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What has been the impact of COVID-19 on sales across Asia? We have revised our data to show the impact of COVID-19 across Asia, giving your business a new two-year time horizon of how the pandemic has impacted sales.

Online grocery is the fastest growing channel in Singapore, sales grew 62% in Singapore in 2020 and make up 6.5% of the market

Walmart is the last remaining major foreign operator in China. In this report, we look at whether Walmart will also exit China, tell its story in numbers, discuss the key strategic areas in detail and showcase the latest high-tech hypermarket store in Shenzhen.

Japan’s convenience sector is undergoing major changes. We review the impact of COVID-19, share the latest trends, sales forecasts and strategic priorities of 7-Eleven, FamilyMart and Lawson.

In this insight report we review Amazon’s retail outlook in Asia, highlighting strategic priorities and latest developments, whilst considering the impact of COVID-19.

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Foodpanda and the global convenience store chain 7-Eleven have formed a partnership, which will see 2,500 7-Eleven stores across Southeast Asia added to the delivery firm’s app.

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Pushing towards a cashless future, China has become the first major economy to carry out a real-world test for its digital currency after six years developing the idea. Here is a basic guide to what digital currency is, how it is different to other electronic payments and what implications to be aware of. What is China’s digital currency? China’s digital currency is a payment system created...
Speaking at a forum in Shanghai last week, Alibaba Group Chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang, shared the new consumer behavior and trends seen during this year’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival . Mature consumers: sharp rise in numbers and big spenders The number of mature consumers, defined as Baby Boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964) and Gen Xers (born between 1965 and 1980), ha...
Located at the well-known Lau Pa Sat hawker centre in Singapore, Food Folks is the first locally-focused concept that blends retail and dining under a historical monument. Food Folks brings together FairPrice Group’s business philosophies of “Everything Food Made Easy”, “Customer First”, and “Better Value for All”. Source: IGD Research   All things loc...


Lancome has teamed up with Lotte to launch a smart store concept at Lotte Duty Free shop in Seoul in October.
East Japan Railway Co. opened its first unmanned convenience store in Tokyo’s Takanawa Gateway Station in March 2020.
What has been the impact of COVID-19 on sales across Asia? We have revised our data to show the impact of COVID-19 across Asia, giving your business a new two-year time horizon of how the pandemic has impacted sales.
This revamped hypermarket store provides a one-stop service of eating, drinking, playing and shopping. It is also a trial store for Walmart China’s latest innovations, where cutting edge technologies such as smart trolleys, AI powered self-service scales and lockers are being tested.
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This webinar focuses on IGD’s new channel forecasts for Asia, the impact of COVID-19, as well as an update on the trends influencing retail strategy in the region in 2020 and beyond.

We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five trends which we identified at the start of the year to shape the future of food and consumer goods retailer in Asia in 2020 and beyond.

Take inspiration from our reports on Asia’s best grocery stores and understand what the latest concepts mean for you.

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