Future Talk by IGD Retail Analysis: UK channel forecasts webinar

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Hear our experts bring the data to life, unpick the trends being seen, and pose your questions to the panel.

This interactive session will focus on our UK channel forecasts to 2026 and deep dive into the numbers and the reasons behind what is driving them. We will look in-depth at the new online shoppers in the UK and their impact on the channel and the market’s growth.

Discover how we predict grocery retailing in the UK will develop as the country emerges from lockdown and over the next five years. What does this mean in the short term and what is likely to stick and impact on long term trends?

8 July 2021 | 10.00AM - 11.00AM BST



Introduction from the host: Simon Wainwright

10:05 - 10:15

UK channel forecasts to 2026: Nick Gladding

10:15 – 10:25

The evolution of the online shopper: Ellie Tew

10:25 - 10:40

Q+A live discussion panel with IGD experts

10:40 – 11:00

Ecommerce in Asia: how the channel is evolving in the region: David Lloyd


David Lloyd, General Manager, UK, Netherlands & Nordics, Alibaba Group

David Lloyd was appointed General Manager for Alibaba Group in the UK, Netherlands & Nordics in 2019, having previously held the roles since October 2016. He is primarily responsible for helping businesses across the UK, Netherlands and Nordics understand and seize the opportunity that lies in wait for foreign brands in China.

He brings extensive knowledge of the retail and technology industries to the role, having spent nine years at Google UK working closely with UK retailers and overseeing the UK retail and technology sectors.

Simon Wainwright
Director of Global Insights

Nick Gladding
Senior Business Analyst

Ellie Tew
Shopper Insight Analyst


Latest findings from our UK channel opportunities: 2021-2026 report

The evolution of the online shopper: part 1

Why should you attend?

Hear directly from our team of market and channel experts

Participate in an interactive session, where you can have your questions answered by our analysts

Gain a broad perspective, including macro-economic factors, shopper behaviours, short term trends and long-term challenges

Use the data presented to build into your own business planning and unlock future growth

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