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Speciality Food Stores: Growing Retail Niches

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.
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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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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?
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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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Leader Price Set to Land in Italy

Leader Price discount stores will open in Italy in Q2 2018, as the result of an agreement between Italian retailer Crai and French retailer Groupe Casino. The first stores will open in the northern part of the country. The network will be run independently from the rest of Crai's operations.
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Spar France Sets Ambitious Targets

At its bi-annual meeting, Spar in France committed to a strong expansion plan for the coming years. The network intends to open 140 stores by the end of 2019 and aspires to increase its turnover by nearly a fifth, to EUR1.1bn.
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Dia and Casino Widen Private Label Cooperation

French retailer Groupe Casino and its Spanish counterpart Dia Group have set up a new joint company, CD Supply Innovation. In detail, the new operation will manage the ordering and supply of private label products for both retailers, as well as logistics and payment services.
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Franprix Sells Waitrose Private Labels

A selection of own-branded goods from the UK upscale supermarket chain Waitrose has landed on the shelves of Groupe Casino's French supermarket banner Franprix. The agreement between the two retailers is to run for one year and could be widened.
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Ocado's Technology Lands in France

British grocery e-commerce pure player Ocado is to provide French retailer Groupe Casino with access to its latest-generation automated warehouse as well as its front-end website functionalities, last-mile routing management, big data and real-time implementation.
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Casino Finds Right Balance for Hypermarkets

French retailer Casino believes it has found the right balance for its Géant hypermarkets.They will increasingly be backed up by its e-commerce arm, which from now on will handle the home furnishing and household appliance inventories.
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