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The GB market grew 7.4% in the 12 weeks to 21 March, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period sees the annualisation of retailers’ performance against the record-breaking sales of March 2020, when the country went into its first lockdown. Sales over the most recent four weeks were down 3% versus last year, with shoppers making 117m fewer trips to the supermarket than in March 2020.

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Roger Burnley has decided to step down as CEO of Asda next year once the business has transitioned to new ownership and a long-term successor is in place. Though not an unexpected development, the departure of Asda’s highly respected chief executive adds to uncertainty surrounding the business. In this article I look at the challenges facing Asda as its priorities shift under the Issa brothers’ o...
The GB market grew 12.5% in the 12 weeks to 21 February, according to the latest results from Kantar. This period included Christmas and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions, which drove growth. Strong growth is now expected to slow Sales accelerated further in the last four weeks to +15.1%. This was the fastest rate of growth since June 2020. Market growth is however now expected to...
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Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 30,000 households. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.

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