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Matthias Queck (Research Director)

Matthias Queck (Research Director)

Recent Posts by Matthias Queck (Research Director):

Online Grocery: The Discounters’ Achilles’ Heel

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Grocery e-commerce is the discounters’ Achilles’ heel: Their concept-inherent strengths lie instore.
Topics: Amazon Dia Schwarz Group dm Aldi

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: Schwarz Group Aldi

Discounters: More to Gain in Western Europe

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Full Steam Ahead: The discounters in Europe will add another 10mn sq m of sales area by 2023.
Topics: Edeka Schwarz Group Jerónimo Martins Aldi X5 Retail Group

Discounters in Search of the Perfect Size

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Extending stores has become crucial to drive future sales growth at discounters.
Topics: Eurospin Schwarz Group Jerónimo Martins Aldi Norgesgruppen

Germany: A New Era Beyond Price Begins

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The 2017 ranking of the Top 10 grocers in Germany shows how the strong have been getting stronger.
Topics: Amazon Edeka Lekkerland Rossmann Schwarz Group dm Aldi Rewe Group Globus Metro Group Norma Metro AG Feneberg Budnikowsky

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

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

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

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

Lidl Goes Urban in Italy

Lidl has inaugurated an upgrade to its Italian store concept. A new outlet in Via Pietro Giordani in Milan represents an architecturally elaborate, metropolitan store concept as it is located in a formerly abandoned enterprise zone.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi