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.
Drugstores, pharmacies and speciality food stores have become European grocers’ fastest growing channels while their non-food formats are struggling. But what are the drivers of this trend and will more grocers turn to new channels?
As the German health & beauty market becomes increasingly saturated, German specialists are searching for growth opportunities beyond their borders. Turnover is shifting slowly but steadily from the home base to international markets.
It’s a common prediction that hypermarkets are set to grow more slowly than small stores. But LZ Retailytics went beyond classic channel breakdowns to see exactly which store sizes will outperform in the next five years.
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.
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.
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.
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