What made the news in 2018?

Date : 18 December 2018

In 2018 we’ve seen revolution, in payments and staffless stores. And we’ve seen evolution, as retailers enhance stores to make them more relevant to the shoppers of today and tomorrow.

Throughout the year we have been tracking these developments, innovations and trends. To help you, we have brought together our best-read insights to give you our view of how global grocery retailing is changing.


  • In our trends report at the beginning of 2018 we highlighted five trends we expected would develop and shape the global retail market this year. While these will remain relevant in the medium term, we have just published our 2019 version to help you prepare for next year



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24 January, 10am GMT/11 am CET, 30mins

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