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In an exclusive interview with IGD, Guo Xuling, Chief of Staff of Alibaba’s Freshippo Business Group, highlights the aspects that distinguish the New Retail, which Freshippo represents, from old retail.

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Understand the factors driving channel development to maximise your share of the £28bn expected growth of the UK grocery market. This report maps out our growth expectations for the UK market and for individual channels (hypermarkets, supermarkets, convenience, discount and online) to highlight where opportunities lie. Five year price and volume forecasts are also included, as well as forecasts for non-food.
As M&S trials online delivery, we review the service.
We analyse the four fundamental factors that are essential for grocery ecommerce to take off in Asia.
We take a look at best-in-class imagery to help retailers improve the visibility of their products online
We take a look at the trends set to shape retailing in Western Europe in the year ahead.
Lidl UK has launched a new online chatbot tool called Margot to help build closer relationships with customers as they select their wines.
Take a look at five trends driving Chinese New Year sales this year
We visited the new Amazon Go concept in Seattle to review the technology and core proposition, assess its impact on the future of retail and consider its role in Amazon's ecosystem.
Understand the trends we expect to see in the Middle East that will shape grocery retailing in 2018.
We review how Halloween is brought to life across different operators and channels in the UK, North America, and elsewhere.