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Post-COVID-19: where next for urban and suburban retail?
One of the major impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the shift of economic activity from major urban areas, or city centres, into more suburban areas. In this report we present three scenarios for the future of urban retail. We consider what each could mean for operators and what retail could look like in both urban and suburban areas.
Transformative technologies in Q1 2021
15 of our favourite examples of technology being used to enhance the food and CPG industry in Q1.
Our favourite stores in Q1 2021
Find inspiration from our pick of stores and retail execution in Q1 2021. This report includes global examples from Aldi, Walmart, Amazon, Grupo Éxito and Sainsbury's, amongst others.
Store innovation: 15 must-see new concepts in Sweden
Gain inspiration from unstaffed convenience stores to outperforming hypermarkets; fresh-focused supermarkets to the sustainable discount store of the future.
In-store farming: a growing trend
Over recent years we have seen a steady increase in the number of retailers around the world using in-store vertical farming units to grow leafy green vegetables. These units help create in-store theatre, along with enabling shoppers to select the produce, and the amount, that they want. In this report we showcase numerous in-store and out of store vertical farming case studies from around the world, and look at the potential future of this growing technique.
The future of drugstore, health & beauty
In this report, we review our five areas of change for the post-COVID world for drugstores, health and beauty stores, which we identified after the pandemic’s first wave. In line with recent developments globally, we re-examine the trends and highlight opportunities for retailers and suppliers in 2021 and beyond.
Winning in omnichannel
Retailers and suppliers are generating positive returns as they implement omnichannel-focused initiatives. From higher shopper spend to more efficient operations, omnichannel projects are helping companies stand out and gain share.
The food-to-go store of the future (updated)
Updated with new examples
- Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at 10 formats and the key themes linking them together.
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.
Transformative Technologies in Q4 2020
25 examples of how technology is being used to enhance the food and CPG industry
Snappy Shopper: platforming independent convenience retail online
2020 has been a meteoric year for Snappy Shopper. In this deck we profile this fast-growing proprietary platform that's helping to fuel the rapid rise of online ordering and delivery in the UK's independent convenience retailing sector.
Unstaffed stores: 40 examples of how the concept is evolving
A comprehensive review of unstaffed stores from around the world. In this report we present our thoughts about the concept and the implication of these stores on industry. We catalogue numerous examples from around the world, and look at how this novel concept could evolve in the future.
Transformative Technologies in Q3 2020
32 examples of how technology is being used to enhance the food and CPG industry
The opportunity of last milers
Last milers selling groceries is a pre COVID-19 trend that’s now accelerating.
The food-to-go store of the future
Major foodservice operators are starting to roll-out new store concepts, developed for the post-pandemic era. We look at five formats and the four key themes linking them together.
Transformative Technologies in Q2 2020
27 examples of how technology is being used to enhance the food and CPG industry
Global retailer alliances in 2020
Retailers' strategies and business models are evolving. They are increasingly building alliances with each other, IT and tech companies and others to enable them to build skill and scale quickly. These collaborations are also helping them deal with challenges that require greater global cooperation or are too big to be dealt with as individual companies.
Post-Coronavirus (COVID-19): agile and flexible store formats
This deck explores why we believe that the physical store will need to become more agile and flexible in order to survive in both a rapidly changing world, as well as to accommodate extreme trading cycles.
Post-coronavirus (COVID-19): prioritising operational efficiency
As retailers consider a post-coronavirus (COVID-19) operating environment, efficiency is growing in importance. In the medium term we expect retailers to look to limit costs throughout their operations. This will affect their supply chains, head office and in-store operations.
Transformative technologies in Q1 2020
This report showcases the top 10 ‘Transformative Technology’ case studies that we have spotted within the food and CPG industry in quarter one of 2020
Post-COVID-19: how the pandemic will change grocery retail
As companies start to consider what the future of retail looks like in a post-Coronavirus (COVID-19) world, we present 10 hypotheses focused on society, shoppers and retail.
30 of the greatest innovations of 2019
Within this report we have selected our top 30 innovations from 2019. These innovations show how the industry is continuing to innovate and evolve to make shopping more convenient and relevant to shoppers.
Partnering to win: Casino Group
This report demonstrates how Casino’s convenience banners have partnered with other retailers and specialist start-ups to gain insight and access to new channels and solutions. In conjunction with these other companies, the partnerships are allowing Casino to incorporate several new and innovative solutions and doing so more quickly and in a scalable, profitable way than if they had to develop them itself. In this report we look at: • Casino Group in numbers • How it is partnering with other food retailers • Which non-food retailers it is partnering with to win • The collaboration it has undertaken with technology providers • How it has partnered with logistic providers to expand its fulfilment options
The last mile: rapid delivery in Latin America
This report provides insight on the evolution of last mile, rapid delivery services in Latin America. This includes both global businesses that have entered the region (e.g. Uber Eats and Glovo) and the extremely successful local players (such as Cornershop, iFood and Rappi).
Four forces of change
To survive and indeed thrive, businesses need to know and understand these four forces and assess the potential impacts and opportunities for their business, and then apply this thinking to their future plans and strategies.