Featured insights and store visits from Asia

Walmart is the last remaining major foreign operator in China. In this report, we look at whether Walmart will also exit China, tell its story in numbers, discuss the key strategic areas in detail and showcase the latest high-tech hypermarket store in Shenzhen.

Online grocery is the fastest growing channel in Singapore, sales grew 62% in Singapore in 2020 and make up 6.5% of the market

We review Emart’s current performance, impact of COVID-19, its growth forecasts for the next two years, plus progress against key strategic objectives.

Japan’s convenience sector is undergoing major changes. We review the impact of COVID-19, share the latest trends, sales forecasts and strategic priorities of 7-Eleven, FamilyMart and Lawson.

In this insight report we review Amazon’s retail outlook in Asia, highlighting strategic priorities and latest developments, whilst considering the impact of COVID-19.

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With more consumers staying at home for meals in Taiwan, FamilyMart has partnered two famous chefs two to launch some new ready-to-eat dishes.

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Located at the well-known Lau Pa Sat hawker centre in Singapore, Food Folks is the first locally-focused concept that blends retail and dining under a historical monument. Food Folks brings together FairPrice Group’s business philosophies of “Everything Food Made Easy”, “Customer First”, and “Better Value for All”. Source: IGD Research   All things loc...
To lure shoppers back, South Korea’s department store operators are converting store spaces into art galleries. An innovative initiative to differentiate and drive footfall The country’s leading department store chains all suffered greatly since the outbreak of the pandemic, with sharply declined sales and depleting footfall. To differentiate and win shoppers back, all major operators ar...
South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom Co., announced a partnership with Amazon last week. This strategic relationship marks the US ecommerce giant’s first step into the country. A partnership that generates mutual benefits SK Telecom said that users of its 11Street platform will be able to access a wide range of products sold by Amazon. Through the partnership, Amazon will be a...

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26/11/2020
This revamped hypermarket store provides a one-stop service of eating, drinking, playing and shopping. It is also a trial store for Walmart China’s latest innovations, where cutting edge technologies such as smart trolleys, AI powered self-service scales and lockers are being tested.
16/11/2020
Online grocery is the fastest growing channel in Singapore, sales grew 62% in Singapore in 2020 and make up 6.5% of the market.
13/11/2020
Walmart is the last remaining major foreign operator in China. In this report, we look at whether Walmart will also exit China, tell its story in numbers, discuss the key strategic areas in detail and showcase the latest high-tech hypermarket store in Shenzhen.
02/11/2020
A comprehensive review of unstaffed stores from around the world. In this report we present our thoughts about the concept and the implication of these stores on industry. We catalogue numerous examples from around the world, and look at how this novel concept could evolve in the future.
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This webinar focuses on IGD’s new channel forecasts for Asia, the impact of COVID-19, as well as an update on the trends influencing retail strategy in the region in 2020 and beyond.

We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five trends which we identified at the start of the year to shape the future of food and consumer goods retailer in Asia in 2020 and beyond.

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