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Frozen food specialist Iceland has released its results for the 52 weeks ending 26 March 2021. We look at the figures in detail and give a view on what 2021 holds for the retailer.

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Unilever has reported strong half year results. Its performance was driven by out of home food, prestige beauty and ecommerce. However, the company expects H2 to be challenging, due to the acceleration of cost inflation, driven by rising prices for raw materials and freight. Strong performance driven by changing dynamics The first half of the year marked a shift in terms of Unilever’s perfo...
Rising COVID-19 cases and self-isolation The Delta variant of COVID-19 has spread rapidly in recent weeks. Businesses have been raising concerns about the increased number of employees being advised to self-isolate for up to 10 days, following notification from the Test and Trace App that they had been in close contact with someone reporting a positive COVID-19 test result. This has created...
In the second issue of its quarterly ‘Viewpoint’ report , the economics team at IGD focus on the challenges emerging for the food and consumer goods industry as the economy continues to recover. The latest research has highlighted three key themes: 1. Significant risks to the recovery remain Businesses need to remain alert and agile as a number of factors could mean bumps in the road to...

Presentations

27/07/2021
David Charman’s SPAR Parkfoot provides inspiration on how forecourts may look in the future.
21/07/2021
Our predictions for a return to growth. We examine the short and longer term outlook for each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.
21/07/2021
Autonomous retail checkout company, Imagr, opened a pop-up store in London, UK, to showcase its smart trolley (cart) solution. Imagr said that it had overwhelming interest from the UK retail market, and therefore made London the first stop for its pop-up experience.
20/07/2021
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.

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UK country presentation

This in-depth guide to the UK explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

UK channel forecasts: 2021-2026

Following last year's exceptional growth, these new five-year forecasts map out how we expect the grocery market and retail channels will adapt to the structural changes and shifts in shopper behaviour the pandemic has brought about. 

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Eating In vs Dining Out 2021 part I

In the first part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we review the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on food and drink consumption patterns last year, focussing specifically on the shift between in-home and out-of-home spend.

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Use our COVID-adjusted forecasts on over 400 retailers in over 180 countries

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