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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Hy-Vee KidsFit launches ‘Find Your Smile’
Hy-Vee transitions to a new ‘Find Your Smile’ campaign which emphasises multiple dimensions of wellness.
COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping food retail trends in North America
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the North American food retail market in 2020 and beyond.
COVID-19: Starbucks accelerates format changes
Starbucks had begun boosting digital capabilities and transforming stores to serve “third place” needs (a place outside work and home) before lockdown but announced it will accelerate these plans to drive sales in a post-COVID world.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Aramark opens 100 pop-up grocery stores
Aramark has opened 100 pop-up grocery stores in US healthcare facilities to support frontline workers as part of a suite of measures to reconfigure its traditional service model.
CVS Pharmacy partners for autonomous deliveries
CVS Pharmacy is partnering with Nuro to pilot autonomous deliveries of prescriptions and essentials in the Houston market.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Bakery installs far-UVC lighting to combat COVID-19
Magnolia Bakery, in New York, is preparing to welcome back customers by adding new ultraviolet lights that reportedly kill off airborne virus particles without harming humans.
Post-coronavirus (COVID-19): impact on global convenience trends
We look at the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our five global convenience trends we identified for 2020, with convenience channel forecasts and case studies from North America, Europe and Asia for inspiration.
UPS teams up with German startup to develop new drone
UPS drone delivery subsidiary UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) teams up with German drone-maker Wingcopter to develop the next generation of package delivery drones for a variety of use cases in the US and internationally.
Interim grocery channels forecasts: US, China, UK 2020
This presentation builds on IGD’s pre-COVID market and channel estimates and provides a point-in-time view on the potential shifts in context of three scenarios for the US, China and the UK. These shifts are indicative of what may lie ahead. A detailed breakdown of channel shares is provided for the totality of 2020 with a reference to 2021.
Five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 - exclusive brands: private label 2.0
We continue the private label series, looking at the five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 and the impact this has on manufacturers and suppliers. This presentation looks in more depth at the role of exclusive brands.
Global store highlights: Q1 2020
In this round-up we share our key store highlights for Q1. Be inspired by our pick of stores and retail execution from retailers in a number of markets including Amazon, Leclerc, Take&Go, and CS Fresh, amongst others.
Inside North America’s dollar store chains
In this report we look at the strategies of the leading operators and how value, variety and excitement could enable strong growth in a post-Covid19 environment.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): stores at the heart of the community
As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have a serious impact around the world, we examine how retailers are helping communities cope during the pandemic.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Kroger uses QueVision to monitor store capacity
Leading US retailer, Kroger, is using its existing QueVision queue management technology to monitor customer traffic and enable proper in-store physical distancing.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): how retailers are using websites to help online shoppers
We share how retailers, from across the globe, are communicating to online shoppers in the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): how branded suppliers are bringing their purpose to life
Beyond flexing their trading strategies, product suppliers have taken a broader role in supporting the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic. In this presentation, we highlight four pillars around which these have been clustered
Coronavirus (COVID-19): New Seasons Market uses virtual store queuing
To help shoppers maintain social distancing and minimise contact with others, New Seasons Market, partnered with Waitwhile, a digital queueing company to introduce virtual queuing at its stores.
Private label: activating along the path to purchase
We look at the path to purchase and how retailers can promote their private label ranges and products at different stages.
Discount snapshot: March 2020
In this month’s snapshot: Lidl’s loyalty app looks set to become borderless, a closer look at sustainability and US and Canada dollar store openings.
Perdue Farms’ dissolvable packing foam
Perdue Farms, one of the largest meat processing firms in the US, has developed an innovative meat-packaging system that dissolves under running water.
In this report we present an overview of sustainable development and identify how the three sustainability pillars (environment, social and economic) relate to the food and grocery industry. Furthermore, we highlight examples of how technological advancements enable retailers to develop sustainability initiatives.
Aerial robots track warehouse inventory
PINC has developed a cloud-based real-time asset tracking platform, based on aerial inventory robots (drones) and an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network.
Meijer taps into gig-economy for store support
Meijer has partnered with Hyer, an on-demand labour platform, to provide its stores with a flexible resource.
Global trends in convenience retail 2020
Five global trends that will shape convenience retailing in 2020 and beyond, with examples from Europe, Asia, Australasia, North America and Latin America.
Alexa helps pay for petrol at the pump
ExxonMobil and Fiserv announced that they are transforming the way people pay for fuel at forecourts using Amazon Alexa.