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In these unprecedented circumstances, a sustainable food system is increasingly important to consumers. To help your business plan for the pandemic and beyond, IGD has developed hypotheses of how the UK sustainability agenda will evolve in the short and longer term.

Exploring how retailers and manufacturers globally are continuing to commit to and invest in sustainability initiatives.

In this report we focus on six hypotheses for how health and wellness trends may develop in the future. We showcase examples from around the world where things are changing as a result of the pandemic and consider what trends we saw before COVID-19. 

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With health and wellness the focus for many retailers at the start of the year, we look at three new initiatives from North America. These are centred on helping consumers make healthier choices, access specialist information, and track progress on their healthy eating journeys.

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In our recent Western European outlook 2021 article, we highlighted ‘Stepping up on sustainability’ as one of five trends that we expect to shape grocery retail in 2021. This is especially the case in the Nordics, where sustainability remains at the heart of retailer strategies despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, the World Economic Forum in Davos revealed the Global 100 Most Sustainable ...
Portugal-based Continente plans to remove microplastics from its MYLabel range. Mercadona continues to tackle its sustainability goals, this time focusing on reducing emissions. Meanwhile, Garnier launched plastic free shampoo bars and Auchan Portugal partnered with MyCloma to reduce textile waste.   Continente set to eliminate microplastic Continente its set to eliminate microplastics from...
We look at how several of the leading US retailers are supporting the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine. Walmart supporting healthcare workers in rural areas This month, Walmart has started to administer the Moderna vaccine to healthcare workers (Priority 1A) in New Mexico. Store locations have been selected to support its administration in more rural areas. Given the vital role its stores, ...

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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.

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