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Food-to-go trends 2020 revisited
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food-to-go trends
European grocery retail alliances: an overview
As competition and low levels of volume and value growth continue to affect markets in Europe, buying groups like AgeCore, AMS, Coopernic and EMD are becoming increasingly strategic for retailers looking to drive efficiencies throughout their businesses. In this insight presentation we provide an overview of the key groups, their members and their size.
Norway Country Presentation
This guide to Norway explores the key trends in grocery retail, the outlook for the country’s differing channels over the five year forecast period and the growth strategies of its leading retailers.
Sustainability at discounters
Food discounters are now catching up with other major retailers in terms of sustainable developments and are sometimes leading the way. This report gives an overview on how Europe and North America based discounters are preparing and contributing to a more sustainable future.
Western Europe outlook 2020
We look at five key trends set to shape the Western Europe in 2020. Retailers are continuing to invest in private labels, health, wellness and lifestyle choices. At the same time, retailers are focusing on evolving existing strategies and creating innovative store formats.
Convenience channel: highlights in Western Europe
This report explores best-in-class convenience stores we visited in Western Europe in 2019. We highlight common trends where each of the stores excel. These include inspiring fresh ranges, food-to-go, added convenience and areas where they are meeting wider shopper trends and missions.
Discount: key learnings from our global store visit programme
We’re wrapping up 2019 by looking at some of the most insightful discount stores we visited this year. This report will give you a view on how the discount channel is evolving globally. Discounters use a more shopper centric strategy, they invest in technology in their stores and evolve their assortments to align with latest trends.
Kiwi sustainable store of the future
Norwegian discounter Kiwi has just opened one of the most sustainable stores in the world and aims at setting new standards. This is a must-see to understand what the discount store of the future could look like.
MENY CC Vest, Oslo, Norway
We recently visited NorgesGruppen-owned Meny CC Vest in Oslo, Norway. The store provides great examples of best-in-class service counter execution, fresh food solutions and food waste reduction initiatives. It combines these elements to create a destination experience and drive differentiation.
Looking inside Jacobs Holtet, Oslo, Norway
We visited Jacobs Holtet, operated by NorgesGruppen, while on a research trip in Oslo, Norway. We were impressed with how the retailer has created an exciting and memorable experience through its unique category designs.
SPAR Snarøya, Norway
We visited SPAR Snarøya in Norway to see how the retailer has created an impressive, environmentally-friendly format with inspiring in-store sustainable practises.
Food-to-go: small formats to learn from
Be inspired by the latest store concepts from Ahold Delhaize, 7 Eleven, Casino, SPAR, Musgrave, Coop Schweiz, Co-op and Fresh the Good Food Market. This report covers some of the best examples of food-to-go development in small formats that we've seen in our travels over the past six months.
Retail execution in Oslo, Norway
We've been in Oslo to see how leading retailers are investing in format development, ranges and in-store marketing to meet shopper needs and reflect local trends.
EMD: An introduction to the buying group
In this insight presentation we look at the EMD buying group, its members and strategy.
Global best practice in forecourts
We consider five themes shaping development and how the format could innovate in the future.
Physical store of the future
In today’s era of accelerated change and unprecedented uncertainty, understanding how retailers globally are preparing for an omnichannel future is key. We review 10 areas we highlighted in our Store of the Future report and how best in class retailers have reacted these issues.
Western Europe outlook 2018
We take a look at the trends set to shape retailing in Western Europe in the year ahead.
IGD Innovative Store Award 2017
The best stores we've visited over the last year.
Deli de Luca Esso Ryen, Oslo, Norway
Learn how Deli de Luca and Esso are challenging the status quo in forecourt retailing, blurring food to go and foodservice in a winning environment.
Nordics in focus
In this insight presentation, we focus on the Nordics, an innovative region that other markets can learn from. We consider the latest trends in online, convenience, shopper missions, organic and more.
Food-to-go in retail: six retailers in Europe to learn from
We look at six retailers who are driving the agenda in food-to-go.
Top discount stores to see in 2017
We have created this report to bring you a collection of stand-out discount stores from across the globe. Read on to discover why you must see these stores and how the discount channel is becoming more competitive than ever.
Discounter Innovations 2016
In this report, we round up in-store highlights that demonstrate steps forward in innovative thinking from various global players within the discount channel.
NorgesGruppen’s large formats, Oslo, Norway
We spent a day with NorgesGruppen visiting new concepts from its supermarket banners MENY and SPAR, where we appreciated category excellence, how the retailer demonstrating value and its in-store developed private label range.
KIWI Fornebuporten, Oslo, Norway
We spent time with Norwegian market leader NorgesGruppen visiting a newly opened KIWI store in Oslo, where we appreciated how the discounter is evolving to maximise appeal, targeting new shopper groups in this upmarket location.