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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 February 2018
Our ShopperVista research has found that 45% of shoppers* say eating more fruit and veg is one of their healthy eating priorities. Retail analysts Laura and Maddie look at how retailers are meeting shoppers’ needs in 2018: Asda added three new products to its flexitarian range, under the Men’s Health label Waitrose introduced its Good Health labelling across a range of own-brand...
16 February 2018
Becoming more active is often a top priority at the start of the year. Retail analysts Laura and Maddie look at how retailers are trying to help shoppers improve their health in 2018. Promotions on sporting equipment and initiatives to encourage activity Sweden’s ICA is repeating its exercise challenge and encouraging people to design their own fitness programmes. The ICA Klassikern is ...
12 February 2018
Our Asia-based analysts have identified five key trends in the run-up to Chinese New Year (CNY). Here, they reveal some examples of the trends in action.  Blending retail and foodservice Tesco Lotus has created an online order form especially for Chinese people in Thailand who want to buy special food and prayer offering items for the festive season. The list includes cooked food, cakes a...
12 February 2018
In 2018 the first day of Chinese New Year (CNY) falls on 16 February. Our Asia-based analysts have highlighted the key trends they’ve seen in the lead up to the festival. These include more customisation through apps, unique seasonal products, activities in traditional trade and convenience for shoppers.  Discover how retailers and suppliers are benefiting from the opportunities to drive g...

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