Insights

In-store farming: a growing trend

In this report we showcase numerous in-store and out of store vertical farming case studies from around the world, and look at the potential future of this growing technique.

COVID-19: Technologies to help with social distancing

This report showcases technologies to help with social distancing at stores since the outbreak of COVID-19

Transformative technologies in Q1 2021

15 of our favourite examples of technology being used to enhance the food and CPG industry in Q1

Latest News

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First went the shelf-scanning robots, now the pickup towers are being removed or hibernated. What do these changes mean for Walmart’s automation journey?

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Amazon Salon is Amazon’s first hairdressing concept and will trial the latest industry technology, including augmented reality (AR) hair consultations and ‘point-and-learn’ technology. Amazon’s first hairdressing concept The 1,500 sq ft salon is opening in London’s Spitalfields and follows the launch of Amazon Professional Beauty Store on Amazon.co.uk. Amazon Salon will initially be availab...
Ocado has announced it is investing £10m in autonomous vehicle software from Oxbotica. Autonomous driving software Oxbotica was founded in 2014 by two Oxford University professors. The autonomous driving software company was the first in the UK to test self-driving vehicles in public. Ocado first partnered with Oxbotica in 2017, conducting a two-week trial using an early prototype delivery ...
A.S. Watson’s Group COO and CEO of A.S. Watson (Asia and Europe), Malina Ngai, has spoken at the industry event Beauty Tech Live this week.  She has explained how O+O (Offline plus Online) has become the new retail standard in health and beauty. O+O customers spend three times more than exclusive instore shoppers Malina Ngai describes O+O as “how customers shop today. The customer journey ...
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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.

Data

Use our COVID-adjusted forecasts on over 400 retailers in over 180 countries