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Five things we can learn from the latest HFSS store layout trials

Retailers are beginning to prepare for HFSS (high fat, salt, and sugar) regulations that are due to come into force this October, testing out new gondola ends, promotional mechanics and highlighting healthier products.

Sustainability trends 2022

In this report we highlight five global sustainability trends we expect retailers to implement as part of sustainability strategies during 2022, and beyond. 

How grocery retail is emerging as a platform for health and wellness

The lines between grocery retail and healthcare are increasingly blurring and delivering a holistic proposition is essential as shoppers’ views of their health evolve.

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The blurring of grocery retailing and healthcare is an important trend in our industry. The concept of food as medicine provides a bridge for retailers to expand the scope of their involvement in the healthcare of consumers, deepening loyalty and trust. We look at HEB’s plans in this area and the signal it provides for what’s coming next.

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Loblaw’s Shoppers Drug Mart business has completed the acquisition of Lifemark Health Group. The company is a leading provider of outpatient physiotherapy, massage therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, mental health, and other ancillary rehabilitation services through more than 300 clinics across Canada. The deal is valued at CAD$845m. Growing role as a healthcare services company As...
After Tesco’s chief executive, Ken Murphy, discussed the part it was aiming to play by creating better baskets for its customers and the planet, the retailer has brought the initiative to life in store. Better Baskets logo to help shoppers make better choices Under the initiative, which was discussed in March 2021, Murphy set out how Tesco was aiming to reach its net zero climate target in ...
As part of its new “Recipe for Change” Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) framework, Albertsons has outlined a series of goals, including achieving net zero emissions in its operations by 2040. Recipe for Change framework Albertsons’ framework is based around four pillars: Planet, People, Product, and Community. It will be led by its chief sustainability and transformation officer, ...
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