Mercadona gained almost 600 million in 2018

Mercadona gained almost 600 million in 2018

Mercadona has done it again. Once again it has broken its own sales record, increasing them by 6% throughout 2018 to 24,305 million, which is why it remains the first company in terms of turnover in Spain. And is that the Valencian distribution chain has grown by 50 daily tickets in each of its more […]

Auchan announces 1 billion losses for 2018

Auchan announces 1 billion losses for 2018

Auchan Holding announced in a statement Friday a net loss of 1.145 billion euros in 2018. The overall turnover is down 3.2% to 50.99 billion euros. Edgard Bonte, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Auchan Holding appointed in October 2018, referred to a “very worrying situation”. Auchan Retail suffers, like other major players in […]

Zero waste: reusable containers at Carrefour!

Zero waste: reusable containers at Carrefour!

One of the big names in the French retail industry is making a leap forward in the fight against food packaging. Carrefour stores are now accepting containers from their customers for fish, butcher, bakery and pastry! Last year, Carrefour committed to reducing the use of plastics and affirmed its desire to maximize its packaging within […]

NINE IN TEN BRITS SHOP ON AMAZON

NINE IN TEN BRITS SHOP ON AMAZON

Amazon is the retail phenomenon which started in a garage and now, nearly a quarter of a century later, new research from Mintel reveals that almost nine in ten (86%) Brits are Amazon users/shoppers*. Highlighting the ongoing popularity of the retail giant, according to Mintel, more Amazon shoppers have increased their shopping (21%) with the retailer than […]

Top 5 Ways Market Research Supports the M&A Playbook

Top 5 Ways Market Research Supports the M&A Playbook

Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) can be complicated and fraught with challenges. Properly executed M&A can be the catalyst of a growth story and market research is an essential tool at all stages of the M&A lifecycle. Deep knowledge of the players, the industry and forecast patterns can make the difference between success and failure in […]

The Casino Group has completed the sale of 26 hypermarkets

The Casino Group has completed the sale of 26 hypermarkets

Following the agreements signed with funds managed by Fortress Investment Group in January 2019, the Casino Group announces that it has completed the sale of 13 Géant Casino, 3 Hyper Casino and 10 Supermarkets Casino properties, valued at €501 million. In this context, Casino received €392 million, thus achieving the initial target of €1.5 billion […]

Cooperation at eye level: why the Lidl cooperation with Bioland offers long-term opportunities for all

Cooperation at eye level: why the Lidl cooperation with Bioland offers long-term opportunities for all

Since the start of the cooperation with Bioland, the leading association for organic farming in Germany and South Tyrol, in October 2018, Lidl is bringing high-quality and domestic Bioland products on a broad basis to society through the gradual conversion of the organic range. The prerequisites for this development are producers and producers who operate in […]

Simply electrifying everywhere: 400 E-charging stations at Lidl branches until March 2020

Simply electrifying everywhere: 400 E-charging stations at Lidl branches until March 2020

• Germany-wide charging infrastructure for electric vehicles • Largest charging station network in the German food trade  Lidl is investing in the nationwide expansion of electromobility: within one year, around 400 Lidl branches will be equipped with charging stations for electric vehicles, where customers can refuel electricity from renewable energies. This will make Lidl the operator of […]