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Metro Group has reported sales growth of 2.2%, with same store sales up 1% compared to last year.

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We round up news from SPAR International partners in Austria, Gran Canaria and Russia as they invest in their store network and information technology. Austria: to open 20 new SPAR Express forecourt outlets In Austria, SPAR has announced it will open 20 new SPAR Express forecourt outlets across the country, over the next 14 months. The retailer has redesigned the layout of the new stores, w...
With the upcoming disposals of the Chinese operations and Real, Metro Group will be better placed to focus on its core wholesale business. Disposals underway The sales of Metro China has been confirmed, with partner Wumei taking a majority stake. Metro Group is expected to receive over €1bn in net proceeds once the deal is completed. Metro has also confirmed that it is in exclusive talks ov...
German hypermarket retailer Globus is planning to expand further across Russia. Steady expansion Since entering Russia 13 years ago, Globus has expanded its footprint and now operates 15 stores in the greater Moscow area. The German retailer has enjoyed success in the market with sales growing 6.4% in 2018/19 in local currency, to a turnover of RUB 107bn. Its stores are currently all locate...


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.
Central and Eastern Europe’s grocery retail market provides great potential for growth for both domestic and international retailers. The region also presents opportunities for grocery suppliers to widen their product ranges and, in turn, their shopper bases. In this presentation we review the region’s grocery retail market and look at the trends and retailers that will define developments in 2020.
In this round-up we share our key highlights and trends that impressed us over the last few months in the course of our store visits. In the report we present examples from retailers globally including SPAR in Norway, Jumbo in Belgium, Kaufland in Romania, the US’s Wegmans, and South Korea’s Homeplus, amongst others.
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