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Sebastian Rennack (Senior Retail Analyst)

Sebastian Rennack (Senior Retail Analyst)

Recent Posts by Sebastian Rennack (Senior Retail Analyst):

Russia: Diversification Promises Added Growth

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Top Russian grocers extend their lead by diversifying into new formats.
Topics: Krasnoe&Beloe Magnit Lenta X5 Retail Group Dixy Group

Small-size Formats Drive Consolidation

Sales area increase in the CEE & SEE region is mainly driven by small-size formats that drive out traditional mom & pop stores.

Agrokor: An Empire Crumbles

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

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: Magnit Lenta Auchan X5 Retail Group Dixy Group

CEE: The Locals Go Rural

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Local domestic operators are stepping out of the shadows of multinational retail behemoths, gaining market share faster than their ‘big brothers’.
Topics: Maxima Eurocash X5 Retail Group Profi Dino

Russia: Local Discounters Challenge X5 and Magnit

Local Russian discounters are strongly anchored in their home turf in Siberia. National leaders X5 and Magnit, with standard commercial concepts and increasing logistics costs face major challenges as they expand in the region.
Topics: Magnit Okey Maria Ra X5 Retail Group Torgservis

Poland: Proximity Supermarkets Outpace Discounters

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Proximity supermarkets are the new stars in discount-led Poland, outpacing Lidl, Biedronka & co.
Topics: Maxima Schwarz Group Eurocash POLOmarket Dino

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

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