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Having entered in preliminary discussions around a potential transaction, these have now ended, with Carrefour and Couche-Tard switching their focus to explore opportunities for operational partnerships.

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In our recent Western European outlook 2021 article, we highlighted ‘Stepping up on sustainability’ as one of five trends that we expect to shape grocery retail in 2021. This is especially the case in the Nordics, where sustainability remains at the heart of retailer strategies despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the World Economic Forum in Davos revealed the Global 100 Most Sustainable ...
Canada's Couche-Tard, which operates the Circle K chain of convenience stores globally, has submitted a non-binding offer letter to Carrefour for a "friendly combination" at a price of EURO 20 per share, in a US$20bn deal. The terms of the transaction are under discussion, but there can be no certainty at this stage that these discussions will result in any agreement or transaction. Retail’s d...
We look at how Circle K’s parent company, Couche-Tard, continues to adjust to the pandemic and the changes it’s making across its global operations. Second quarter key numbers Total merchandise and service revenues increased 6.3% to $3.8bn Same-store merchandise revenues increased 8.6% in Europe, 4.4% in the US and 11.4% in Canada Operating income increased 32.0% to $1.0bn 1. ...

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11/12/2020
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food-to-go trends
22/01/2020
This guide to Norway 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.
14/01/2020
Food discounters are now catching up with other major retailers in terms of sustainable developments and are sometimes leading the way. This report gives an overview on how Europe and North America based discounters are preparing and contributing to a more sustainable future.
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This guide to Norway explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the market over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of country’s leading retailers.

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