Grocery stores. What strategies for the end of the crisis?

Many food retailers could emerge from the crisis with more punch than they have entered. But with which organisational schemes? G.R.N. decrypts their short and long-term action plans from Europe to the U.S.A.

Through . Published on 20 April 2020 à 15h04 - Update on 28 September 2021 à 17h36

In the current pandemic outbreak, grocery retailers are on the front line, maintaining operations but with significant constraints. As governments publish rules to shop as near to home as possible, initial retail figures revealed results for different physical formats. 

The accession of small formats.

In Italy, between March 16th and 22nd (week 12), retail sales decreased by 14% at hypermarkets over 4,500 sq.m and fell by 11% for those between 2,500 and 4,500 sq.m (Nielsen year-on-year evolution, total food and non-food sales). Meanwhile, the same week,…