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Market growth for the 12 weeks to 22 nd 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 – equivalent to an extra £10.8bn of spending - as shoppers stocked up on groceries and switched back to retail from out-of-home consumption in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Huge increa...
As the UK approaches the end of its first week under near lockdown, we look at how the grocery sector is adapting to new operating conditions. Improving safety for customers and colleagues Retailers have moved at pace to design and install safeguarding screens to protect customers and colleagues. To reduce the risk of transmission, some retailers are limiting the numbers of customers in-sto...
Sainsbury's has unveiled a package of measures to help suppliers manage production volumes and cash flow. Support for suppliers The retailer has pledged to work collaboratively with suppliers to increase production volumes so that they can meet the current surge in demand. Support will also be available to suppliers who find themselves in distress as a result of the current uncertainty. ...


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.
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic affects more parts of the country, we summarise the latest responses from food retailers in the UK to ensure stores function as efficiently as possible and food and groceries remain accessible to all.
We share how UK online retailers are using online content, operations and supply chain to help colleagues and shoppers.
We look at the path to purchase and how retailers can promote their private label ranges and products at different stages.
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