum of market share gains in all key countries ’. In terms of market share gains, Carrefour called out France, Spain, and Brazil. ...
16 February 2022
Ahold Delhaize saw its net sales rise 3.3% in 2020 in its 2021 financial year, driven by its operations in the US, where they increased by 3.6%, at constant exchange rates, versus 2.8% in Europe. The retailer benefited from a 53rd week in 2020, which if excluded, meant sales were up by 5.0% on a comparable 52-week basis. Net online consumer sales jumped by 38.2% to €10.4 bn during 2021, with t...
16 February 2022
Market leader Conad continues its commitment to its ‘Bassi & Fissi’ campaign, which provide low fixed prices to help support families through a period when inflation is affecting consumption. Separately, Conad has acquired 17 supermarkets from L’Alco for €23.7m, while Bennet continues to develop its online presence. Conad commits to its ‘Bassi & Fissi’ campaign Conad is extending its ‘Bassi &...
15 February 2022
As Carrefour Group engages with suppliers globally on carbon emissions reduction, its operations in France and Belgium roll out quick commerce solutions and it trials a vegan butcher in France, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour and Everli launch service in 10 cities in France… Carrefour and Everli have officially launched their partnership in 10 cities in France: Lille, Lyon, Ni...
14 February 2022
As Auchan France and Spain expand their private label ranges and Auchan Portugal launches Live in-store events, we round up news from the retailer. Auchan expands private label to support producers in France Local trade publication LSA has reported Auchan, on the eve of the International Agricultural Show, it will add further products to its new private label brand, Auchan Solidaires. The r...
11 February 2022
Metro Group’s sales rose 19.4% in local currency terms and by 20.0% in total, reaching €7.6 bn. The company reported its revenue in the Q1 2021/22 period exceeded its pre-pandemic levels ‘ despite ongoing restrictions ’. Metro, though, noted the challenges it faced during Q1 2020/21, when total sales contracted by 16% due to Covid restrictions in many of its key markets. Growth was driven by a...