New baseline for grocery market as shopper habits stabilise
Nov09

New baseline for grocery market as shopper habits stabilise

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show: Grocery sales fell by 1.9% year on year in the 12 weeks to 31 October 2021, but are still higher than before the pandemic, up 7.3% compared with 2019.  Consumers’ shopping behaviour is beginning to stabilise and some habits from the pandemic look set to stay.  Shoppers are still making 40 million fewer trips to supermarkets per month than in 2019, while a fifth of households...

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Savvy shoppers save fuel with fewer store visits but eyes are set on Christmas
Oct12

Savvy shoppers save fuel with fewer store visits but eyes are set on Christmas

Take-home grocery sales fell by 1.2% over the 12 weeks to 3 October 2021, according to the latest figures from Kantar. Despite this dip, sales remain 8.1% higher than they were before COVID-19 and every retailer boosted its sales compared with the same period in 2019.      The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show: Grocery sales fell by 1.2% year on year in the 12 weeks to 3 October 2021 but are considerably higher...

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Kantar latest  – Shopping patterns show flicker of change as commuters return
Sep14

Kantar latest  – Shopping patterns show flicker of change as commuters return

  The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar for the period ending 5 September 2021 show: Year-on-year grocery sales fell by 1.9% in the 12 weeks to 5 September 2021.  Sales remain higher than they were before the pandemic, up by 8.7% compared with this time in 2019. Commuters are expected to return to offices in higher volumes this month.  This change in people’s routines could spell the end of the ‘big shop’ which became...

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Free Purchasing support
Jan12

Free Purchasing support

    Free support offered for the buying teams of Central government, Government departments, Local councils & council departments: Purchasing support Training Consultancy Advisory  Analysis Fund recovery Sounding board   All free during the pandemic and for the whole of 2021, starting now. From food to services, contracts to equipment the advice and support is free where you need it!   Reduce the waste & achieve...

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The Corona virus opportunity
Mar23

The Corona virus opportunity

It’s a time of global crisis but it’s also delivering the opportunity to reflect! With meetings cancelled, a massive increase in home working and a potential lock down coming it releases more “thinking” time. When did you ever have this much time to review what you do and why you do it? Whilst there appears no shortage of people “dishing out” advice, this dreadful situation will pass and its companies who have the right...

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