The EU elections delivered some predictable results (in the UK at least) with The Brexit Party doing as well as expected. Some magical mathematics followed with both sides, LEAVE and REMAIN, claiming victory. Only goes to show how split the UK still is.
The new stores in Edinburgh, Stockton on Tees, Hull, Polegate (East Sussex) and Rosehill (South London) prove that Lidl’s accelerated store opening plans are on track. Last July CEO Christian Härtnagel announced that Lidl would double its store opening rate to 50-60 per year for the foreseeable future.
Having negotiated the divorce settlement, the Brexit talks now shift to trade. Industry looks on with bated breath, desperate for clear direction. The food sector is known for tight margins and even tighter timescales. Layer Brexit on top of this and we could have increased prices and border delays.
The top five trends expected to shape the global retail market over the next 12 months have been unveiled by IGD. The predictions, identified by our international research, shopper insights and catalogue of global retail innovations, provide exclusive expertise into the key areas set to shake up the industry in 2018.