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The GB market grew 12.5% in the 12 weeks to 21 February, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period included Christmas and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions, which drove growth.

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After the tumultuous year that was 2020, what can we expect in the grocery sector in the year ahead? In this second article I will consider the changes impacting and affecting retailers. Readers can access our first article on trends impacting shoppers here . 4. New wave of store format innovation Across the Big Four we’re seeing a new wave of format innovation centred around compact fo...
Major UK convenience retailer, McColl’s has announced that it has extended its wholesale agreement with Morrisons, which will see the national supermarket operator supply the entire McColl’s store portfolio (currently over 1,200 stores) with full a range of products until January 2027. As part of the extended agreement McColl’s will increase the number of its stores trading under the Morrisons...
Sainsbury’s has launched a new brand slogan to support its position as the Principal Supermarket Partner at the United Nations' international clmate change conference, COP26, taking place in Glasgow this November. New strapline to align with Sainsbury’s updated strategy 'Helping Everyone Eat Better' will replace 'Eat Well for Less' as Sainsbury’s primary messaging in late Spring in a move d...

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02/03/2021
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
01/03/2021
Variety discounters are an increasingly important part of shoppers’ repertoire, competitors of grocers and an alternative route to market for brands. In this presentation we combine our retail and shopper knowledge to understand the key trends shaping the variety discount channel.
25/02/2021
This completion of its acquisition of Costcutter Supermarkets Group in February 2021, has added significant further scale to the retail networks affiliated to the Bestway business and brings with it access to enhanced capabilities in the arena of retail support and engagement.

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UK country presentation

This in-depth guide to the UK explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

UK channel opportunities: 2020-2022

As the UK emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown, these new forecasts map out how we expect the pandemic to shape the future of the grocery market and retail channels. Drawing on a combination of official data and expert insights we present four scenarios for market growth and detailed channel narratives.

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EU Exit: possible impact on shoppers, retail and supply chain

With EU-UK trade talks intensifying, our shopper, retail and supply chain teams look at the possible impacts on the food industry, particularly in relation to a possible no-deal.

Eating In vs Dining Out 2021 part I

In the first part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we review the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on food and drink consumption patterns last year, focussing specifically on the shift between in-home and out-of-home spend.

UK channel forecasts webinar

Hear our UK channel experts bring the data to life, unpick competing dynamics and complexities. Gain a broad perspective, including macro-economic factors, shopper behaviours, short term trends and long term challenges.

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Use our COVID-adjusted forecasts on over 400 retailers in over 180 countries

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