Tag "Sebastian Rennack"

Action focuses on Central & Eastern Europe

Action plans to increase the pace of expansion. Poland is one of the most important investment countries for the non-food discounter. Despite fierce competition in the segment, the retailer achieved...

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German supermarkets draw even with discounters

After two years of inflation-induced market share losses, German supermarkets stabilize their market position. Food prices are deflating for the first time in ten years. Market leader Edeka ended the...

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Billa Bulgaria grows double-digit

German Rewe Group’s Central European supermarket banner Billa can improve its market position in Bulgaria. For the current period the retailer wants to invest more than 60 million euros into...

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Good-bye Aldi Price – A eulogy for EDLP price leadership

National price leadership is an overrated concept in 2024. In the wake of record-high inflation rates shopper research all across Europe suggests that retailers have to lead on being cheap...

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Back to the Roots – The Renaissance of the hard-discounter

The time is ripe for a renaissance of the hard discount format in Europe. But a winning strategy will not necessarily mean turning back the clock and copying the highly...

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Aldi US doubles down on EDLP price promise

Aldi Süd in the USA highlights the low-price appeal of its discount model. The retailer especially emphasizes the simplicity and inclusiveness of its EDLP strategy. The discounter challenges the paid...

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Retail consolidation in Central & South-Eastern Europe accelerates: Discounters and local heroes can increase the lead against other competitors

Over the past two years the emerging markets of Europe have gained in importance in the balance sheets of international retailers. However, in contrast to the past, market share growth...

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Serviced counters help local proximity supermarkets rise in Central & Southeast Europe

Local proximity supermarkets increase their market share in Central & Southeastern Europe despite strong international competition. Especially in Poland and Romania the large gap between rural and urban areas provides...

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Lidl safeguards its supply lines

Lidl needs to secure its meat supply on the German home market. Meat plants owned by sister banner Kaufland will start supplying part of the discounter’s self-service ranges. Schwarz Produktion,...

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Aldi aims to extend its international lead over Lidl

Aldi strives to curb Lidl’s international expansion plans. In Lidl’s most important international markets in the US and in the UK Aldi has launched massive investment programmes to expand footprint...

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Lidl’s international expansion stutters

Lidl has put the brakes on its international expansion. Selected investments in Poland and Spain to close the gap to market leaders. In the 2023/2024 financial year, which ended at...

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Russian discounter Mere relaunches as My price in Belgium

Active expansion in Serbia and the Baltics The Russian hard discounter Mere does not give up on Western Europe. After the no-frills operator in 2022 pulled the plug on its...

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Carrefour on track with ‘Digital Retail 2026’ strategy

Investment focus in CEE on Romania, while high competition in Poland lets franchise network dwindle Carrefour improves its financial soundness and moves ahead on its way to becoming Europe’s largest...

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Aldi Nord consolidates logistics and sales structures

After years of cost savings the discounter eyes international expansion push Aldi Nord in Germany wants to further simplify its sales structures and optimize the supply of its stores. By...

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Ahold Delhaize’s results under pressure – CSEE region meaningful differentiator for future growth

Ahold Delhaize closes the year 2023 with a significant drop in net income. As the retailer reports, net sales including European and U.S. operations were up 3.8% at constant exchange...

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Sainsbury’s wants to rise to the next level

New three-year strategy puts market share growth, loyalty and retail media capabilities as well as billion-pound cost savings program in focus. Sainsbury’s, the UK’s number two grocery retailer, is looking...

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