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Newly released GB market data from Kantar reveals only marginal growth for the crucial Christmas quarter. Sales in the 12 weeks to December 29th grew by just 0.2%, the slowest rate over Christmas since 2015 and down from 0.5% in the 12 weeks to December 1st.

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Co-op, the major UK convenience retailer, has set out plans to extend its reach in online sales in 2020 as well as to enhance its product offer, with a new plant-based private label range under the GRO sub-brand. Same-day city-centre delivery to roll-out to 650 stores Over the next 12 months same-day delivery services will be made available across almost 100 towns and cities.  This will be ...
As the last of the seasonal product launches take to the shelves, we visited a Co-op in a rural community to see how the retailer is gearing up to keep local shoppers well-supplied over the festive period. More than just a top-up shop   The first noticeable highlight is that Co-op are definitely aiming to do more than provide an emergency back-up for shoppers that have run out of ess...
Co-op’s store opening programme will see 30 new stores open in the two weeks before Christmas.  The retailer has invested more than £25m in new stores opened during November and December, creating over 500 jobs. The new stores will be located in transport hubs, city centres and residential apartments. Getting closer to shoppers The programme is part of Co-op’s strategy to ‘win in conveni...


We compare the festive strategies and trading performances of the UK’s leading grocers and look ahead to factors influencing trading in 2020. For each major retailer that has reported (Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons, M&S, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose & Partners) we provide details of festive performance and analyse the factors that shaped their results. Trading data and results analysis from other retailers is also included.
The Co-op has introduced its new plant-based range, called GRO. Available from 8 January 2020, GRO is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
We look at five key trends set to shape the Western Europe in 2020. Retailers are continuing to invest in private labels, health, wellness and lifestyle choices. At the same time, retailers are focusing on evolving existing strategies and creating innovative store formats.
Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
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