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Store of the month: February 2021: Aldi, Shanghai, China

See inside our pick for February’s store of the month, Aldi, Shanghai, China. We look at one of Aldi’s first physical store in China – a smaller, smarter store than traditional discount formats.

Asia retail outlook 2021

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

Chinese New Year 2021

Chinese New Year is the biggest annual trading event for many markets and retailers across Asia, we round up the activity from 2021 and highlight best in class execution from across the region…and beyond.

China channel forecasts 2020-22

Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in China.

Yonghui: how to win in China

Yonghui is China retail’s new superstar. In this study, we discuss the unconventional path that Yonghui, a mainly offline business, has taken to drive the spectacular growth and remains resilient in a highly competitive market that has gone digital.

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Cho Young-je, head of the ecommerce unit at Lotte Shopping, resigned in February as the company’s online business fails to take off.

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Stephane Coum, CEO of Central Food Retail under Central  Retail  in Thailand, shares how the company has tackled the challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis, its transformation plans and building resilience for the future. Central Food Retail operates across many different formats and banners: Central Food Hall, Tops market, Tops SUPERSTORE (which competes with hypermarkets), Tops daily and Fam...
As part of their commitment to sustainability and zero carbon emissions, Walmart-owned Flipkart and Amazon have recently started to shift to electric vehicles for customer deliveries in India. Source: Amazon Stories India Flipkart targets transition to 100% electric vehicles in the next ten years Flipkart plans to have more than 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030.  It will be partnering with ...
Now that the Chinese New Year festivities are over, retailers and suppliers have started to shift their campaigns to clean and healthy eating.  The timing is appropriate as shoppers would usually look for guilt-free offerings after indulging with a lot of food over the holidays. Cold Storage Singapore: Eat Wholesome, Live Better Cold Storage has recognised that people are looking to make chan...

Presentations

04/03/2021
Yonghui is China retail’s new superstar. In this study, we discuss the unconventional path that Yonghui, a mainly offline business, has taken to drive the spectacular growth and remains resilient in a highly competitive market that has gone digital.
04/03/2021
Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Singapore.
19/02/2021

Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in China.

18/02/2021
Most global food retail markets experienced accelerated growth during 2020 as consumer spending on food shifted from out-of-home to at-home. In this report we look at the impact on growth across major markets in 2020 and the prospects through to 2022.

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