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Sustainability in Q2 2021
Explore 11 sustainability case studies we have spotted in the food and CPG industry during the second quarter of 2021.
How to showcase value at discounters
Discounters' value proposition is being increasingly challenged by their competitors. This new situation means they are now looking to work more closely with brand suppliers to continue to champion value. This report has been developed to help suppliers to better understand how they can support discounters to better spotlight value.
Aldi launches soft plastic collection trial
Aldi is trialling its first collection facilities for soft plastics in select stores in the North of England and East Midlands, with a view to helping customers recycle problem materials.
UK retail and shopper trends Q2 2021
We look at the key trends shaping the UK retail landscape in Q2 2021.
Discount as a channel of growth in North America
Discounters in North America will be adding more than $12bn to the grocery retail industry by the end of 2022, more than the supermarkets and hypermarkets channel together. This is a channel of growth for the future offering many opportunities for suppliers.
Aldi creates “climate-cleaning” advertising murals
As part of its ‘We deserve Freshness’ spring marketing campaign Aldi Süd has created large advertising murals in several cities. The murals have been painted using a special paint that is able to purify air.
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.
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.
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.
UK Christmas trading review 2020 & new year outlook
We look back at the performance of the UK’s leading grocery retailers over the festive period, analyse trading and channel strategies, and explore how shopper behaviour changed.
Valentine’s Day UK, 2021
In this report we explore five key themes and provide an overview of best-in-class Valentine’s Day retail execution in the UK and globally.
UK Retail and Shopper Trends Q1 2021
We look at retailer performance and shopper confidence throughout the festive season, and consider what to expect in Q1 2021. We also spotlight our latest research on eating in and dining out.
Veganuary UK, 2021
We explore the growing interest in veganism among shoppers and review the latest activities from the UK’s retailers and suppliers in helping shoppers be vegan for January and beyond.
Discount global trends 2021
We summarise five trends that will shape the discount channel globally in 2021 and beyond. These trends, including championing value and the focus on the physical store apply to both food discounters and variety discounters.
How will discounters respond to online?
In this report we explore several online grocery models and services and share our views on the likeliness of their roll out by discounters. We will also review what solutions several different discounters have already tested and are rolling out in Europe, North America and Latin America.
Christmas 2020: UK retail execution
The updated report explores five key themes this Christmas and provides a summary of campaigns and in-store execution of UK retailers including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Marks & Spencer, Waitrose, Co-op, Aldi, Lidl and Boots.
Aldi France acquisition of Casino-owned Leader Price
The purchase of 550 Leader Price (Casino discount banner) stores by Aldi France has been approved in November 2020. This report will give you an overview of the two retailers, the deal and the challenges for Aldi.
UK Retail and Shopper Trends Q4 2020
We look at retailer performance and shopper confidence ahead of the Christmas peak, and consider the implications the pandemic will have on shopper behaviour and retailers’ priorities over the festive season. We also revisit Christmas 2019 and share analyst viewpoints of how the channels will perform differently this year.
Best of back-to-school 2020
This report explores how retailers across the globe are offering back-to-school solutions and delivering new and exciting school essentials such as face masks, lunchbox solutions and products to support home schooling.
UK Retail and Shopper Trends: Q3 2020
This report gives an overview of retailer and shopper responses to the pandemic over the last quarter, including the latest like-for-like sales and shopper confidence index. We also take a detailed look at how shoppers are increasingly seeking value, and the changing eating in and dining out landscape.
UK channel opportunities: 2020-2022
As the UK emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown, these new forecasts map out how we expect the pandemic to shape the future of the grocery market and retail channels. Drawing on a combination of official data and expert insights we present four scenarios for market growth and detailed channel narratives.
Summer retail activation 2020
Summer 2020 is a summer like no other and retailers and brands are here to deliver through the challenging times to create an unforgettable summer for shoppers. This report looks at global case studies to explore this summer’s themes such as staycation and celebrating from home.
Online: discount's biggest challenge?
An in-depth look at Aldi and Lidl UK’s ecommerce development, including factors accelerating and inhibiting their evolution online and shoppers’ changing expectations and behaviour.
Five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 - Rapid response to consumer needs
We continue the private label series, looking at the five ways retailers are developing private label globally in 2020 and the impact this has on manufacturers and suppliers. This presentation looks in more depth at rapid response to consumer needs and how this has been accelerated by COVID-19.
COVID-19: how the pandemic is re-shaping retail trends in Western Europe
We review the impact of COVID-19 on the five key trends which were set to shape the Western European food retail market in 2020 and beyond.