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We compare the festive strategies and trading performances of the UK’s leading grocers and look ahead to factors influencing trading in 2020.

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.

Our predictions for the trends that will shape food-to-go in 2020

Morrisons Canning Town is one of the most important and on trend store openings of 2019. An imaginative fusion of urban supermarket and food for now destination, it also pushes boundaries with its sustainability focus.

We review the five key trends set to shape the North American food retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.

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In its home market, Carrefour has acquired another online retailer, Potager City. The purchase comes quickly after the retailer bolstered its range of online solutions with the acquisition of a 60% stake in Dejbox.

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South Africa-based Shoprite has released an operational update for the six months ending 29 December 2019. It reported its total sale of merchandise had increased by 7.0% to approximately ZAR81.2 bn (US$5.6 bn) driven by its supermarkets in its home market. At a group level, Shoprite said the sales growth was aided by the number of customer visits increasing by 2.1% and product volumes up by 4...
Aldi Ireland has announced it will be running its 'Grow with Aldi' supplier development programme for the third year in a row, in 2020. So far the retailer has invested €1.5m in this initiative over three years, in association with Bord Bia. We look at what this means for Irish suppliers in more detail. Source: Aldi Ireland What? The 'Grow with Aldi'...
Talk of Kaufland’s entry into Australia began in 2016, along with speculation around the potential entry of its sister company, Lidl. At the beginning of 2020, the Germany hypermarket operator looked to edge closer to entering the market, with its first store expected to open in 2021 . It has since been reported that Kaufland has invested over AU$430m (US$295m) in Australia over the pas...

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Welcome to our 2019 global retail trends report. We expect five trends to develop and 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.

Explore our series of webcasts keeping you up to date with insights across retail , shopper and supply chain.

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.

If you have a specific business challenge or training requirement we can put together something just for you.

Our new research examines how data and technology are transforming retail business models.

Understand the latest developments in Brexit and how the consumer goods industry should prepare