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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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27/01/2021
Coop has opened its first unmanned store called Coop Mini at Sätrahöjden in Gävle. The store is 30 sq m. in size, and offers about 400 different dry, chilled and frozen products.
11/01/2021
Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
07/01/2021
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in large stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. It includes examples from retailers such as Kroger, Prisma, Asda, ICA, Walmart, Heinen, Ahold Delhaize, Grupo Éxito Wow, Coop Sverige, Central Food Hall, Colruyt and Mercadona.
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