Europe news & analysis

16 September 2021
As Carrefour receives sign off for its acquisition of Bio c’Bon in France, expands its presence in the convenience channel and enjoys strong growth in Spain, we round up news from the retailer. Carrefour required to sell eight stores to complete Bio c’Bon acquisition Following its announcement to purchase Bio c’Bon and notification of the Competition Authority, Carrefour has received si...
15 September 2021
As Ahold Delhaize looks to continue to drive its sales growth in 2022 and roll out healthy options and sustainable initiatives, we round up news from the retailer. Delhaize launches ‘healthy subscription’ service Delhaize is launching a new subscription service, which enables companies to offer their employees a 20% discount on healthy food products. The service is in line with the retailer...
14 September 2021
Tesco has partnered with global reusable packaging platform Loop to offer shoppers a variety of food, drinks, household, and beauty product in a reusable packaging. The initiative will be available in 10 large Tesco stores. Tesco and Loop offer shoppers 88 products, which includes popular brands and products from Tesco private label range. The retailer is aiming to add more products throughout ...
14 September 2021
2020 saw the Spanish grocery sector experience robust sales growth driven by shoppers’ confinement and the subsequent abrupt closure of the hospitality sector. Now the pandemic seems to be easing, retailers are adapting to the ‘new normal’, consolidating their positions in a market poised for further growth, fuelled by an incipient recovery of the economy. With consumers still reluctant to spe...
14 September 2021
Europe’s largest retailer is accelerating its sustainable transformation. While many of the developments are not unique in the retail industry, the size and scale of Lidl means these solutions could contribute to make it a leader in Europe in terms of sustainability. We look at some of its latest developments in the region. Tighter plastic reduction targets through Reset Plastic strategy In...
13 September 2021
Our latest research provides recommendations on how you should prepare for energy transition in convenience retail. Available to IGD Retail Analysis subscribers: The future for forecourts in Europe Below are some of the key highlights… Looking for more insight? Retail Analysis subscribers can read more here: Your guide to convenience...
09 September 2021
As Carrefour looks to build on its momentum in France it is planning to launch its own quick commerce service, while it is trialling a subscription service, for potential nationwide roll out in 2022. Carrefour to trial subscription service until the end of 2021 The retailer has said between September 20 and the end of the year shoppers will be able to sign up to its subscription service, Ca...
09 September 2021
Selex has increased its online sales in H1 2021 and Conad has launched a new, urban format in Milan. Separately, Lidl has expanded its climate neutral range, aiming to increase its positive effect on climate protection and the conservation of biodiversity and resources. Selex online channel grows by 45% Selex has seen sales through its online channel increase by 45% in the first six months of...
08 September 2021
Earlier this year, we outlined five global trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. Below are some case studies to show how convenience retail and technology are connecting further. Sweden: Pressbyrån opens unstaffed store in a hospital   Pressbyrån has opened its second unstaffed 24/7 Pressbyrån Go store, this time at Huddinge Hospital. In urban locations...
07 September 2021
Coop and Plus have announced a plan to merge, which would see the combined company become the third largest grocer in the Netherlands. Merger will create a new cooperative, Plus U.A. The two retailers said the combination, which will require member consent, antitrust approval and works council advice, will create the third largest grocer in the Netherlands. The merger will create a retailer...