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As part of its aim to create an omnichannel universe of reference, Carrefour is investing heavily in its ecommerce and digital channels. As part of this it is looking to encourage further shoppers online and drive growth in specific categories. We round up developments from the retailer as it looks to meet this aim across its operations in Europe.

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Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia to expand its operational plans. Separately, Carrefour partners with Coldiretti to promote 100% Italian products in Italy and internationally. Meanwhile, Supermercato24 acquires Poland-based Szopi to accelerate its regional expansion strategy. Gruppo 3A partners with Despar Italia From 1 January 2020 Gruppo 3A will partner with Despar Italia. The partne...
Jerónimo Martins has announced a positive sales performance for Q3 2019.   Positive Q3 results Jerónimo Martins’ consolidated sales increased by 8.7% with like-for-like (LFL) performance of 6.2%, in Q3 2019. Group net profit increased 3.5% to €302m, despite the impact of the additional Sunday closures in Poland. Net profit in Q3 2019 grew 8% compared to Q3 2018. Division performance J...
Carrefour has reported third quarter results saying gross sales rose 1.5%, at constant exchange rates including petrol, to €20.2 bn. Group like-for-like sales, excluding petrol and calendar effects, rose 2.3%. While there were positive elements, with strong growth in Poland supported by a return to like-for-like growth in Spain, these were offset by the retailer’s continuing challenges in France ...


Kaufland is building a more relevant offer for shoppers, which differentiates it from rivals, while maintaining control of costs and driving efficiency. The retailer does so by maintaining its price leadership, raising the visibility of its private label range, investing in its stores, developing its sustainability credentials and using its membership in buying groups to maintain margins. We also forecast its sales and network growth following its entry into Australia in Q1 2021.
We’re wrapping up 2019 by looking at some of the most insightful discount stores we visited this year. This report will give you a view on how the discount channel is evolving globally. Discounters use a more shopper centric strategy, they invest in technology in their stores and evolve their assortments to align with latest trends.
Several major European discounters are accelerating their expansion plans in city centres. They have had to adapt their stores’ format and flex their range to be able to fit in this new environment. With their high population density, European cities are also an opportunity to test ecommerce and new payment solutions and learn from such initiatives.
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