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Coming Up In ESM Issue 1 2020

Copy Deadline: 13 January 2020
Press Deadline: 16 January 2020

As we enter a new decade, ESM kicks off 2020 with a bang, with a major report on the forthcoming EuroShop exhibition in Düsseldorf, as well as unveiling the winners of the European Private Label Awards, and exploring the latest trends in Retail Technology, Dairy Products and Cosmetics & Skincare.

EuroShop 2020

EuroShop 2020, the world's biggest retail trade fair, takes place at Messe Düsseldorf on 16-20 February. In this special preview, we take a comprehensive look at all the key components that make up the EuroShop trade fair, including Shopfitting, Retail Technology, Lighting, Visual Merchandising, Retail Marketing, Refrigeration & Energy Management, Food Service Equipment and Expo & Event Marketing, and feature profiles of must-visit companies exhibiting at the show.

ESM's comprehensive EuroShop 2020 preview offers your business to highlight your presence at the event, both to those planning to attend as well as those not in attendance. With thousands of companies exhibiting at the event, promoting your business to attendees in ESM ahead of the show can help drive footfall to your stand and raise awareness about your business' competitive advantages.

If you are therefore interested in speaking to decision makers across the European supermarket industry, particularly those involved in procurement, ESM should be your preferred media platform. Contact the ESM sales team for details of our advertising packages.

European Private Label Awards 2020: The Winners

Following our announcement of the latest crop of finalists in the European Private Label Awards in the final issue of last year, in this issue ESM is proud to present the winners of this year's contest, across 11 categories: Dairy Products; Convenience Foods; Ambient Grocery; Confectionery & Snacking; Beverages (Non-Alcoholic); Beverages (Alcoholic); Meat & Seafood; Non-Food (Household); Non-Food (Personal Care); Frozen Food; and Free-From Foods.

Retail Technology

Retail Technology is advancing at a rapid pace – while over the past couple of years, customer engagement and next day delivery were a key focus, now, the spotlight is on how artificial intelligence is set to reshape retail as we know it. In our annual report on the latest developments in retail technology, ESM examines the technologies that are assisting retailers take the next step, as well as looking ahead to what the future might hold.

Dairy Products

Dairy prices have fluctuated quite considerably in the past year, while the sector has also faced challenges relating to consumer perceptions about the health benefits of dairy, as well as the rise of non-dairy alternatives. This in turn has spurred retailers and suppliers into action, with the Dairy Products category now a hotbed of industry innovation. ESM examines how companies operating in the dairy sector are seeking to attract new shoppers to the category.

Cosmetics & Skincare

A seismic shift is underway in the cosmetics and skincare industries. While the major brands in the sector have seen slower sales, products that tie in with consumers wider demand for wellness products are performing well, as as 'skincare-adjacent' products such as tinted moisturisers and lip balm. Most of all, however, the trend is towards new, emerging, independent brands; as Vogue commented in August 2019, "Much of the dynamism in the cosmetics segment is concentrated among independent brands with faster supply chains and a greater resonance with younger consumers." This, in turn, opens the door for private label manufacturers, as consumers seek out products with a strong quality-price ratio, which develop in line with current trends. In this feature, ESM explores the growth of the cosmetics and skincare sectors within the grocery sector, and speaks to a number of manufacturers about the importance of this category in mainstream retail.

Plus much much more, including

Ben Webb catches up with Vladislav Kurbatov, the chief executive of Russian retailer Perekrestok, as it seeks to upgrade its product offering for shoppers.

ESM speaks to Phil Wilkinson and Emma Seal, senior directors for online grocery at Asda, about how the group's new Recipes platform is helping to drive online performance.

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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