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Asda has revealed plans to expand its 'Deal Depot' instore concept to 10 additional stores after a trial bulk-buy section was launched at its Coryton site in Cardiff earlier this year. This instore concept is a significantly scaled-down version of the standalone Deal Depot format at Patchway, Bristol that was opened in December 2019.

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In recent weeks there have been operational challenges due to increased number of employees being advised to self-isolate. However, there are sufficient food supplies within the system and the impact on availability has been limited to date. In the latest shopper research conducted for IGD over this last weekend 30 July-01 August 2021 Half (48%) of adults claim to have experienced shortages...
Asda has announced plans to expand its refill range at its sustainability store in Middleton, Leeds. The expansion will see it add over 50 new product lines to its refill zone. What brands has Asda worked with? The aim of Middleton is to help shoppers reduce, recycle, and reuse packaging, while also highlighting sustainable initiatives can be provided at affordable prices. The brands Asda p...
Frozen food specialist Iceland has released its results for the 52 weeks ending 26 March 2021. We look at the figures in detail and give a view on what 2021 holds for the retailer. 2020 saw strong sales growth… In Iceland’s FY2020 sales grew +16.4% to £3,714m, from £3,191m. The positive results were driven by heightened demand generated by the pandemic, which was experienced by all major su...


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With shoppers increasingly prioritising their wellbeing, health and wellness is going to play a much stronger role in how people shop in the future. Shoppers can however find health and wellness challenging to understand, and difficult to navigate. They will look to retailers and suppliers to help them make informed choices in this area. In this report we look at winning formulas seen in stores that help shoppers make healthier choices.
We visited three inspirational Boots stores in Edinburgh, UK. Boots recently unveiled new stores in Edinburgh Airport and St James Quarter and revamped its store in the Gyle Shopping Centre. In this report, we highlight 10 standout features that are in line with three of our post-pandemic health and beauty trends for 2021.
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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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