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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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Aldi and Lidl are focusing their expansion on the capital more than ever before. We look at the store opening targets in more detail and the benefits and challenges of trading in London. Aldi: investing £22m in London Source: IGD Research-Aldi Little Venice Aldi will be investing £22m in new and upgraded stores in London in 2021. This includes nine new openings. The investment is pa...
The Irish market grew 16.3% in the 12 weeks to 21 February, according to the latest results from Kantar. The festive season and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions were the main drivers of growth. The market: slow growth lies ahead Growth accelerated further in the last four weeks, with sales reaching +17.7%. This was the highest level since November 2020. On average, household's ...
2021’s official Fairtrade Fortnight ran from 22 February to 7 March. We look at how three retailers supported the event. Co-op UK: promotions and awareness The Co-operative has supported Fairtrade for over 25 years and 2021 was no exception. The Co-op used Twitter to highlight the key benefits of buying Fairtrade products. The retailer educated its shoppers, highlighting that purchasing Fai...


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Kantar market shares are generated using Kantar Worldpanel's till-roll scanning methodology and extrapolated using a sample of 5,000 households, representing 1 in every 500 homes. Figures are calculated over a rolling 12 week period and include VAT.
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