IGD is a training and research charity.
We’re proud to help launch the world’s first Food Waste Reduction Roadmap in partnership with WRAP. The Roadmap sets out a clear path we should all follow collectively to tackle UK food waste wherever it occurs.
Retail Analysis is your window on the world of retail, providing insights on retailers, countries, stores and trends.
Our team of retail experts track the latest industry trends, deliver and analyse key news, and visit retailers and their stores around the world to provide you with commercial insights that will help you build stronger plans and work more effectively day-to-day.
Digital retail models of the future
Our new research examines how data and technology are transforming retail business models.
Better understand what’s influencing grocery shoppers today, with insight on this means for future behaviour both pre-shop and in-store. We talk to thousands of British grocery shoppers each year. We explore their behaviour, missions, sentiment and preferences across a range of different key industry themes and topics.
Shoppers of the future
Future-proof your business now to win with shoppers in 2025.
Use your supply chain to be more efficient, improve capability and grow your company. Supply Chain Analysis gives you the latest insight, case studies and thought leadership on how to build a successful supply chain.
Supply Chains for Growth
Download our report to understand how supply chain excellence will be a source of growth and value for the future.
Insight and capability to successfully trade in Asia's FMCG markets
Asia Trends 2019
Our top five trends shaping the Asian retail market and influencing retailer strategy over the next year and beyond.
Most visited retailers
City GuidesView All
Tesco has partnered up with local Karachi-based Alpha Supermarket to stock its products in 50 Express convenience stores and four Alpha stores over the next three years.
Alpha Supermarket will be the exclusive partner for Tesco in Pakistan, offering Tesco’s private labels, including Tesco Goodness, Tesco Finest, and Tesco Everyday. It will offer a complete range of Tesco product categories, both food and non-food items, including frozen and fresh foods.
Alpha Supermarket is a modern retailer in Pakistan, known for its customer services and loyalty programmes. It's also one of the first retailers offering online shopping through an ecommerce platform.
Alpha Supermarkets has plans to open 50 Express Stores, stocking Tesco products in the country in the next three years, besides its three flagship stores in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. The company has already invested US$2m mainly in its Karachi’s store and it is reported the investments will double in the next coming months.
“We intend to leverage this relationship by creating Alpha Express Stores across the country in short order.” said Nadeem Hussain, Chairman of Limestone, owner of Alpha Supermarkets.
Pakistan, with a population of almost 200 million, is Asia's eighth largest grocery market and we forecast the market to grow 8% each year until 2020. Although modern trade is still in its infancy, as it takes off, retailers with first mover advantage will be well placed. Pakistan’s middle class is growing fast and so are 3G services and smart phone penetration that are making the country an attractive market for the retailer.
This is an exciting move for Tesco, tapping into Pakistan's fast-growing consumer market without taking too big a risk. The retailer has exited markets such as the US, Japan, South Korea and Turkey in recent history and partnered up with CR Vanguard in China. The move reiterates Tesco's focus on Asia, particularly the sub-continent, where it already has a well-established partnership with Trent Hypermarkets, a Tata business, in India.