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Five global trends that will shape convenience retailing in 2021 and beyond, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.

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.

In the first part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we review the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on food and drink consumption patterns last year, focussing specifically on the shift between in-home and out-of-home spend.

What has been the impact of COVID-19 on sales across Central and Eastern Europe? We have revised our data to show the impact of COVID-19 for the region’s major countries, giving your business a new two-year time horizon of how the pandemic has affected the region. 

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

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Amongst all modern retail channels, the impact of COVID-19 from a global perspective, has varied the most in convenience. The channel, however, continues to offer a massive opportunity for retailers and suppliers globally, benefiting from longer term consumption trends such as smaller households and more consumers shopping locally. With this in mind, we have identified five themes that we expect to shape convenience retail in 2021 and beyond...

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Seven & i Holdings, Aeon and Lawson have posted their Q3 results for the nine months ended November 30, 2020. Summary and our view On January 7, 2021, the Japanese government declared a state of emergency in Tokyo and three surrounding prefectures. The Q3 results do not reflect this latest announcement, the Christmas trading period, nor the recent snow storms, but show the continued negativ...
In line with much of the UK grocery retail sector major regional co-operative Central England has reported a buoyant Christmas trading performance, announcing sales growth of +9.2% for the three weeks from the middle of December to 2 January. New Year’s Eve saw the highest growth With 260 stores across 16 counties of midland and eastern England, Central England Co-op reported especially str...
Co-op wholesale subsidiary, Nisa has announced that it successfully onboarded 620 new stores to its distribution network in the course of 2020, a significant rise on 2019. This provides a significant platform for growth into 2021 following the significant boost seen in performance over 2020, with Nisa sales reported up 14% in the half year to July. Mix of independent and multi-site operators a...

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Five global trends that will shape convenience retailing in 2021 and beyond, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Latin America in 2021.
We look back at the performance of the UK’s leading grocery retailers over the festive period, analyse trading and channel strategies, and explore how shopper behaviour changed.
In the first part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we review the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on food and drink consumption patterns last year, focussing specifically on the shift between in-home and out-of-home spend. In part two we examine the factors that will affect the industry over the coming year and how businesses can prepare for what lies ahead.
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We are spotting thousands of innovations from the food and CPG industry each year from around the world. To help businesses stay up-to-date we present the ones to watch. See all our innovation case studies in our innovation tracker.

Within this report we highlight five key trends that we expect to shape the global retail market over the next 12 months and beyond. 

To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.

Analysis of how food and consumer goods is responding around the world

23 February | 10:00 am CET (3:00pm GMT)
This webinar will focus on the trends driving change in North America, along with our view of how the store of the future will evolve in response to COVID-19.

Watch this video to hear the latest on what the UK’s exit from the EU could mean for the food and consumer goods industry.

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