Latest insights and store visits

As Dave Lewis prepares to step down as Group CEO, we review Tesco's half year results and explore its new plans for growth, innovation and enabling technologies.

In this article we look at fantastic examples of brand activation we have seen on recent trips to Brazil and Mexico, the two biggest markets in Latin America.

JD.com is one of China’s fastest growing retailers that is also increasingly stretching its influence across Asia. We review its business operations and how it is using technology to revolutionise the shoppers path to purchase via its 7Fresh supermarket and world leading logistics capability.

In this round-up we share our key highlights and trends that impressed us over the last few months in the course of our store visits.

Learn how online orders are being fulfilled and what it means for your business.

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Home Bargains has published its annual accounts for the year ending 30 June 2019, showing a very positive performance from the variety discounter.

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Lidl has announced it will be investing £15 bn into its UK business over the next five years. Growing sales of British produce Lidl aims to increase sales of British sourced meat, poultry and fresh produce by more than 10% over the next 12 months. To support this it will be investing in its suppliers with longer-term contracts to provide stability. The retailer has also committed to sourcin...
Uber has announced its acquisition of Cornershop, a grocery delivery app founded in Santiago, Chile and launched in 2015. An undisclosed fee has been agreed, however the deal is subject to regulatory approval. If it does go ahead the transaction is expected to close early 2020. Cornershop acquisition by Walmart previously rejected Walmex (Walmart Mexico) previously tried to acquire the Corn...
We recently visited Target’s stores to review the launch of its new private label range, Good & Gather. The first of 2,000 products landing in-store Target has started to roll-out its new private label food range, Good & Gather, with the first of 650 products introduced into its stores. The roll-out will continue over the next few months, before being ramped up to over 2,000 products by l...

Presentations

We visited the first Ali supermarket store in Bologna to see how the retailer was using its strengths in the quality of its service and products to make itself known in the highly competitive market.
We visited Seiyu Akabane, located next to the retailer’s headquarters for inspiration on what large formats can do to drive footfall and what suppliers can do to benefit.
We recently visited Poundland Park Street Walsall, one of the 24 stores trialling the retailer’s new pricing structure. Poundland is looking to move further away from its dependency on the one price point, grow its range and satisfy more shopper needs. In this report we explore the store and trial further, identifying what we can learn about Poundland’s evolution.
As Dave Lewis prepares to step down as Group CEO, we review Tesco's half year results and explore its new plans for growth, innovation and enabling technologies.
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