USA  presentations


As Lidl confirms its market entry, Ahold and Whole Foods Market announce new small formats and grocery ecommerce continues to gain momentum we look at how the region is set to evolve.

Innovation of the week: Starbucks has launched six new Frappuccino flavours inspired by fans, a winner will be chosen and sold on special offer for a ‘flash’ four day period.

Which are the biggest markets for online grocery, how fast are they growing, and where should you be focusing your attention in this channel? Featuring our latest forecasts, understand  what factors are driving growth in each of the top ten markets and the implications for your business.
We bring you global inspiration from the best counters we have seen in stores around the world.
Keep your finger on the pulse of the latest innovative developments in the industry as we share our top picks on topics including Apple watch apps and super-convenient products and services
While price remains at the heart of discussions between retailers and manufacturers, price alone doesn’t deliver value for shoppers. We consider six of the levers that are used to demonstrate value, which we expect to see more of in 2015 and beyond…
Innovation of the week: Digimarc’s digital watermarking technology means products can be scanned from any angle, speeding up checkout.
Alongside driving price leadership, Walmart’s focus this year will be on assortment and the in-store experience as it aims to build a more relevant offer...
As we launch our new food-to-go hub page, we explore some of the main developments and routes to growth in a channel that is attracting growing interest...
Innovation of the Week:  New Amazon Dash buttons make reordering of everyday essentials effortless for US Prime members.
As mobile grows in influence and social media becomes more sophisticated, personalisation is becoming a key theme. We look at 5 innovations to watch in this space.
With Target planning for online and digital growth in excess of 40%, we take a look at how it built the case for an aggressive multichannel strategy, placing its customers at the centre of its plans.
While retailers and manufacturers continue to compete on price, there are companies who are looking to deliver added value for shoppers without cutting prices. We consider five of the levers that are being used to offer added value, which we expect to see more of in 2015 and beyond.
As Walmart responds to the rapidly evolving landscape, we review its priorities for 2015 which include improving core operations, future proofing its store estate through digital integration, and investing in online fulfilment, capability and assortment.

We share global best in class examples of retailers operating in the health & wellness category

Incubators, pitch-sessions and start-ups are the hottest buzzwords within the area of retail innovation. We take a look at five start-ups in Silicon Valley which are working on commercialising new technologies for the retail environment.
In increasingly competitive environments, retailers and manufacturers are looking to offer innovative promotions in order to stand out from the crowd. In this insight presentation we highlight five of our favourites from 2014, lessons from which we believe will be emulated in 2015.
US retailer Supervalu has refreshed its 'Wild Harvest' private label range. We take a closer look at the development here...
Amazon’s full-year revenue grew by 20% in 2014 to reach US$88.99bn. IGD’s Retail Analysis and Supply Chain teams look at the leading drivers of growth and innovation in its major markets.
As Safeway and Albertsons complete their merger, we take a look at the shape of the new organisation, and its reach across the US as the second largest operator of supermarkets.
With the falling oil price bringing in a more favourable spending outlook in the US while creating some economic headwinds in Canada,  we look at the five trends set to impact two retail markets with very different growth prospects this year.
With the announcement that the largest drugstore chain in the US, Walgreens, is to acquire the remaining 55% stake in Alliance Boots, we review what this could mean for suppliers and spotlight the implications it could have for your business.
North American retailer Target has partnered with New York’s unique concept store Story to curate a special  Christmas shopping experience.
Innovation of the week: Amazon Prime subscribers are being rewarded with priority access to Black Friday deals as the event becomes ever more international.
The US Black Friday shopping phenomenon is getting bigger every year. We look at how retailers around the world are tapping into this trend to drive customers into physical and online stores.