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Waitrose pushes on with digital services in Ecrebo deal extension Subscription

24 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The supermarket is set to roll out digital receipts and more personalised offers at the till

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IGD revamps commercial websites and debuts new logo

24 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Websites have easier navigation and can be used across all devices, says IGD

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Convenience store meal shop time 'half that of supermarkets'

23 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The average shop in a convenience store takes 25 minutes versus an average of 46 minutes across other grocery channels

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Amazon trademark applications indicate checkout-free plan for UK

22 May 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The online retailer filed a trademark for the slogan ‘Every queue is a defect’ on 11 May

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Brits concerned about rising cost of food following Brexit Subscription

19 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

A Mintel survey found that while broader consumer confidence remains relatively strong, 59% are worried about food prices

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Brits want healthy food with substance says Leatherhead survey

19 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Healthy food with substance is top of Brits’ food wish list, a new consumer survey by Leatherhead Food Research has found

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Avocado sales up 184% over past five years Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Beth Gault

Volume sales have increased by 184% since 2013 to reach nearly 38,000 tonnes in the past year

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Retailers failing to harness mobile, says Eagle Eye survey

18 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

While 60% of young consumers use their mobile in store, less than a fifth use it to make payments or redeem promotions

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71% of supermarket customers unhappy with shopper experience Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

Supermarkets came third behind independents and pharmacies in the YouGov survey

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Fifth of Brits expect their spending to increase after Brexit Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The proportion has doubled from six months ago, the Institute of Customer Service survey reveals

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Meat-free sales soar £17m on rise of flexitarianism Subscription

15 May 2017 | By Amy North

Concerns about health and the environment are the main drivers of the trend

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Brexit hitting bills say most c-store shoppers Subscription

12 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Some 61% of customers said Britain’s decision was causing inflation in c-stores

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Online grocery purchases on mobile reach 40% Subscription

10 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

A new report has found that 7% of all grocery shopping in the UK is purchased online

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Sugar levy 'hugely misunderstood' by UK consumers, Nielsen survey reveals Subscription

05 May 2017 | By Ian Quinn

No-one knew the levy only applied to soft drinks in Nielsen survey of 500 consumers

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'Just in time' shopping drives independent convenience store growth Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

There was a net increase of 91 stores across the top 500 British town centres

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Mums moving online for 'easier' grocery shopping

03 May 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

More than four in 10 have increased their online grocery spend, while only 9% have increased in-store shopping

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Deliveroo reveals 144% rise in lunchtime orders Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The takeaway delivery service has reached its 10,000th restaurant partnership in the UK with Cottonopolis

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Health halo pushes up sales of beetroot Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

UK beetroot sales reached £68.7m during the past year, with chilled short-life beetroot seeing the greatest growth

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'Selfie culture' boosts cosmetics category to tune of £55m Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The sector is now worth almost £900m, fuelled by the popularity of selfies on social media

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'Giving up being vegetarian' most complained about ad of 2016 Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The campaign by Gourmet Burger Kitchen received 195 complaints for allegedly being offensive to vegetarians and vegans

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Three-quarters of Brits would reject US 'frankenfoods'

20 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three quarters of Brits would reject American “frankenfoods” like hormone-treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken

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Shoppers stressed by Tesco more than Aldi, study reveals Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New research claims customers find it more stressful shopping at the UK’s biggest supermarket than at rival Aldi

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'Connected shoppers' changing game for retailers, says report Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

By 2022 tech-savvy Generation Y consumers will account for 47% of shoppers

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Amazon grocery sales soar 30% thanks to drinks and snacks Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sales reached £25m in the first quarter of 2017, up £5.8m year on year

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Sainsbury's predicts great leap in salmon sales this Easter Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Retailer expects to sell 10% more salmon compared to last Easter

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Understand your customers - and show them

25 May 2017 | By James Moir

Retailers and fmcg brands are bracing for difficult times

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Both sociable and secure can play the game

25 May 2017 | By Stuart Galvin

The FA Cup may be a 146-year-old sports competition, but business is bigger than ever for brands

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Can the Bake Off boost live on after Mary? The industry needs it to Video Subscription

23 May 2017 | By Rob Brown

The Great British Bake Off became an institution, even the Royals were rumoured to watch it. But now she’s gone the show badly needs another secret ingredient when it relaunches on C4

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Meat-free is on the march. And a counter-narrative is lacking Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Attacked by eco-warriors, animal rights activists and yoga teachers, the industry is failing to offer a counter-narrative

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Mobile grocery: feed the digital desire Video

18 May 2017 | By Tim Mason

At our Digital Connect event this month, we explored why mobile enablement is still very much a work in progress

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The changing nature of brand trust

18 May 2017 | By Andrew Tucker

In today’s querulous, noisy world, ‘do we have enough trust with customers?’ is a fundamental question for brands

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Craft beer can connect in new and meaningful ways

04 May 2017

Sir, It was interesting to read ‘How the craft beer boom is shaking up the BWS aisles’

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Your business can get greener one step at a time

04 May 2017 | By Mandy Saven

Eco-conscious consumers are igniting a new food order

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The Waitrose suppermarket experience Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Megan Tatum

The Grocer headed out to the Waitrose Café at its new Haywards Heath store to rate the ambience and cuisine

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It’s a thaw point: are attitudes to frozen food changing? Subscription

27 Apr 2017 | By Amy North

Frozen food suffers from a major image problem, particularly when it comes to younger generations

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In retail, only what gets measured gets managed - video Video

20 Apr 2017

In his latest video column for The Grocer, Tim Mason of Eagle Eye talks about how an early Clubcard experience alerted him to the transformational power of customer data

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Four lessons in food retailing excellence from M&S - video Video

18 Apr 2017

Jeremy Garlick on M&S_still Jeremy Garlick on M&S_still In this video, Jeremy Garlick of Insight Traction sets out four key areas where M&S excels when it comes to selling food

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WNWN Webinar Panel

The Grocer's Waste Not Want Not webinar now available on demand

Experts from retail, manufacturing and charity are quizzed on their plans to tackle the mountain of food waste

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Opportunities & Threats To Online Grocery Shopping

Shaping up the future of online grocery shopping

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Whitepaper: How can the multiples beat the discounters?

Aldi and Lidl are showing continued growth, but with 94% of customers shopping at both a multiple and a discounter, and with price only the fourth most important factor to a customer, the likes of Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s can still beat the discounters.

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In an occasion-driven industry like alcoholic drinks, there is not an ‘off-the-shelf’ consumer touchpoint journey.

Reports

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Grocery Retail Structure Report 2017 Subscription

Franchising is increasingly seen as the new route to growth for the big four, download our GRS 2017 to get the full picture

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