The food retailing industry will undergo dramatic changes by 2025. An aging population, rising energy prices and changing needs when it comes to interconnectedness, health and flexibility are forcing retailers to switch to new logistics and sales models. In a joint effort, KPMG and the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute have drawn up some theories on future trends and scenarios in this sector.
Today, online orders for non-food items and standardized foods such as mineral water are already on the rise. As these figures increase, the range of items offered in stores threatens to shrink even further. Driving forces such as these are causing the core strengths of the food retailing industry – for instance, product selection or logistics – to be outsourced or completely restructured. In light of these developments, KPMG and the GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute have joined together to analyze the driving forces behind further developments on the retail food market and have drawn up ten hypotheses as well as four future scenarios on the basis of these driving forces.