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Local Heroes Rise in CEE

Central and Eastern European grocery retailers are growing twice as fast as their European peers. Where previously the discounters were chipping away at the large-area multinationals, now the local heroes are rising to meet evolving consumer needs.
Topics: Lenta ATB X5 Retail Group

Germany: A New Era Beyond Price Begins

The German grocery retail ranking for 2017 shows that the top retailers have been able to extend their lead. Many smaller players are having difficulties to catch up, and the uptrading trend will only accelerate consolidation.
Topics: Amazon Edeka Lekkerland Rossmann Schwarz Group dm Aldi Rewe Group Globus Metro Group Norma Metro AG Feneberg Budnikowsky

Discount Drives Dansk Supermarked to #1 by 2019

LZ Retailytics forecasts Dansk Supermarked will become the largest grocery retailer in Denmark in 2019. Driven by expansion of its popular Netto discount banner, it will then overtake the current market leader, Coop Danmark.
Topics: Reitangruppen Dansk Supermarked Dagrofa Coop Danmark (DK)

Troubled Carrefour Tries its Luck Online

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French retailer Carrefour has taken giant leaps forward to optimise and downsize its hypermarkets, while earmarking EUR2.8bn to fuel online growth. Will this be enough to offset erosion of its market share and improve profitability?
Topics: Carrefour

Discounters – The Supermarkets of Tomorrow

Discounters are mutating into supermarkets, adding brands, freshness and service. Will Lidl and Aldi sacrifice their success model for quick sales gains? Or is “supermarketisation” the next step towards international leadership?
Topics: Edeka Schwarz Group Aldi Rewe Group

Discounter Battles in Poland

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David against Goliath in Poland: How Lidl pushes is pushing Biedronka into to pursue an upmarket strategy and in a price war at the same time.
Topics: Schwarz Group Jerónimo Martins Aldi Dansk Supermarked

Poland Limits Sunday Trade

From 1st of March 2018 the law restricting Sunday retail trade has come into force in Poland, with the first non-trading Sunday scheduled to be 11th March. Controversial discussions regarding the scope of application had moved the Ministry to publish a Q&A document, explaining the law’s interpretation.
Topics: Jerónimo Martins

Rewe Woos Shopkeepers to Come Online

Rewe is trying to make grocery e-commerce palatable to its independent shopkeepers. Owners of Rewe supermarkets will be offered financial incentives for offering click & collect options in their stores or co-operation with the centralised home delivery service.
Topics: Rewe Group

MD Launches Ambitious Expansion Plan

Italian discounter MD has disclosed a growth target of EUR800mn over the next four years, to be driven by store network expansion and refurbishments. The retailer will kick this off by opening 40 new stores this year, its CEO Patrizio Podini told Italian magazine GDO Week.
Topics: MD

Edeka And Budni Expand Separately

Edeka is ready to start the joint enterprise it has formed with Budnikowsky to enter the drugstore market, Lebensmittel Zeitung has learned. However, both will expand and operate separately, despite their common banner name, Budni.
Topics: Edeka Budnikowsky

Hungarian CBA Sells Off Stores

Hungarian retail cooperative CBA is continuing to sell off part of its store network to multinational operators. Lidl, Aldi and Auchan have all been among the ranks of bidders for retail outlets located in Budapest and the surrounding area.
Topics: CBA

Tesco's Booker Acquisition is Finalised

Tesco’s acquisition of the UK’s leading wholesaler Booker is set to become final on Monday, after shareholders of both companies voted in favour of the merger. The retailer aims to create the "UK's leading food business".
Topics: Booker Tesco

Emperia to Double Store Openings

Polish Emperia Group, operator of proximity banner Stokrotka, plans to double the pace of new store opening for 2018. As the retailer announced in a press release, the chain is targeting more than 100 new stores this year, from 65 net openings in 2017.
Topics: Zabka Eurocash Dino Emperia

Lidl France Fêtes Double-Digit Growth

Lidl in France expects sales to show a double-digit rise in its financial year 2017/2018. It continues to focus on families as a target group. Half of its store network in the country still needs to be refurbished, according to top manager Michel Biero.
Topics: Schwarz Group