Trends set to shape Asian grocery in 2019

December 7, 2018

Social shopping and health and freshness are trends set to influence Asia’s grocery retail market over the next five years, according to IGD, the international grocery research organization. “Over the last 12 months, Asia’s grocery landscape continued to develop rapidly. Retailers have been opening new stores at pace, stores are getting smaller, the offline and online worlds continue to merge, and new technology is being used to make operations more efficient,” said Nick Miles, Head of Asia-Pacific at IGD. “In 2019, we expect this pace of change to continue. Retailers will keep refining their operations to meet growing demand for convenience; partnerships will continue to shape the future of online; health and wellness and social media are set to grow in importance; and in-store technology will fundamentally change the way people shop.”