United Kingdom presentations


We review Asda's current strategic priorities as it reshapes its business in a highly challenging UK market. These include: a sharper position on value, own brand innovation, fresh offer improvements, investments in growth categories, online & digital and the customer experience.
IGD's store visit programme has seen our experts continue to visit innovative stores across Europe. In this insight presentation we highlight our selection of standout stores from across the region.
Bellfield Brewery is the first UK brewery to embrace new voice controlled devices, using artificial intelligence to drive sales.
We take a closer look at one of the UK's most innovative food-to-go operators, and share some of the principles behind its success.
Examples of how the food industry is implementing exciting innovations to drive sales and shopper engagement
We share five winning tactics in health & beauty gifting this Christmas.
We set out our predictions for Christmas 2017 and explore how retailers and suppliers are working to maximise engagement with festive shoppers.

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:

  • Fulfilling stores – stores would act as online fulfilment centres and offer a more exciting and fulfilling shopping destination
  • Leading in lifestyle – retailers and manufacturers would focus on helping shoppers live healthier lifestyles
  • Premiumising private label – retailers would enhance their private label offering
  • Becoming hyperlocal – retailers would offer products tailored to the local tastes from local suppliers
  • 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.

The UK government has announced a new Industrial Strategy, intended to help drive productivity and secure growth in the post-Brexit period. Here are the key points.
The UK Chancellor has announced his Budget for 2018 and the years beyond but, in many ways, his hands were tied by economic underperformance, strategic uncertainty and tough fiscal objectives. The latest research from OBR shows that the UK economic position is increasingly weak. This insight report covers the key points for grocery businesses.
In this report, we explore retail execution at Christmas across different operators and channels, comparing tactics and identifying common themes and trends for 2017.
An update our our annual guide to UK convenience sector performance. This report covers store numbers and sales by segment, plus the sector growth forecast to 2022.
Food-to-go is becoming an increasingly key element of the global food retail growth story. Here we take inspiration from the vibrant London food-to-go market to showase some of the latest trends and opportunities for growth.
We review Sainsbury’s newly released interim results and assess its strategic progress, one year on from its landmark acquisition of Argos owner, Home Retail Group.
As variety discounters seek to differentiate in this dynamic and competitive channel, we explore four areas of development, and opportunities they present for suppliers.
We review how Halloween is brought to life across different operators and channels in the UK, North America, and elsewhere.
We explore how Poundland's priorities have changed under new owner Steinhoff International and what this means for suppliers.
Global dressings brand, Hellmann’s, has partnered with on-demand delivery startup Quiqup to deliver fresh ingredients to consumers at the click of a button.
We highlight the three key themes from IGD Online and Digital Summit 2017
We look at the important evening meal mission and highlight best-in-class execution from around the world.
Costcutter has installed technology in its Brunel University outlet that will allow shoppers to pay for their purchases with the veins in their fingertips. This is an industry first in the UK.
We explore Tesco's newly released interim results and the opportunities the retailer's trading momentum offers suppliers.
Sainsbury's has launched a trial 30 minute click & collect service using its Chop Chop app. This is a first for a UK grocer to offer a sub one hour collection option.
We provide our strategic outlook on the development in the European grocery retail market in both Western as well Central and Eastern Europe, with insight to the strategy of the leading players like Lidl, Carrefour, and Tesco. The report will illustrate key themes across the European grocery retail market and see how the region’s top retailers are driving and being driven by these changes. A channel-by-channel analysis and insight will highlight trading priorities and strategy of the region’s largest retailers.
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