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Tesco in Poland: Can it Achieve a Turnaround?

Tesco has achieved an impressive turnaround in its UK business, but its Poland subsidiary remains firmly in the red. Why is Poland so challenging and can it apply learnings from other markets?
Topics: Carrefour Schwarz Group Jerónimo Martins Tesco

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 E. Leclerc Louis Delhaize

Time to Export the Minimarket

The minimarket is the least exported grocery format in Europe. With proximity shopping on the rise, who can become a pan-European convenience leader?
Topics: Carrefour Reitangruppen Spar South Africa Auchan Tesco Couche-Tard Ahold Delhaize

Carrefour / Tesco: Even Giants Can No Longer Walk Alone

Carrefour and Tesco are set to create a global strategic alliance. What for? Why now? LZ Retailytics data shows how prevalent buying groups and alliances have become among Europe’s leading retailers.
Topics: Carrefour Tesco

Spain: Seeking a Challenger to Mercadona

Spain is one of the most fragmented grocery markets in Western Europe. Yet, its market leader, Mercadona, records a market share as high as the next four largest grocers combined. Can anyone challenge the Spanish giant?
Topics: Carrefour Covirán Dia Eroski Mercadona

Hypermarkets: Big Was Beautiful

LZ Retailytics provides evidence that hypermarkets represent the second largest modern grocery retail channel in Europe. But performances vary significantly between geographies, retailers and store concepts.
Topics: Carrefour Schwarz Group E. Leclerc Lenta Globus

Troubled Carrefour Tries its Luck Online

French retailer Carrefour has taken giant leaps forward to optimise and downsize its hypermarkets, while earmarking EUR2.8bn to fuel online growth. Will this be enough to offset erosion of its market share and improve profitability?
Topics: Carrefour

Carrefour Poland Attempts to Move Beyond Price

In a price-sensitive market dominated by discounters, Carrefour has introduced key differentiators alongside pricing and its fresh produce expertise. These can be found across its different formats, from hypermarkets to minimarkets.
Topics: Carrefour

Carrefour Franchisee Exits Slovakia

Carrefour's local franchisee in Slovakia has faced years of sales collapse and eventually closed all its stores. Carrefour now no longer operates in the country, newspaper Hospodářské Noviny reports.
Topics: Carrefour

Carrefour Belgium Cuts Workforce

Carrefour has outlined the first concrete measures from the strategic plan it unveiled earlier this week. The retailer is to close down two hypermarkets and cut down on workforce in its outlets and headquarters. Many store employees are currently on strike.
Topics: Carrefour