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Morrisons new owner Clayton, Dubilier and Rice (CD&R) has reportedly started the search for a new CEO to take over from David Potts in about two years. The move follows the completion of Morrisons £7bn acquisition by the US-based private equity firm last October.

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A new chief commercial officer is appointed, as Ryan McDonnell prepares to step into the CEO position. New chief commercial officer Last year the retailer announced Lidl GB CEO Christian Härtnagel would take the reigns of its German operations in March 2022. After serving more than five years in the post, and over 18 years with the retailer in a variety of roles and geographies, he hands ...
Boots UK announced the launch of its Boots Price Advantage programme, offering exclusive discounts for its Advantage Card holders.   Boosting savings for its loyalty scheme members Boots UK is offering its Boots Advantage Card members special prices across 150 selected products every month. The programme is launching nationwide, across 2,000 stores in the UK. The exclusive prices will be...
McDonald’s has opened a new restaurant in the UK that is its testing ground for sustainable initiatives. The restaurant is its first restaurant in the UK and Ireland certified to the UKGBC Net Zero Standard. Where is the store? McDonald’s launched its zero-carbon store in Market Drayton, Shropshire, in December 2021. Source: Google maps What makes this McDonald’s restaurant diff...


Five trends that will shape the discount channel globally this year including some considerations and implications for suppliers and retailers.
After a highly challenging and volatile year, 2021 finished on a resilient note for the grocery sector. Find out what drove festive performance, the retailer results and channel trends.
Aldi UK has opened its first cashierless store in London. Shoppers gain access to the store and pay through the Aldi Shop&Go app, and pick items with no scanning needed.
A guide to the UK’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

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A guide to the UK’s grocery market and how we expect the country, its leading retailers and channels to evolve over the next five years.

UK channel forecasts: 2021-2026

Following last year's exceptional growth, these new five-year forecasts map out how we expect the grocery market and retail channels will adapt to the structural changes and shifts in shopper behaviour the pandemic has brought about. 

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Eating In vs Dining Out 2021 part I

In the first part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we review the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on food and drink consumption patterns last year, focussing specifically on the shift between in-home and out-of-home spend.

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