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14 September 2021
Retailers prepared for a strong back-to-school season in 2021, with Mastercard SpendingPlus projecting retail sales would grow by 12% during the back-to-school period (August 16 to September 19) compared to 2019. In our Back-to-school, 2021 report we explore back-to-school initiatives globally and highlight five key themes. Below are three standout in-store back-to-school campaigns we...
14 September 2021
The GB market declined 1.9% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to 5 September, according to the latest results from Kantar. We look at key performances in more detail and highlight UK news you may have missed. Pandemic still having an effect COVID is clearly still having an impact on the market, with grocery spend 8.7% higher in the 12 weeks to 5 September than in 2019. However, the first week of Se...
05 August 2021
The Restaurant Hub is a new joint venture between Boparan Restaurant Group and Sainsbury’s, situated in the retailer’s Selly Oak store.  Launched last week, the food court concept is the latest of several recent partnership initiatives by the two companies who have recently unveiled  Caffe Carluccio’s coffee shop in Sainsbury’s St Albans and  Carluccio’s pizza counter and deli in Sainsbury’s Le...
22 July 2021
It has been revealed that Sainsbury’s is to stop supplying any B2B customers with a wholesaling service, as it seeks to return focus to its core supermarkets business. The most notable customer affected is the symbol group Simply Fresh, which has successfully transitioned five of its independent retailer members to its ‘supplied by Sainsbury’s’ model since it was launched in January 2020. It se...
22 July 2021
The GB grocery market declined by 5.1% on 2020 in the 12 weeks to July 11th, according to the latest results from Kantar as the whole period annualised against pandemic-elevated comparatives. Despite this impact and a less-than-expected boost from Euro 2020, sales remained £3bn higher than the same period of 2019, Limited boost from Euro 2020 With many shoppers taking advantage of newfound ...
14 July 2021
This year, the UEFA Euro 2020 finals took place in Wembley Stadium, with England playing Italy. This drove great excitement around the nation as retailers and brands looked to inspire and excite shoppers. In our UEFA Euro 2020 report we highlighted five ways retailers and brands looked to engage and excite shoppers during the championship. Below are three best-in-class in-store activations i...
06 July 2021
Sainsbury’s has lifted its profit guidance following strong first quarter trading performance despite a tough comparative against the initial weeks of the pandemic. In this article we look at five factors contributing to Sainsbury’s better-than-expected trading. Key numbers for 16 weeks to 26 June 2021 Q1 grocery sales +0.8% on 2020 (+1.6% LFL), +11.3% on 2019, with sales benefiting ...
30 June 2021
In May, Carluccio’s and Sainsbury’s announced their partnership plans for a trio of concepts in Sainsbury’s stores – Caffe Carluccio’s, Carluccio’s Counters and a Restaurant Hub. Earlier this month, the first Caffe Carluccio’s was opened in Sainsbury’s St. Albans superstore. Now, Boparan Restaurant Group (BRG) – who acquired Carluccio’s for £3.4m in 2020 – are trialling Carluccio’s self-serv...
30 June 2021
In its new UK channel forecasts report, IGD maps out its expectations of how the food and grocery sector will move on from last year’s exceptional expansion. IGD predicts that last year’s 8.5% growth will slow to 1.7% in 2021 and then to 0.9% in 2022, as shoppers economise and the foodservice sector reclaims sales. This sharp decline will be followed by a period of modest recovery, that wil...
23 June 2021
The GB market declined 1.6% in the 12 weeks to 13 June, according to the latest results from Kantar. Market growth declines but sales remain elevated This period saw restrictions ease further and the continuation of the vaccine programme rollout. However, as there has not been a complete return to normality this has created a mixed set of results. Despite the market declining, sales remaine...