Food sales comfortably outperformed the rest of UK retail over the past three months, figures from the British Retail Consortium show. On a like-for-like basis, food sales between August and October were up by 1.8% over the equivalent term last year – and up 4.9% overall.
X5 Retail Group has named Jan Fuchs as its new hypermarket format director. Fuchs is a former chief operating officer of Czech supermarket chain Kaufland, having overseen the group’s growth to more than 80 stores. He also held the COO role at REWE Group in Russia.
Stephen Robertson joins us this week as the latest guest editor of The Grocer. Director general of the British Retail Consortium since 2008, Robertson is one of the most high profile figures in retail.
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