Waitrose bucks grocery trend for store closures with 14 new openings for 2015

14 Jan 2015 | By Gemma McKenna

Waitrose is bucking the trend of store closures and job losses in the grocery sector by opening 14 new outlets in 2015, with more in the pipeline for 2016.

Kantar WorldPanel

Big four grocers face ‘unprecedented’ competition, says Kantar

13 Jan 2015 | By Erin Smith

Christmas sales figures are neck-in-neck across the grocery market, according to Kantar’s latest data, which shows the retailers are the closest they have ever been since the market research firm began keeping records 20 years ago.

Retailers celebrate small victories

Festive figures: Grocers celebrate small victories despite minimal growth

13 Jan 2015 | By Erin Smith

Despite “modest growth” of 0.6% across the grocery market during the festive period, Kantar Worldpanel says this gives cause to celebrate - representing the biggest boost across the sector since August 2014.  

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