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Online Grocery: The Discounters’ Achilles’ Heel

Discounters have a concept-inherent disadvantage online: They have no cost leadership as their efficiencies are generated instore. Their focus on huge volumes and low prices makes profitability appear out of reach.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi Dia Amazon dm

Prepare for Disruption in Belgium

How much of a threat is Dutch Jumbo’s market entry for established players in Belgium? With an ELDP-strategy and an attractive store layout, Jumbo’s hypermarket concept could shake up the Belgian market.
Topics: Jumbo Ahold Delhaize Colruyt Group

Speciality Food Stores: Growing Retail Niches

Speciality Food retailers are thriving amidst the retail giants. Despite their smaller sizes, they are not insignificant. The 15 largest operators in the channel will account for 2.4% of the European grocery market in 2023.
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Grocers Bet on New Growth Channels

Drugstores, pharmacies and speciality food stores have become European grocers’ fastest growing channels while their non-food formats are struggling. But what are the drivers of this trend and will more grocers turn to new channels?
Topics: ICA Gruppen Crai Magnit Casino Ahold Delhaize

Agrokor: An Empire Crumbles

Agrokor’s change in ownership will shuffle the cards anew in the Balkan retail sector, providing opportunities for local heroes to extend their footprint.
Topics: Agrokor Bingo Schwarz Group

German Drugstores Conquer Europe

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Facing ongoing saturation in their home market, German drugstore operators are searching for growth opportunities overseas.
Topics: dm Rossmann Müller

Europe: Small Stores Outperform

Photo: LZ Retailytics
The smaller the grocery store, the faster it will grow, LZ Retailytics’ forecast for Europe shows.

Europe: X5 Claims its Place at the Top

There is a new rising star on Europe’s retail horizon. Russian X5 Retail Group, pushing its proximity discount banner Pyaterochka beyond the Urals, will claim its place among the long-standing top 10 grocers by 2022.
Topics: X5 Retail Group Magnit Lenta Auchan Dixy Group

Aldi Feels the Burden of Supermarketisation

Wider ranges are designed to reignite sales growth at Aldi. But they also bring higher complexity and costs. More space is needed, as are more store employees. Aldi Nord in Germany has already halted new listings.
Topics: Aldi Schwarz Group

Tesco Takes on the Discounters

Tesco responded to the Aldi and Lidl threat this week with the unveiling of a new UK discount format, Jack’s. LZ Retailytics visited the first store and assesses the format in this photo report.
Topics: Tesco Aldi Schwarz Group