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As Walmart celebrates its first half century, IGD summarises the strategic priorities and new ambitions revealed at the retailer’s annual shareholders week events.


Over the last 50 years Walmart has transitioned from a single store operation in Rogers, Arkansas to its position as the world’s largest retailer.  With its international operations forecast to be the key engine of growth moving forward, we look at the prospects for its seven largest global markets over the next three years, and the opportunities for its trading partners to share in its growth.


Partisans du Goût is a new supermarket concept for Auchan that has an independent, market feel. We visited the new store in Lille to have a look.

From the very best of our store visits this quarter, we reveal seven steps you can take to excite and inspire shoppers in-store...

Following the release of UK retailer full year results, we summarise the key highlights, consider the implications for suppliers and outline six key trends shaping UK grocery ahead.


Read our assessment of the results and their implications, the strategy ahead and the key supplier challenges and opportunities it will bring.


Walmart’s recently opened Neighborhood Market in Chicago demonstrates the retailer’s latest thinking in terms of smaller format development focused on the needs of urban shoppers. With a high degree of local relevancy, the product and service offer has been designed to capitalise on the immediate residential population and city workers.


Our assessment of the global grocery retail landscape ahead for leading retailers and key growth markets


Following a robust set of results, find out how Morrisons plans to win in 2012/13 and where its strategic priorities lie. Includes four key action points for suppliers.


Following a mixed performance in 2011, this Special Analysis examines Carrefour’s areas of focus for 2012.