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The planned purchase of Asda fuel forecourts by its sister business, forecourt specialist, Euro Garages (EG) has been abandoned, with a formal announcement ending the process made on 18 October. The proposed deal, worth £750m was launched back in February 2021 just as the Issa brothers, Mohsin and Zuber, owners of EG completed their acquisition of the Asda supermarket business in partnership with TDR Capital.

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2021 has been a busy year for variety discounter Poundland. It launched an online trial, opened its first convenience store banner, and continued to grow its grocery range. The retailer’s evolution shows no sign of slowing down as we head into winter. Fulton Foods transformations Following its acquisition of the frozen food specialist Fulton Foods in October 2020, Poundland continues to c...
Tesco has opened its first checkout-free store in Central London allowing customers to shop and pay without scanning a product or using a checkout. The rollout of the technology to Tesco High Holborn Express follows a successful trial at Tesco’s Welwyn Garden City Express store which has been in place since 2019.  High Holborn Express has been a cashless store since it opened in 2018. ...
Walgreens Boots Alliance reported a strong performance in its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021, revealing growth in its US and international segments, with the latter driven by Boots UK. Performance by divisions In the fourth quarter, WBA reported sales increased by 12.8% to US$34.3 bn, up 11.8% on a constant currency basis. In its 2021 fiscal year, sales increased by 8.6% to US$132.5 bn...

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19/10/2021
In this report we look at Tesco’s latest cashierless store in Holborn, London, and how it is changing the way we shop, and the implications for retailers and brands.
18/10/2021
This report covers the UK food-to-go specialists market, its challenges and opportunities, and the latest trends.
18/10/2021
A guide to the retailer and its operations today.
14/10/2021
We visited this recently refurbished local store to see how it meshes the discipline of a symbol group with the entrepreneurial flair of the independent retailer.

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This in-depth guide to the UK explores the key trends in grocery retail and the growth strategies of the leading retailers in the country.

UK channel forecasts: 2021-2026

Following last year's exceptional growth, these new five-year forecasts map out how we expect the grocery market and retail channels will adapt to the structural changes and shifts in shopper behaviour the pandemic has brought about. 

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Eating In vs Dining Out 2021 part I

In the first part of our two-part series, Eating In vs Dining Out 2021, we review the impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on food and drink consumption patterns last year, focussing specifically on the shift between in-home and out-of-home spend.

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