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Amazon has launched a grocery store format in the UK operating under the Amazon Fresh banner. The 2,500 sq ft store is located in Ealing, London. Amazon Fresh is the first convenience grocery store to offer Amazon’s Just Walk Out Technology, used in its US ‘Go’ format, outside of the US.

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Operations have started at Ocado’s new mini-Customer Fulfilment Centre (CFC) in Bristol, with capacity for over 30,000 orders per week. Boosting capacity The new CFC is a quarter of the size of Ocado’s Erith CFC at 150,000 sq ft. It has the capacity for more than 30,000 orders per week. Ocado said the Bristol CFC will open up more capacity for new and existing customers across the country. ...
While 2020 saw independent retailers experiencing growth unlike any other year, it was often a bewildering 12 months for suppliers to the sector. Certainly many suppliers have seen their products getting significant sales uplifts, but by no means have all benefited to the same extent. Moreover, even those suppliers that were able to ‘catch the wave’ often faced disruption as demand outstripped...
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. Strong growth is now expected to slow Sales accelerated further in the last four weeks to +15.1%. This was the fastest rate of growth since June 2020. Market growth is however now expected to...

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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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