Featured insights and store visits from Western Europe

Albert Heijn's new concept supermarket launched in March 2020 during a local lockdown. Explore how it adapted for success amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and how ranging, private label and digitalisation will set it apart in the future.

We look at how the discount channel has evolved in Europe since the Great Recession and what operators’ different areas of focus are. Over the last 12 years, discounters invested billions in their stores and private label products whilst maintaining the value proposition and even launching ecommerce. We also highlight some considerations for your business when trading with discounters in a post-COVID-19 world.

We talk to the winners of the IGD Store of the Year award 2019 to understand how the store has advanced, how it is adapting in the face of COVID-19 and plans for the future

With retailing across Europe evolving at a fast pace, stay up-to-date with our quarterly insight presentation looking at the latest economic data, retailer results and trends.

In this report we focus on six hypotheses for how health and wellness trends may develop in the future. 

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UK food-to-go specialist Greggs has reported that in September company-managed shop like-for-like sales improved to 76.1% of 2019 levels, compared to an average of 71.2% since reopening the full estate on 2 July. These results demonstrate a recovery of sales in line with Greggs' planning assumptions. 

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As Crai plans to continue its expansion plans throughout 2020 as Carrefour and Decathlon launch a partnership to offer shoppers more sport and well-being products in Milan and Esselunga releases H1 results, we round up news from the market. Esselunga sees sales advance slightly in H1 Esselunga said sales rose 0.9% to €4.06 bn in the first half of the financial year, helped by the opening of...
2020 is a year like no other for UK food-to-go.  Previously the hero of the food and drink market, the sector has experienced unprecedented challenges in 2020 which will continue to impact it for years to come. In our new UK food-to-go market report 2020 , produced with the help of colleagues from across the industry, we predict that the sector will decline by 43% this year and only retur...
Vancouver-based Food X Technologies has signed a strategic partnership with Carrefour Group to accelerate the retailer’s ecommerce capabilities. Integration of Food X technologies by mid-2021 The partnership with Food X Technologies has been formed to support Carrefour in increasing the productivity and profitability of its ecommerce operating systems while enhancing its digital customer e...

Presentations

25/09/2020
This report covers the UK quick service restaurant (QSR) market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends. It includes profiles of the key players - McDonald's, KFC and Burger King - as well as innovative smaller operators, such as Five Guys, Neat Burger and Jollibee. We look further afield for inspiration from creator, Habit Burger Grill and Sonic, and identify the implications and opportunities for suppliers.
25/09/2020
Drawing on the IGD Convenience Retailing Survey 2020 (supplemented with data from the Retail Data Partnership) we put the numbers on sector performance in the first half of the year and share our projections for the full-year out-turn plus the outlook to 2022.
22/09/2020
Our food-to-go predictions for 2020 and beyond. This year our report considers four possible scenarios for the future of food-to-go from 2020-2022. Focussing on the most likely scenario, we examine the short and longer term impacts on each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.
21/09/2020
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.
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