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Gildas Aitamer (Senior Retail Analyst)

Gildas Aitamer (Senior Retail Analyst)

Recent Posts by Gildas Aitamer (Senior Retail Analyst):

Retail Cooperatives on the Decline

Grocery retail cooperatives are losing market share and stores in Europe are declining. Medium size-cooperatives struggle to keep up with competition, while large cooperatives are overly reliant on a single market.
Topics: E. Leclerc Rewe Group Belkoopsoyuz

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.
Topics: Casino Krasnoe&Beloe Picard Grand Frais Iceland

Grocers Fear the End of Stores

Are we witnessing a generalised decline in sales density for bricks and mortar stores due to online pressure? LZ Retailytics looks at the sales per sq m of grocery stores evolution across 40 European markets.

France: The Hypermarket Around the Corner

Unlike other markets, the online grocery growth in France (and to a lesser extend Sweden) is fuelled by click & collect. With Drives pick-up points dotting suburban France, retailers are looking to expand their reach to urban centres.
Topics: Carrefour E. Leclerc Louis Delhaize

Carrefour / Tesco: Even Giants Can No Longer Walk Alone

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Carrefour and Tesco are set to create a global strategic alliance. What for? Why now? LZ Retailytics data shows how prevalent buying groups and alliances have become among Europe’s leading retailers.
Topics: Carrefour Tesco

Spain: Seeking a Challenger to Mercadona

Spain is one of the most fragmented grocery markets in Western Europe. Yet, its market leader, Mercadona, records a market share as high as the next four largest grocers combined. Can anyone challenge the Spanish giant?
Topics: Carrefour Covirán Dia Eroski Mercadona

Hypermarkets: Big Was Beautiful

LZ Retailytics provides evidence that hypermarkets represent the second largest modern grocery retail channel in Europe. But performances vary significantly between geographies, retailers and store concepts.
Topics: Carrefour Schwarz Group E. Leclerc Lenta Globus

Europe 2017: Retail Consolidation Speeds Up

The 2017 European grocery retail ranking reveals that the market is consolidating fast. Traditional retailers are caught between price-focused discounters and the high service standards set by online players.
Topics: Amazon Schwarz Group Aldi X5 Retail Group

Troubled Carrefour Tries its Luck Online

Photo: LZ
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

French Système U Flirts with Amazon

Alongside the release of full year results for France's fourth largest grocer, Système U's CEO Serge Papin confirmed that the retailer is still in talks to collaborate with Amazon on groceries in France. This would include supplying groceries to Amazon Prime Now.
Topics: Amazon Système U