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11/12/2018
Procter & Gamble’s laundry detergent brand Tide has launched an Eco-Box. This is the first product launch from P&G Fabric Care’s eCommerce Innovation Group.
21/11/2018
Walmart is partnering with Ford to test grocery delivery using autonomous vehicles in Miami.
21/11/2018
Amazon has opened physical stores that only sell products that have received a 4-star rating or above, are a top seller, or are new and trending on Amazon.com.
19/11/2018
We look at the scale and scope of the US online channel, key trends shaping its development and the growth opportunity over the next five years.
14/11/2018
Walmart has introduced the Auto-C – Autonomous Cleaner into its stores.
06/11/2018
Schnuck Markets, Inc. and Simbe Robotics have announced that Tally, the autonomous shelf-scanning robot, is rolling out in at least 15 select Schnucks’ stores. Schnucks and Simbe kicked off a pilot in July 2017, when Tally began capturing deeper, real-time insights into on-shelf operations in three Schnucks locations. As a result of the initial pilot’s success, Schnucks is increasing the scope of the partnership to bring at least 15 Tally robots to key stores, giving the retailer a tech-forward competitive advantage.
31/10/2018
Reese’s has launched a ‘Candy exchange vending machine’ for Halloween. Reese’s is offering trick-or-treaters the chance to trade in their unwanted Halloween sweets, in exchange for a Reese’s cup.
29/10/2018
We share our forecasts for online, in some of the world's leading markets.
23/10/2018
Six ways meal kits are changing and implications for the grocery industry
09/10/2018
Wegmans Food Markets is the first Aira-enabled supermarket chain in the US. Aira, powered by AT&T, is a San Diego-based startup that makes use of wearable technology, artificial intelligence, and live, human assistance to deliver real-time visual description for people who are blind or have low vision.
01/10/2018
We dive into stores around the world to see how retailers are adapting to the growing demand for organic products. Our research focuses on markets where the organic sector is already well established, including North America and Europe.
26/09/2018
Imagine lifting a bag of flour or a watermelon over your head up to 4,600 times a day as part of your job – that is similar to what some Ford employees do every day as they work to build vehicles around the world.
25/09/2018
We visited San Francisco to see the trends shaping food-to-go development in the US market. Read our report to learn more about 10 innovative operators and the lessons which can be applied to your businesses.
14/09/2018
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.
20/08/2018
We give a summary of the stores that have been shortlisted for the IGD Small Store of the Year award.
14/08/2018
Amazon and Whole Foods Market have launched a grocery pickup service for US Prime members that means they can pick up their Whole Foods Market orders in as little as 30 minutes, all without leaving their car.
10/08/2018
We present 10 case studies - from Walmart, Alibaba, Carrefour and more - of how blockchain technology is being used to enhance the food and grocery industry. Our examples show how blockchain is helping improve transparency, offering a new path to purchase, creating loyalty schemes and more. The report also highlights industry considerations about the technology.
07/08/2018
Byte Foods, founded in 2015 by Lee and Megan Mokri, is trying to introduce a new solution to the traditional office vending machine.
31/07/2018
Kimberly-Clark is offering Huggies Made by You, an online service that lets parents and gift givers create and buy personalised nappies.
25/07/2018
The Kroger Co. is partnering with Nuro, a maker of fully unmanned vehicles, to pilot on-road, autonomous delivery vehicles.
23/07/2018
We look at the growing importance of ecommerce and prepared foods in the North American grocery sector along with the increased focus which is being placed on data science and building analytical capabilities.
17/07/2018
Following the launch of the new Walmart.com earlier this year, the retailer is testing a new experience that enables customers to take a virtual shopping tour of a curated apartment.
17/07/2018

During 2018, we believed there were five trends that would become more prevalent within the global food and grocery industry, and we would see retailers introduce numerous initiatives to address these trends. 

The five trends were:

  1. Fulfilling stores – stores would act as online fulfilment centres and offer a more exciting and fulfilling shopping destination
  2. Leading in lifestyle – retailers and manufacturers would focus on helping shoppers live healthier lifestyles 
  3. Premiumising private label – retailers would enhance their private label offering 
  4. Becoming hyperlocal – retailers would offer products tailored to the local tastes from local suppliers  
  5. Delivering the goods – last mile delivery solutions will become increasingly important  

This report reviews our predictions based on developments we have seen in the market since the beginning of 2018. 

13/07/2018
We explore the three main discount models in North America, the key retailers to watch, and the opportunities for suppliers as this segment continues to grow in focus and importance.
10/07/2018
Amazon has launched Delivery Service Partners, a new programme that allows entrepreneurs to start their own package delivery business under the Amazon brand.