IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail In 2019

December 7, 2018

Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends: Data, and particularly customer data, will offer more personalized shopping Sustainability concerns will change the way retailers do business Stores will offer more seamless shopping experiences Healthy eating and wellness will grow in popularity […]


Here Are the Latest Retail Trends in Europe

July 13, 2018

According to the latest forecasts, the European grocery retail market will add EUR377.6bn in sales to reach EUR2.3tn by 2022, with growth in the region driven by the dynamic economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Jon Wright, Head of Retail Insight at IGD explores the trends driving growth across the continent. After Asia, Europe is […]


Nielsen: Convenience Needs to Become a Mindset

April 5, 2018

Convenience doesn’t have to be just a store format. For consumers, convenience stores often represent a means to a need state, but operators should view “convenience” as a mindset rather than a channel, according to research company Nielsen. As small-format locations presented within arm’s reach of busy, multitasking consumers, the opportunities to capitalize on fresh, […]

Retailer Iceland go plastic free

Retailer Iceland to Go Plastic-free

February 15, 2018

Iceland, the UK’s leading frozen food specialist, is committing to become the first major retailer globally to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023. The process will mean cutting down on the 1 million tons of plastic generated by supermarkets in the UK each year. In its […]

Frozen Food Retail Growth Accelerates

Frozen Food Retail Growth Accelerates

January 4, 2018

The frozen food retail sector finished the year on a high maintaining the impressive growth that saw it exceed the GBP6bn milestone for the first time ever in 2017. Statistics from Kantar Worldpanel for the 52 weeks ending 3 December, show that the value of sales was up 6.1% and volume increased 2% creating an additional […]

Global Retail Trend Predictions For 2018

Global Retail Trend Predictions For 2018

December 5, 2017

The top five trends expected to shape the global retail market over the next 12 months have been unveiled by IGD, the international grocery research organization. The predictions, identified by IGD’s international research, shopper insights and catalog of global retail innovations, provide exclusive expertise into the key areas set to shake up the industry in […]


Shopper Insight: Cashless Is King

October 5, 2017

Toby Pickard, IGD’s Senior Innovations and Trends Analyst, gives an overview of the latest developments in cashless retailing and identifies a number of key trends and disruptors to which retailers and brand owners should pay close attention. When credit cards were introduced half a century ago, the way we use money and make payments was […]


Frozen Retail Market Grows 3%

July 27, 2017

The latest frozen food retail statistics have shown that frozen food continues to excel with value growth across almost every category in the 52 weeks to 18th June 2017. The latest statistics, provided by Kantar Worldpanel, value the retail frozen food market as a whole at over GBP5.8bn having seen impressive 3% value growth year […]


UK’s Iceland Records Strong Growth

March 9, 2017

Supermarket chain Iceland has recorded “ahead of the market” growth, with sales up 8.8%. Grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 26 February 2017, show supermarket sales grew at their fastest rate since June 2014 – up by 2.3% compared to the same time last year. Like-for-like inflation has doubled since […]

Picard Frozen Food Stores

Frozen Retailer Picard Is Testing New Concepts

November 17, 2016

Picard has focused on increasing the number of stores, in France and internationally, over the past few years. Now it is concentrating more on what happens inside the stores. According to reports by IGD, it is testing restaurant-type areas in two stores: Vaugirard (15th arrondissement) and Levallois (Hauts de Seine). In the Vaugirard store, Picard […]

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