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08 February 2018
Our research reveals that 85% of shoppers are making some attempt to improve their diets throughout the year. We found 10% of shoppers say eating more protein is one of their healthy eating priorities while 38% say it’s reducing sugar intake*. Retail analysts Laura and Maddie look at how retailers and suppliers have been responding to these shopper needs as we start 2018. Reducing sugar i...
08 February 2018
Following our UK Christmas trading review video , we share our view on five themes shaping the UK grocery market in the year ahead. REGULAR UPDATES Keep up-to-date with developments shaping the industry; sign up to our newsletters and be the first to hear about the latest industry news, IGD research and events. SIGN UP Related video 1. UK Christmas tradin...
08 February 2018
Seoul has a wide array of innovative and exciting stores, showcasing the best of South Korea’s retail market. Discover four of the best to visit while you’re in the city, as selected by our senior retail analyst Charles Chan.  Traditional: Noryangjin Fisheries  Traditional trade in Seoul is still relevant and important, serving many different types of consumers.  Noryangjin Fisheries...
02 February 2018
Differentiate, compete, inspire. Our European analyst team reveals how three retailers are meeting the challenges of today’s market.  How to differentiate from large stores Midcounties Cooperative, Bourton-on-the-Water, UK Midcounties is an excellent case study for an effective local sourcing strategy. Supporting local suppliers can provide a compelling point of difference for smal...
02 February 2018
Did you try a vegan diet in January? Or give up alcohol for a month? We found 11% of British grocery shoppers* are interested in buying vegan products, and 14% say reducing alcohol consumption is one of their healthy eating priorities. Our retail analysts Laura and Maddie look at how retailers and suppliers are responding to these trends as we start 2018. Launching new ranges for Veganuar...
26 January 2018
Connectivity, voice devices and artificial intelligence were the key themes at this year’s CES consumer technologies event in Las Vegas. Our North America-based program director, Stewart Samuel, attended. We asked him about how these trends could affect the retail world. IGD: How will these innovations affect the way we live? Stewart: The connected home, and particularly the connected k...
25 January 2018
Watch the first video in our new series to understand what drove sales growth over Christmas 2017 and why retailer performances varied.  Watch the next video in the series, “ UK grocery outlook 2018 ”. REGULAR UPDATES Keep up-to-date with developments shaping the industry; sign up to our newsletters and be the first to hear about the latest industry news, IGD research and even...
22 January 2018
Tesco Extra Swansea Llansamlet gives us an inspiring vision for the future of large stores. It caters for diverse shopper missions but offers all customers a convenient and pleasurable experience. While this store may be a one-off, elements are influencing Tesco’s store upgrade programme.  We explore some of the reasons why it’s one of the 14 European stores you must see in 2018.    Tes...
16 January 2018
We’ve identified the key themes that will shape the food-to-go sector in 2018. Health, emotional engagement, and innovative locations are all trends set to develop over the next 12 months. Gavin Rothwell, our head of food-to-go, explains more about the opportunities for this dynamic market.  1. Health and wellness underpinning innovation The likes of Sweetgreen (US), Cedele (Singapore),...
04 January 2018
Our senior innovation and trends analyst Toby Pickard examines four of the most exciting ways technology is enhancing our industry, and reveals their implications. China: KFC uses facial recognition to make meal suggestions KFC’s Chinese division has created a smart restaurant in Beijing, in partnership with local internet company Baidu. Kiosks use facial recognition technology to make me...

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