Europe presentations


New data from the UK government reveals that labour demand remains high, but Brexit may be affecting labour movement. Chief Economist James Walton investigates.

During 2018, we believed there were five trends that would become more prevalent within the global food and grocery industry, and we would see retailers introduce numerous initiatives to address these trends. 

The five trends were:

  1. Fulfilling stores – stores would act as online fulfilment centres and offer a more exciting and fulfilling shopping destination
  2. Leading in lifestyle – retailers and manufacturers would focus on helping shoppers live healthier lifestyles 
  3. Premiumising private label – retailers would enhance their private label offering 
  4. Becoming hyperlocal – retailers would offer products tailored to the local tastes from local suppliers  
  5. Delivering the goods – last mile delivery solutions will become increasingly important  

This report reviews our predictions based on developments we have seen in the market since the beginning of 2018. 

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Local sourcing is a growing trend, with consumers more influenced by ethical and sustainable issues. We look at how retailers have executed local initiatives across Europe, both in-store and online, to meet the growing demand.
Examples of how technology is being used to enhance the food and grocery industry.
In this report, we explore the discount channel in Austria to see the latest in-store developments and trends.
Tesco and Carrefour have announced an intention to enter into a long-term, strategic alliance. In this insight presentation we look at what has been announced, the scale of the potential alliance and provide an in-depth view on the retailers' private label strategies.
We consider five themes shaping development and how the format could innovate in the future.
As the key themes of this year’s Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Singapore, we look at how the food and grocery industry is focusing on consumers, using data and making a positive impact globally.
We provide an updated overview of the key executive changes amongst UK retailers and suppliers that took place in the second quarter of 2018.