This year, food retailers are bringing the out-of-home experience into homes, making e-commerce profitable, and helping customers to be healthier. At least that is what research firm IGD predicts for 2021.
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The current pandemic offers new opportunities for innovation: e-commerce is becoming more personal and social, while the shopping experience is becoming digital and contactless. Innovation can move fast, as the past year has proven.
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COVID-19 represented an unprecedented obstacle for the retail sector in 2020. But what is the concrete impact of the crisis? What can we learn from it, and will we remain under the spell of the Covid story in 2021? Four retail experts reflect, and look ahead.
What does 2020 teach us about the future of retail? There will be a wave of consolidation to face up to "monster ecosystems", believes Marc-André Kamel, head of the global retail department of consultant Bain & Co.
Due to the coronavirus crisis profits evaporate almost completely in the global fashion industry: McKinsey expects a decrease of 93 per cent this year. Those who were able to grow did so either online or thanks to Asia-Pacific. Also in 2021, digital will still be the superstar.
Covid-19 is just the tip of the iceberg: the '20s promise to be a decade full of disruption. Hyperpersonalisation, hybrid store concepts and 'social commerce' are having a breakthrough, thanks to the pandemic.
Will even more fashion chains go bankrupt? Is Amazon really tackling the Benelux? Will Blokker survive 2019? Will Jumbo’s entry into Belgium be a walk in the park? Six retail experts look into their crystal ball.
Stores have growth in their sights: GfK forecasts that physical stores in Europe will generate an additional 2.1 % of turnover in 2018, after a 1.8 % turnover increase in 2017.
Smaller stores, fewer discounts, more service and robots, those are just a few changes we may see appear in supermarkets in the next few years. How should retailers and manufacturers react?
The digital disruption has more consequences than merely the retail industry’s digitization - many more consequences according to Atos’ VP Global Market Retail, Annick Lemaylleux. At our RetailDetail Congress, she will show us the main trends.
Roland Berger’s consultants have highlighted five important trends for the future: digital competitors can become partners; low-cost chains are growing; the customer experience is becoming more important; big data’s potential is underestimated and robots are taking over stores.
What will become the worldwide trends for food and fmcg (fast-moving consumer goods) in 2016? IGD's Senior Retail Analyst - Multichannel, Toby Pickard, gives us a small overview.
Six major trends will shape the food industry's future by 2025 according to London-based independent trend firm The Future Foundation's CEO, Christophe Jouan.
What will a store look like in the future? A new study, ordered by one of the world's largest shopping center owners (Westfield), gives us a view on the shape of physical retail in 5 key trends.