Supply Chain Analysis
Most visited retailers
Seven & i Holdings
Walgreens Boots Alliance
See all retailers
Most visited countries
Africa & Middle East
See all markets
Food-to-go & eating out
Health & beauty and drugstores
Hypermarkets and supermarkets
Store of the future
Events and promotions
Private label and brands
Sustainability and health
Companies we cover
United Kingdom presentations
How Asda evolved its produce offering
Following Asda's improvement programme for its fresh produce proposition we look at the measures the retailer put in place to improve its quality credentials in a key category.
Lidl’s laundry detergent refill station
Lidl GB has launched a 6-month trial of a liquid laundry detergent refill machine.
Co-op is to stop use-by dates on all its own-brand yogurts to help reduce food waste
Co-op is to stop use-by dates on all its own-brand yoghurts to help reduce food waste
Optimising electronic shelf edge labels
A Welcome store (a Southern Co-op franchise) in Sholing, Southampton is using electronic shelf edge labels throughout the store.
Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 2022
In this report we explore five key themes seen this Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr and highlight ways to win shoppers and maximise spend during this period.
HFSS and the impact online
We summarise the potential impact of October's HFSS legislation for the online channel.
UK retail and shopper trends Q2 2022
The latest retail and shopper trends report considers the key trends shaping the UK retail landscape in Q2 2022, including inflation and shopper confidence. We also take a look at the UK eating out market forecast, five trends shaping UK convenience retailing and sustainability.
Aldi commits to only selling plastic-free wipes
On 3rd March, three days after Tesco announced it will scrap all baby wipes containing plastic, Aldi announced it will remove single-use plastic from all its own-brand wipes by the summer, in a bid to further reduce plastic waste.
Tesco becomes first major UK retailer to ban plastic wet-wipes
On 28th February, Tesco announced a new move to scrap all baby wipes containing plastic from 14th March. The supermarket, which is the UK’s biggest seller of baby wipes, will no longer sell branded baby wipes containing plastic.
Asda introduces Apeel’s plant-based protection to increase shelf life and help reduce food waste
Asda is set to begin a significant new programme in partnership with Apeel Sciences, which will introduce citrus fruits and avocados with plant-based protection in c150 stores, to increase shelf life and prevent food waste.
Innovative Technology’s age verification technology will be piloted in convenience stores
Innovative Technology, which provides a range of biometric solutions designed to estimate age, has been approved as a participant in a UK Government programme piloting age verification technology for the retail sale of alcohol.
UK market forecast update
An interim update to last year's UK channel forecasts showing how current global instability and the cost of living crisis alter the outlook for the grocery market.
A guide to M&S and its operations today. Updated half yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
A guide to Waitrose and its operations today. Updated half yearly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
One Planet Pizza launches on-pack carbon label
One Planet Pizza has become the first frozen pizza brand to have Carbon labels on its products and boxes.
Morrisons becomes first supermarket to partner with customer coffee pod recycling scheme Podback
Morrisons has become the first supermarket in the UK to offer its customers a way to recycle coffee pods through a partnership with the recycling scheme Podback.
Nisa local uses AI to stop shoplifters
London-based Nisa Virginia Quay has invested in smart technology to tackle shoplifting.
Co-op continues pop-up partnership
The Co-op is to continue a deal with a pop-up shop specialist to help serve communities when its permanent stores are being refurbished.
Morrisons switches own brand fresh milk to cartons
Morrisons has become the first UK supermarket to sell its own brand fresh milk in carbon neutral cartons*.
UK eating out market forecast 2022
In this report, we forecast the value of the UK's eating out sector in 2022 as it tries to recover from Covid and look at the implications for the nine subsectors which comprise this market.
Burger King’s flagship London restaurant goes vegan for a month
For one month, Burger King is transforming its Leicester Square restaurant into a fully meat-free operation month, Burger King is transforming its Leicester Square restaurant into a fully meat-free operation.
UK convenience trends: five trends shaping UK convenience retailing in 2022
As the UK exits the two-year pandemic period we explore five trends driving the 'new normal' of the convenience channel in 2022.
Tesco tests plant-based product protection
A plant-based protection that keeps fruit fresh for up to twice as long is being trialled by Tesco.
Asda to trial digital ID at self-checkouts
Asda has announced it will be the first supermarket to trial an automated age verification solution at self-checkouts which aims to make it easier and quicker for customers using this facility.
UK variety discount: what you need to know
We combine our retail and shopper knowledge to understand the key trends shaping the rapidly growing variety discount channel in the UK.