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Top stores to visit in 2022

Our new study ‘Top stores to visit in 2022’ showcases 60 global stores that are pushing the boundaries and driving our industry forward. Stores have been selected that align with the five themes of our Store of the Future 2030 model.

Europe: 10 challenges facing the supermarket channel

In this presentation, we look at 10 challenges currently facing the supermarket channel in Europe and how retailers are working to overcome these.

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. 

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Inside Asda’s new flagship store

See how Asda has transformed its largest supercentre into an immersive retail and leisure destination.

Inside Toronto's new stores

We’ve been to Toronto to understand how the retail landscape is changing as pandemic restrictions ease and hybrid working becomes the norm and see how retailers are adapting their format development plans in one of the most diverse cities globally.

25 stores shaping the future of retail in North America

We highlight 25 new stores, or set to open, from North America, which bring to life the eight key trends shaping format development in the region.

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Following last week’s IGD Tesco Trade briefing, during which Tesco highlighted the importance of enhanced collaboration to drive efficiency and mitigate the cost-of-living crisis, it has come to light that Tesco is trialing increased levels of palletisation in at least one of its stores to assess how this might impact instore productivity.  

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With estimated sales of €12.5 bn in fiscal 2021, El Corte Inglés has begun to recover following the aftermath of the pandemic, posting sales growth of over 20% on 2020’s figure. The results are, however, still far from the retailer’s pre-pandemic sales of €15.3 bn in fiscal 2019. El Corte Inglés continues to be affected by the poor performance of several of its businesses, particularly the Via...
Farmfoods’ recently filed accounts at Company House showed it saw a slight contraction in revenues on its performance in 2020. Revenues up 32% on two-year basis… The accounts showed Farmfoods generated revenue of £872.5m in its financial year ending 1 January 2022, a decline of 2.2% on 2020’s figure. However, the retailer’s revenue in 2021 was up 32% on a two-year basis, underlining how it ...
As Woolworths Australia partners with InvertiGro for an in-store vertical farm and with Iberdrola for renewable energy, we round up three developments from the retailer. Woolworths Metro and InvertiGro partner for in-store vertical farm Through a partnership with Sydney-based AgTech InvertiGro, Woolworths Metro will add an in-store vertical farm at Metro Park Sydney Village. The solution wi...

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