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Nisa, the wholesale subsidiary of the Co-op Group, is the latest symbol group operator to add a further variant to its portfolio of store packages available to independent retailers.  Launched at the virtual Nisa 2020 Expo, Nisa Express will sit alongside the established Nisa Local fascia to offer a package targeted to smaller stores that have historically been considered below the qualifying size threshold for its symbol package.

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Asda has today opened a flagship sustainability trial store together with a new plastics reduction strategy that includes a pledge that customers will not pay more for greener options. The store at Middleton, Leeds, was due to open earlier this year but was delayed by the Covid crisis. It will function a Test and learn facility or sustainability, similar to its Stevenage technology store where ...
We take a look a detailed look at the updated Waitrose and John Lewis strategy plan.  Recover profits and accelerate change JLP is targeting reaching £200m profit by year two and £400m by year five. The plan is split into two time phases; Years 1-2: recover profit and lay foundations for growth Years 3-5: accelerate change, reshape and grow The Partnership is investing £1bn in...
Ocado announced the acquisition of a minority stake in robotics startup Myrmex, and is due to take a seat on its board. Materials handling robotics Fremont, California-based Myrmex is a materials handling robotics start-up with a unique offering including autonomous mobile robots and intelligent asset handling systems. The startup’s set of solutions notably enables click-and-collect deliver...

Presentations

21/10/2020
We look at retailer performance and shopper confidence ahead of the Christmas peak, and consider the implications the pandemic will have on shopper behaviour and retailers’ priorities over the festive season. We also revisit Christmas 2019 and share analyst viewpoints of how the channels will perform differently this year.
19/10/2020
A Cheshire based online store called ‘That Refill Place’ offers shoppers an easy way to reduce single use plastics via its online refill store.
15/10/2020
In this first look report we explore key elements of the newly opened Next Beauty and Home store in Intu, Watford. The store opened on 2nd October and offers shoppers a range of premium beauty brands across skincare, fragrances and cosmetics. The launch of Next’s beauty halls comes after its successful online premium beauty business and it plans to roll out more stores before Christmas.
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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.

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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In our new Eating In Vs Dining Out research, produced in collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, we explore the impact of COVID-19 on the UK food and drink market.

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.

Access key indicators for over 400 retailers and grocery market sizes for over 180 countries.

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