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Western Europe outlook 2021
We consider the five key trends set to shape grocery retail in Western Europe in 2021. We're seeing retailers double down on their drive for value, while digitalisation continues to make the customer experience more convenient and efficient. Ecommerce has accelerated, with online no longer being a small part of many businesses. Meanwhile, retailers are innovating with formats and ranges to stay relevant in a changing world, while sustainability remains at the heart of retailer strategies.
Food-to-go trends 2020 revisited
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food-to-go trends
How UK variety discount is increasing its relevance post-COVID-19
Variety discounters are an increasingly important part of shoppers’ repertoire. As a result they are a growing competitor set for other channels. In this report we help you understand the key UK variety discounters; B&M, Home Bargains, Poundland, Poundstretcher and Wilko further. We look at five key questions about where the channel is currently, and where it is likely to go in future.
UK convenience trends 2020 revisited
We look at the impact of COVID-19 on our five UK convenience trends we identified for 2020, using case studies and the latest ShopperVista convenience channel insight for inspiration.
A pizza vending machine has been added to the front of a restaurant in Bristol to ensure it can continue to operate during COVID-19.
Co-op rolls-out autonomous delivery expansion
The autonomous service will now expand to a second UK town, Northampton, serving around 5,000 households with contactless deliveries initially from the Co-op food store in Wootton Fields (NN4 6DY) serving communities in Wootton and Hardingstone, with the robots typically travelling up to three miles from the store.
UK food-to-go market forecast: Q4 2020 update
An update to our food-to-go predictions for 2020-2022 taking into account the latest market developments and shopper responses to COVID-19
Key strategies in large format stores
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to re-imagine the hypermarket format beyond grocery retail by applying seven strategies laid out in this report. This way hypermarket operators are able to enhance the shopper proposition and: - achieve more incremental growth - boost traffic to store - encourage more spend in-store - develop the omnichannel offer
"Eat at home” UK retail execution
Fakeaways, dine-in deals, restaurant ranges and recipe fixtures feature in these UK case studies, as retailers seek to retain gains from out-of-home spend.
Hypermarkets by numbers 2019 – 2022
The hypermarket channel is perceived to be struggling to grow, whether in store or sales terms. However, on a global basis, this is not the reality. Retailers are finding ways to achieve incremental increases in basket size and are developing their proposition to attract shoppers back to the format. In this report we show winning strategies by hypermarket and large supermarket operators from around the world.
M&S Food engages and rewards families during COVID with “Little Shop” collectible promotion
M&S Food and UNGA, the global family loyalty specialist, brought the Little Shop promotion to the UK for the first time in 2019. This summer, M&S Food launched a second edition using newly developed recycled materials for the mini collectibles.
Sustainability in Q3 2020
10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the third quarter of 2020.
Yeo Valley Organic launches connect packaging
Yeo Valley Organic has rolled out connected packaging across all products as part of its ‘Put Nature First’ brand.
Perennials – Shoppers aged 50-64: opportunities for growth
We present findings from our exclusive global research on the interesting and increasingly valuable group of shoppers aged 50-64.
Amazon’s ‘Climate Pledge Friendly’ certificate
Amazon has launched a Climate Pledge Friendly certificate for products it sells in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK.
Explore how retailers and suppliers in the UK and North America are offering innovative products and creative solutions such as Boo-Bags and reverse trick-or-treating to help celebrate Halloween in a COVID-safe way.
EU Exit: possible impact on shoppers, retail and supply chain
With EU-UK trade talks intensifying, our shopper, retail and supply chain teams look at the possible impacts on the food industry, particularly in relation to a possible no-deal
UK Retail and Shopper Trends Q4 2020
We look at retailer performance and shopper confidence ahead of the Christmas peak, and consider the implications the pandemic will have on shopper behaviour and retailers’ priorities over the festive season. We also revisit Christmas 2019 and share analyst viewpoints of how the channels will perform differently this year.
That Refill Place: an online unpacked store that reduces single use plastic
A Cheshire based online store called ‘That Refill Place’ offers shoppers an easy way to reduce single use plastics via its online refill store.
Test driving Aldi’s click & collect grocery service
We visit Loughborough to trial Aldi’s new click and collect grocery service, and consider what might come next for the discounter as it develops its ecommerce offer.
A new future for Asda
We explore the implications for Asda and its suppliers of its expected acquisition by the owners of EG Group and TDR Capital.
The food-to-go store of the future
Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at five formats and the four key themes linking them together.
COVID-19 and shopper stockpiling 25th-27th September results
Understand current and planned stockpiling, overall and at a category level, of food and groceries as a result of Coronavirus. Categories include Tins and packaged foods, Toilet paper, cereals, medicines, Frozen food, Dairy, Petfood, Household products, Hot drinks, fresh meat and fish, alcohol, hand sanitiser and hand gels, sweet and savoury snacks, soft drinks, fresh produce, bakery, table sauces and cooking sauces, chilled products, jams and spreads, health and beauty products, baby products.
Tesco partners with OLIO to cut food waste
Tesco is launching a nationwide innovative scheme to stop food from going to waste.
Morrisons’ “SOS” deliveries for students
Morrisons has expanded its food box delivery service with its new ‘Serve Our Students’ initiative, aimed at helping self-isolating university students.