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Global store highlights: Q2 2020
COVID-19 is forcing retailers to rethink the function and features of their physical stores, providing new impetus for innovation. Find inspiration from global operators in our Q2 highlights.
Asda launches first carbon fiber delivery fleet
Asda has launched a new fleet of carbon fiber delivery vans, as it aims to reduce carbon emissions and reduce the number of miles driven each day.
Sainsbury’s uses AI to reduce in-store theft
Sainsbury’s is using CCTV and artificial intelligence to catch shoplifters in stores.
COVID-19: Sainsbury’s trials smartphone queuing system
Sainsbury’s is trialling a virtual queuing system to test whether the technology will help customers stay safe, save time and shop conveniently in stores.
Ocado Retail and M&S: revisiting the JV ahead of switchover
Ahead of the switchover, we review progress made by Ocado, M&S and Waitrose since the new joint venture was announced
Waitrose and John Lewis to use electric delivery vans
The John Lewis Partnership will use two new designs of vehicle for its Waitrose.com food deliveries and for smaller John Lewis deliveries, saving over 20,000 tonnes of CO2 every year, equivalent to the carbon footprint produced by 2,500 UK households.
Asda is the first UK retailer to trial a decontamination trolley wash
Asda has revealed it is the first UK supermarket to trial a permanent trolley washing facility as the retailer looks at innovative ways to help customers and staff stay safe.
Sustainability during COVID-19
Exploring how retailers and manufacturers globally are continuing to commit to and invest in sustainability initiatives. Furthermore, we investigate whether there has been an acceleration or pulled back from their sustainability initiatives during and as a result of the pandemic.
Online: discount's biggest challenge?
An in-depth look at Aldi and Lidl UK’s ecommerce development, including factors accelerating and inhibiting their evolution online and shoppers’ changing expectations and behaviour.
Walmart resumes talks to sell stake in Asda
As Walmart resumes discussions to sell a majority stake in Asda, this two-pager summarises the timeline to date and Asda’s recent performance.
First meat producer to use certified compostable packaging
Devon based Westaways Sausages has become the first meat producer in the UK to use a revolutionary food grade packaging material that will disintegrate naturally.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): UVC keypad cleaner
Cennox has created a solution to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 by using UVC lighting beneath a flip lid to clean point-of-sale (POS) keypads.
UK grocery & foodservice wholesaling update
Reviewing the sector performance indicators for Q2 2020, we explore the impacts of the pandemic lockdown on the grocery & foodservice sector and provide an interim forecast for the full year.
8 ways COVID-19 has changed food-to-go
How the pandemic has affected food-to-go in retail and foodservice and what this means for retailers, operators and suppliers. Illustrated with examples from McDonald's, Pret, Subeay, Starbucks, KFC, Leon, Morrisons, Sweetgreen, Burger King and SPAR amongst others.
UK food-to-go specialists sector report 2020
This report covers the UK food-to-go specialists market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends.
Movers & shakers Q2 2020
Keep track of senior appointments in UK grocery retail as we pass the mid-point of the year. This edition features Amazon, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose & Partners.
Paper wine and spirits bottle coming to the UK
Frugalpac has developed a paper wine and spirits bottle.
Post-coronavirus (COVID-19): how the UK convenience channel could change
We look at how the UK convenience channel could change in a post Coronavirus (COVID-19) world.
Five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 - Rapid response to consumer needs
We continue the private label series, looking at the five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 and the impact this has on manufacturers and suppliers. This presentation looks in more depth at rapid response to consumer needs and how this has been accelerated by COVID-19.
Global retailer alliances in 2020
Retailers' strategies and business models are evolving. They are increasingly building alliances with each other, IT and tech companies and others to enable them to build skill and scale quickly. These collaborations are also helping them deal with challenges that require greater global cooperation or are too big to be dealt with as individual companies.
Post-Coronavirus (Covid-19): how could sustainability evolve?
In these unprecedented circumstances, a sustainable food system is increasingly important to consumers. To help your business plan for the pandemic and beyond, IGD has developed hypotheses of how the UK sustainability agenda will evolve in the short and longer term.
COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping retail trends in Western Europe
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the Western European food retail market in 2020 and beyond.
How retailers & brands are delivering hands-off health & beauty engagement
Global health and beauty case studies bring to life the different ways retailers and brands are connecting with shoppers and consumers during COVID-19. From viral Tiktok campaigns to amuse and educate, to virtual reality product try-on, we consider how accelerations in social media and technology might shape the post-COVID landscape.
Delivering meal occasions in-home
How retailers can maximise the sales opportunity as consumers switch from eating-out to dining-in during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The report includes examples of new innovation from retailers such as Sainsbury's, Musgrave, S-Group, FamilyMart, Ahold Delhaize and Loblaw.
COVID-19: Starbucks accelerates format changes
Starbucks had begun boosting digital capabilities and transforming stores to serve “third place” needs (a place outside work and home) before lockdown but announced it will accelerate these plans to drive sales in a post-COVID world.