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(Last updated 24/11/2020) As Western European countries are facing a second wave of COVID-19 infections, several governments are implementing stricter restrictions including second national lockdowns. Here is an update of the latest announcements across the region

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 DM reported a 2.9% increase in total group sales to €11.5bn for FY2019/20. Slower growth in Germany, but investment continues The drugstore operator reported 2.1% sales increase in Germany, reaching €8.54bn for the FY2019/20. Passing reductions in VAT to shoppers had a dampening effect on value sales, which dm estimates would have been c.3% without this impact. This compares with a 3.2% in...
On October 31 st , Aldi Süd opened a 2,000 sq. m. store near its global headquarters in Germany. This is the group’s largest store in the world. In this article, we consider what can we learn from this unusually large store format for the discounter Expansion of an already large store The renovation works added 300 sq m to the existing store in Mulheim an der Ruhr. This created a new total ...
Metro generated like-for-like sales showing a slight contraction, of just 0.5%, in its fourth quarter. The company said a recovery in HoReCa sales and a ‘ positive sales development ’ in Germany, Russia and Eastern Europe had underpinned its improving performance. Strong recovery in key markets Metro said like-for-like sales had turned positive in Germany, Russia, and Eastern Europe, which ...

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17/11/2020
Germany-based Rewe announced a new food donation campaign, collaborating with Tafel Deutschland, which distribute food to those to socially and economically disadvantaged people. The campaign aimed to collect and donate €2m worth of food, to food banks.
16/11/2020
We look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Europe's largest grocery retailer: its performances, expansion and strategic priorities including the acceleration of its digital transformation.
05/11/2020
10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the third quarter of 2020.
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This guide to Germany explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

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