Global retailing latest research

Presentations

15/04/2019
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.
15/03/2019
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.
05/03/2019
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.
04/03/2019
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.
01/03/2019
We review the outlook for Costco over the next five years and identify the company' top growth markets, including US, Canada, Mexico and UK. We look in-depth at its global strategic objectives across its wholesale and club store estate and how it is investing in its ecommerce operations, enhancing its technology and developing its range as it looks to grow revenues beyond US$200bn by 2023.
12/02/2019
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.
11/02/2019
As Lidl continues its rapid expansion across Europe and the US, it is looking to build stronger relationship with its shoppers. As Lidl invests in its stores, and develop the services and ranges it offers, identify your opportunities with the retailer as it becomes a shopper centric discounter with a growing focus on online. The sourcing strategy is also evolving with the development of partnerships with its suppliers across in each market. We looked at in-store best practices, innovations or online developments in Germany, Poland, United Kingdom, United states and Italy.
31/01/2019
We look at how the retailer has become one of the most innovative companies globally through its implementation of its Restock Kroger strategy. This is seeing it invest to redefine the customer experience, partner with third party companies to improve customer value and develop its talent to support these aims.
14/01/2019
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.
10/01/2019
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.