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06 October 2021
For many food and consumer goods suppliers, online wholesale, or B2B online, is a large untapped opportunity. To help, we’ve just published a new report that summarises current best practice and the latest retailer and supplier initiatives. We offer twenty different ways for suppliers to grow their online wholesale share, and IGD Retail Analysis subscribers can access the report here . At t...
04 October 2021
After many years in which ecommerce sales growth in Spain was fundamentally fuelled by non-food, in 2020 the pandemic restrictions triggered an unprecedented growth of the grocery sector. According to the CNMC (Spanish Competition Commission), in 2020 ecommerce sales in Spain reached €51.6 bn, 5.8% more than a year earlier. However, the pandemic impacted ecommerce sales differently. Thus, whil...
30 September 2021
Hop is a new rapid delivery service from Deliveroo that the aggregator has launched in partnership with Morrisons. It will operate from a network of delivery only dark stores and promises to fulfil customer orders in as little as 10 minutes. Initially only available in central London, the service is an important development for Deliveroo that paves the way for bringing other retailers onto its...
29 September 2021
We look at the latest quick commerce initiatives in the US market and what they mean for the broader online grocery channel. GIANT partners with Instacart for 30 minute delivery On the heels of Kroger’s partnership with Instacart for its Kroger Now 30-minute delivery service, Ahold Delhaize’s The GIANT Company is partnering with the on-demand delivery company to offer delivery in as fas...
29 September 2021
Woolworths has been testing its new marketplace platform on the Central Coast in NSW since July and has now rolled out the service across Australia. Ambition is to offer tens of thousands of products via the new platform The retailer  announced that it would launch a new online marketplace  in April this year. Pilots of the new service called, Everyday Market, initially saw the platform off...
28 September 2021
The UK food and drink market continues to face a period of unprecedented change.  As we all learn to live with coronavirus there is a general movement back to pre-pandemic patterns, but not for everything – some behaviours will have changed fundamentally for the long term. And it’s not only the pandemic that is stimulating these changes.   Companies are also learning how to operate in a pos...
28 September 2021
AEON Wellness, the health and beauty division of the AEON Group, has recently announced new initiatives as part of its digital transformation to cope with the impact of the pandemic. Focus on digitisation, convenience and safety COVID-19 may have disrupted AEON Wellness’ operations in the past year, but it has also served as a catalyst for the retailer to accelerate its digital transformation...
27 September 2021
We look at Albertsons’ plans to improve the online shopping experience through introducing livestreaming and shoppable videos, plus its new partnership with Pinterest. Helping shoppers to discover new products Albertsons is partnering with Firework, the short-form video platform designed to bring a shoppable, livestream video experience to any website. This type of model can help transform ...
27 September 2021
As Lineaires reports on Système U’s results and Picard and Cora investigate new growth opportunities, we round up news from France. Système U sees sales rise 3% in H1 Local trade publication Lineaires has reported Système U’s sales rose 3%, excluding fuel, in H1 2021. The organisation’s growth was mainly been driven by its non-food activities, which supported its hypermarkets, with sales of...
27 September 2021
COVID-19 may have dampened consumer spending during Deepavali in 2020, but online retailers and suppliers in India are now preparing for ‘revenge spending’ that will likely boost demand during India’s biggest festive season this year. Consumers are eager to fulfil their wants vs. last year’s focus on needs Shoppers in India are now looking forward to go out and celebrate festivities with ca...