Latest Kantar   Grocery sales dip from pandemic highs but football provides big business for retailers
Jul20

Latest Kantar Grocery sales dip from pandemic highs but football provides big business for retailers

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar for the period ending 11 July 2021 show: Grocery sales fell by 5.1% over the 12 weeks to 11 July 2021, but shoppers still spent £3 billion more on groceries compared with the same period in 2019 Football fever saw shoppers spend £1.2 billion on alcohol over the past month – a 24% increase on 2019.  Sales of crisps, snacks, and pizza also soared as many of us gathered around to watch...

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Shoppers inch towards old habits as grocery market heads back to normality
Jun22

Shoppers inch towards old habits as grocery market heads back to normality

  The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar for the period ending 13 June 2021 show: Take-home grocery sales fell 1.6% during the 12 weeks to 13 June 2021 compared to 2020, but sales remain £3.3 billion higher than in 2019. People are shopping more often and buying less in store compared to last year.  Average spend per trip is down 13.6% in the past 12 weeks. The growth of online shopping has stuttered and e-commerce’s...

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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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Wholesaling is dead – long live logistics with added value!
Feb13

Wholesaling is dead – long live logistics with added value!

Wholesaling is dead – long live logistics with added value! A FACS Report © It really is no wonder as the rapid change in the structure of the retail sector takes hold that the traditional wholesaler is feeling the fall out! However the very nature of what’s happened has more than just a few implications for anyone left who plays in this sector!  After all we are only just seeing the first stages of this change. The Grocery giants...

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