Europe news & analysis

21 April 2022
Carrefour reports its first quarter sales rose 9.0% to €20,239m with like-for-like (LFL) sales up by 3.4%, we look at three key takeaways from the results announcement. 1. Carrefour continues to gain market share in France, Spain and Brazil Carrefour announced it increased its sales across France, Europe and Latin America. We highlight the three countries where the retailer is gaining market ...
13 April 2022
As Tesco releases its annual results, Senior retail analyst Nick Gladding shares his initial thoughts on today’s numbers and what they tell us about the direction of travel at the UK market leader. Strong performance across the group drives sales and profits Group sales growth of 3.0% in the year to February 2022 is undoubtedly impressive against highly challenging pandemic elevated compara...
12 April 2022
SPAR International has announced it has selected Spaaza, with the latter supporting it on the development of SPAR’s personalised loyalty and savings platform. Solution to offer SPAR’s global partners with new ways to engage shoppers SPAR International said Spaaza will help its partners globally to increase their shopper engagement ‘ through the provision of personalised offers ’. SPAR Inter...
12 April 2022
We have visited the first permanent cashierless store in Spain, which was opened by locally based start-up Geniot, in Madrid in March. The pilot store relies on the APRE (Automatic Pilot Retail) system, which has been developed by Geniot, and enables the store to be open 24/7 with a minimal number of staff. The launch comes after the opening of a pop-up cashierless store from start-up Ghop and fo...
08 April 2022
We identified five sustainability trends we expect to see throughout 2022. Our subscribers can access the full sustainability trends 2022 report here. We highlight how retailers are delivering on their targets to reduce their environmental impact. Our five sustainability trends include: Innovating packaging solutions Retailers and suppliers will continue to tackle plastic packaging and cr...
08 April 2022
As Uber Eats partners with bp in a global retail partnership and quick commerce pure play Getir raises another $768m, I round up the latest developments within quick commerce. bp and Uber sign global strategic partnership bp and Uber have signed a new global strategic convenience partnership. Together they plan to make more than 3,000 retail locations available on Uber Eats by 2025. The ...
06 April 2022
Retailers continue to collaborate alongside food delivery experts, to boost shopper experience and reducing delivery time. We explore how Italian retailers continue to develop in this area to meet the increasing demand. Carrefour Italia and Deliveroo offer fast food delivery Deliveroo announced its launched Hop in collaboration with Carrefour Italia to offer shopping at home in 10 minutes. ...
04 April 2022
As Casino sets out to convert 20 hypermarkets in France, partners with Just Eat in the country and launch in The Sandbox, we look at five developments from the retailer. Casino to convert 20 hypermarkets into supermarkets Local trade publication LSA has reported Casino plans to convert 20 of its remaining 81 Géant hypermarkets into Casino supermarkets. If completed, the change will mean Cas...
04 April 2022
Over the last decade, Lidl and Aldi have evolved from being two no-frills hard discounters paying little attention to fresh produce to become increasingly supermarket-like. Thus, while their strategy remains focused on providing low prices and a strong private label offer, they have strongly upweighted their focus on fresh and organic products and ranges. Both retailers are rising up the ranki...
01 April 2022
bp and Uber have signed a new global strategic convenience partnership. Together they plan to make more than 3,000 retail locations available on Uber Eats by 2025. Extending existing arrangements The partnership extends current local arrangements in Australia, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa and the west coast of the U.S, adding the UK and eastern U.S in 2022 and with plans to launch in o...