Featured insights and store visits from Western Europe

Albert Heijn's new concept supermarket launched in March 2020 during a local lockdown. Explore how it adapted for success amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how ranging, private label and digitalisation will set it apart in the future.

We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are. Over the last 12 years, discounters invested billions in their stores and private label products whilst maintaining the value proposition and even launching ecommerce. We also highlight some considerations for your business when trading with discounters in a post-COVID-19 world.

We talk to Reactor Sweden about its strategic partnership with Reitan Convenience and discuss the store of the future.

With retailing across Europe evolving at a fast pace, stay up-to-date with our quarterly insight presentation looking at the latest economic data, retailer results and trends.

In this report we focus on six hypotheses for how health and wellness trends may develop in the future. 

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We highlight recent developments from Belgium, where retailers are pivoting their food-to-go and online offers to meet shopper needs.

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As it looks to standout in local markets and develop its offer to meet shoppers’ health-focused needs, Ahold Delhaize’s operations in Belgium and US have launched new initiatives to help encourage shoppers to live healthier and more sustainable lives. Ahold Delhaize US aims to boost sales of healthier products… As part of an initiative in conjunction with the Partnership for a Healthier Ame...
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to severely reduce footfall in city centres, London-centric food-to-go operators announce more store closures and redundancies. Pret closing six more London stores UK food-to-go specialist Pret has announced that it will be making a further 400 staff redundant and closing six more London stores as the impact of the coronavirus continues to take its toll on...
Metro generated like-for-like sales showing a slight contraction, of just 0.5%, in its fourth quarter. The company said a recovery in HoReCa sales and a ‘ positive sales development ’ in Germany, Russia and Eastern Europe had underpinned its improving performance. Strong recovery in key markets Metro said like-for-like sales had turned positive in Germany, Russia, and Eastern Europe, which ...

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15/10/2020
COVID-19 is forcing retailers to rethink the function and features of their physical stores, providing new impetus for innovation. Find inspiration from global operators in our Q3 highlights.
13/10/2020
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
12/10/2020
A ‘new generation’ motorway service area is the location for Sourced Market’s travel hub expansion and first store outside London
07/10/2020
Download the latest like-for-like and profits data published by UK retailers.
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We look at five key trends set to shape the Western Europe in 2020

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