Coming Up In ESM January/February 2022

By Steve Wynne-Jones
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Coming Up In ESM January/February 2022

Editorial deadline: Wednesday 5 January
Advertising deadline: Friday 7 January

ESM's first issue of the new year sees us examine the likely twists and turns facing retail and consumer goods firms in 2022, in our The Road Ahead report. We also examine the most dynamic new fresh concepts in the Fresh Produce sector, showcase the latest developments in the Retail Technology sector, explore The World of Packaging, and a lot more besides.

The Road Ahead – Retail & FMCG In 2022

It's been a while in coming, but the world is finally emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic. But what can the performance of Europe's leading retailers and consumer goods firms over the past year tell us about their outlook for the coming 12-month period? ESM examines the performance of the sector's biggest firms during 2021, and examines how they are positioning themselves to take advantage of a year hopefully free of coronavirus-related disruption.

Fresh Produce

With health and wellness high on the agenda for most consumers, the fruit and vegetables sector is stepping up to the plate, with a variety of new product innovations and innovative retail concepts to attract shoppers. In addition, the sector remains one of the most dynamic, despite the challenges of the past year. ESM's annual Fresh Produce report looks at the challenges and opportunities open to fruit and vegetable firms in 2022, as well as speaking to retailers about what their customers expect from the category.

Retail Technology

The pandemic helped affirm the importance of retail technology to the grocery landscape. With online and e-commerce surging, the widespread adoption of new checkout technologies, additional safety and security measures rolled out in-store, and further advancements in supply chain automation, the outlook is promising. But how can retailers ensure that they are investing in the right type of technology for their business? ESM reports.


Beauty & Cosmetics

The Beauty & Cosmetics sector was impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, but signs are that it is now returning to growth, boosted by the development of products that tap into merging consumer needs – health and wellness, sustainability, and added-value ingredients. In addition, private label manufacturers are well-paced to capitalise on this trend, capturing an increasing share of the market from established brands. ESM explores the development of the beauty and cosmetics sectors within the grocery industry.

Organic Products

With Millennials and Generation Z shoppers increasingly influencing food consumption trends, and greater demand for products that meet ethical and provenance criteria following the coronavirus crisis, certified Organic Products continue to grow in popularity. Within this category, new product innovation is being driven both by big brand development and private label. ESM reports on this dynamic category.

The World Of Packaging 2022

As we emerge from the coronavirus crisis, consumers will expect brands to do more to address societal issues, and packaging is likely to be in the spotlight like never before. Retailers and consumer goods firms have made great strides in terms of packaging optimisation and reduction in recent years, but have their efforts gone far enough? And what will really need to be implemented to meet ever-stricter packaging regulations? ESM's The World of Packaging report will examine the packaging sector as it looks ahead to the rest of the decade, featuring insight from leading packaging industry analysts and research firms.

Plus much much more, including:


ESM reveals the finalists in the European Private Label Awards 2022, which celebrate new product development and innovation across the European grocery landscape, from both retailers and manufacturers.

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.

ESM's regular Private Label Showcase feature highlights the latest own-brand innovations from across Europe, which continue to raise the bar within select grocery categories.

Plus much much more…


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For further details on any of these features, contact the ESM sales team at:
Niall Doyle   [email protected]
Des Ball   [email protected]
Rocio Palma Perez   [email protected]

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