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Strategic outlook for Aldi Süd
Aldi Süd is expected to generate an additional €14 bn in sales globally between 2020 and 2022. We review its strategic priorities, the sales outlook to 2022 and the impact of COVID-19 on its model.
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.
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.
App aims to become a personal shopping companion
Bring! is a grocery shopping startup from Switzerland. Founded in 2015, Bring! simplifies grocery shopping with shared shopping lists, integrated recipes, online shopping, local offers, and loyalty cards.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): digital crowd monitor at stores’ entrance
Aldi Suisse has added electronic crowd monitoring systems at 110 of its busiest stores.
AgeCore: an introduction to the buying group
In this insight presentation we look at the AgeCore buying group, its members and strategy.
BIGS: An introduction to the buying organisation
In this insight presentation we look at the BIGS buying group, its members and strategy.
European grocery market sizes 2019-2024
Europe is often overlooked and dismissed as a low, slow growth region, with grocery sales CAGR expected to grow by 2% between 2019 and 2024. However, our in-depth look at the key countries and their expansion opportunities shows how the region is set to enjoy good growth by 2024, adding €241 bn to the global market. For nimble retailers and suppliers Europe should remain a focus for profitable growth.
Switzerland Country Presentation
This guide to Switzerland explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
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.
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.
Private label in Europe
We look at how private label in Europe is developing in line with shopper trends. Focusing on Greece, Sweden and Turkey which has gained volume and value share accounted for by private label. Meanwhile, France, Portugal and Switzerland has fallen in share.
How European discounters are expanding in urban locations
Several major European discounters are accelerating their expansion plans in city centres. They have had to adapt their stores’ format and flex their range to be able to fit in this new environment. With their high population density, European cities are also an opportunity to test ecommerce and new payment solutions and learn from such initiatives.
Store of the Year 2019 Finalists
Our selection of these stores globally show how and where retailers have pushed boundaries to create innovative, original formats. They’ve put shoppers first, using insight and new thinking to develop unique offers.
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.
Farmy connects producers to consumers
Farmy is a Swiss online grocery store that only sells regional and organic products from Switzerland. The only exceptions are products that cannot be sourced from Switzerland, such as olive oil and coffee
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.
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.
EU shopper update
IGD’s Chief Economist looks at some of the forces shaping food and drink retail in the EU.
Western Europe outlook 2018
We take a look at the trends set to shape retailing in Western Europe in the year ahead.
Western Europe outlook 2017
We take a look at who’s winning in the region, and the trends set to shape the sector in the year ahead.
Seven of the best convenience retailers in Europe
From across Europe, we bring you seven examples of great convenience retailing.
Three key trends in Switzerland
We bring you three key trends from the Swiss retail market.