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Sustainability during COVID-19
Exploring how retailers and manufacturers globally are continuing to commit to and invest in sustainability initiatives. Furthermore, we investigate whether there has been an acceleration or pulled back from their sustainability initiatives during and as a result of the pandemic.
Action: an overview of the discounter
We look at the strategy of the variety discounter to deliver value thanks to its efficient operating model. This report also provides an overview of the latest development, the impact of COVID-19 and highlights some considerations for your business when trading with the discounter.
8 ways COVID-19 has changed food-to-go
How the pandemic has affected food-to-go in retail and foodservice and what this means for retailers, operators and suppliers. Illustrated with examples from McDonald's, Pret, Subeay, Starbucks, KFC, Leon, Morrisons, Sweetgreen, Burger King and SPAR amongst others.
Five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 - Rapid response to consumer needs
We continue the private label series, looking at the five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 and the impact this has on manufacturers and suppliers. This presentation looks in more depth at rapid response to consumer needs and how this has been accelerated by COVID-19.
COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping retail trends in Western Europe
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the Western European food retail market in 2020 and beyond.
Strategic outlook for Amazon
We look at Amazon's commercial performance, its strategic priorities for the next five years, and the implications for retailers and manufacturers.
Aldi Transparency Code
Aldi Nord has developed a traceability code system for its fresh meat products. It is called Aldi Transparency Code (ATC) and provides shoppers with detailed information regarding products’ provenance.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Ahold Delhaize launches cleaning robot challenge
Ahold Delhaize’s AI for Retail (AIR) Lab Delft is challenging startups, scale-ups and other tech companies to create a robotic autonomous store cleaning solution.
Five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 - exclusive brands: private label 2.0
We continue the private label series, looking at the five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 and the impact this has on manufacturers and suppliers. This presentation looks in more depth at the role of exclusive brands.
Europe’s top 10 grocery retailers in 2024
We provide our strategic outlook on the development of Europe's grocery retail market, with insight on the strategy of leading players. We illustrate key themes across the region and see how its leading retailers are driving these changes and being affected by them.
BIGS: An introduction to the buying organisation
In this insight presentation we look at the BIGS buying group, its members and strategy.
Netherlands by numbers 2019 - 2024
Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in the Netherlands.
Food-to-go trends 2020
Our predictions for the trends that will shape food-to-go in 2020 - from the latest developments in health and sustainability, to the need for flexibility and the opportunities of working the time/value spectrum, as well as the role food-to-go can play in regenerating low growth markets.
Sustainability at discounters
Food discounters are now catching up with other major retailers in terms of sustainable developments and are sometimes leading the way. This report gives an overview on how Europe and North America based discounters are preparing and contributing to a more sustainable future.
Western Europe outlook 2020
We look at five key trends set to shape the Western Europe in 2020. Retailers are continuing to invest in private labels, health, wellness and lifestyle choices. At the same time, retailers are focusing on evolving existing strategies and creating innovative store formats.
Convenience channel: highlights in Western Europe
This report explores best-in-class convenience stores we visited in Western Europe in 2019. We highlight common trends where each of the stores excel. These include inspiring fresh ranges, food-to-go, added convenience and areas where they are meeting wider shopper trends and missions.
Albert Heijn’s unmanned digital store lands at Schiphol
Albert Heijn is testing an unmanned digital store with the general public between November 2019 and January 2020. The store is accessible to all visitors and is located at Schiphol.
Lidl's store of the future
Europe’s largest grocery retailer continues to evolve and update its stores to better prepare for the future. This report will give you an overview of the latest developments and priorities that could suggest what Lidl stores of the future could look like. New store formats will be environmentally sustainable, focus on efficiency and offer a much improved shopping experience thanks to better design and fixtures.
Small store, big idea: Albert Heijn tests just walk out store
Albert Heijn is piloting a fully digital, 14 m² (150 sq. ft.) AH to go store, packed with technological innovations that make it possible for customers to buy goods without having to go through a checkout or self-scan.
Albert Heijn introduces production chain of private labels
Albert Heijn has launched an online map showing a production line of its private label products around the world.
Leading European Discounters
A deep-dive in the discount channel in Europe, the largest contributor to grocery market growth in the next five years. A closer look at the top 10 discounters, where they operate, their priorities and latest developments. Understand the strategies and trends influencing this channel.
Albert Heijn trials dynamic pricing to reduce waste
Albert Heijn is experimenting with dynamic pricing on chicken and fish products to help reduce food waste
Food-to-go: small formats to learn from
Be inspired by the latest store concepts from Ahold Delhaize, 7 Eleven, Casino, SPAR, Musgrave, Coop Schweiz, Co-op and Fresh the Good Food Market. This report covers some of the best examples of food-to-go development in small formats that we've seen in our travels over the past six months.
Private label and brand evolution
Using IGD's 'Global retail trends 2019' as a framework, we explore how private label and brands are evolving and consider the implications of this.
Food to go trends in focus: health and wellness
We look in detail at health & wellness trend to identify the key strategies being adopted right now, look at the focus on plant-based menus, nutritional signposting, freshness and superfoods.