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Grocers Bet on New Growth Channels

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?
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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.
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German Drugstores Conquer Europe

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Facing ongoing saturation in their home market, German drugstore operators are searching for growth opportunities overseas.
Topics: Rossmann dm Müller

Europe: Small Stores Outperform

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The smaller the grocery store, the faster it will grow, LZ Retailytics’ forecast for Europe shows.

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

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

Tesco Takes on the Discounters

Tesco responded to the Aldi and Lidl threat this week with the unveiling of a new UK discount format, Jack’s. LZ Retailytics visited the first store and assesses the format in this photo report.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi Tesco

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.

Multichannel Retailers and the Online Dilemma

Europe’s multichannel leaders will generate most of their sales growth online over the next 5 years. What are the implications?
Topics: Amazon Casino Sainsbury's E. Leclerc Tesco

Will Wholesale be Amazon’s Next Victim in Germany?

Amazon is intensifying its efforts in the B2B channel by courting wholesalers for co-operations. Given existing consolidation in the sector, Amazon’s move will likely speed this up. Which wholesalers will benefit, which suffer?
Topics: Amazon Edeka Lekkerland Coop (CH) Metro AG