Retail and consumer goods industry news

29 June 2021
Following the launch of a beta test last year, Robomart, the autonomous grocery store, has launched the first of several concepts in Los Angeles, California. Autonomous grocery store concept Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2018, Robomart is an autonomous grocery store which consumers can summon to their home in less than ten minutes using a dedicated app. Described by the...
29 June 2021
Following on from the publication of our new UK channel forecasts, in our next Future Talk by Retail Analysis webinar , we will look in-depth at the changes brought about by the pandemic and our forecasts to 2026. Also, given the channel’s fast-paced growth, we will consider how the UK’s online grocery landscape will evolve and could develop further in future by taking inspiration from China w...
29 June 2021
European retailer alliance EMD has appointed a new president. Johan Neuman becomes new president EMD has appointed John Neuman as its new president, taking over from Maniele Tasca, who has held the position since 2017. Neuman, who has been a member of EMD’s board of directors since 2007, is the general manager for private label at Dagab, the purchasing and logistics arm of Sweden's Axfood. ...
29 June 2021
In our Father’s Day, 2021 report we highlighted five themes and eye-catching in-store activation seen this year in the UK. Below are three best-in-class in-store campaigns for Father’s Day. Tesco: ‘For Each & Every Dad’ Tesco used cross merchandising displays to showcase a range of Father’s Day items and gifting options. To reflect its campaign, the retailer used images featuring all t...
29 June 2021
Growth in the UK retail food and grocery market will slow to 1.7% in 2021 and to 0.9% in 2022, say our new forecasts. This comes after an exceptional 8.5% gain in 2020. A modest recovery will follow this sharp decline, and the market will grow by 8.1% to £229.1bn over 2021 – 2026. At a channel level, we expect: Online to retain 2020 gains New stores will drive discount gro...
29 June 2021
As Netherlands-based Jumbo looks to build on its successful 2020 we round news from the retailer as it invests in its omnichannel skill and the digitisation of its operations. Jumbo adds home delivery hub in Netherlands… Jumbo has opened its 11th home delivery hub, in Deventer, in the east of the country. The retailer has said the new 1,300 sq. m hub will support its aim to better distribut...
29 June 2021
Aldi and Lidl have announced detailed plans of how they will reach their ambitious store estate expansion targets. We look at this further, alongside recent developments in the discount channel outside the UK. Shoppers are returning to the discounters Although the pandemic caused challenges for both Aldi and Lidl, this did not halt their expansion plans. Both retailers opened on average one...
28 June 2021
As the retailer trials a further shop-in-shop in France and looks to drive its omnichannel strategy in Portugal, we round up news from Auchan. Auchan to drive online growth Portugal… In a separate announcement, Auchan Portugal is to invest €30m in the timeframe to 2025 to help it improve the shopping experience people receive online. This investment, which follows it spending €1m initially ...
28 June 2021
With the key summer trading months underway, we look at how Canadian retailers are gearing up for a summer of fun, grilling and sport. Theme creates relevance With retailers and suppliers facing tough comparables over the summer months due to the elevated at-home demand last summer, they are focused on driving sales through getting behind key events, including the Olympics and Canada Day. T...
28 June 2021
The coffee shop market has seen significant changes over the past year, with specialists severely impacted by lockdowns and site closures.  In 2020, 59.5% of sales were lost and coffee specialists’ share of the food-to-go market decreased by 5.1%. However, recovery has begun and by 2022 the market is set to grow to £2.8bn – a 115% increase from 2020, although this will still be 15% less than in ...