Coming Up In ESM Issue 6 2017
Our final edition of 2017 sees ESM: European Supermarket Magazine hit a milestone, as we celebrate our 50th issue. With this in mind, we will recap some of the biggest stories from over the past eight years, as well as look at how the trends we reported on have come to influence the European grocery trade. As well as that, we 'lift the lid' on the always-dynamic World of Packaging, explore the Fresh Produce and Confectionery sectors, and a lot more besides.
The World Of Packaging
Following on from last year's successful The World of Packaging 2017 report, ESM is proud to present The World of Packaging 2018, the most comprehensive overview of the latest trends and innovations in the global packaging landscape. As well as featuring interviews with the leading packaging companies on the current trends and developments in this dynamic sector, The World of Packaging 2018, will also feature exclusive reports from Moody’s Investors Service, Euromonitor International and Rabobank – an essential read as we look forward to a new year.
With changes to legislation governing the use of certain refrigerant gases on the horizon, retailers across Europe are investing in their commercial refrigeration systems to ensure they meet the full legislative criteria - investment that is also providing benefits in terms of modernisation and cost-saving. In this special report, ESM examines the areas in which the main investment is being undertaken, and speaks to the suppliers leading the innovation charge in this dynamic sector.
While fresh produce is such a core part of the retail offering, it relies on a consistent, reliable supply chain, in-store innovation, new product development, and above all else, ensuring a product is as fresh as possible for consumers. In this major report, ESM speaks to some of Europe's leading fresh produce suppliers about the growth opportunities in the sector, as well as retailers about what they see as essential to the development of a winning fresh produce offering. In addition, we will look at the logistics, transport and storage involved in maintaining a successful fresh product operation, and on the back of the recent filpronil scare, ESM examines the importance of quality sourcing in the Eggs category.
The right lighting can ‘make or break’ a supermarket in terms of creating a lasting impression for shoppers. In this special report, ESM examines the areas in which lighting can make a difference for your store, and speaks to the leading suppliers behind some of the ‘brightest’ solutions. We also look at retailers across Europe that have sought to use lighting creatively in creating a pleasant shopping environment.
According to recent data from Research & Markets, the global confectionery industry is set to grow at a CAGR of around 4.1% over the next ten years, to be worth around €240 billion. In this special report, ESM examines the growth of the European confectionery industry, and speaks to both suppliers and retailers about the key trends influencing the market.
With Millennials increasingly influencing food consumption trends, greater focus on health and greater demand for products that meet ethical and provenance criteria, certified organic products continue to grow in popularity. At the same time, consumers expect brands that claim to be organic to practice what they preach, and third party certification, such as Fairtrade, Bioland, Rainforest Alliance and others is vital for brands to maintain an ethical standpoint. ESM reports on this dynamic category.
The Personal Care segment is one of the most dynamic in the grocery landscape. Incorporating areas such as Skin Care Oral Care & Hygiene, Bath & Shower, Skin Care, Deodorants and Hair Care; it’s a category that is historically female-driven, however growing interest in male grooming (a market that was valued at close to €19 billion last year) is offering new horizons in an already-competitive category. ESM reports on the retail challenges and opportunities facing this category.
Plus Much Much More, including
Following a lengthy application and judging process, the winners of the inaugural European Private Label Awards will be announced in the first issue of 2018. Ahead of that, we review the finalists for this year’s competition, across 11 highly-competitive categories.
We report from Shoptalk Europe, a first-of-its-kind event taking place in Copenhagen, which will explore how the modern retail environment is changing, and what retailers and suppliers can do to position themselves for future success.
ESM’s regular Europe’s Newsmakers section profiles the men and women making the news within the grocery retail sector over the most recent quarter.
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