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Global retailing latest research
Four forces of change
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.
Augmented Reality in retail
18 examples of how industry is using Augmented Reality to enhance the consumer experience. Within this report we present numerous case studies of industry using AR, from companies like Walmart, Alibaba, Carrefour, Tesco and many more retailers and brands. We also highlight the benefits and challenges of Augmented Reality and where the future of the technology could be going.
Virtual reality in retail
In this report we review how the food and grocery industry is embracing immersive Virtual Reality (VR) to improve and enhance the industry. From conducting this research we have identified four ways that VR is being implemented. The four areas are: VR Training, VR Testing, VR used to showcase product transparency and how shoppers can buy products through Virtual Reality experiences. The report has numerous case studies of industry using VR, along with highlighting the benefits and barriers of VR and where the future of the technology could be going.
Private label and brand evolution
Using IGD's 'Global retail trends 2019' as a framework, we explore how private label and brands are evolving and consider the implications of this.
Robots in retail
Robot technology has made significant advances in terms of functionality and affordability, plus artificial intelligence is allowing machines to communicate more effectively with human beings. This has resulted in a number of retailers trialling in-store robots to improve efficiencies and free staff up to do more valuable roles. In this report we showcase 15 examples from around the world of how robots are being deployed in-stores.
Global trends in convenience retail 2019
Find out the five trends shaping convenience retailing across the world, this year and beyond, and see how innovative retailers are responding. Based on IGD’s STAR model, our 2019 trends cover the latest developments in technology, partnerships, missions, ethical retailing and shopper experimentation, illustrated with best practice examples from convenience retailers in the US and Canada, Europe and Asia.
30 of the greatest innovations in 2018
Within this report we have selected our top 30 innovations from 2018. These innovations show how companies like Alibaba, Walmart, Carrefour, P&G and many more are continuing to innovate and evolve to make shopping more convenient and relevant to shoppers.
North America retail outlook 2019
Following a year of accelerated change in the North American grocery market, we look at the five trends set to shape it in 2019. We consider how these changes are impacting on key retailers like Walmart, Kroger, Albertsons, Loblaw, Metro, Sobeys and Ahold Delhaize.
Transformative technologies in Q4 2018
23 examples of how technology is being used to enhance industry.
Forces of change: altering authorities and corporate citizenship
Political turmoil continues, in Europe and in North America. This presentations asks what this means for grocery businesses and what measures might be taken.