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New data from IGD reveals the growth of China’s grocery market will remain robust, with total value reaching CNY11.4 tn (US$1.62 tn) by 2022.

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In an update for analysts, Walmart has outlined its capital expenditure plans for the year ahead and the continued transformation of its business. Uniquely Walmart Walmart’s president and CEO, Doug McMillon, struck an upbeat tone in outlining his vision for the company. Building on the momentum of 2020 , the retailer plans to accelerate its strategy to deliver long term growth. It’s ai...
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Two year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in China.

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Interim grocery channel forecasts: US, China and UK 2020

Hear directly from IGD analysts as they explain the thinking behind the channel shifts in our newly released forecasts for 2020.

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China country presentation

This guide to China explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

China channel forecasts 2020-22

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

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