July 31st, 2016
South Africa is facing a credit rating downgrade to junk status in the next few months. Not only is the country becoming an increasingly less appealing environment for investors, but a less appealing environment for locals too. Consumer goods are becoming increasingly expensive, and locals are feeling the financial pressure.
June 12th, 2016
Solving the last mile problem with online grocery is a high cost affair in the modern world. Thanks to the prevalence of free delivery, few people are willing to pay this cost. Partnerships are one way which retailers can help offset this cost. Listen to this podcast to hear examples of retailers that have minimized […]
May 14th, 2016
Consumers in India are no longer loyal to just one brand, or a particular retailing channel. With a surge in internet and mobile internet retailing, the number of options available to consumers has changed dramatically.
April 13th, 2016
Emerging markets such as Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia are among key targets for online grocery retailers, mainly due to their large populations. There are 200 million mobile subscribers in those countries alone, more than enough to justify the expansion of online grocery services. Happyfresh, one such service, recently expanded into the Philippines and currently […]
February 27th, 2016
It is no secret that the online grocery retail market is on the rise in Western countries. The trend first started in the US, although the UK is becoming a particularly attractive market, as online grocery shopping is increasingly part of the average consumer’s behaviour. While packaged food represents a large share of the online […]
February 3rd, 2016
Event Name: 50th Supermarket Trade Show 2016 Location: Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo, Japan), West Hall and East Hall Website: http://www.smts.jp/en/index.html Date: 10th -12th February, 2016
January 16th, 2016
The CIS region is developing very rapidly in term of retailing, and remains attractive to foreign investors. Retailing trends in the region are being determined by difficult economic conditions, market players’ activities, and changing consumer behaviour and preferences. This briefing discusses the five strongest retailing trends in the CIS.
November 29th, 2015
Fresh produce has so far assumed the “unofficial face” of food waste simply because it is the most bulky and, hence, the most visible. Unlike protein foods such as meat and fish, fruits and vegetables are not what a meal tends to be centred around, at least not in developed countries, and so they often […]
November 27th, 2015
The visual below shows 50 country/category combinations where private label had the highest value sales in 2014, and maps them alongside forecast growth potential over 2015-2020 (or 2014-2019 for categories in soft drinks and tissue and hygiene). The smaller coloured bubbles indicate retail value sales of private label, whereas larger circles indicate the size of […]
November 22nd, 2015
The migration to e-commerce and m-commerce is expected to continue at a rapid pace with Australasia and Asia Pacific leading the way.