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In a surprise development, Tesco has announced that it has put its businesses in Thailand and Malaysia into a strategic review, a move that could that result in their sale sale to another retailer or to private equity.

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Ocado has launched a £500m bond for expansion into global markets. Funding construction of robotic warehouses According to Ocado, the proceeds of the issue of the bonds will be used to fund new robotic warehouses and international expansion. Bondholders will receive between 0.75% and 1.25% interest per year, and are set to be repaid in full in 2025. International partnerships Ocado al...
Asda has opened its first bulk-buy trial outlet adjacent to its Patchway, Bristol superstore.  Using the The Deal Depot banner, this new format represents a distinct concept from the core Asda operation, with separate branding and differentiated ranging.  We popped in on its first day of trading to get a feel for this new value proposition and to grab a couple of bargains! Source: IGD Resea...
Sainsbury's has confirmed that Rhian Bartlett has now returned to the business as Director of Fresh Food. She will report to Commercial Director, Paul Mills-Hicks and replaces Adrian Cook who left the business at the end of July. A return to Sainsbury's Bartlett is an experienced retailer with over 20 years in the industry and re-joins Sainsbury’s from Screwfix, where she worked for two yea...

Presentations

05/12/2019
Compare retail execution from Boots, Superdrug, Debenhams and key UK grocery operators for health & beauty gifting this Christmas.
03/12/2019
We set out our market and channel predictions for Christmas 2019 and assess retailers' trading momentum as they enter the festive period. This report also includes key findings from our ShopperVista Christmas research.
02/12/2019
We’re wrapping up 2019 by looking at some of the most insightful discount stores we visited this year. This report will give you a view on how the discount channel is evolving globally. Discounters use a more shopper centric strategy, they invest in technology in their stores and evolve their assortments to align with latest trends.
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UK Channel Forecasts webinar


Understand the growth opportunities within the UK grocery market in IGD’s newly released five year forecasts. In this on-demand webinar, Senior Retail Analyst Nick Gladding reveals the influences on the new market projections, the complications caused by Brexit and the trends within each of the major channels.

Key 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.

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, we update our five year forecasts for the grocery market, quantifying the opportunities available in each retail channel. Drawing on a combination of economic base data from official sources and retailer specific forecasts, we set out our growth expectations.

This quick piece of analysis shows the development of four grocery retail models in the UK from 2011 to 2023.

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.

See all the latest retail news, store visits, downloadable presentations and photos together in one place.