Consumer packaged goods value growth across Europe slowed significantly in 2012, dropping from 5% to just 2.8%. Amid continued difficult economic conditions, finding growth will be tough. Retailers however are fighting back, using Private Label as a trigger to drive retail disruption. Here, Mike...
The early May bank holiday and accompanying good weather were enough to offset a lacklustre middle part of the month for food and drink sales at the UK’s leading supermarkets, according to the latest retailer performance figures released today by Nielsen.
Sales volumes decline compared to last summer with the London 2012 Olympics.
The UK’s leading supermarkets will be relying on strong advertising in the final weeks of Christmas after another month of slowdown in year-on-year sales value growth due to a continued weakness in General Merchandise – such as electronics, toys, clothes and home furnishings.