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Movers & Shakers Q3 2020
The latest UK grocery retail appointments
Tesco opens Red Door
Tesco has launched ‘Tesco Red Door’, a crowd sourced approach to disruptive innovation.
World’s first carbon negative international beer business
Independent craft brewer BrewDog has said it has become the world’s first carbon negative international beer business.
Lidl Plus loyalty programme
Lidl’s loyalty programme Lidl Plus is being rolled out across Europe. It is 100% digital and available in 12 European countries via a bespoke app. This report gives an overview of the app and its different features.
COVID-19: Waitrose trials virtual queuing
Six Waitrose supermarkets and three John Lewis stores will trial a virtual queuing system to help with social distancing during COVID-19.
UK Retail and Shopper Trends: Q3 2020
This report gives an overview of retailer and shopper responses to the pandemic over the last quarter, including the latest like-for-like sales and shopper confidence index. We also take a detailed look at how shoppers are increasingly seeking value, and the changing eating in and dining out landscape.
15 minute grocery delivery in London
Weezy is an online supermarket platform designed for rapid on-demand grocery shopping.
UK channel opportunities: 2020-2022
As the UK emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown, these new forecasts map out how we expect the pandemic to shape the future of the grocery market and retail channels. Drawing on a combination of official data and expert insights we present four scenarios for market growth and detailed channel narratives.
King of Shaves' new eco friendly packaging
UK-based grooming brand King of Shaves has transformed two of its top products to use environmentally friendly packaging.
Post-COVID-19: suppliers’ shifting priorities for H2 2020
Based on the latest trading updates, we look at what the changing priorities for suppliers and where the focus is shifting to as they plan to trade the second half of the year.
Global store highlights: Q2 2020
COVID-19 is forcing retailers to rethink the function and features of their physical stores, providing new impetus for innovation. Find inspiration from global operators in our Q2 highlights.
Asda launches first carbon fiber delivery fleet
Asda has launched a new fleet of carbon fiber delivery vans, as it aims to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the number of miles driven each day.
Sainsbury’s uses AI to reduce in-store theft
Sainsbury’s is using CCTV and artificial intelligence to catch shoplifters in stores.
COVID-19: Sainsbury’s trials smartphone queuing system
Sainsbury’s is trialling a virtual queuing system to test whether the technology will help customers stay safe, save time and shop conveniently in stores.
Ocado Retail and M&S: revisiting the JV ahead of switchover
Ahead of the switchover, we review progress made by Ocado, M&S and Waitrose since the new joint venture was announced
Waitrose and John Lewis to use electric delivery vans
The John Lewis Partnership will use two new designs of vehicle for its Waitrose.com food deliveries and for smaller John Lewis deliveries, saving over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, equivalent to the carbon footprint produced by 2,500 UK households.
Asda is the first UK retailer to trial a decontamination trolley wash
Asda has revealed it is the first UK supermarket to trial a permanent trolley washing facility as the retailer looks at innovative ways to help customers and staff stay safe.
Sustainability during COVID-19
Exploring how retailers and manufacturers globally are continuing to commit to and invest in sustainability initiatives. Furthermore, we investigate whether there has been an acceleration or pulled back from their sustainability initiatives during and as a result of the pandemic.
Online: discount's biggest challenge?
An in-depth look at Aldi and Lidl UK’s ecommerce development, including factors accelerating and inhibiting their evolution online and shoppers’ changing expectations and behaviour.
Walmart resumes talks to sell stake in Asda
As Walmart resumes discussions to sell a majority stake in Asda, this two-pager summarises the timeline to date and Asda’s recent performance.
First meat producer to use certified compostable packaging
Devon based Westaways Sausages has become the first meat producer in the UK to use a revolutionary food grade packaging material that will disintegrate naturally.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): UVC keypad cleaner
Cennox has created a solution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by using UVC lighting beneath a flip lid to clean point-of-sale (POS) keypads.
UK grocery & foodservice wholesaling update
Reviewing the sector performance indicators for Q2 2020, we explore the impacts of the pandemic lockdown on the grocery & foodservice sector and provide an interim forecast for the full year.
8 ways COVID-19 has changed food-to-go
How the pandemic has affected food-to-go in retail and foodservice and what this means for retailers, operators and suppliers. Illustrated with examples from McDonald's, Pret, Subeay, Starbucks, KFC, Leon, Morrisons, Sweetgreen, Burger King and SPAR amongst others.
UK food-to-go specialists sector report 2020
This report covers the UK food-to-go specialists market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends.