United Kingdom presentations


Marks & Spencer has launched a new, summer-long food marketing campaign that shines a spotlight on M&S’ beef traceability standards.
Sainsbury's is trialling till-free shopping via its SmartShop app. The retailer is the first UK supermarket to launch scan, pay and go technology.
Morrisons has introduced a 'Quieter Hour' in all Morrisons stores that is designed to help customers who struggle with music and the other noise associated with supermarket shopping.
We give a summary of the stores that have been shortlisted for the IGD Small Store of the Year award.
Henderson Technology has launched EDGEPoS self-checkouts. The self-checkout is simply bolted onto existing EDGEPoS tills, and requires no additional counter space.
We present 10 case studies - from Walmart, Alibaba, Carrefour and more - of how blockchain technology is being used to enhance the food and grocery industry. Our examples show how blockchain is helping improve transparency, offering a new path to purchase, creating loyalty schemes and more. The report also highlights industry considerations about the technology.
Our guide to understanding the food-to-go market and where the growth opportunities lie.
We look at how online is enhancing the in-store shopping experience
Waitrose has launched frozen rosé wine popsicles, as the trend for alcoholic ice lollies continues to soar.
IGD’s Chief Economist looks at some of the forces shaping food and drink retail in the EU.
Cadbury is inviting the nation to ‘go madbury for Cadbury’ by offering everyone in the UK and the Republic of Ireland the chance to create and name their own Cadbury Dairy Milk bar.
New data from the UK government reveals that labour demand remains high, but Brexit may be affecting labour movement. Chief Economist James Walton investigates.

During 2018, we believed there were five trends that would become more prevalent within the global food and grocery industry, and we would see retailers introduce numerous initiatives to address these trends. 

The five trends were:

  1. Fulfilling stores – stores would act as online fulfilment centres and offer a more exciting and fulfilling shopping destination
  2. Leading in lifestyle – retailers and manufacturers would focus on helping shoppers live healthier lifestyles 
  3. Premiumising private label – retailers would enhance their private label offering 
  4. Becoming hyperlocal – retailers would offer products tailored to the local tastes from local suppliers  
  5. Delivering the goods – last mile delivery solutions will become increasingly important  

This report reviews our predictions based on developments we have seen in the market since the beginning of 2018. 

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Local sourcing is a growing trend, with consumers more influenced by ethical and sustainable issues. We look at how retailers have executed local initiatives across Europe, both in-store and online, to meet the growing demand.
Examples of how technology is being used to enhance the food and grocery industry.
Tesco and Carrefour have announced an intention to enter into a long-term, strategic alliance. In this insight presentation we look at what has been announced, the scale of the potential alliance and provide an in-depth view on the retailers' private label strategies.
We consider five themes shaping development and how the format could innovate in the future.
Amazon has secured the rights to 20 Premier League matches a season from 2019 in a three-year deal.
Whisk uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to power smarter food experiences on its partners’ websites.
As the key themes of this year’s Consumer Goods Forum Global Summit in Singapore, we look at how the food and grocery industry is focusing on consumers, using data and making a positive impact globally.
Waitrose and Bupa have entered an exclusive partnership to offer shoppers a range of in-store health services.
We provide an updated overview of the key executive changes amongst UK retailers and suppliers that took place in the second quarter of 2018.
An update on our annual guide to UK convenience sector performance. This report covers store numbers and sales by segment, plus the sector growth forecast to 2023.
We share best-in-class execution and key themes for this event, from meaningful gifting to creating a meal occasion.