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17 September 2020
Following a successful trial, Tesco has teamed up with social enterprise and food sharing app OLIO to help reduce food waste in stores and feed more people in crisis. The new partnership builds on Tesco’s existing food surplus donations programme, including its Community Food Connection scheme with FareShare, through which 2 million meals per month are donated to food charities across the UK. ...
17 September 2020
Co-op have announced interim results for the first half of 2020* showing a 7.6% increase on last year.  This puts the retailer ahead of the forecasted 6.8% growth for the total UK food and grocery market in 2020 according to IGD's lastest channel forecasts . * 26 weeks to 4 July 2020 Highlights Revenue up 7.6%, driven by food and wholesale businesses Significant increase in co...
17 September 2020
The Grocer magazine has reported that Iceland has launched a trial to bring Bargain Booze branded concessions into its Food Warehouse stores, to boost alcohol ranges and bring greater focus to the offer. Extends Food Warehouse alcohol range to 1,000 lines The trial stores at Cheltenham, Poole and York now have dedicated Bargain Booze sections comprising 1,000 lines, more than doubling the e...
17 September 2020
Waitrose's revenue grew 8.3% to £3.4bn in the first half of the year to 25th July 2020, alongside double digit profit growth. However, John Lewis' negative sales and profit performance continue to have a dilutive impact on the Partnership's results. Robust grocery performance Waitrose's like-for-like sales rose 9.6%, whilst the retailer also reported a healthy trading profit improvement of ...
16 September 2020
Sainsbury's has announced that Argos customers will now receive Nectar points for purchases made at Argos in-store and online. Previously customers could only collect points if they placed an Argos order online. Now they will automatically collect points for purchases made in-store as well. To launch the scheme double points will be offered on all purchases for a limited period (September 18th - ...
16 September 2020
Morrisons has announced the appointment of Rachel Eyre as its new chief customer and marketing officer. She will will join Morrisons from Sainsbury's in early 2021, taking over the role from Andy Atkinson who was promoted to group commercial director earlier this year. Eyre's role will cover customer insight and marketing including advertising, in-store and targeted marketing. She will also ...
15 September 2020
Tesco launches new Clubcard Prices campaign and extends Aldi Price Match Tesco has stepped up actions to appeal to price sensitive shoppers with a new Clubcard Prices campaign and the extension of Aldi Price Match to more products. Up to 50% off selected brands through Clubcard Prices From today, exclusive 'Clubcard Prices' will be automatically offered to customers with Clubcard account...
15 September 2020
Market growth once again slowed in this reporting period as shoppers continued to return to their pre-Covid behaviours, and many stopped shielding. In the 12 weeks ending 6th September take home grocery sales grew by 10.8%, according to Kantar. This was the fifth month to see double digit growth, however was a slowdown compared to the 14.4% growth seen in the previous reporting period. We l...
15 September 2020
Ocado's retail revenue grew by 52% in Q3, for the 13 weeks to 30 th August 2020. Driven by average order size In Q3, retail sales grew faster in comparison to Q2 due to demand remaining high versus a “seasonally soft” quarter in Q3 2019. The increase in revenue has been driven by an average order size of £141, up over 30% YoY. Whilst average order size continues to normalise from COVID-...
14 September 2020
Like all the major retailers, Iceland has seen a huge surge in demand for online delivery this year. We look at how the retailer has responded to this. Trial partnership with UberEats Iceland is partnering with UberEats to trial a 20-minute delivery service from its store in Hackney, London. Shoppers can use the UberEats app or website to order groceries from the retailer. The range offe...