Locked down Brits top up their groceries to the tune of £15.2 billion over the past year
Mar02

Locked down Brits top up their groceries to the tune of £15.2 billion over the past year

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar for the period ending 21 February 2021 show: Sales growth accelerated to 15.1% in the latest four weeks, the fastest rate since June 2020 Looking back on an extraordinary year, British shoppers spent an extra £15.2 billion on groceries which accounts for seven billion more meals eaten at home and an additional two billion cups of tea since spring 2020 The average household has spent...

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Resolutions vs reality – shoppers balance healthy habits with life in lockdown
Feb02

Resolutions vs reality – shoppers balance healthy habits with life in lockdown

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar for the period ending 24 January 2021 show: Sales growth accelerated to 12.2% in the latest 12 weeks, as reintroduced lockdown restrictions caused people to spend more on take-home groceries. January saw people balancing the usual new year health trends with the desire to indulge on home comforts during lockdown.  Vegan-specific products and no-alcohol beer both grew but alcohol was...

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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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Trade Communication – it just has to get personal
Feb19

Trade Communication – it just has to get personal

A FACS Report © Trade Communication – it just has to get personal The simplicity of “yester year” has left the market: Back in the day “They all read trade magazines don’t they?, Just send out a press release with some images and place some adverts, JOB DONE!”   If that doesn’t work we have lots of reps on the road for a sales push” I am afraid they don’t and sales resource has been cut to the bone and sales agencies used only...

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