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Online Grocery: The Discounters’ Achilles’ Heel

Discounters have a concept-inherent disadvantage online: They have no cost leadership as their efficiencies are generated instore. Their focus on huge volumes and low prices makes profitability appear out of reach.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi Dia Amazon dm

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

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

Europe 2017: Retail Consolidation Speeds Up

The 2017 European grocery retail ranking reveals that the market is consolidating fast. Traditional retailers are caught between price-focused discounters and the high service standards set by online players.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi X5 Retail Group Amazon

Private Label - The Omnichannel Secret Weapon

Grocery e-commerce may be turning various established retail habits upside down, but it seems impossible for this format to neglect private labels. In Europe, the channel holds the second largest private label share.
Topics: Amazon Tesco E. Leclerc Sainsbury's Walmart

Germany: A New Era Beyond Price Begins

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The 2017 ranking of the Top 10 grocers in Germany shows how the strong have been getting stronger.
Topics: Edeka Schwarz Group Rewe Group Aldi Metro Group Metro AG Amazon Lekkerland dm Rossmann Globus Norma Budnikowsky Feneberg

French Système U Flirts with Amazon

Alongside the release of full year results for France's fourth largest grocer, Système U's CEO Serge Papin confirmed that the retailer is still in talks to collaborate with Amazon on groceries in France. This would include supplying groceries to Amazon Prime Now.
Topics: Système U Amazon

Amazon to Open Six More Amazon Go Stores

Amazon is reportedly set to open up to six more Amazon Go stores this year. Recode cites insider sources who claim that the new ‘just walk out’ convenience stores are set to appear in cities including Seattle and Los Angeles in the coming months.
Topics: Amazon

Groupe Casino Acquires Fashion Pureplayer

French retailer Groupe Casino has entered an exclusive negotiation to acquire French online shoe & fashion accessories retailer Sarenza. The latter has a presence in 30 European countries and recorded a turnover of around EUR250mn in 2017.
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