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Tesco to stop selling beer and cider with soft plastic rings and shrink wrap
Tesco claims to have “become the first major retailer to scrap soft plastic rings and shrink wrap packaging from all beers and ciders in its UK stores”.
Costa Coffee delivered by robot
Starship Technologies has announced that Costa Coffee is utilising its autonomous last-mile delivery robots to offer customers an easy and convenient way to get food and drink delivered in Milton Keynes.
Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr 2021
This report explores five key trends this Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr, including taking inspiration from other events and the growing demand for food delivery. Learn how retailers and brands engaged shoppers and looked to boost sales during the season.
UK retail and shopper trends Q2 2021
We look at the key trends shaping the UK retail landscape in Q2 2021.
LEON: lessons from the pandemic
An exclusive case study examining how the pandemic has impacted the future strategy of leading food-to-go specialist LEON, including the evolution of its relationship with Sainsbury's and its recent sale to forecourt operator, EG Group
Private label in Europe
Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, private label has been able to hold its own and gained share in several European countries. See how the share compares for several countries in 2020 and the three-year trend for sales in volume and value terms.
Asda tests home delivery lockers
Asda is trialling the installation of secure online shopping delivery boxes at customers’ homes to enable delivery of goods while shoppers are not at home.
Co-op and Unilever introduce smart vending
Co-op has teamed up with Unilever for an ice-cream first with a smart vending machine unveiled in store for shoppers, commuters and tourists. The convenience retailer has installed the UK’s only consumer-facing smart ice-cream vending machine in its Battersea Bridge Road store in London as it continues to explore ways to make shopping quicker, easier and more convenient for consumers.
Revising centre store categories
Centre store categories are of significant interest and importance for grocery retailers and suppliers. While on one end the centre store drives revenue for suppliers and retailers, the latter benefit from the traffic it attracts to their stores. Centre store categories also provide retailers with the opportunity to encourage shoppers to trade up or drive incremental volume.
Strategic outlook for Walgreens Boots Alliance
We review Walgreens Boots Alliance’s performance, the impact of COVID-19 on its operations and the progress it is making against its four strategic priorities.
Eating In vs Dining Out: what does foodservice reopening mean for retail?
With the government's reopening roadmap on track, the big question for retailers is “what will be the impact of foodservice reopening?” In collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, we forecast the size of the UK food and drink market in 2021 and examine how retail and foodservice shares will evolve. We explore the drivers of foodservice recovery and what this means for retail, with a quarter-by-quarter analysis to help businesses in both sectors plan for the year ahead.
How you can grow in the convenience channel part three
In the final of a three-part series, we deep-dive on the strategic priorities of Magnit, Carrefour, Tesco, Lotte and Auchan.
UK movers & shakers Q1 2021
The latest UK grocery retail appointments. This edition features Asda, Sainsbury’s, M&S, Waitrose, WBA and Poundland.
Sustainability in Q1 2021
Explore 10 sustainability case studies, we have spotted in the food and CPG industry, during the first quarter of 2021.
Easter retail execution, 2021
Around this time last year, many countries globally were busy dealing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with shoppers’, therefore, focused less on Easter celebrations. Despite the pandemic’s effects still being felt in many countries, brands and retailers are looking to inspire and excite shoppers this Easter to help create a memorable event.
Modernising stores’ look and feel
A key strategy hypermarket operators are are using to win back market share is to modernise stores’ look and feel. This helps it to draw shoppers back into large format stores, especially in out-of-town locations. In this report we provide examples of where retailers have modernised their stores’ look and feel to generate excitement and boost footfall.
UK food-to-go market forecast: Q1 2021 update
An update to our food-to-go predictions for the UK market 2020-2022 taking into account the latest developments and shopper responses to COVID-19. This report includes sections on mobility, working from home and new initiatives from around the world.
Discount by numbers - Europe
The discount channel is set to add more than €30 bn of sales by 2022 in Europe, more than any other modern retail channel in the region. This report will give you key data and insight to help you better understand why this is a channel of growth for the future and identify where the opportunities for growth are.
Tesco's sustainability strategy 2019/20
In this report we explore Tesco's sustainability strategy during 2019-2020, identifying key partnerships and initiatives which have supported it to embed sustainability targets. Furthermore, we help suppliers and manufacturers understand how Tesco is trying to address specific sustainability challenges, and what they can do to help Tesco achieve its key objectives.
How you can grow in the convenience channel part two
In the second of a three-part series, we provide recommendations on how to design for the convenience channel, with case studies on growth categories, strategic partnerships and price differential.
The future of drugstore, health & beauty
In this report, we review our five areas of change for the post-COVID world for drugstores, health and beauty stores, which we identified after the pandemic’s first wave. In line with recent developments globally, we re-examine the trends and highlight opportunities for retailers and suppliers in 2021 and beyond.
Europe’s top 10 grocery retailers in 2022
We provide our strategic outlook on the how Europe's 10 leading grocery retailers, which includes Lidl, Carrefour, Tesco, Edeka, are evolving their strategies to win and drive growth to 2022.
Trading with Lidl UK
For suppliers looking to foster a good relationship with the discounter, understanding Lidl’s goals for the future and its unique operating model are essential. In this report we have combined our knowledge with Lidl’s supplier information pack to help you get to know the discounter better.
How you can grow in the convenience channel part one
In the first of a three-part series, we explain why convenience retail is increasingly important globally and provide recommendations on how you should respond.
The food-to-go store of the future (updated)
Updated with new examples
- Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at 10 formats and the key themes linking them together.