Discounter growth dips to lowest point since 2011

16 Nov 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Sales growths across discounters Aldi and Lidl have hit their lowest level in five years as the supermarkets - led by Tesco - continue to fight back.

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The Unilever effect – Four months on from Brexit, is the trade beginning to feel the bite?

14 Oct 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

As Brexit and the drop in the value of the pound takes it’s toll on Tesco, what’s next for retailers?

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Another rise in sales as Tesco recovery continues

05 Oct 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

Sales at the UK’s biggest grocery retailer have now risen for three quarters in a row following an all time low last year as it struggled to fend off stiff competition from the discounters.


Kantar Worldpanel: Alcohol sales help keep grocery figures in the black

26 Sep 2016 | By Erin Smith

While overall figures for the supermarket sector remain relatively flat with growth at 0.3%, alcohol sales provided a needed boost, up 8.5% according to Kantar Worldpanel’s most recent figures.

This week

The week that was: top news, Q&As and opinion on

23 Sep 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

In case you missed some of the headlines this week on, we have put together a review of the top online news, Q&As, and opinion stories.

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Tesco on top as UK supermarkets fight back

21 Sep 2016 | By Jo Gilbert

For the first time in at least two years, the UK’s leading supermarkets experienced two consecutive months of growth in both money taken at the till and volume of goods sold.

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Tesco showcases revamped own brand range at autumn tasting

16 Sep 2016 | By Angela Mount

Tesco showcased over 130 wines at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden at its autumn retail tasting this week.

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