The announcement that Tesco is to complete a £3.7bn deal to buy Booker Group, the UK’s biggest food wholesaler, presents both a challenge and an opportunity to FMCG suppliers hoping to benefit themselves from the consolidated organisation, according to category
Tesco Booker merger is intelligent combination of unique, large-scale, highly capable businesses, says Kantar Retail
Tesco's merger with Booker is an intelligent combination of unique, large-scale, highly capable businesses, say Ray Gaul, vice president of research and analytics and Simon Johnstone, senior analyst
Tesco is poised to tap into the growth in convenience and food service through the Booker deal announced today, according to leading retail commentators. The acquisition of a leading wholesale operation is also set to drive improved terms, analysts claim;
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 1 January 2017, reveal that shoppers spent an additional €92m this Christmas period: 3.8% more than last year.
Key retailers, led by Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Primark, and Debenhams, revealed better-than-expected trading results for the period ended 31 December to 7 of January 2017. This caps of a week of fantastic results announcements for British retailers and demonstrates
The strong performance of retailers over the festive period is due to a growing trend among consumers to spend money on experiences rather than products, according to a leading retail expert at Aston University.
Long before anyone knew what a CrossFit box was and leggings became an essential item of designer wear, noodles were just noodles. But things have moved on since then, the Paleo Diet has taken the world by storm, NutriBullets adorn
Recognising a growing demand for no and low alcohol drinks, Tesco is set to launch a dedicated section in its supermarkets nationwide and St Peter's Without alcohol-free beer will be one of the first new products to hit the shelf. From
Catchpoint Systems monitored the web performance of 20 of some of the UK’s major e-commerce sites during Black Fridayweekend and Cyber Monday. Top UK brands including Tesco, John Lewis, Debenhams and Amazon UK, have been analysed showing some interesting results.
Premium milkshake brand, Shaken Udder, has recently grown its reach even further as its range of 330ml bottles hits more than 100 extra Tesco stores this month. Shaken Udder has enjoyed a long relationship with Tesco, supplying stores across the UK
Tesco continues to grow market share thanks to fastest sales growth in three years, Kantar Worldpanel data shows
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 6 November 2016, reveal a second month of good news for Tesco, which grew at its fastest rate in three years. This is ahead of
Chicago brewer Goose Island Beer Co is launching a hop-based activation known as ‘Hoppy Hour’ in major supermarket Tesco in response to a surge in demand for craft beer.
International retailer Tesco, which has more than 6,900 stores globally and employs nearly half a million people, is deploying Journey Management and Trailer Tracking from transport management solutions provider Microlise on 940 trailers in Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech
In the run-up to Christmas, Amazon and Tesco are offering the UK’s best-selling toys online cheaper than rival e-commerce sites, according to independent research from global ecommerce analytics firm Profitero. Over the last month, a basket of the best-selling toys is
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 9 October 2016, show Dunnes Stores continues to be one of the biggest success stories in Irish retail. Sales at the retailer have
Sales of Marmite jump £335,000 in week ending 15 October – up 61% on same period last year, IRI reports
Sales of Marmite, the concentrated yeast extract spread which was recently at the centre of a high profile dispute with UK retailer Tesco over its pricing, rose by £335,000 in the week ending 15 October. That represents an increase of
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 9 October 2016, show Tesco increasing sales by 1.3% – marking a return to growth for the UK’s largest retailer for the first time since
FMCG suppliers need to be aware of retailer priorities and better prepared for their own ‘Marmite’ price conversation, says Bridgethorne
Category and shopper management specialist Bridgethorne has urged FMCG suppliers to be better prepared for potential cost price discussions with retail multiples, following Tesco’s temporary suspension of Marmite and other Unilever brands.
Euromonitor's senior packaged food analyst, Pinar Hosafci, reckons other CPG manufacturers could take a leaf out of Unilever's book and increase their prices as a result of the pound falling against the euro since the Brexit result. Hosafci said: “This is
Tesco continues to face strong headwinds as competitors ramp up their capabilities, says Kantar Retail
Tesco will continue to face strong headwinds as competitors ramp up their capabilities, according to Himanshu Pal, vice president at Kantar Retail. Pal cited Sainsbury's acquisition and subsequent integration of Argos and Morrisons' partnerships with Amazon and Ocado as potential threats,
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 11 September 2016, show strong growth for Dunnes Stores as the retailer increased sales by 6.3% to draw level with Tesco. he
Irish grocery growth reaches 3.5% as Lidl secures record high market share, Kantar Worldpanel reports
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 14 August 2016, show stellar growth for the grocery market with sales increasing by 3.5% compared with last year. David Berry, director at Kantar
Pioneering tea brand, Hampstead Tea, will be launching its Premium Green and Black range of teas into 50 Tesco stores nationwide this summer to inspire a new generation of premium organic tea drinkers.
The latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, published today for the 12 weeks ending 17 July 2016, show continued growth for the grocery market with sales rising by 3.3% compared with last year.
Macy’s soars to 57% mobile visits and becomes fastest rising retail site in new rankings, SimilarWeb reports
Digital market intelligence firm SimilarWeb claims it has become the first company to incorporate mobile data visits to reveal the world’s most popular websites. Previous global rankings of the most popular sites reflected only desktop data, despite an increasing shift