Insights

Sweet Opportunity: Europe's $46 Billion Confectionary Market

In Europe, confectionery sales account for the biggest portion of the overall snack category, at $46.5 billion. While organic and healthy snacks are big favorites among global consumers, just about everyone has a sweet tooth, and indulgent snacks are highly desired as well, particularly among...

Mobile Migration: Online Shopping Goes Mobile in the U.K.

Shopping in the U.K. isn’t what it used to be. In fact, it’s not even what it was just a year ago. Today, retailers are finding that more and more consumers are shopping from their mobile devices rather than their desktops and laptops—a shift that presents new opportunities for interaction...

The Rise of the Modern Convenience Store in Europe

Prior to the economic rebound, inflation and new space from large stores were the primary drivers of growth in Europe’s existing store formats. With a recovery still some way off, a new race to drive CPG spend is underway, and this race is to develop the modern convenience store.

Economic Optimism in Europe is Slow and Steady

Consumer confidence in Europe increased in 72 percent of markets measured in the second quarter, with only six of 32 markets reporting declines. Denmark (106), Belgium (80), Romania (73) and Italy (51) reported the biggest quarter-on-quarter regional increases of six points each. Confidence...