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Sainsbury’s has followed last week’s launch of two Neighbourhood Hub format stores with a new look ‘Fresh Food Market’ concept at its Hempstead Valley store in Kent. The move demonstrates the retailer’s new drive to put food back at the heart of its business, a key theme of this month’s IGD Sainsbury’s Trade Briefing.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated existing trends and channel shifts across Europe. Lockdown measures implemented in most countries have had an immediate impact on grocery retailing. In the first European Channel Forecasts Webinar IGD experts will look at these developments alongside three key channel trends to help you with business planning in the short to long term. Here are some ...
CJ Express Group is boosting its footprint to 1,500 stores, up from 530 stores it is currently operating. Three-year expansion before listing Founded in 2005 by Mr Sathien, CJ Express operates mainly convenience stores and some supermarkets in the central and the western provinces. The retailer plans to have 580 stores by the end of the year. "The retail business is not as easy as expected...
Walmart, KKR and Rakuten have signed an agreement that will change the ownership structure of Seiyu in Japan. New ownership structure In a deal worth JPY172.5bn (approx. US$1.6bn), KKR will acquire 65% majority stake in Seiyu, Rakuten will acquire a 20% stake, through a newly created subsidiary, and Walmart will retain 15%. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals and is expected ...

Presentations

24/11/2020
An update to our food-to-go predictions for 2020-2022 taking into account the latest market developments and shopper responses to COVID-19
20/11/2020
This in-depth guide explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of major retailers as they respond to the Covid-19 crisis and prepare for EU Exit. It also includes our current market and channel forecasts, as well as quarterly LFL and full year profit data for The Big Four retailers. Retailers profiled in this report: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Morrisons, Co-op, Waitrose, Aldi, Lidl, M&S, Iceland
18/11/2020
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
16/11/2020
Amazon has recently launched an innovative physical food retail concept. We look at some of the unique elements of this format including the Amazon Dash Cart and the integration of Alexa, its voice-based assistant.
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We talk to the winners of the IGD Store of the Year award 2019 to understand how the store has advanced, how it is adapting in the face of COVID-19 and plans for the future

We review some of the latest in-store and digital initiatives at Walmart, including robots, associate apps and the launch of Jetblack.

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