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09 November 2011
Our second annual Online Grocery Retailing conference in 2011 was attended by over 200 manufacturers, retailers and service providers.  This article provides a brief overview of the presentations at the event.  Technology will keep changing Up first was Graeme Douglas , Director of New Business Supply Chain at Asda who shared a great case study explaining ho...
15 September 2011
South Africa. One-eighth the size of the United States, twice as large as France and over three times the size of Germany, it covers over one million square kilometres. Eleven different languages are spoken among the Rainbow Nation's 50 million inhabitants. The country has a rich and often turbulent history. Since Nelson Mandela walked out of prison on that momentous day in 1990, the...
13 September 2011
Brazil is a market full of promise and now one of the world’s top ten economies, but it comes with inherent challenges for international retailers and FMCG manufacturers. We review some of the success stories we have witnessed in São Paulo and Salvador (Bahia) and highlight the key components you need to take into account if you are considering entering this market. Slower or more ...
12 July 2011
With a number of Retail Ready Packaging (RRP) based initiatives underway in North America, IGD’s latest research suggests that over the last 12 months suppliers have become less resistant to RRP initiatives and are more optimistic about the potential benefits. The next stage in a global roll-out While RRP is an initiative which has its foundations in Western Europe, and has achieved...
09 May 2011
Walmart intends to position itself as a multi-channel retailer in the US, thereby becoming less dependent on its large format hypermarkets. What are the drivers behind this and what could the implications be for the broader grocery industry? Developing multiple formats It was back in October 2010 that Walmart started to articulate a new multi-format approach, suggesting that the ret...
09 May 2011
At his first preliminary results presentation as Group CEO in April 2011, Philip Clarke outlined six fresh strategic objectives to guide Tesco’s short term priorities. One of these raised the bar for Tesco’s international operations, setting a new goal of being outstanding internationally rather than just successful. In this article we explore how Tesco is planning to achieve this ambition...
04 April 2011
While the fortunes of some US food and grocery retailers improved, 2011 was a challenging year as the pace of economic recovery remained slow.  In 2011, consumers were treading carefully, under pressure from high unemployment, a weak housing market and the removal of US stimulus programmes. In response, many retailers were forced to re-think their strategies, given that price and prom...
09 February 2011
- Why has shopper marketing become so important? - Practising shopper marketing - Organisational responsibility for shopper marketing - Shopper marketing activities   Why has shopper marketing become so important? Shopper marketing is still very much at an embryonic stage and is understood and interpreted in a number of ways by different organisations. At IGD, we de...
25 January 2011
As thoughts shift from 2010’s achievements to 2011’s goals and aspirations, our expert analyst team has identified ten key trends that will shape the commercial agenda in the year ahead. 2011 looks set to be another action-packed year. We are anticipating more emphasis on online retailing, overseas markets and sustainability, among other key areas. These predictions draw on extensive I...
11 January 2011
Household budgets look set to be stretched further by tax increases and inflation in 2011. Grocery retailers will therefore continue to focus on developing the relationship they have with shoppers in a bid to win sales from their competitors. Here, we explore some of the ways in which this is being achieved and how these trends may evolve during 2011. Focus on value Price contin...