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The latest release from Kantar, tracking the performance of GB grocery retail over the 12 weeks to 18 April 2021, shows that sector growth slowed to 5.7%, as sales met the tougher comparatives of the early pandemic in 2020 and non-essential retail and the out-of-home sectors began to open from 12 April, beginning the resumption of a more normal competitive retail landscape.  However, Kantar indicates that over the most recent four weeks growth had again picked up to 6.5%.

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The UK is in the process of cautiously easing its COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. The country is currently in stage two, which allows two households or groups of up to six people to socialise in an outdoor setting. With new lockdown measures in place, people are looking to spend more time with their family and friends in outdoor spaces. We explore the impact the easing of lockdown has had on s...
The GB market grew 7.4% in the 12 weeks to 21 March, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period sees the annualisation of retailers’ performance against the record-breaking sales of March 2020, when the country went into its first lockdown. Sales over the most recent four weeks were down 3% versus last year, with shoppers making 117m fewer trips to the supermarket than in March 2020...
Following the release of its annual results we look at five ways Morrisons will look to build on its trading momentum in the year ahead. Headline results in brief (52 weeks to 31 January 2021) Group LFL sales : +8.6% (2019/20 -0.8%) comprising retail +7.8% and wholesale +0.8% Q4 LFL growth: +9.0% with retail contribution +8.2%, up on the +7.3% for the first nine weeks of the quarte...

Presentations

04/05/2021
An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Morrisons.
27/04/2021
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.
18/02/2021
We look back at the performance of the UK’s leading grocery retailers over the festive period, analyse trading and channel strategies, and explore how shopper behaviour changed.

Key presentations

Strategic outlook for Morrisons

We review Morrisons recently released full year results and its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This report explores the progress Morrisons is making against its seven priorities and the rapid development of its online and wholesale operations. 

UK country presentation

This in-depth guide to the United Kingdom explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

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Morrisons snapshot

An essential summary of trading priorities, latest developments, and other key commercial insights for Morrisons.

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Ocado Solutions CEO, Luke Jensen, talks about Ocado’s response to demand, the online channel’s longer-term growth, micro fulfilment centres, express delivery, and more.

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