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In its Q1 results, Costco has reported total revenue growth of 8.1%, despite tough comparatives. Here we explore the factors underpinning this performance and its plans for 2023.   

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Leading global convenience chain Couche-Tard, which operates as Circle K, is one of the most innovative in the channel. It continues to flex its approach in response to the current trading environment while also investing for the future. We highlight some of the programmes it has in place, many of which could be replicated by operators across different channels. Value food-to-go - it has ...
Coop Sweden plans to expand its existing terminal for frozen goods in Enköping, to ensure that the capacity for frozen goods is in line with estimated customer growth. Source: Coop Sweden Coop’s central warehouse for frozen goods has been in Enkoping since 2011 and currently employs around 120 people. Örjan Grandin, CEO of Coop Logistik and deputy CEO of Cop Sweden, said “Coop's goods...
American wholesaler, Costco, continues to expand into new international markets. We look at its plans for New Zealand and Sweden. First store opened in New Zealand In September, hundreds queued in the rain to visit Costco’s first store in New Zealand. The 14,800 sq. m store is in Westgate, on the north-western edge of Auckland. It features 800 parking spaces and a fuel station. It becomes o...


A guide to Sweden's grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
Sweden’s market leading retailer ICA provides several fantastic examples of large-format retailing at its best. On our recent trip to Stockholm, we visited three Maxi stores to see how the retailer was investing to make the so-called ‘dying’ format of hypermarkets great again.
Against the backdrop of inflation and rising cost of living, we have reforecast our growth expectations for global, regional and country channels to 2027. This report shares the global view of our channel forecasts to 2027, combining data from 42 major markets across all regions. It provides data on different channels’ performance and highlights which regions and markets lead the way in terms of channel development.

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