The Provence varietal engages with more affluent, more mature households, and these households account for just over 80% of all wine spend in the off-trade market. These households are also increasing their overall household spend.
Total supermarket sales have started to recover, rising by +1% in the last four weeks, following a disappointing spring and early summer performance in which sales declined, falling to -0.5% in July.
Nowadays, wine is starting to gain traction in the U.K.'s off-premise market in two specific formats, which are driving excitement and helping to expand usage occasions: bag in a box and cans.
Total grocery sales fell by -0.5% in the last four weeks, despite the start of warm summer weather at the end of June and the sporting season in the UK. Shoppers also spent less per visit compared with the same period last year.
Products that are environmentally friendly and use recycled packaging resonate most strongly with consumers. This is good news for all marketers seeking to connect with sustainability minded consumers.
In my household, it is a story of two halves; I, like many others, have enjoyed the variety the gin boom has offered lately, however, my partner is a rum enthusiast, collecting, displaying and consuming the different offerings from around the world.
Growth in the grocery sector continues to slow, as industry sales increased by just +0.4% in the last four weeks, costing UK supermarkets over £120m in missed sales.
A whopping 46% of consumers tell us they are more likely to try new brands than they were five years ago; a clear signal to a trend we should expect to intensify. Yet we see few signs that adjustments have been made to marketing initiatives or innovation pipelines to match these numbers.
You don't have to look far to see rapidly growing or already mature 'disruptors' in retail and manufacturing, but the long tail of market disruption goes way beyond that in today's age of consumer disloyalty.
Consumer spending in the grocery sector continues to slow, with sales declining to -1.6% in the most recent four weeks, in the context of the 2018 bumper spring, this spring has been tougher for supermarkets.