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12 July 2019
Our insight team visits stores around the world, exploring the latest trends in consumer goods retail. We choose the most innovative, newest concept stores to help you stay up to date.  Some of the best we’ve seen this year are in Denmark and Belgium. We visited 7-Eleven’s latest concept store in Copenhagen, and top outlets in Brussels, Antwerp and beyond.  What the stores are doing well ...
08 July 2019
Here are seven things you need to consider if you trade with or want to trade with Co-op.   1. Product ranges are centrally controlled so in-store compliance is high. However regional Co-ops reserve decision-making so ensure you also manage these relationships Image source: IGD. Numbers correct as of April 2019.   2. Co-op is looking to become the No. 1 retailer within co...
05 June 2019
London is a global hotspot for food-to-go, with many innovative formats to see and learn from. And many trends begin in London, so it’s always worthwhile keeping up to date on the latest developments. But in a city the size of London, the challenge can be deciding where to start. Our recent report on Retail Analysis, London’s food-to-go hotspots , will help you do just that. Here are som...
28 May 2019
Augmented reality (AR) is one of the latest technologies to impact the food and consumer goods industry. According to Gartner, 100 million consumers will shop in augmented reality online and in-store by 2020. There’s a growing opportunity for our industry to use AR, as smartphone and tablet usage increases and mobile technology develops. And the experimentation has started. Here, we explore ...
13 May 2019
Outstanding small businesses are setting an example with innovative ideas that challenge established brands. Childs Farm showed how it’s driving a revolution in baby and child toiletries. Childs Farm is a range of mild, kind and delicious-smelling toiletries for babies and children. Products are made using naturally-derived ingredients and essential oils. It’s the fastest-growing and (curren...
07 May 2019
Ubamarket, our award-winner, used digital innovation to make shopping easier. Its in-store app makes it easier for shoppers to find and pay for items.  How Ubamarket transformed the way we shop Ubamarket is a revolutionary new end-to-end, in-store retail app. It guides shoppers to their items, enables them to scan as they shop, and delivers personalised offers. The app links directly to s...
23 April 2019
Nestlé showed its exceptional shopper knowledge with this innovative, fun solution to attract new Asda shoppers to the coffee category. How Nestlé engaged with shoppers Nestlé wanted to drive penetration of Nescafé Original with younger shoppers in Asda. It created special packs of limited-edition Cheeky Mugs (in four designs) and a jar of Nescafé Original. It encouraged engagement with s...
15 April 2019
With Easter around the corner, here’s a timely reminder on why you must make the most of seasonal events. You can download our free report for inspiration on ways to capture seasonal spend . To create closer connections with shoppers Shoppers are increasingly looking to businesses to meet their needs and aspirations in areas like social and environmental responsibility, and health.  ...
15 April 2019
East of England Co-op, our 2018 winner, tackled one of the biggest challenges in our industry: the fight against food waste. It took a unique and fun approach to helping customers understand best before dates.  Co-op guide to dating East of England Co-op is the first major retailer to sell non-perishable goods past their best before date. The Co-op guide to dating demystifies best before ...
15 April 2019
Disney is committed to inspiring healthier future generations using the incredible power of its characters and stories. In 2014, Disney strengthened this in the UK through two programmes: Be healthy and Be active. It led to a wide range of programmes in 2018 to encourage healthier living. What the judges said Natasha Maynard, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs Manager at IGD, said: “Walt D...

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