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Europe grocery retail market sizes 2018 – 2023
Europe is often overlooked and dismissed as a low, slow growth region. However, our in-depth look at key countries, such as Russia, Germany, and the UK, and their expansion opportunities shows how the region is set to enjoy good growth to 2023. For nimble retailers and suppliers Europe should remain a focus for profitable growth.
Food-to-go trends 2019
Get up to speed on what we see as the key influences and trends to watch out for in the year ahead, and see how retailers and food-to-go specialists alike are driving innovation to reach new customers, missions and locations.
Western Europe outlook 2019
We look at the innovations and developments we expect to drive grocery retailing in Western Europe in 2019. Retailers are continuing to invest in foodservice, health, wellness and lifestyle choices. Ecommerce and digital are also being used to reduce friction in the customer journey.
M&S launches interactive sourcing map for fish
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched an interactive map that shows customers and stakeholders where every type of fish or seafood it sells is either caught or farmed.
Christmas 2018: innovation wrap-up
We review retailer and supplier Christmas innovations across the globe, and showcase themes shaping the festive season this year.
Christmas 2018: UK market forecast and retail execution
We explore best-in-class retail execution in UK supermarket retailers this year.
UK Christmas 2018 results planner
Our guide to when to expect Christmas trading updates from UK retailers and how IGD will cover them.
Top 16 stores you must visit in 2019
We’ve selected 16 innovative store concepts to visit in 2019 that showcase several of the latest trends shaping format development globally. These include the growing role of technology, underpinning both ecommerce and customer engagement, and the creation of immersive in-store experiences.
UK movers and shakers Q4 2018
We provide an updated overview of the key executive changes amongst UK retailers and suppliers that took place in the final quarter of 2018.
Costa’s reusable contactless payment cup
British coffee chain, Costa Coffee, has teamed up with Barclaycard to create a reusable ‘clever cup’ that customers can make contactless payments with.
Seasonal year in review
Featuring 30 of our favourite global initiatives from events throughout 2018, we share 10 ways retailers and suppliers are seizing the seasonal opportunity.
Unitas Wholesale: the leading UK wholesale buying group
We profile the recently formed Unitas Wholesale buying group, created by the merger of Landmark and Today's.
Sainsbury’s stocks roasted insect snacks
250 Sainsbury’s stores UK-wide have begun selling Eat Grub’s smoky BBQ roasted crickets, making them the first large grocery retailer in the UK to sell edible insects.
Costa Coffee uses virtual reality for barista training
Ahead of the busy Christmas period, Costa Coffee has implemented VR (virtual reality) training elements into its existing barista-teaching programme.
Overview of the UK forecourt sector
We give an overview of the UK forecourt sector, including latest developments and the execution of key missions.
UK's leading forecourt operators
We give the latest overview of the UK’s leading forecourt operators, including their performances and strategies.
Aldi tests electronic shelf-edge labels
Aldi is currently testing electronic shelf-edge labels (SELs) in its store in Glascote.
See the label in action here.
Strategic outlook for Sainsbury’s: H1 2018/19 update
We explore Sainsbury's interim results and its strategy to build a more distinctive proposition, centred around unique products, format innovation and integration of the Argos business. This report includes performance data and forecasts for formats to 2023 as well as an analysis of the proposed merger with Asda.
Waitrose is trialling DNA-personalised food choices
Consumer DNA testing pioneer DnaNudge is collaborating with Imperial College London to explore – for the first time – the effects of DNA-personalised food choices on health outcomes for pre-diabetic individuals.
UK economic and fiscal update
OBR has published a new set of economic and fiscal forecasts and the Chancellor has issued the last Budget before Brexit. Here are the key points.
Ocado is giving a free Halloween trick or treat through Alexa
Ocado is offering UK customers a free trick or treat through Amazon’s voice assistant. Ocado was the first UK supermarket to launch a ‘skill’ on Amazon’s Alexa enabled devices like Echo and Dot back in 2017.
Online market sizes
We share our forecasts for online, in some of the world's leading markets.
Waitrose trials unattended in-home grocery deliveries
Waitrose & Partners is trialling an in-home grocery delivery service, While You’re Away, in London. Waitrose will be the first UK supermarket to deliver groceries this way.
Retail execution at Halloween 2018
We explore best-in-class Halloween execution in the UK and beyond.
Meal kit metamorphosis
Six ways meal kits are changing and implications for the grocery industry