Featured insights and store visits from Asia

Store of the month: February 2021: Aldi, Shanghai, China

See inside our pick for February’s store of the month, Aldi, Shanghai, China. We look at one of Aldi’s first physical store in China – a smaller, smarter store than traditional discount formats.

Asia retail outlook 2021

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Asia in 2021.

Chinese New Year 2021

Chinese New Year is the biggest annual trading event for many markets and retailers across Asia, we round up the activity from 2021 and highlight best in class execution from across the region…and beyond.

Exclusive: an interview with Alibaba Freshippo’s Chief of Staff

In an exclusive interview with IGD, Guo Xulin, Chief of Staff of Alibaba’s Freshippo Business Group, highlights the aspects that distinguish the New Retail, which Freshippo represents, from old retail.

China channel forecasts 2020-22

Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in China.

Latest News

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Earlier this year, we outlined five global trends that will shape the convenience channel this year and beyond. Below are some case studies to show how convenience retail and technology are connecting further.

More News

New data from IGD reveals the growth of China’s grocery market will remain robust, with total value reaching CNY11.4 tn (US$1.62 tn) by 2022. Market growth driven by spend rather than inflation With GDP growth ahead of inflation, the economic growth in China has been, and is forecast to be, driven by real increase in output rather than rising prices. The market is expected to see a CAGR ...
Major retailers, Berli Jucker and CPALL, report revenue declines for FY2020. COVID-19 well controlled in Thailand The spread of COVID-19 was under control until the third quarter of last year. A new wave of increased daily cases started in mid-December, impacting year-end festivities. The government imposed an array of restrictions by province to avoid a national lockdown and severe economi...
Chinese New Year is the biggest annual trading event for many markets and retailers across Asia.  The pandemic has once again impacted celebrations. This year, retailers are more prepared for the complexity of complying with COVID-19 measures and changes in shoppers’ behaviour. We highlight the best-in-class execution from the Asia region and beyond    1. Growing the eat-at-home opportunity ...

Presentations

19/02/2021

Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in China.

18/02/2021
Most global food retail markets experienced accelerated growth during 2020 as consumer spending on food shifted from out-of-home to at-home. In this report we look at the impact on growth across major markets in 2020 and the prospects through to 2022.
12/02/2021
This report covers the latest developments in food-to-go in small stores around the world, taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on innovation. It includes examples from retailers such as 7-Eleven, Sourced Market, Tambo +, Morrisons, FamilyMart, Esso, AlfaMart, Coles, Woolworths, SPAR and Central Retail Group.
12/02/2021
Chinese New Year is the biggest annual trading event for many markets and retailers across Asia, we round up the activity from 2021 and highlight best in class execution from across the region…and beyond.

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