IGD forecasts the digital future for the food and grocery industry.

Senior Analysts Nick Gladding and Patrick Mitchell-Fox talk through the thinking behind our new year forecasts for the UK grocery market.

14 June 2018
As highlighted in this week’s edition of The Grocer, our latest research sets out IGD’s predictions for the future of online food and grocery retail. Here are some highlights We predict the UK's online grocery market will grow 48% by 2022 Shoppers will be able to choose from a wide range of specialist online retailers, underpinned by common and consistent delivery services We...
04 June 2018
Retailers’ investment in technology is just one of the themes shaping the market today. Explore the rest and find out where you can see them in action, with our Singapore-based analysts Soo and Johann.  1. Technology-driven stores From unstaffed stores using shopping apps to time-saving checkout solutions, retailers are relying more on technology to improve productivity.  Where you c...
01 June 2018
So far this year we’ve moved between the east and west coasts of North America hosting study tours for international retailers. We focused on providing inspiration for format development, tracking the latest ecommerce initiatives and showcasing new food-to-go concepts. Discover five stores that captured the attention of our delegates, chosen by our North America program director Stewart Sa...
21 May 2018
Online and digital isn’t complicated (although some people pretend it is). It’s just shopping, says our online insight manager Simon Mayhew. He talks about the challenges and secrets of online success. For a fast-growing area there are lots of challenges to overcome The big one is profitability, with retailers trying to reduce the cost of fulfilment. Freshness is an issue too. Many shop...
04 May 2018
We’re getting ready to launch our new five-year forecasts for the UK grocery market (2018 – 2023).   We’ll be running a webinar to talk you through the major findings and take your questions. Here are five reasons why you should join us: 1.    Exploit the channels that will see the fastest growth  Inform your planning by learning which channels will grow fastest, and the factors affect...
27 March 2018
Nick Miles, our head of Asia-Pacific, examines the key themes affecting the Australian grocery retail market and influencing retailers’ strategies this year. 1.    New market disruptors Combine the launch of Amazon with the imminent entry of Germany’s Kaufland, and we’re set to see a serious change in Australia’s competitive landscape over the next 12-24 months. It’ll bring both big c...
27 March 2018
Easter spending is expected to hit £893m this year*. Retail analyst Rachel Britton reveals how you can make the most of this major event in the UK retail calendar. Create stand-out merchandising 20% of shoppers say Easter makes them feel more excited about shopping, our ShopperVista research has found. Retailers can boost this excitement and encourage spending through in-store theatre...
16 March 2018
We forecast the European grocery retail market will add €377.6 billion in sales to reach €2,289 billion by 2022. The dynamic economies of Central and Eastern Europe will drive growth in the region. Jon Wright, our head of retail insight, explores the key markets and the reasons behind their growth.  Poland, Romania and Russia among strongest performers The grocery retail markets of...
08 March 2018
Our industry is dealing with disruption on an unprecedented scale, says our chief executive Joanne Denney-Finch.  She outlined three ways your companies can survive and thrive in such conditions, when speaking at the Checkout Conference 2018 in February. 1. Do the ordinary, extraordinarily well Food companies will always need excellent everyday management from ensuring products are h...
05 March 2018
Writing this with Western Europe still gripped by the ‘Beast from the East’, it’s another reason I’m looking forward to escaping to the desert heat of Las Vegas next week. It’s almost exactly a decade since I was last in Vegas. That was to see Tesco’s Fresh & Easy stores in action, a venture that led to Terry Leahy’s memorable quote that Tesco found a “gap in the market but is there a mark...

26-27 September 2018, London
Convenience continues to outpace big store formats. This year we have launched a two-day Convenience Retailing Summit to help you explore every opportunity, possibility and future trend to boost your business.

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