Europe news & analysis

10 November 2021
Following on from its Digital Day announcement , we look at several developments, including its partnership with Meta, from Carrefour globally. Carrefour and Meta sign strategic partnership… Carrefour has signed a strategic partnership with Meta. The partnership will cover all its integrated countries and, therefore, will benefit operations in France, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, P...
10 November 2021
Morrisons and Sainsburys have announced they will cut their net zero target by five years to 2035. Meanwhile, Co-op has rebranded six stores to reflect the importance of climate change and the purpose of the COP26 event and, finally, Tesco is planning to halve the environmental impact of the average UK basket size. Morrisons sets new goal for its net zero target… Morrisons is planning to be n...
10 November 2021
Ahold Delhaize reported Q3 results, saying net sales rose 4.6% at constant exchange rates, to €18.5 bn, while like-for-like sales increased by 1.7%. Its operations in Europe saw flat comparable sales growth, contracting slightly, by 0.2%, while in the US they expanded by 2.9%. Ahold Delhaize saw continuing strong growth from its online operations, with net consumer sales rising by 29.2% across...
10 November 2021
Infrastructure for electric cars is rapidly improving globally. We highlight some of the latest projects and partnerships shaping the sector. Our view Mobility is recovering and commitments to sustainability are rising up the agenda, both of which have been disrupted since the pandemic. Offering motorists EV charging on-site is and will continue to be a differentiator. Energy transition ...
09 November 2021
As part of its Digital Day, Carrefour has said it is aiming ‘ to be a global leader in Digital Retail ’. The new digital strategy builds on the retailer’s 2018 aims, which have created a strong foundation on which to build. The retailer said the aim to be a global leader would be ‘ built on a ‘data-centric, digital-first’ approach ’. Targeting tripling of ecommerce GMV to €10 bn by 2026 Car...
05 November 2021
As part of separate announcements, Casino has reported Q3 sales rose 1.0% in same-store terms, or by 4.1% at a total growth level, while it is set to partner with Gorillas for the quick commerce market in France. Casino Group sees sequential improvement in Q3 results Casino reported same-store growth of +1.0% in Q3, versus a contraction of -4.1% in Q2, and total sales growth of +4.1%, versu...
03 November 2021
The ecommerce player’s logistics arm, Cainiao, has installed thousands of package lockers globally, especially in Russia, Poland, Spain and France. Ranks among the top three ecommerce platforms in eastern Europe Alibaba ranks among the top three online sellers of consumer goods in eastern Europe, according to Euromonitor International. Polish online shopping site, Allegro, took first place ...
01 November 2021
We look inside the first Motor Fuel Group forecourt that features a Pret A Manger store. Full on-site Pret kitchen offering those that want a more premium experience Source: IGD Research With mobility recovering, the site will benefit from Pret’s brand-pull and strong food offer  MFG Southgate provides consumers access to Pret’s freshly made food and organic coffee when they...
28 October 2021
As Jumbo celebrates its 100th anniversary, we look at the questions the retailer’s chief executive is looking to answer at the moment and initiatives it is putting in place to win today. Jumbo looks to the future as it celebrates 100th anniversary Following on from celebrations for its 100th anniversary, Jumbo’s chief executive, Frits van Eerd, discussed the retailer’s outlook with local tr...
27 October 2021
Reitan Convenience has made one of its 'largest investments ever' , by opening PBX , its sustainable convenience store of the future, in partnership with design agency Reactor AB . In launching the concept, the retailer hopes 'to set a new standard for ourselves and for our industry' . In this feature, we highlight ten sustainable innovations that make PBX stand out. Source: Re...