The pairing of the country’s prolonged hot weather and England’s success at the 2018 World Cup has delivered results worthy of the Golden Boot for retailers and manufacturers.
Thanks to price rises and the move towards drinking products with a more expensive price tag, we see off-trade alcohol sales steadily increasing year-on-year but volumes remaining relatively static.
What defines a snack? A treat between meals, something to curb your hunger, or even replace breakfast? However you see it, for most people snacking is a daily habit.
At £18bn and counting, the snacking category is experiencing a revolution in the UK. Put this in context with the rest of the globe, snacks are a rare global growth story, and a consumer trend that is being fuelled by the dichotomy of health and indulgence.
If you can’t see it, it must not be there, right? In the FMCG market, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. That’s because every category has a certain concentration of brands that aren’t top of mind for many, but they have the ability to shift the overall landscape if conditions are...
Promotions around the World Cup and Father’s Day helped to drive a +1.5% increase in grocery sales over the last four weeks.
By the time this column goes to print, we’ll be heading for the longest days of the year and I hope this means the sun is shining.
Off-trade alcohol sales have become more valuable over the last year, with an increase of 4.6% compared to last year, now reaching over £16.6bn.
The unusually warm spring weather has moved the dial over the last four weeks, with grocery sales accelerating to +5% growth, according to Nielsen data released today.
It was a robust week for supermarket sales as the combination of the royal wedding, FA Cup Final and warm, sunny weather proved a perfect mix for shoppers to celebrate with family and friends.