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Sebastian Rennack (Senior Retail Analyst)

Sebastian Rennack (Senior Retail Analyst)

Recent Posts by Sebastian Rennack (Senior Retail Analyst):

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

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

CEE: The Locals Go Rural

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

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: X5 Retail Group Magnit Maria Ra Torgservis Okey

Poland: Proximity Supermarkets Outpace Discounters

Domestic supermarkets are the new retail stars in discount-dominated Poland. Despite intensifying price battles, these proximity banners are expected to open almost 3 stores for every new discounter over the next 5 years.
Topics: Maxima Eurocash Dino POLOmarket Schwarz Group

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: X5 Retail Group Lenta ATB

Discounter Battles in Poland

Photo: LZ
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: Aldi Jerónimo Martins Dansk Supermarked Schwarz Group

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

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

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: Emperia Dino Eurocash Zabka