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Electronic labels on packaging
Innovation of the week: Instead of reading a label, consumers could be interacting with electronic screens on packaging in the future.
Preselected automated purchasing
Innovation of the week: Tesco Labs has collaborated with IFTTT (IF This Then That), an online platform for joining together different online accounts.
Tesco: strategic priorities for 2016
As Tesco returns to profit, we explore what the 2015/16 results tell us about the retailer’s progress against its recovery strategy, and the next steps suppliers should expect.
Morrisons: strategic priorities for 2016
Our assessment of Morrisons annual results and the key priorities for 2016/17 as it pursues its fix, rebuild and grow strategy.
Food delivery robots hit the streets of UK
Innovation of the week: Starship Technologies, a company launched by the former co-founders of Skype, announced on 10th March that the UK is the first major country to host trials of its self-driving delivery robots, starting in Greenwich, London. Download the slide to watch a video.
Strategies driving growth in hypermarkets and supermarkets
The first in our series of insight presentations looking at retailers’ largest stores focuses on key category initiatives.
Real time in-store product availability information for shoppers
Innovation of the week: Argos is working with Google on a new online advertising tool that updates shoppers with live product availability from local stores.
Morrisons and Amazon: a new partnership to accelerate growth
We explore how the unexpected tie-up creates new growth opportunities for Morrisons and strengthens Amazon’s position in UK grocery
AmazonFresh: how it is developing
An update on AmazonFresh and its latest developments from across the world and what it could mean for UK grocery retail
UK Grocery & Foodservice Wholesaling 2016: sector performance and statistics
The latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling sector dataset, providing performance statistics by route to market, customer channel and broad product category and also including top line forecasts out to 2020.
UK Grocery & Foodservice Wholesaling Buying Groups: Landmark and Today’s
Buying groups have a significant role in UK grocery & foodservice wholesaling, bringing together the joint scale of the many dynamic regional and even local wholesalers to enable them to compete with much larger national operators. Landmark and Today’s are the largest of these groups, representing extensive trading blocs with members including many of the key tier two wholesalers in both retail and foodservice channels.
UK retailer strategies in price, promotions & loyalty: Q1 2016 update
We explore the latest developments as retailers step up investment in lower prices and work harder to drive footfall.
The outlook for Western Europe
This insight presentation provides our analysis of latest retailer results, the top five trends to watch in Western Europe in 2016 and raises questions that could be asked of your businesses.
Trading with your global retail partners in 2016
As we kick off 2016, we assess the performance of the top six global grocery retailers in 2015, review the top line strategic initiatives for the year ahead, as well as some predictions of what to expect over the coming 12 months.
UK Christmas trading review and outlook for 2016
We take stock of the sector’s performance through the festive season and explore retailers’ priorities for the year ahead.
Nine food-to-go specialists to learn from
What makes these operators stand out, how are they looking to grow and what can you learn from them?
UK Discount: five opportunities driving growth
We explore five key ways the UK’s discount players are creating opportunities to drive their current success forward in the grocery market.
Trading with Morrisons 2015
Morrisons has set out a new strategy to stabilise and revive the business. We look at how it plans to achieve this and what this means for suppliers
Retail Excellence: our favourite stores of 2015
We showcase some of the favourite stores we have visited during 2015, what’s great about them and the inspiration retailers and suppliers can take from them.
Sainsbury's H1 2015/16 results: strategic priorities for 2016
Following the release of Sainsbury’s H1 2015/16 results, we review how the retailer is delivering against its ‘Evolving to Win’ strategy and what to expect going forward.
The UK's first digital clothes rail
Innovation of the week: O2 business installs the UK's first digital clothes rail in Tyrers department store in St. Helens as part of the stores digital makeover.
Christmas 2015: UK festive trading outlook
With signs of improving shopper optimism, we assess the prospects for the food & grocery sector this Christmas and how retailers plan to make the most of opportunities.
The convenient market place: the future of shopping is easy
Shoppers are increasingly shopping ‘little and often’. Retailers are responding to this by having convenient solutions for their shoppers across the channels. We share the changes seen in the market, and assess the implications for suppliers.
Tracking retail innovation: learning from the world
Our retail analysts are continually travelling the world to identify global best practices and innovations in grocery retailing. In this guide we highlight the best regions and markets to visit to see some of the leading format, category and technology-based initiatives, and showcase the retailers to watch.
UK Convenience Retailing 2015: Full guide to channel performance
An update of our annual comprehensive guide to the convenience sector. This report covers store numbers, sales, growth forecasts to 2020.