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Europe grocery retail market sizes 2018 – 2023
Europe is often overlooked and dismissed as a low, slow growth region. However, our in-depth look at key countries, such as Russia, Germany, and the UK, and their expansion opportunities shows how the region is set to enjoy good growth to 2023. For nimble retailers and suppliers Europe should remain a focus for profitable growth.
Western Europe outlook 2019
We look at the innovations and developments we expect to drive grocery retailing in Western Europe in 2019. Retailers are continuing to invest in foodservice, health, wellness and lifestyle choices. Ecommerce and digital are also being used to reduce friction in the customer journey.
Albert Heijn trials unattended in-home delivery
Albert Heijn is trialling smart door locks to enable home delivery when customers are not there to accept it in the Netherlands.
Albert Heijn introduces vegan food-to-go counter
Albert Heijn has launched an in-store counter that is solely dedicated to vegan food. The feature is within a Ahold Delhaize owned store in Amsterdam, in Gelderlandplein.
IGD’s Store of the Year 2018
Our analysts have visited over 750 stores, in more than 50 countries, during 2017/18. From these country and store visits, each analyst has submitted their nomination for the Store of the Year based on the store offering benefits for the shopper, what makes the store unique, where it fits into the retailer’s strategy and where it showcases new thinking.
IGD Small Store of the Year 2018
We give a summary of the stores that have been shortlisted for the IGD Small Store of the Year award.
EU shopper update
IGD’s Chief Economist looks at some of the forces shaping food and drink retail in the EU.
Albert Heijn launches 24/7 Meal Wall
Retailer Albert Heijn has launched its first food Meal Wall in the Netherlands.
Global best practice in forecourts
We consider five themes shaping development and how the format could innovate in the future.
Top three themes from the CGF Global Summit 2018
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.
Albert Heijn and Coca-Cola launch innovative touch screen shopping solution
Coca-Cola European Partners, Samsung and Albert Heijn launched an innovative touch screen shopping solution for home delivery.
Easter retail execution 2018
How UK retailers are merchandising Easter, inspiration from beyond the UK
Netherlands: 10 stores to see in 2018
Having recently visited over 50 stores in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Utrecht, we focus on the top 10 stores to visit in the Netherlands in 2018.
Western Europe outlook 2018
We take a look at the trends set to shape retailing in Western Europe in the year ahead.
AH to go pilots cashless shopping
Ahold Delhaize is piloting cashless shopping at its AH to go convenience banner through the ‘tap to go’ platform.
Albert Heijn 15 minute delivery
Albert Heijn is trialling 15 minute deliveries in and around Strawinskylaan and De Boelelaan in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Retailer loyalty schemes revisited
As retailers focus on delivering the basics, how are loyalty mechanics boosting customer satisfaction? We shine the spotlight on summer activity, update on UK and international loyalty developments, and share inspiration from beyond grocery.
Driving the health and wellness agenda in Europe
As retailers and manufacturers across Europe continue to invest in their health and wellness strategies in response to consumer trends, we explore the key areas of focus.
Private label in Western Europe
We explore six trends shaping private development in Western Europe. Focus areas include creating ranges that echo changing shopper trends, driving new sales opportunities and using products to hero key categories.
First in-store farming unit in Europe’s most sustainable store
Innovation of the week: Albert Heijn has reopened its recently renovated XL supermarket in Purmerend, which it claims has the first in-store farming unit in the Netherlands. The store is also reported to be the most sustainable supermarket in Europe.
Ahold Delhaize: building scale on firm foundations
We look in-depth at Ahold Delhaize, which will become the eighth largest grocery retailer globally following the merger of the two companies, and examine its short term priorities for 2016 in Europe and the US.
Five trends driving growth in global convenience
Convenience is a key growth channel globally - this report identifies the world’s top 12 convenience retailers, the different types of retailers who operate in the channel, as well as what is happening in-store and how suppliers can capitalise in order to win.
Seven of the best convenience retailers in Europe
From across Europe, we bring you seven examples of great convenience retailing.
Strategies driving growth in hypermarkets and supermarkets
The first in our series of insight presentations looking at retailers’ largest stores focuses on key category initiatives.
The outlook for Western Europe
This insight presentation provides our analysis of latest retailer results, the top five trends to watch in Western Europe in 2016 and raises questions that could be asked of your businesses.