United Kingdom presentations


In conjunction with IBM, a Shell forecourt in London is trialling a checkout that scans a complete basket in one go. The trial will last for six weeks before being rolled out more fully at another location.
Stay up-to-date with the latest economic data, shopper trends and sector developments.
Diageo has launched a new skill for the Amazon Echo Show in the UK to help shoppers make cocktails.
We review the remapping of customer relationships and the impact on UK wholesaling, following the collpase of the market's leading delivered operator.
We examine how retailers & suppliers are helping shoppers lead healthier lifestyles at the start of the New Year.
As food-to-go becomes an increasingly important route to growth, we assess the key trends that will shape the development in the year ahead.
We review the festive strategies and compare performances of the UK’s leading grocery retailers.
We provide an updated overview of the key executive changes amongst UK retailers and suppliers that took place in the second half of 2017.
Results calendar and retailer performance data for the festive season.
We review Asda's current strategic priorities as it reshapes its business in a highly challenging UK market. These include: a sharper position on value, own brand innovation, fresh offer improvements, investments in growth categories, online & digital and the customer experience.
IGD's store visit programme has seen our experts continue to visit innovative stores across Europe. In this insight presentation we highlight our selection of standout stores from across the region.
Bellfield Brewery is the first UK brewery to embrace new voice controlled devices, using artificial intelligence to drive sales.
We take a closer look at one of the UK's most innovative food-to-go operators, and share some of the principles behind its success.
Examples of how the food industry is implementing exciting innovations to drive sales and shopper engagement
We share five winning tactics in health & beauty gifting this Christmas.
We set out our predictions for Christmas 2017 and explore how retailers and suppliers are working to maximise engagement with festive shoppers.

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:

  • Fulfilling stores – stores would act as online fulfilment centres and offer a more exciting and fulfilling shopping destination
  • Leading in lifestyle – retailers and manufacturers would focus on helping shoppers live healthier lifestyles
  • Premiumising private label – retailers would enhance their private label offering
  • Becoming hyperlocal – retailers would offer products tailored to the local tastes from local suppliers
  • 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.

The UK government has announced a new Industrial Strategy, intended to help drive productivity and secure growth in the post-Brexit period. Here are the key points.
The UK Chancellor has announced his Budget for 2018 and the years beyond but, in many ways, his hands were tied by economic underperformance, strategic uncertainty and tough fiscal objectives. The latest research from OBR shows that the UK economic position is increasingly weak. This insight report covers the key points for grocery businesses.
In this report, we explore retail execution at Christmas across different operators and channels, comparing tactics and identifying common themes and trends for 2017.
An update our our annual guide to UK convenience sector performance. This report covers store numbers and sales by segment, plus the sector growth forecast to 2022.
Food-to-go is becoming an increasingly key element of the global food retail growth story. Here we take inspiration from the vibrant London food-to-go market to showase some of the latest trends and opportunities for growth.
We review Sainsbury’s newly released interim results and assess its strategic progress, one year on from its landmark acquisition of Argos owner, Home Retail Group.
As variety discounters seek to differentiate in this dynamic and competitive channel, we explore four areas of development, and opportunities they present for suppliers.
We review how Halloween is brought to life across different operators and channels in the UK, North America, and elsewhere.