Sober Christmas gives retailers a headache
Jan07

Sober Christmas gives retailers a headache

  The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales grew marginally by 0.2% in the 12 weeks to 29 December.  While retailers still took a record £29.3 billion through tills in the so-called golden quarter – up £50 million on last year – 2019 saw the slowest rate of growth over the Christmas period since 2015.    Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar explains: “There...

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Shoppers vote to hold back on festive spending
Dec10

Shoppers vote to hold back on festive spending

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show year-on-year supermarket sales growth slowed again during the past 12 weeks to a modest 0.5%.  Amid the uncertainty of a General Election, a lacklustre Black Friday and a wet autumn, shoppers have been delaying their Christmas preparations and are waiting to stock up on festive supplies.  On average consumers made one fewer visit to the shops over the past three months than this...

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FACS launches the SHOP-Check report:
Nov30

FACS launches the SHOP-Check report:

Nearly all shop development advice comes from the wholesale supply chain but they are limited to the programmes that they can offer. Just where do retailers get truly independent and impartial advice from?    “FACS Marketing Services has been providing support for both retailers and suppliers in the Forecourt & Convenience store sector since 1994, we are not affiliated to any wholesale service or symbol brand” explains Managing...

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Kantar latest -Christmas can’t come too early for supermarkets as growth slows
Nov12

Kantar latest -Christmas can’t come too early for supermarkets as growth slows

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show that year-on-year supermarket sales grew by 1.0% over the past 12 weeks.  The increase is slightly behind the equivalent rate last month, against a backdrop of political uncertainty and a persistently wet autumn. This period saw an increased focus on seasonal events and promotions, as Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar comments: “The final quarter of...

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Total Enters into a Fuel Network Agreement with Harvest Energy, a member of the Prax Group
Nov05

Total Enters into a Fuel Network Agreement with Harvest Energy, a member of the Prax Group

Total has entered into an agreement with Harvest Energy, a member of the Prax Group, which will allow Harvest Energy to develop its network of service stations with the support and expertise of Total and to secure its fuels supply. The first Total service station will be opened before the end of 2019 in Thirsk (North Yorkshire, England). Further deployment will continue in 2020. The Total outlets will offer the public and business...

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MORE POWER TO YOUR SALES WITH NEW ROCKSTAR PERFORMANCE ENERGY
Sep20

MORE POWER TO YOUR SALES WITH NEW ROCKSTAR PERFORMANCE ENERGY

Barr Soft Drinks is tapping into growing consumer interest in energy with additional functional benefits with the launch of new Rockstar XD POWER. Available from early October and set to broaden the appeal of one of the UK’s leading big can flavoured energy brands, Rockstar XD POWER is available in two 500ml variants, Blue Raz and Hardcore Apple.   The performance is delivered by 200mg of caffeine per can, complemented by...

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