Future Talk: Global grocery market and channel forecasts to 2027
(Subscriber webinar)

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About the webinar

This webinar will showcase the breadth and depth of IGD’s new market and channel forecasts, with a brand-new five-year view on how grocery retail will evolve around the world. The IGD team will then dive deeper into three key regions (APAC, Europe and The Americas), providing you with a view on the latest developments, opportunities for growth and our recommendations for investment.



Introduction and IGD’s global markets and channels research (Kevin Barnes, Head of Retail Insight – Data, IGD)


Global grocery market and channel forecasts to 2027 (Nick Miles, Head of Insight (Global), IGD)


Q&A with Kevin Barnes and Nick Miles


APAC, Europe and Americas in focus (Soo-Eng Tan, Senior Analyst, IGD, Dan Butler, Analyst, IGD and Stewart Samuel, Global Insight Leader, IGD)


Q&A with Soo-Eng Tan, Dan Butler & Stewart Samuel



Why attend?

  • Learn how IGD’s data can help your business make better informed decisions on where to invest and build capability for future success.
  • Understand how the world’s grocery markets will grow and evolve over the next five years and which channels will drive the growth.
  • Whether you are already trading across multiple markets or simply looking for inspiration for how grocery retail will continue to evolve, this data-rich webinar will satisfy both requirements.



Welcome and introduction

Lucy Bellotti, Retail Analyst, IGD

Session 1: Supermarket of the future in Australasia

  • Our projections for channel growth in Australia and New Zealand through to 2026
  • Overview of our Australian trends for 2022
  • IGD’s store of the Future 2030 model and how we see supermarkets in Australasia evolving

Nick Miles, Head of Retail, IGD

Session 2: How are stores evolving in North America?

  • What is driving supermarket strategies?
  • Where the USA is leading the world
  • Inspiration from best-in-class retail concepts

Stewart Samuel, Program Director – Americas, IGD

Kevin Barnes, Head of Retail Insight – Data, IGD

Kevin Barnes

Head of Retail Insight – Data, IGD


Kevin leads the strategic development of IGD's market and retail data, ensuring our customers can rely on accurate, timely and high-quality data-driven insight and foresight on global grocery trends.

Nick Miles, Head of Insight (Global) IGD

Nick Miles

Head of Insight (Global), IGD


Nick leads the Global Insight team at IGD and is responsible for our coverage of the leading markets, retailers and channels. He has over a decade of experience of researching retail around the world, having previously led IGD’s research across APAC and Europe.

Soo-Eng Tan, Senior Analyst, IGD

Soo-Eng Tan

Senior Analyst, IGD


Soo Eng is part of the Asia Pacific team based in Singapore, specialising in large format stores. She tracks the key trends in grocery retail and regularly visits the markets to learn about the latest retailers’ strategies.

Dan Butler, Analyst, IGD

Dan Butler

Analyst, IGD


Dan provides insight on retailer strategies and market trends in Europe. He focuses on analysing trends in the discount channel and has specialist knowledge in operational efficiencies and inventory management.

Stewart Samuel, Global Insight Leader, IGD

Stewart Samuel

Global Insight Leader, IGD


Stewart Samuel is Global Insight Leader at IGD. He joined IGD in 2005 and is responsible for running IGD’s operations and research program in North America. Stewart is an expert on North American food retailer strategies and his specialties include global format developments, grocery e-commerce and retail technology.

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