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Discounters And Convenience Stores Make Biggest Gains During Record Period For Grocery Sales

Latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew by the fastest rate in over a decade during the 12 weeks to 22 March – increasing by 7.6%.  However, the rate of growth in the most recent (more…)

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Shoppers Spent An Extra £1.9bn On Groceries

Data from Nielsen shows consumers in the UK made over 79 million extra grocery shopping trips in the last four weeks, with total till sales at supermarkets surging to 20.5%. The uptick in sales amid the coronavirus outbreak was particularly (more…)

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Panic Buying Shows Signs Of Waning

The panic buying that has caused so much disruption in the grocery industry over recent weeks appears to be easing. Data released by online bank Starling, which has 1.25 million UK account holders, shows transactions in supermarkets peaked two weekends (more…)

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Unitas Calls On Government To Support Wholesale Sector

Unitas Managing Director Darren Goldney has urged the government to provide more support for the UK wholesale industry during the coronavirus crisis. He highlighted that while the bounce in retail is still being felt, foodservice wholesalers are experiencing “differing and (more…)

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BFFF, FWD And PTF Comes Together To Prevent Food Going To Waste

Three food industry trade federations have launched a programme to prevent millions of pounds worth of food needlessly going to waste following the shut down the hospitality sector due to the coronavirus outbreak. The British Frozen Food, Wholesale Distributors’ and (more…)

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Dunnes Thanks Staff With Bonus Payment

Dunnes, Ireland’s largest supermarket in terms of market share, has joined Tesco and Aldi in giving staff a 10% bonus on their hourly pay (backdated to 9 March) for the duration of the coronavirus crisis. The retailer agreed to the (more…)

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Aldi Speeds Up Payments To Suppliers In Ireland

Aldi has reduced payment terms for over 200 of its small and medium-sized food and drink suppliers in Ireland to support their cash-flows during the coronavirus outbreak. The discounter, which announced a similar move in the UK last week, said (more…)

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Boots Supports Government In Rolling Out Coronavirus Testing

Boots is helping the UK government to roll out coronavirus testing facilities for NHS staff. Locations are currently being decided and will be spread across the UK. However, the testing will not happen in Boots stores. Trials have already been (more…)

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Carluccio’s And Brighthouse Collapse Into Administration

The Italian restaurant chain Carluccio’s and rent-to-own retailer BrightHouse both collapsed into administration on Monday, putting about 4,400 jobs at risk, in the first sign of the government’s coronavirus lockdown biting the high street. Read the full article on The (more…)

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Unilever Facing Allegations That It Underpaid Hundreds Of Millions Of Pounds In Tax

Unilever is facing allegations that it underpaid hundreds of millions of pounds in tax. Bosses at the Anglo-Dutch giant are challenging the claim, but admit that it could cost the firm up to €600m. Read the full article on the (more…)

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How Big Box Stores Can Gain Competitive Edge In The Age Of ‘Micro-Seasons’

Using store data to uncover micro-seasonal trends and accurately align supply with demand, is key to the future success of big box stores in the UK, a new report has concluded. Bossa Nova, a provider of real-time, on-shelf product data (more…)

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US: Amazon And Instacart Facing Disruption As Concerned Workers Strike

Amazon and other delivery firms in the US are under increasing pressure to improve protection for workers amid the coronavirus outbreak, with staff taking strike action at a key time for the e-commerce sector. With most non-essential retailers having closed (more…)

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POLAND: Carrefour Pledges To Fix Prices On Key Own Label Lines

Carrefour’s operation in Poland has introduced a guarantee that the price of 150 key everyday own label lines will not change during the coronavirus outbreak. The retailer stated that it wanted to provide shoppers with a sense of security during (more…)

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AUSTRALIA: Woolworths Reduces Payment Terms For Suppliers

Woolworths Group has become the latest retailer to pledge to pay small suppliers faster for their goods and services during the coronavirus outbreak. Currently, small trade suppliers to Woolworths’ supermarkets business are paid within 14 days, while across the rest (more…)

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AUSTRALIA: Wesfarmers Selling A$1.1bn Coles Stake

Wesfarmers is selling a 5.2% stake in Coles, worth A$1.06bn. The retail-to-chemicals conglomerate, which spun of the supermarket chain in 2018, stated the move would help it retain a more flexible balance sheet amid the uncertainty posed by the coronavirus (more…)

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Data Confirms That Supermarkets Are Moving Away From Promotions

The leading supermarkets are ditching promotions as they focus on keeping shelves stocked during the coronavirus crisis. This is confirmed by data from Assosia that was published by trade publication The Grocer at the end of last week.  It showed (more…)

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Co-op May Have To Close Some Stores

The Chief Executive of the Co-op has warned that some of its 2,600 stores may have to close during the coronavirus outbreak. In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, Steve Murrells highlighted that the Co-op has been “at the (more…)

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Tesco Tightens Product Rationing In Some Express Stores

Tesco is limiting customers to buying just one item of essential products in some of its Express stores as the coronavirus outbreak continues to impact on-shelf availability. Tesco had already introduced a restriction of three items per customer on every (more…)

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CJ Lang Adds Brakes Foodservice To Logistics Operation

SPAR Scotland wholesaler CJ Lang & Son is tapping into the delivery resources of foodservice operator Brakes in order to help it manage the current spike in demand for food. With demand increasing in SPAR Scotland’s 300 convenience stores, CJ (more…)

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Home Isolation Sees Mixed Online Sales Results

New data offers some insight into how the coronavirus outbreak is impacting online consumer shopping habits. During the first week of the government’s isolation guidelines (commencing 15 March), online retail sales were down 2.2% year-on-year (YoY), according to the latest (more…)

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