Iceland news

30 March 2021
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...
15 March 2021
UK frozen food specialist retailer Iceland has confirmed that it is opening a trial store in a new format under the name ‘Swift’. The full proposed specification and plan can be seen in the planning application (see below). Promises fuller grocery range and a ‘fresh, fast and local’ shopping experience Launching on 18 March at Four Lane Ends, Longbenton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, the store promi...
02 March 2021
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...
11 February 2021
Ahead of Pancake Day on 16 February, we look at some of our favourite initiatives from 2021. The Breakfast Club: pancakes to your doorstep The increased demand for scratch-cooking, due to the lockdown, has led retailers and brands to extend their seasonal offerings in form of DIY kits to help shoppers recreate and enjoy the products at home. The Breakfast Club café launched its first-e...
02 February 2021
The GB market grew 12.2% in the 12 weeks to 24 January, according to latest results from Kantar. As restrictions once again increased, the online and convenience channels continued to benefit the most from changes in shopping habits. Increased restrictions drive up spend A combination of the festive season and the reintroduction of lockdown restrictions drove growth. With dining out no long...
05 January 2021
In the 12 weeks to 27 December 2020 the grocery market grew +11.4%, the fastest rate since August 2020, according to Kantar. Growth was driven by Christmas spending and changing shopping habits due to increased restrictions. Here we look at the results in more detail, including an overview of performance in the online and discount channels. Record four weeks of sales With the closure of ...
21 December 2020
The UK government has introduced new rules for Christmas, with tighter restrictions in some areas of the country. We explore these, and the implications for the grocery sector. What has changed? A new tier has been introduced for London and much of the south-east The whole of Wales has entered another lockdown Scotland will enter a new lockdown from 26 December Where are the n...
08 December 2020
A combination of shoppers planning earlier for Christmas, and a national lockdown in England, led to the grocery market's fastest rate of growth since August. The market grew 11.3% in the 12 weeks to 29 November, according to Kantar. We look at key retailers' sales growth, the latest online developments, and highlight format development from the Big Four in November.  Preparing for Christmas a...
10 November 2020
Market growth in the 12 weeks to November 1st slowed slightly to 9.3%, from 9.4% in the previous reporting period, according to the latest Kantar results. We look at key retailers' sales growth and market share in more detail, including standout performances from Iceland, Lidl, Morrisons and Waitrose, who all grew above the market. Panic buying has not returned to levels seen before the first ...
14 October 2020
In the 12 weeks ending 4th October market growth was +9.4%, according to Kantar, the first time we have seen it drop from double digits since April. In this article we explore the growth in more detail, leading retailers' performance, and highlight key pieces of content you may have missed in September and October. Changing restrictions once again impact behaviour Despite the overall drop f...