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IG International announces the launch of their e-Commerce platform

IG International announces the launch of their e-Commerce platform

Published on Jul 29th, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Press release

IG International has now come up with a dedicated eCommerce platform that makes it easier for consumers and merchants to get access to fresh fruit produce. They can place orders online and the goods are delivered right to their doorstep.

Online retail sales jump 20% due to impact of coronavirus

Online retail sales jump 20% due to impact of coronavirus

Published on Mar 16th, 2020

The Coronavirus is changing the way people shop, with the restrictions on movement and health fears driving an increase in spending online. Analytics platform Contentsquare published a report based on its analyses of 1.8 billion user sessions and 50 million transactions on 1,400 websites worldwide between the weeks of February 16 and 23. The study compared the conversion rate, the number of transactions, the number of visits, the length of sessions in order to analyse changes in consumer behaviour online during the two-week period.

Online grocery sales grow 15% to $48bn

Online grocery sales grow 15% to $48bn

Published on Sep 29th, 2016

The global e-commerce grocery market has grown 15% in the year to this June, reaching sales worth US $48 billion.

In comparison, the FMCG market as a whole is flat, increasing just 1.6% over the same period.

And e-commerce now accounts for 4.4% of all FMCG sales, according to the new 3rd annual Kantar Worldpanel study The Future of E-commerce in FMCG.

How to win in both online & conventional retail

How to win in both online & conventional retail

Published on Jun 01st, 2016

Fruit and vegetable consumption may be declining in Europe but as highlighted at the ‘Tomatoes, trends towards 2020’ conference in Antwerp in April, the market value of tomatoes has nevertheless risen.

The reality is that sales can be boosted via tastier, more convenient varieties that increase consumer satisfaction.

And more sales can also be achieved through online shopping.

Insights into food retailing in Japan

Insights into food retailing in Japan

Published on Apr 19th, 2016

About 23% of household spending in Japan is on food. It's a country where tastes and preferences are heavily influenced by cultural, societal and environmental drivers. Japanese culture, for instance, places strong emphasis on the four seasons, which is reflected in changes in purchase habits and gift-giving patterns over the year.

Trends in food retail in Russia

Trends in food retail in Russia

Published on Dec 18th, 2015

Grocery remains one of the sectors least affected by the macroeconomic and political situation in Russia. That’s mainly because it offers basic products of high necessity and the market’s growth is supported by the increasing sales value of large area store chains which are continuing their expansion in Russia.

But even so, a new USDA GAIN report on retail foods in the Russian Federation says over January-September 2015, Russian retail sales turnover fell 8.5% year-on-year (in comparable prices) reaching $338 billion in value terms and food sales were down 8.3% to $165 billion.

Waitrose plans to open 14 new branches in 2016

Waitrose plans to open 14 new branches in 2016

Published on Dec 15th, 2015

Waitrose is to open 14 new shops across the UK from spring next year, including five new supermarkets and nine new little Waitrose convenience shops.

It will also create up to 200 roles in its e-commerce fulfilment centre in Coulsdon, South London, to service its expanding number of branches.

DIA expands its online business in Barcelona

CAGR of 63% in line for India’s online grocery market to 2022

CAGR of 63% in line for India’s online grocery market to 2022

Published on Dec 07th, 2015

India’s online grocery market is still in a nascent stage and primarily confined to Tier 1 cities, says New Delhi-based market intelligence centre 6Wresearch.

And the hyperlocal model (which usually features on-demand delivery) is growing faster than the ‘pure-play’ one (such as  businesses that focus only on e-commerce) in India, it says in a recently published report summary.

The new face of grocery retail in Spain

The new face of grocery retail in Spain

Published on Nov 26th, 2015

Spain is slowly recovering, but its five years of economic recession have left a lasting impact on its retail sector and consumer behavior. Shoppers are now more price-conscious and retailers have had to adapt to the increasing importance of convenient locations and the incipient threat from low-cost retail formats.Those are among the observations in a new USDA GAIN

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