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Amongst all modern retail channels, the impact of COVID-19 from a global perspective, has varied the most in convenience. The channel, however, continues to offer a massive opportunity for retailers and suppliers globally, benefiting from longer term consumption trends such as smaller households and more consumers shopping locally. With this in mind, we have identified five themes that we expect to shape convenience retail in 2021 and beyond...

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Freshippo, Alibaba’s grocery retail chain launched in 2016, is the gold standard for the integration of online, offline, technology and logistics to create a greatly enhanced shopping experience. In an exclusive interview with IGD, Guo Xulin, Chief of Staff of Alibaba’s Freshippo Business Group, highlights the aspects that distinguish the New Retail, which Freshippo represents, from old retail. ...
In a store opening race post-COVID, Alibaba opened 21 new Freshippo stores and JD.com 14 SEVEN FRESH outlets in just one month.  Alibaba opens 21 new stores in 13 cities in December The 21 new stores include 19 Freshippo supermarkets and two Freshippo Mini. “ The store opening in December is the fastest in our company’s history ,” said a Freshippo official. Every crisis brings opportunit...
One of the most common questions I get asked by businesses, is how will my market develop over the next few years. While there remains uncertainty over what the next 12 months will look like, there is a strong sense of optimism that 2021 will be a year to rebuild, but also capitalise on the opportunities that have arisen in the ‘new normal’ across Asia. With this in mind, we have identified five ...

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21/01/2021
Five global trends that will shape convenience retailing in 2021 and beyond, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
11/01/2021
Key influences shaping the direction of the food-to-go market around the world, this year and beyond. Illustrated with examples of retailers and operators already leading the way in adapting to changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
08/01/2021
We highlight five trends set to shape the food and consumer goods retail market across Asia in 2021.
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Interim grocery channel forecasts: US, China and UK 2020


Hear directly from IGD analysts as they explain the thinking behind the channel shifts in our newly released forecasts for 2020.

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This guide to China explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels to 2022 and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.

Five year growth forecasts for the grocery market, the leading retailers and modern trade grocery channels in China.

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