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Convenience retailer McColl’s Retail Group has issued a trading statement for the full 52-weeks of its financial year to 28 November 2021, reporting overall sales down 11.2% to £1.11bn. Over the year performance has been impacted both by the planned closure of 100 stores and a string of supply chain issues that have affected availability in a range of product categories in the second half of the period.

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London coffee shops have transformed since lockdown – they have had to find ways to attract shoppers back into the city when there is increasing working from home.  We identified brand experience as a key trend in the coffee shop sector for this year. Creating a brand experience enables coffee shop operators to build on their relationships with customers by making visits to their store...
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is suggested to be looking to sell Boots in 2022 for up to £5 bn. According to reports, WBA has employed Goldman Sachs as advisors to explore options for Boots, with suggestions this could lead to a sale or IPO of the business. WBA priorities to focus on Walgreens’ US operations In October 2021, WBA announced changes to its strategic priorities, putting its ...
How we shop has changed dramatically since the heyday of the out-of-town superstore in the 1990s, creating big challenges for food retailers to keep the space relevant and engaging for shoppers. Could Asda have found a winning formula with its newly relaunched Milton Keynes store? A just-completed £6.8m refit of features a host of innovations and trials that offers a vision of how large stores ...


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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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