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Asda partners with Pampers to provide free nappies
Asda is working with P&G’s Pampers brand, to provide free nappies for premature babies. The nappies are available from all of Asda’s 254 in-store pharmacies.
Summer retail activation in the UK, 2021
With COVID-19 restrictions having eased over the summer, retailers and brands in the UK have looked to create a memorable season and boost shopper spending. In this report, we highlight six key themes from the summer, including, spotlighting popular categories, activating the staycation trend, and offering engaging experiences.
Strategic outlook for Asda
Understand how Asda is working to become a destination for shoppers across all channels as it steps up its Partnerships strategy and focuses more on delivering range relevance and ease-of-shop for price conscious shoppers.
How loyalty programmes are evolving in Western Europe
After a period of comparative inactivity, loyalty programmes are coming back into focus as retailers look to collect data to support long-term growth.
Tesco helps provide 3m meals for children
Tesco launched a ‘Buy one to help a child’ campaign. This saw it donate food for its partner, FareShare, to then redistribute to several children charities.
Meal deals: how are they evolving?
With 42% of food-to-go shoppers completing lunch deal missions we look at what matters to these shoppers. We showcase examples from retail and food service catering to different needs and identify potential opportunities for pricing, mission targeting and range development.
Packaging free: the global opportunity
Study why refillable packaging is important for retailers and suppliers and understand who is championing dry food refillable concepts and who is extending into liquid refillable formats.
Foodsteps launches carbon labels for restaurants and food businesses
Foodsteps, a food technology startup that allows businesses to easily calculate, reduce, and label the environmental impact of their food, has formally launched in the UK.
Gousto and Spotify partner to offer meal recommendations based on music taste
Recipe box Gousto has partnered with Spotify to leverage both brands’ industry leading technology by bringing personalisation to the next level, with a new platform that will provide recipe recommendations based on the listening preferences of Spotify users.
The state of discount in the post-COVID world
Despite gaining market shares globally the discount channel posted varied performance from a market to another during the pandemic year. In this report we analyse the performance of the channel in 2020 and its outlook to 2022. We also have a closer look at 10 key markets, providing insights enabling you to quickly understand what to focus on to win.
Co-op: putting values into practice
As the UK’s largest consumer co-operative, Co-op’s values have always been at the heart of the organisation and influenced strategy.
UK retail and shopper trends Q3 2021
We look at the key trends shaping the UK retail landscape in Q3 2021
Strategic outlook for Amazon
We look at Amazon's commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next five years, its latest initiatives, and the implications for retailers and suppliers.
Help shoppers make healthy choices
With shoppers increasingly prioritising their wellbeing, health and wellness is going to play a much stronger role in how people shop in the future. Shoppers can however find health and wellness challenging to understand, and difficult to navigate. They will look to retailers and suppliers to help them make informed choices in this area. In this report we look at winning formulas seen in stores that help shoppers make healthier choices.
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
UK food-to-go market 2021-2026
Our predictions for a return to growth. We examine the short and longer term outlook for each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.
Smart trolley pop-up store opens in London
Autonomous retail checkout company, Imagr, opened a pop-up store in London, UK, to showcase its smart trolley (cart) solution. Imagr said that it had overwhelming interest from the UK retail market, and therefore made London the first stop for its pop-up experience.
UEFA Euro 2020
We explore five ways retailers and brands in the UK looked to engage and excite shoppers during the UEFA Euro 2020 championship. This includes best-in-class instore execution, showcasing popular categories and driving at-home spending.
Your guide to convenience retail globally
Best in class convenience stores from leading markets and retailers from around the world.
Sustainability in Q2 2021
Explore 11 sustainability case studies we have spotted in the food and CPG industry during the second quarter of 2021.
UK movers & shakers Q2 2021
The latest UK grocery retail appointments.
Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology
In this report we look at Amazon’s Just Walk Out technology, and how it is changing the way we shop, and the implications for retailers and brands.
UK channel forecasts: 2021-2026
Following last year's exceptional growth, these new five-year forecasts map out how we expect the grocery market and retail channels will adapt to the structural changes and shifts in shopper behaviour the pandemic has brought about. Key issues explored include the impact of the recovery of the foodservice sector, the prospect of a 'K-shaped recovery' and changes to working patterns.
10 retailers in Western Europe winning with private label
We look at 10 retailers, from Albert Heijn to Lidl and SPAR Austria and others, winning with private label in Western Europe. We consider how they are investing in their private labels and using ranges to compete, differentiate and gain market share.
UK coffee shop sector report 2021
This report covers the UK coffee shop market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends. It includes profiles of the key players - Costa, Starbucks and Caffè Nero, including their strategic priorities and the impact COVID has had on their operations.