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Asia retail outlook 2022

We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Asia in 2022.

Asia Pacific channel forecasts
2022 – 2027

This report shares the Asia Pacific view of our channel forecasts to 2027, combining data from 14 major markets across the region. 

Inside CS Fresh Raffles City

CS Fresh is the premium banner of DFI. Check out how the latest model has evolved with new counters and a wider range of foodservice.

Strategic outlook for Seven & i Holdings

We review Seven & i Holdings’ performance, plus progress against key strategic objectives.

Lotuss go fresh: a modern wet market concept

This Lotus's go fresh is the new model for Lotus's supermarket, used to be known as Talad stores.

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Lunar New Year this year is marked by two animals, the rabbit in China and the cat in Vietnam. We round up different ways retailers are creating excitement around the event this year, making shopping more fun and easier through the season.

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In the first stage of it scaling back operations in the Asian market, German based Metro Group is selling its wholesale format in India to local retailer Reliance Retail. Scaling back in Asia to focus on European ventures The sale of Metro’s operation in India will see Reliance Retail take over its 31 wholesale stores, with the deal expected to be concluded in March 2023. Metro has been pre...
Developed countries with ageing populations increasingly face labour shortage issues in staffing convenience stores. We take a look at creative strategies in 2022 by Japan’s leading convenience chains to deal with the manpower shortages, while at the same time creating a more unique shopper experience in the store. Technology as a manpower multiplier Amidst a shrinking labour pool, Japan in...
The growing influence of Korean culture continues to shape the retail landscape in Asia, as Shinsegae’s convenience banner Emart24 opened its first two stores in Singapore at the end of 2022. We visited its outlet at Nex to explore some of the store's highlights. Source: IGD Research Dining in store Source: IGD Research The biggest crowd-puller of Emart24 is its in-s...


In this report, we delve into five specific sustainability trends that will have the greatest impact on the grocery retail landscape in the coming year.
The CS Fresh Gold Paragon store in Singapore features a hydroponics unit by Sustenir Agriculture, which grows vegetables like lettuce and kale under UV lighting.
A guide to the Philippines grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.
See in store initiatives and activations designed to drive demand, create impulse purchases; or accelerate category growth from suppliers and retailers in Singapore.

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5-year forecasts to 2027

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