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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: Aldi Schwarz Group

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: Tesco Aldi Schwarz Group

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 Tesco Sainsbury's E. Leclerc Casino

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 Metro AG Coop (CH) Lekkerland Edeka

Discounters: Thriving in the Toughest Markets

Europe’s toughest grocery markets have long been dominated by two retailers towering above their competitors. But now this supremacy is fading as even the largest of the power duos are forecast to lose market share to discounters.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi Reitangruppen Dansk Supermarked

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

France: The Hypermarket Around the Corner

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Unlike other markets, the online grocery growth in France (and to a lesser extend Sweden) is fuelled by click & collect. With Drives pick-up points dotting suburban France, retailers are looking to expand their reach to urban centres.
Topics: Carrefour Louis Delhaize E. Leclerc

Why Amazon Needs Stores to Win in Europe

Amazon’s success has been mainly an online non-food story to date, but as Q2 results show it now generates 8.1% of total revenues from physical stores. Could this also be a growth strategy for Europe?
Topics: Amazon Tesco Sainsbury's Morrisons Ocado

What Future for Europe’s Regional Grocers?

Photo: LZ Retailytics
With consolidation intensifying in many European retail markets, regional players must react smartly.
Topics: Sligro Food Group Jumbo Coop Supermarkten (NL)