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Following the move of other foodservice wholesalers to target retail sales, as the emergency shut down cuts off their core market amongst out-of-home businesses, Brakes has launched a call & collect service to sell to the general public. Initially made available from three of its distribution depots earlier this week, it has now been extended to eight sites across England.

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In this article, updated daily, we summarise the latest responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK: Market update: GB grocery market sees fastest growth on record. Market growth for the 12 weeks to 22 March was +7.6%, the fastest rate in over a decade, according to Kantar. The rapid growth was driven by a 20.6% surge in sales over the last four weeks. . More details h...
In this article we look at what UK variety discounters are doing to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Temporary store closures B&M will be closing 49 stores as a response to the current trading conditions. The retailer has not announced what stores these will be, but has said it is likely they will be small format stores Poundland will be closing 1...
In this article we round up the latest initiatives from Aldi and Lidl UK and Ireland to address the challenges created by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.  Aldi Implemnted a one person, one trolley rule in a bid to encourag all customers to try and reduce the number of family members they bring with them into stores Through its partnership with Neighbourly, Aldi will be donating 5...

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02/04/2020
We share how retailers, from across the globe, are communicating to online shoppers in the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
02/04/2020
BrewDog has started making hand sanitiser at its distillery in Aberdeen in response to the UK shortage
01/04/2020
Contactless payment limits will rise from £30 (US$53) to £45 (US$79) from April 1 in the UK.
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Our latest weekly summary of retailer initiatives to ensure food is available to all, safety maximised and communities supported during this time of global crisis.

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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 prepares to leave the European Union, we update our five year forecasts for the grocery market, quantifying the opportunities available in each retail channel. Drawing on a combination of economic base data from official sources and retailer specific forecasts, we set out our growth expectations.

This quick piece of analysis shows the development of four grocery retail models in the UK from 2011 to 2023.

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