Waitrose & Partners news

17 January 2013
With all major retailers now having reported, what have we learned about the state of the grocery market in 2012? Discounters triumph Discounters were the clear winners delivering their best ever Christmas performance. Key to their success were investments in premium, fresh and festive ranges which gave them new relevance to Christmas shoppers.  Aldi in particular stood out, with sales ...
15 January 2013
Kantar has issued a special six-week Christmas release of its Worldpanel market share data.  Offering specific detail on relative performances in the grocery sector in the key festive trading period, this provides a useful counterpoint to corporate statements.  The figures issued for the period to 6th January 2013 shows market growth accelerated  modestly to 3.8%, though the fortunes of retailers...
03 January 2013
Waitrose has released very strong Christmas and New Year trading figures, driven by significant uplifts in volumes and customer numbers. Impressive Christmas trading Total branch sales for the period from Sunday November 4th to Christmas Eve (7 weeks and 2 days) were 7.7% higher (excluding petrol) and like-for-like sales were up by 4.3% on a year ago. Uplifts in volumes and customer numbers ...
03 January 2013
With the festive season now behind us retailers are keen to move the agenda on for the New Year with a raft of activity centring on healthy eating ranges. Sainsbury's: highlighting value and fresh credentials Sainsbury's brings together value and healthy eating with its "5 a day the basics way" initiative in which it highlights low cost healthy products from its entry level own brand ...