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Exclusive: an interview with Alibaba Freshippo’s Chief of Staff
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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Promotional innovation: Maltesers
In its third year of partnering with Comic Relief for Red Nose Day, we consider how Maltesers is looking to raise £1m for the charity.
Carrefour: strategic priorities in 2015
Following Carrefour’s 2014 full year results we look at the retailer’s strategic focus for 2015 and into the medium term.
Five start-ups to watch in Silicon Valley
Incubators, pitch-sessions and start-ups are the hottest buzzwords within the area of retail innovation. We take a look at five start-ups in Silicon Valley which are working on commercialising new technologies for the retail environment.
Strategies to overcome key online concerns in Latin America
We have identified the growing opportunities for grocery e-commerce as one of the five trends to watch in Latin America in 2015. Our research has shown that certain key concerns are common to retailers, suppliers and shoppers from both developed and emerging markets. In this presentation, we explore these concerns and look at how Latin America can take inspiration from other markets in addressing them.
Five promotions to learn from for 2015
In increasingly competitive environments, retailers and manufacturers are looking to offer innovative promotions in order to stand out from the crowd. In this insight presentation we highlight five of our favourites from 2014, lessons from which we believe will be emulated in 2015.
Amazon: Innovation in major markets 2015
Amazon’s full-year revenue grew by 20% in 2014 to reach US$88.99bn. IGD’s Retail Analysis and Supply Chain teams look at the leading drivers of growth and innovation in its major markets.
Multichannel inspiration – 10 global innovators from beyond FMCG retail
We look at multichannel innovators from beyond FMCG, including Starbucks, McDonald’s, IKEA and Lowe’s.
Five trends to watch in Asia in 2015
With Chinese New Year fast approaching, we anticipate the trends which will shape Asia in the year ahead – from the formation of new strategic business alliances, to the blurring of lines between digital and physical stores
Five trends to watch in Africa in 2015
As 2015 begins with the region’s economic growth less secure than in recent years, we look at how expansion is set to continue, with new competitors entering specific markets and the wider region, as well as the evolution of private label and online strategies.
Five trends to watch in Australia in 2015
From foreign retailer expansion, to the growth of new retail channels and continued price activity. We analyse what will be the big trends shaping Australia’s shifting grocery sector in 2015.