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Trends in Asia: transformative technologies 2021

Six technology innovation trends from Asia that are transforming shopping experience, operations and physical stores, with case studies from multiple markets in the region.

Asia grocery market sizes 2020-2022

Our new forecasts show that Asia will account for 58% of additional grocery sales generated between 2020-22. However, the impact of COVID-19 and its legacy will impact markets differently across the region. This report will help you understand Asia's growing importance in the global context and which grocery markets will provide your business with the most exciting growth prospects towards 2022.

Store of the month April 2021: Coles, Moonee Ponds, Australia

See inside our pick for April’s store of the month, Coles, Moonee Ponds, Australia. This store has been transformed to bring its “Together to zero” sustainability strategy into life.

Inside FairPrice’s latest flagship hypermarket

We look at FairPrice’s latest flagship hypermarket which puts a spotlight on foodservice and local products. The retailer is also offering several innovative features to create a memorable experience, including a spice mix counter and a dietitian available for consultation.

Convenience opportunities in South Korea

This report discusses the past, present and future of the convenience channel in South Korea, which has the highest convenience store density in the world with one store per 1,000 people.

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India’s second wave of COVID-19 infections continue to worsen, with no signs of slowing down.  The country’s overwhelmed healthcare system faces a shortage of hospital beds, oxygen, medicines and vaccines.  This has prompted another round of movement restrictions, with shorter operating hours even for grocery operators and other essential services.  And as more frontline workers report unwell, retailers are also ramping up hiring of more staff and sponsor vaccination programmes.

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CEO of Alibaba’s Freshippo grocery retail chain, Hou Yi, has announced expansion plans to open 10 more Freshippo X Stores in 2021. The first store is profitable within two months of the store opening The first X Store, Alibaba’s membership-only wholesale store, opened in October last year in Shanghai. Hou Yi revealed that the store is making profit by end of 2020, merely two months from t...
Shopping malls will reduce operating hours in 18 high-risk provinces. The context After a year of relatively minor outbreaks, Thailand is recording its biggest and fastest spread of COVID-19. The number of cases has increased to 61,699, doubling the number since the start of April. There are 178 fatalities. The Thai government has yet to start mass vaccinations. New hours will take effec...
Homeplus, South Korea’s second largest hypermarket chain, has appointed Lee Jae-hoon, current CEO of Carver Korea, as its new CEO. Has decades of CEO experience His appointment came three months after the retailer's previous CEO Lim Il-soon resigned in January . Lee has decades of CEO experience leading various businesses, including KFC Korea, Pizza Hut Korea. " The newly appointe...

Presentations

30/04/2021
Centre store categories are of significant interest and importance for grocery retailers and suppliers. While on one end the centre store drives revenue for suppliers and retailers, the latter benefit from the traffic it attracts to their stores. Centre store categories also provide retailers with the opportunity to encourage shoppers to trade up or drive incremental volume.
28/04/2021
Six technology innovation trends from Asia that are transforming shopping experience, operations and physical stores, with case studies from multiple markets in the region.
26/04/2021
Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Japan.
19/04/2021
Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in Thailand.

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