Global retailing news

14 August 2018
The shortlist has been unveiled for the IGD Awards 2018, the annual event celebrating the best of the food and grocery industry. Celebrating nearly three decades, over 540 winners, 10,000 entries, 3,400 hours of judging, 15,000 attendees and 1,800 judges, the awards ceremony is a historic event that will take place in London on 2nd October, where more than 600 senior executives will gather t...
02 August 2018
At the start of this year, we predicted five trends that we expect to see develop in 2018. Toby reviews these predictions and reveals some of the innovations to date. Trend: premiumisation of private label Retailers are using private label to appeal to a wide range of life stages and changing shopping habits. They’re making themselves stand out in an increasingly competitive market. W...
25 July 2018
Woolworths has opened it latest Metro store concept on Pitt Street Mall in Sydney's CBD. The store showcases new features and services that make the format even more tailored to inner city shoppers. Best new initiatives to be rolled out to other stores The new store features stronger food-to-go ranges, with a kitchen serving hot food, sushi, pizza and salads, an in-store cafe, a seating are...
24 July 2018
Coles has launched a new collectables marketing campaign, featuring miniature toys of some of Australia's most iconic FMCG products. 30 miniature toys to collect, plus additional merchandise for sale The campaign started last week, whereby shoppers receive a miniature toy of a famous FMCG products for every AU$30 they spend. In total there are 30 toys to collect, alongside other merchandise...
02 July 2018
UK-based Tesco and France-based Carrefour have announced an intention to enter into a long-term, strategic alliance. The retailers have said they expect the alliance will be formally agreed in the next two months. Alliance to cover three areas Carrefour and Tesco said the alliance would cover: Strategic relationship with global suppliers Joint purchasing of own brand products ...
15 June 2018
We've pulled links to our coverage of the three days of the Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit 2018 into one place for you. The key theme this year was "Consumer Centricity in a Data-Driven World".  Day one – focusing on consumers in a data-driven world Day two  – embracing change and creating new values for consumers Day three  – the importance of health and wellne...
15 June 2018
As the curtain falls on The Consumer Goods Forums’ Global Summit, we look at the key themes and issues discussed by speakers from Ahold Delhaize, Danone, Majid Al Futtaim and ending with Madeleine Albright's powerful speech on the changing global political environment. Health & wellness, a priority Dick Boer, Ahold Delhaize CEO, underlined that health is not a consumer or industry problem...
14 June 2018
Following the second day of presentations at The Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Summit in Singapore, we learn how companies are embracing change and creating new values for consumers.. Stay relevant through consumer centricity James Quincey, CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, took the stage for the opening keynote. He said that Coca-Cola’s strategy is centred on creating a very consumer-centric...
13 June 2018
The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Global Summit has kicked off in Singapore, as Ian Cook, CEO of Colgate-Palmolive and co-chair of CGF, unveils the summit with his welcoming address. The key theme this year is 'Consumer Centricity in a Data-Driven World'. Singapore's unique opportunities and challenges In his opening keynote, S. Iswaran, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry, said...
31 May 2018
New research launched by IGD in association with The Consumer Goods Forum anticipates transformation ahead for online food and grocery retailing. Due to be highlighted at The Consumer Goods Forum’s annual Global Summit in Singapore in June, we argue there are three main reasons why no grocery retailer or supplier can afford to downplay online retail: 1. Across most of the world, online is a...