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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

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.
Topics: Agrokor Bingo Schwarz 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: 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

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

Discounters: More to Gain in Western Europe

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Full Steam Ahead: The discounters in Europe will add another 10mn sq m of sales area by 2023.
Topics: Schwarz Group Aldi X5 Retail Group Edeka Jerónimo Martins

Secrets of Europe’s Most Productive Grocers

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Some grocery banners across Europe truly excel at maximizing their sales density. But why are they so productive?
Topics: Esselunga Aldi Colruyt Group Sainsbury's Tesco Schwarz Group Azbuka Vkusa Morrisons

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: Globus Carrefour E. Leclerc Schwarz Group Lenta

Discounters in Search of the Perfect Size

The discounters are growing – not only in sales and product range, but also in store size. Extending stores has become crucial to grow sales at discounters -- much of the future sales gains will be driven by larger outlets.
Topics: Aldi Schwarz Group Eurospin Jerónimo Martins Norgesgruppen

Poland: Proximity Supermarkets Outpace Discounters

Domestic supermarkets are the new retail stars in discount-dominated Poland. Despite intensifying price battles, these proximity banners are expected to open almost 3 stores for every new discounter over the next 5 years.
Topics: Maxima Eurocash Dino POLOmarket Schwarz Group