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An in-depth look at Aldi and Lidl UK’s ecommerce development, including factors accelerating and inhibiting their evolution online and shoppers’ changing expectations and behaviour.

We share five innovation trends that have been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic as shoppers’ normal patterns of life have changed dramatically.

We look at how Target's decision to position its stores as distribution hubs three years ago has been vindicated by the COVID-19 pandemic and what this means for its future, including further digital developments.

We visited Vancouver's first drive-thru grocery store to discover the inspiration behind the format and what it could mean for the wider industry.

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Lidl started operations officially at its new distribution centre (DC) in Peterborough on the first day of August.

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Muji opened its first convenience store in China under the banner name MUJIcom. In this article, we take a look at how this new comer differentiates itself from other more established players like 7-Eleven and Lawson. Twice the size of a standard conventional convenience store The first MUJIcom store in China is located at the headquarter of in Beijing. There is plan to open a seco...
We look at the latest developments and news from Lidl in the US, Italy and other European countries. US: Chairman Roman Heini exits Lidl US Chairman Roman Heini took the decision to leave the company to “pursue other professional interests and spend more time with his family” as reported by website Supermarket News. Before joining Lidl US in October 2018, Heini worked for 18 years at Aldi, ...
Tesco has announced it will be extending its improved payment terms for smaller suppliers until 31 January 2021. Nearly 2,000 suppliers will continue to have their invoices paid immediately, instead of the usual 14 days. Security through Christmas period Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, smaller suppliers have been amongst the hardest hit in the food industry. This extension of ...


Rouses Markets will test an unmanned grocery delivery pilot program this Autumn. The grocer has partnered with Deuce Drone for the demonstration with an Aerial Drone Delivery Interface System (ADDIS) at the Rouses Market on Airport Boulevard in Mobile, Alabama.
Seattle-based start-up Shelf Engine has developed an AI technology that aims to optimise the process of stocking store shelves for supermarkets by getting the right amount of product on the shelf at the right time. Shelf Engine is already working with retailers such as Whole Foods, Target and Kroger.
Asda has revealed it is the first UK supermarket to trial a permanent trolley washing facility as the retailer looks at innovative ways to help customers and staff stay safe.
We look at how Target's decision to position its stores as distribution hubs three years ago has been vindicated by the COVID-19 pandemic and what this means for its future, including further digital developments.
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Welcome to our 2020 global retail trends report. We expect five trends to develop and shape the global retail market over the next 12 months and beyond.

To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.

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Market expert, Milos Ryba, highlights 10 key trends that businesses must be aware of when planning  for the post-Covid-19 trading environment.

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