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Webcast: In the second of a weekly webcast series IGD analysts look to the future and how retail will look post-Coronavirus (COVID-19)  

As companies start to consider what the future of retail looks like in a post-Coronavirus (COVID-19) world, we present 10 hypotheses focused on society, shoppers and retail.

The categories and retailers that can expect to see the most additional demand over the next few weeks, and those that may see a reprieve.

Understand current and planned stockpiling of food and groceries, overall and at a category level,  as a result of Coronavirus. Results are from 3rd-5th Apri 2020

A weekly update highlighting five of the recent changes in shopper behaviour and sentiment we have seen in our ShopperVista data looking at financial confidence, changing shopping missions, store choice drivers and channel usage.

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To help boost consumption and accelerate the economic recovery from the pandemic, China’s Suguo supermarket chain, owned by CR Vanguard, issued CNY100m (US$14m) worth of promotional coupons last week.

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