United Kingdom news

16 September 2021
Deliveroo and Amazon have announced a new offer in which Amazon Prime members can now receive free Deliveroo Plus membership for a year in the UK and Ireland. Free takeaway and grocery delivery The new offer follows Amazon’s investment in Deliveroo , which was cleared by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) in April 2020. Due to Amazon’s investment, it therefore has an incentiv...
16 September 2021
Sainsbury’s is launching lower prices for Nectar members across a tailored selection of products. Key facts about My Nectar Prices Nectar app customers using SmartShop will be able to access lower prices on around 10 product lines personalised to them. Both branded and private label products will be included in the offer The list will be updated regularly to align with the customer...
16 September 2021
Major national convenience retailer Co-op has set out its goal to more than double its sales through online platforms from £70m to £200m by the end of the current year. The key focuses for driving this growth are to be a new partnership with Amazon Prime and the roll-out of Starship autonomous vehicle deliveries to more areas. Amazon partnership to go national following Glasgow trial The sa...
16 September 2021
Leading UK convenience retailer Co-op has added a new format to its portfolio with the opening of its first 24-hour self-serve, cashless Micro Market. Located at the head office of British cleaning appliances manufacturer Numatic, the outlet offers the 1,000 staff access to Co-op own-label products such as food-to-go meal deals, breakfast items, milk, bread, ready meals as well drinks on the g...
16 September 2021
Leading national co-operative retailer, Co-op has reported its interim results for the first half of 2021 (26 weeks to 3 July) with sales in its convenience-led Food division (excluding fuel) down 2.8%. This expected decline comes amid a more normalized trading pattern in 2021, compared to the extraordinary surge in consumer demand seen in the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic from March in 2...
16 September 2021
In its first half results John Lewis Partnership has reported that Waitrose’s sales increased by 2.3% and by 3.5% like-for-like in the 26 weeks to July 31 st , largely driven by a surge in online sales. The retailer also set out how it plans to bring a John Lewis offer into more Waitrose stores. Investing in online Following its split from Ocado, Waitrose has been building its own online ca...
15 September 2021
With a challenging summer in 2020 and fewer COVID-19 restrictions in 2021, retailers and brands in the UK have looked to capture the pent-up demand for summer products and activities and to inspire shoppers. In our report we explore six key trends we spotted this summer in the UK. Below we highlight three of these: 1. Innovating key categories: cocktail inspiration Sainsbury's offere...
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...
14 September 2021
Tesco has partnered with global reusable packaging platform Loop to offer shoppers a variety of food, drinks, household, and beauty product in a reusable packaging. The initiative will be available in 10 large Tesco stores. Tesco and Loop offer shoppers 88 products, which includes popular brands and products from Tesco private label range. The retailer is aiming to add more products throughout ...