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In 2018 Alibaba and Amazon entered the Turkish market. The former made a strategic investment in a local ecommerce retailer, while the latter launched a dedicated website for its service in Turkey. This marked a paradigm shift for the online channel in Turkey, encouraging retailers like CarrefourSA and Migros Turk to invest to expand their digital presence.

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Three of Turkey’s leading six grocery retailers, BIM, Migros Turk and Sok, reported sales growth rates between 25% and 40% for the first half of 2019. This is above the market’s 15% increase for the year that IGD estimates. These retailers managed to grow above the 15.7% price inflation, as reported by the Central Bank of Turkey, due to their strong store expansion, with all the retailers addi...
Germany-based Metro reported like-for-like sales increased by 3.4%, while total sales rose by 2.8% to €7.6bn (US$8.47bn) in its third quarter. The company said the growth was driven by all regions, excluding Russia. EBITDA, excluding earnings contributions from real estate transactions, totalled €316m (US$351.2m) in the same period, a rise of €11m on the previous year. Delivery sales account f...
Turkey’s Agricultural Credit Cooperative or Tarimsal Kredi Kooperatifi (TKK) will sell fruits and vegetables to national retailers. A101, BIM, Carrefour, Migros and Sok will buy agriculture produce from the TKK at no margin and are obliged to sell them on at the same price of purchase. This is to help subdue food price inflation, which reached over 30% in January 2019. This is part of tanzim s...

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28/11/2019
We look at how private label in Europe is developing in line with shopper trends. Focusing on Greece, Sweden and Turkey which has gained volume and value share accounted for by private label. Meanwhile, France, Portugal and Switzerland has fallen in share.
12/08/2019
A deep-dive in the discount channel in Europe, the largest contributor to grocery market growth in the next five years. A closer look at the top 10 discounters, where they operate, their priorities and latest developments. Understand the strategies and trends influencing this channel.
03/06/2019
We review A.S. Watson's recent performance, its growth forecasts for the next five years, plus progress against key strategic objectives.
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