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Morrisons is reported to be piloting technology that would offer customers a checkout free experience. Amazon style tech being trialled According to The Mail on Sunday, the retailer has partnered with US technology provider AiFi which uses cameras to track items put in customers’ baskets. They are then charged as they leave the store through an app – a system similar to Amazon’s Just Walk...
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...
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 ...

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21/07/2021
Our predictions for a return to growth. We examine the short and longer term outlook for each sub-sector (coffee specialists, food-to-go specialists, QSR, convenience/forecourts and supermarkets/hypermarkets) and highlight implications for operators, retailers and suppliers.
21/07/2021
Autonomous retail checkout company, Imagr, opened a pop-up store in London, UK, to showcase its smart trolley (cart) solution. Imagr said that it had overwhelming interest from the UK retail market, and therefore made London the first stop for its pop-up experience.
20/07/2021
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.
14/07/2021
Lidl has remained firmly committed to putting the physical store at the heart of its operations in the UK, despite the significant demand for online services throughout the pandemic. In this presentation we look at how the discounter is continually upgrading its proposition to ensure a better experience for shoppers. We highlight six new in-store features, and how Lidl is championing four of our discount trends for 2021

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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 forecasts: 2021-2026

Following last year's exceptional growth, these new five-year forecasts map out how we expect the grocery market and retail channels will adapt to the structural changes and shifts in shopper behaviour the pandemic has brought about. 

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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.

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

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