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Metro Group has published Q3 results and announced it has raised its outlook for sales and EBITDA for its 2020/21 financial year due to ‘better than expected business development since the easing of restrictions’.

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It has been revealed that Sainsbury’s is to stop supplying any B2B customers with a wholesaling service, as it seeks to return focus to its core supermarkets business. The most notable customer affected is the symbol group Simply Fresh, which has successfully transitioned five of its independent retailer members to its ‘supplied by Sainsbury’s’ model since it was launched in January 2020. It se...
Sam’s Club has developed a new feature as part of its Scan & Go technology which enables members to scan a product in-store for delivery direct to their home or business. Integrated into Scan & Go The Scan & Ship programme has been integrated into the retailer’s Scan & Go feature within its app. Members using the feature scan a product in the club and choose to have it delivered to their ho...
In its latest accounts filed with Companies House for the year to 30 August 2020, Costco UK has recorded total sales up 15.7% to £3,130m across its combined warehouse and online operations. The core warehouse business, operating from 29 sites across the UK, saw its sales rise 14.5%, all but reaching £3bn for the first time. ‘Food & sundries’ were the key drivers With shoppers focused on sho...

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23/06/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
09/06/2021
This report provides our vision for how food and consumer goods stores will evolve over the next decade. The world in 2030 will look very different to today and how people shop for their food and consumer goods is changing rapidly. Traditional store operating models are coming under significant strain and we believe that retailers and suppliers need to work harder to evolve store formats to ensure that they reflect how people shop today and will do in the future.
03/06/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today. Updated quarterly to include latest information on performance, strategic developments, marketing initiatives, key personnel and must see stores.
26/04/2021
With the government's reopening roadmap on track, the big question for retailers is “what will be the impact of foodservice reopening?” In collaboration with foodservice consultant Peter Backman, we forecast the size of the UK food and drink market in 2021 and examine how retail and foodservice shares will evolve. We explore the drivers of foodservice recovery and what this means for retail, with a quarter-by-quarter analysis to help businesses in both sectors plan for the year ahead.
UK grocery & foodservice wholesaling 2021: sector performance & statistics for 2020 plus five-year forecasts

This latest update of IGD’s unique wholesaling dataset seeks to measure the profound impacts affecting the sector in 2020 as well as tracking the key changes occurring in the channel such as the adoption of online/electronic ordering and the shift into delivery service.

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Costco, Wembley, UK

Wembley is Costco's 28th, and latest UK, warehouse, offering an excellent showcase of how the wholesaler targets a mixed customer base with a focus on value and quality on bulk goods.