United Kingdom presentations



During 2018, we believed there were five trends that would become more prevalent within the global food and grocery industry, and we would see retailers introduce numerous initiatives to address these trends. 

The five trends were:

  1. Fulfilling stores – stores would act as online fulfilment centres and offer a more exciting and fulfilling shopping destination
  2. Leading in lifestyle – retailers and manufacturers would focus on helping shoppers live healthier lifestyles 
  3. Premiumising private label – retailers would enhance their private label offering 
  4. Becoming hyperlocal – retailers would offer products tailored to the local tastes from local suppliers  
  5. Delivering the goods – last mile delivery solutions will become increasingly important  

This report reviews our predictions based on developments we have seen in the market since the beginning of 2018. 

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Local sourcing is a growing trend, with consumers more influenced by ethical and sustainable issues. We look at how retailers have executed local initiatives across Europe, both in-store and online, to meet the growing demand.
Examples of how technology is being used to enhance the food and grocery industry.
Tesco and Carrefour have announced an intention to enter into a long-term, strategic alliance. In this insight presentation we look at what has been announced, the scale of the potential alliance and provide an in-depth view on the retailers' private label strategies.
We consider five themes shaping development and how the format could innovate in the future.
Amazon has secured the rights to 20 Premier League matches a season from 2019 in a three-year deal.
Whisk uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to power smarter food experiences on its partners’ websites.
As the key themes of this year’s Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Singapore, we look at how the food and grocery industry is focusing on consumers, using data and making a positive impact globally.
Waitrose and Bupa have entered an exclusive partnership to offer shoppers a range of in-store health services.
We provide an updated overview of the key executive changes amongst UK retailers and suppliers that took place in the second quarter of 2018.
An update on our annual guide to UK convenience sector performance. This report covers store numbers and sales by segment, plus the sector growth forecast to 2023.
We share best-in-class execution and key themes for this event, from meaningful gifting to creating a meal occasion.
Co-op customers in Milton Keynes can now have their groceries delivered by Starship Technologies robot.
Understand the factors driving channel development to maximise your share of the £28bn expected growth of the UK grocery market. This report maps out our growth expectations for the UK market and for individual channels (hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience, discount and online) to highlight where opportunities lie. Five year price and volume forecasts are also included, as well as forecasts for non-food.
As M&S trials online delivery, we review the service.
We highlight shopper views, retailer activity and industry innovations on the hot topic of plastic.
As its proposed merger with Asda begins to be scrutinised by the regulator, we explore Sainsbury’s full year results and how it is delivering against its established strategic priorities.
See the latest developments in how UK retailers are targeting the evening meal mission.
In this report we look at how and why food-to-go operators are increasingly using partnerships to grow their business.
We look at elements of the proposed (now approved) deal, and what each of the parties can bring to an enlarged organisation.
We explore Tesco's newly released 2017/18 results and the opportunities created by the retailer's trading momentum and its merger with Booker.
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On 21st March, Superdrug launched its ‘Little Vegan Pop Up Shop’ in London, which will be open for three months.
We provide an updated overview of the key executive changes amongst UK retailers and suppliers that took place in the first quarter of 2018.