Bread dominates list of most shopped brands
24/05/2017 - British Baker
Bread brands have again taken three of the top spots in a list of Britain's most chosen brands.
Mainstream brands lose shoppers to own label ranges
24/05/2017 - Retail Gazette
Own-brand supermarket items are fast becoming the favourite for UK shoppers as new figures reveal decline across the board for branded items
Salad lovers hit by record high extra virgin olive oil price
23/05/2017 - The Telegraph
Extra olive oil prices have hit record levels and are at their highest point for nearly a decade, as droughts in the Mediterranean have decimated production.
Sales of sliced loaves slump as Britons turn their back on carbs
09/05/2017 - Mail Online
Data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel shows that take-home sales of bread dipped 0.7% in 2016 to Ł3.7 billion.
UK supermarket sales rise at fastest rate in three-and-a-half years
03/05/2017 - The Guardian
Britain’s supermarkets have enjoyed the fastest sales growth in three-and-a-half years over the past three months.
Grocery sales rise at fastest rate since 2013
03/05/2017 - City AM
Grocery sales are rising at their fastest rate since 2013. For the 12 weeks ending 23 April, the grocery market grew by 3.7 per cent, representing a growth in sales of almost Ł1bn.
Supermarket salmon prices up 20%
13/04/2017 - City AM
Smoked salmon prices rose 24 per cent year-on-year in the 12 months ending 26 March, according to research by Kantar Worldpanel.
Physical music sales down 5%
13/04/2017 - Music Week
Sales of physical music have dropped by 5% for the 12-week period ending March 12 2017, according to a new report by Kantar Worldpanel.
Fashion for gluten- and dairy-free continues to grow
04/04/2017 - BBC News
More than half of us bought a "free from" product during the last three months.
UK grocery inflation jumps 2.3 percent
04/04/2017 - Reuters
British grocery inflation jumped to 2.3 percent in the 12 weeks to March 26, with the price of staples including butter, fish, tea and skincare all rising.
Households pay Ł21.31 more for food
04/04/2017 - Sky News
Rising inflation is pushing prices up, leading many households to search for cheaper alternatives and own-brand labels.
Cup of tea becomes more expensive
04/04/2017 - The Telegraph
The nation's favourite drink is becoming more expensive as shop prices rise as inflation feeds into the grocery market.
Beefburgers overtake sausages
27/03/2017 - MailOnline
Beefburgers have overtaken sausages as Britain's favourite barbecue meat, according to a the latest data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel.
Breakfast on the go? Yes, we are now drinking it
15/03/2017 - Express
Latest research reveals that increasing numbers of time-strapped Britons are now drinking their breakfast instead
Waitrose sells empty jars for more than ones full of jam
15/03/2017 - The Telegraph
A jam jar craze among middle-class Brits has seen supermarkets selling empty pots for more than a full pot of jam.
Food inflation doubles in a month
07/03/2017 - The Guardian
Supermarket inflation doubled last month as shoppers had to pay more for staples such as butter and tea.
UK food inflation doubles in a month
07/03/2017 - Reuters UK
British food inflation has doubled since last month, adding to evidence that the impact of last year's Brexit vote is pushing up shoppers' bills.
Go Green! Smoothies make comeback
28/02/2017 - Express
GOING green has sparked a welcome surge in sales of smoothies as health-conscious Britons increasingly switch to drinks packed with fruits and vegetables that are good for them
Women are washing their hair less than three times a week
27/02/2017 - The Telegraph
Women in the UK now wash their hair an of average 2.9 times a week, down from 3.3 times in 2007
Marmalade is the preserve of the elderly, data shows
23/02/2017 - The Telegraph
It has been king of the British breakfast table for two centuries but now marmalade has become just a preserve of the elderly.
March of the 'flexitarians'
22/02/2017 - Daily Mail
Britain is becoming a nation of ‘flexitarians’ who are cutting back on meat to be more healthy
Half of Europe's ready meals are now eaten in Britain
21/02/2017 - Daily Mail
Nearly half of all ready meals eaten in Europe last year were consumed in this country, latest figures have revealed.
Pizza sales driven up by posh topping
21/02/2017 - The Times
Sales of packaged pizzas are booming in Britain as shoppers turn to the chilled and frozen aisles of supermarkets.
Dunnes Stores takes top spot in supermarket
14/02/2017 - The Journal
Dunne Stores is the top supermarket in Ireland according to the latest share figures from Kantar Worldpanel
Aldi becomes UK's fifth largest supermarket
07/02/2017 - The Guardian
Growth pushes German discounter ahead of Co-op with 6.2% share of grocery trade
Aldi overtakes Co-op to become UK's fifth biggest supermarket
07/02/2017 - Sky News
The discount chain has confounded recent criticism over its queues and car parks to take another big step in its expansion
Sales of ready-made sauces slump by Ł30m
07/02/2017 - Mail Online
Sales of ready-made sauces slump by Ł30m
Aldi overtakes Co-op to become UK's fifth largest grocer
07/02/2017 - BBC News
German-owned Aldi has overtaken the Co-operative as Britain's fifth biggest supermarket, Kantar Worldpanel data shows
How marketers should deal with post Brexit price rises
01/02/2017 - Marketing week
Marketers have to reassert control over pricing within their business to ensure it remains competitive
Digital sales deal blow
24/01/2017 - The Independent
Music and video sales both witnessed double digit declines in the last quarter of 2016
Double digit decline in Q4 physical music sales
23/01/2017 - Music Week
Kantar Worldpanel has reported that the physical entertainment market endured a tough Q4, with a decline of 7.8% across music, video and gaming in the 12 weeks to December 18.
Tesco consolidates number one spot
19/01/2017 - Belfast Telegraph
Tesco is pulling ahead of the competition to hold on to its position as Northern Ireland's most popular supermarket as its market share continues to grow.
Tampon sales fall
17/01/2017 - The Telegraph
Tampon sales fall as working women choose contraceptives to stop their monthly cycles
Age of the flexitarian
16/01/2017 - The Times
Research shows that there has been a huge increase in “part-time” vegetarians who eat meat only occasionally
Irish shoppers spend extra €92m
16/01/2017 - Irish Times
Irish shoppers spent an additional €92 million on groceries over the Christmas period, 3.8 per cent more than last year.
Drop in fashion sales
13/01/2017 - Drapers Online
Fashion sales in the UK fell by 2% year on year in 2016, as the industry battled with discounting, over-buying and a rigid buying cycle
Fashion Industry Blues
12/01/2017 - City AM
Britain's fashion market struck a feeble pose last year, when it suffered its deepest sales decline since August 2009
Cost of weekly shop going up
11/01/2017 - Sky News
The industry figures come as the owner of Mr Kipling and Bisto confirms it is in talks with retailers over raising prices
The strongest Christmas for four years
11/01/2017 - The Evening Standard
Britain’s supermarkets enjoyed their strongest Christmas for four years as shoppers ended a turbulent Brexit year with a celebratory festive spree
Shoppers splash out on premium treats
14/12/2016 - BBC News
Sales of supermarkets' premium own-label brands are booming as shoppers decide to treat themselves.
Android's 59% Share Tops US
13/12/2016 - Yahoo Finance
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that Android was still the dominant smartphone OS in the US with a 57.9% share during the three months ending in October 2016
Food prices set to rise
13/12/2016 - The Telegraph
The weekly shop may soon be more expensive as fresh industry figures revealed that falling prices in the grocery sector are coming to an end.
Custard creams no longer take the biscuit as sales crumble
07/12/2016 - BBC News
Sales of "everyday biscuits", a segment that also includes Rich Tea, have sunk by almost one million packets a week.
Biscuit sales drop by 1 million packets a week
06/12/2016 - The Mail Online
Sales of biscuits from digestives to custard creams drop by a staggering 1 million packets a week as Britons opt for 'healthier' snacks.
Dunnes Stores becomes Ireland’s largest supermarket
22/11/2016 - Retail Times
The retailer increased its market share to 22.6% during the past 12 weeks to clinch the top spot – up from 22.0% this time last year
HMV becomes UK's largest physical music retailer
01/11/2016 - Music Week
HMV has overtaken Amazon to once again become the UK’s largest physical musical retailer.
Tesco grows market share for first time in five years
19/10/2016 - The Telegraph
Tesco appears to have cemented its turnaround under Dave Lewis after growing its market share for the first time since 2011.
Great British Bake Off sparks revival in traditional puddings
23/08/2016 - The Telegraph
Traditional British puddings are soaring in popularity thanks to the Great British Bake Off,
Bacon is back for breakfast as Brits shrug off processed meat fears
15/08/2016 - The Telegraph
The traditional British fry up has made a come back as people shrug off processed meat health fears to eat bacon.
No Immediate Brexit Impact on UK Grocery Sales
27/07/2016 - New York Times
Britain's decision to quit the European Union has not had an immediate impact on grocery prices
Android Share Tops 75% in Europe's Largest Markets
21/07/2016 - Yahoo
Apple iPhone SE Joins Top 10 List in US, GB, France, and China
New tool will let brands measure real-time ROI from Facebook campaigns
28/06/2016 - Marketing Week
Kantar Worldpanel has expanded its Consumer Mix Model (CMM) measurement tool for brands
Weak pound 'could raise supermarket prices'
28/06/2016 - BBC News
Supermarket prices could rise if the pound's fall continues, retail analysts have said.
Sainsbury's sales fall as Tesco stabilises
14/06/2016 - The Telegraph
Sales at Sainsbury’s slipped 1.2pc in the 12 weeks to May 24, compared to a 1pc fall at Tesco
Morrisons' sales recovery continues
23/05/2016 - BBC News
Morrisons supermarket has reported a second quarter of rising sales as it continues to cut costs and prices
Warburtons and McVitie's among best-loved brands for Brits
20/05/2016 - The Drum
British brands like Warburtons and McVitie's are continuing to outperform their foreign counterparts in the UK
Five challenges Amazon faces plotting its own-brand products
19/05/2016 - City A.M
Amazon is branching out into private-label groceries
Sales slump across major UK retailers
11/05/2016 - Produce Business UK
Sales slump across major UK retailers as cheap groceries benefit consumers
Food sales return to growth despite supermarket price war
17/03/2016 - Bakery Info
Kantar Worldpanel reports a 0.5% rise in sales after months of little or no growth.
Help the environment and get free make-up remover
17/03/2016 - Yours Magazine
Kantar Worldpanel reports in the last year, a staggering Ł117m was spent on cleansing wipes in Great Britain
Volume sales of red meat suffer decline
17/03/2016 - www.meatinfo.co.uk
Kantar Worldpanel has seen a decline in volume sales of beef, lamb and pork over the 12 weeks.
PS4 and Xbox One Account for Two Thirds of Physical Game Sales
06/11/2015 - VGChartz
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are leading the way in the sales of physical titles as the last generation consoles continue to drop off in terms of selling power.
High street retailers challenge Amazon’s lead in the entertainment market
06/11/2015 - Internet Retailing
Figures in the UK suggests that multichannel retailers who sell on the high street are challenging Amazon’s lead in sales of DVDs, CDs and games.
PS4 and Xbox One account for two thirds of physical games market
05/11/2015 - MCV
Sales of brand new PS3 and Xbox 360 games have dropped year-on-year as the latest generation of consoles see a greater number of exclusive releases.
High street retailers challenge Amazon’s lead in the entertainment market
03/11/2015 - C4Commerce
Multichannel retailers who sell on the high street are challenging Amazon’s lead in sales of DVDs, CDs and games, new figures suggest.
High Street entertainment market share up year-on-year, says Kantar
02/11/2015 - MCV
New data from Kantar Worldpanel indicates that the market share of GAME, HMV and Argos has increased on the year before.
Health Aware Brits Are Drinking More Water
29/10/2015 - Female First
New research at a conference on encouraging healthy hydration reveals that water is the only drink that UK consumers are drinking more of.
Tesco and Greggs in the spotlight this week
14/10/2015 - The Herald Scotland
Tesco's UK sales are expected to have gained ground when it reports its half-year results on Wednesday, although the supermarket price war continues to bite.
Lidl UK becomes first British supermarket to introduce the Living Wage
13/10/2015 - International Supermarket News
Lidl UK has announced that it will adopt the Living Wage from 1st October 2015, as part of the supermarket’s ongoing commitment to investing in its employees
Britain’s bubbly boom continues
12/10/2015 - Punchline Gloucester
Sales of sparkling wine continue to rise as new figures show that Britain’s love affair with bubbly is far from turning flat.
Latest Meat, Fish and Poultry figures from Kantar
11/10/2015 - NFU Online
The latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from Kantar Worldpanel, have seen a further slowdown in the volume growth for Fresh Primary Meat & Poultry.
Asda crosses Ł1bn profit threshold
09/10/2015 - The Scotsman
Supermarket chain Asda has revealed that its profits reached more than Ł1 billion for the first time last year despite falling sales and market share.
Households swing towards convenience foods
07/10/2015 - The Scottish Farmer
Changing household structures and increasingly busier lives are driving consumer shopping needs and choices towards more convenience foods.
Apple Pay 1 year in: Slow to grow, but 'off to a great start,' Apple says
05/10/2015 - Macworld UK
Apple's attempt to reinvent mobile payments isn't a smash success, but the company still believes.
City awaits updates from Tesco and Greggs
04/10/2015 - East Anglian Daily Times
Supermarket Tesco looks set to report an improved sales trend amid continued tough trading in the grocery market this week while the City will also see an update from bakery chain Greggs.
Tesco to stop selling Carlsberg as brand cull quickens
01/10/2015 - The Drum
Tesco is pulling almost all Carlsberg products from stores as part of wider efforts to reduce the number of products it sells so that it can slash prices and improve availability in-stores.
16/09/2015 - Ghoulish Gains
There's money to be made from Halloween, as the occasion becomes more and more popular
Is the era of the metrosexual man over?
09/09/2015 - Get the Gloss
Speaking to The Times, Lauren Feltham of Kantar Worldpanel said, “Brands that create all-in-one products are doing well as men see this as a simple solution to their personal hygiene needs.”
Ten interesting facts about Aldi
04/09/2015 - Northumberland Gazette
To coincide with the opening of Alnwick’s new Aldi store, here is a list of 10 things you may – or may not know – about the global discount-supermarket chain.
Beef bounces back as niche markets duck market pressures
03/09/2015 - Meat Management
The latest Meat, Fish and Poultry (MFP) figures from Kantar Worldpanel, have seen beef and fish avoiding deflation
Sainsbury's sees sales growth as Aldi and Lidl continue to advance
28/08/2015 - Evening Express
Sainsbury’s was the only one of Britain’s big four supermarkets to grow sales in the last three months
Waitrose 'Pick Your Own Offers' loyalty scheme has helped it outpace the market
25/08/2015 - Media Week
According to the latest grocery share data from Kantar, Waitrose's new loyalty scheme contributed to a strong performance for the retailer in the 12 weeks ending 16 August.
Dressing down: understanding the decline of branded fashion
20/08/2015 - Market Research World
Simon Horner, director of fashion at Kantar Worldpanel, considers how brands can use research to re-engage with consumers.
EU prefers cheaper cuts of beef
19/08/2015 - Global Meat News
Consumers in EU countries France, the UK, Germany, Spain and Italy are favouring cheaper cuts of beef rather than premium cuts.
Games outpace films and music as decline in UK physical entertainment market slows to 3%
10/08/2015 - MCV
The ensuing popularity of boxed video games has helped to slow the retraction of the UK’s physical goods market.
Game on for physical entertainment market
10/08/2015 - Retail Gazette
According to the most recent data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 5 July, several key retailers grew in value on last year and the rate of decline slowed to 3%.
Physical game sales give the declining boxed market a boost
10/08/2015 - Digital Spy
Physical sales of entertainment products may be in decline, but the market is showing some signs of improvement.
The Co-operative is back in growth ahead of overall grocery market
28/07/2015 - Retail Gazette
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 19 July 2015, show a slow growth in the British grocery market.
Marketing and loyalty schemes impact overall rise in supermarket sales
28/07/2015 - Marketing Week
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 19 July show supermarket sales edged up marginally by 0.8%, with loyalty schemes and TV ads positively impacting retailers' share.
Waitrose’s Pick Your Own Offers scheme drives 3% sales boost
28/07/2015 - The Drum
Waitrose has impressed with its Pick Your Own Offers scheme and cited its contribution to a three per cent increase in sales and a growing market share that is helping it compete against the likes of Aldi and Lidl.
Discounters grab record share of grocery market
28/07/2015 - The Scotsman
Budget chains Aldi and Lidl have taken a record slice of the UK’s grocery market as they continue to pile the pressure on the “big four” retailers.
FMCG online sales will hit Ł84bn by 2025
10/07/2015 - Internet Retailing
Online sales of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) will hit $130bn (Ł84.1bn) in 2025, a Kantar Worldpanel report suggested this week.
Changing shopping habits bring huge opportunities for organic businesses
09/07/2015 - Farming News
Changes in the UK’s retail markets and in consumer shopping habits represents greater business opportunities for organic farmers and growers than ever before.
Brands must get to grips with online shopping as a 'matter of urgency'
07/07/2015 - Media Week
Online grocery shopping is booming, up by 20% in the UK during 2014, and representing a huge growth opportunity for brands
FMCG online sales set to reach $130bn by 2015, Kantar Worldpanel forecasts
07/07/2015 - Retail Times
A report published by Kantar Worldpanel – “Accelerating the growth of e-commerce: 2015 Edition” – forecasts FMCG online sales to hit $130 billion by the end of 2025
Meals for one boom as consumers embrace the single life
01/07/2015 - The Drum
A new study has found that close to half of all Britons now eat meals alone as demographic shifts lead to an inexorable rise in the number of sole occupant households.
Morrisons tops supermarket sales growth figures
30/06/2015 - Business Reporter
Morrisons has seen the largest sales growth among the Big Four supermarkets for the second month in a row.
Morrisons gains market share for first time since 2011
30/06/2015 - Herald Scotland
Morrisons has gained market share for the first time in more than three years, according to industry data.
Realistic price points will be the key driver for organic recovery
30/06/2015 - Produce Business UK
Following an extended period of struggle, there are significant signs that demand for organic fresh produce is beginning to recover.
Aldi and Lidl sales continue to rise
30/06/2015 - Talking Retail
According to latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, discounters Aldi and Lidl continued to take market share from the competition.
Energy Drinks Category Report 2015
22/06/2015 - The Grocer
“One of the key challenges that will continue to face the sports & energy drinks market as well as wider soft drinks is defending against the effect of the sugar debate in the media,” says Kantar analyst Rachel Knight.
Brands should list with discounters
26/03/2015 - WARC
As the UK supermarket sector tries to adapt to the challenge presented by discount stores, a new study from Kantar Worldpanel has recommended that brands should embrace the trend.
Aldi outstrips supermarket rivals with store expansion
22/03/2015 - The Guardian
German discount chain to open almost twice as much new store space in 2015 than rivals, and more than Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Tesco put together
'Basket of goods' reflects Britain's changing spending habits
17/03/2015 - ITV News
Britain is a nation of good intentions: trying to get fit and put on muscle, perhaps while listening to inspiring music at the gym and making a valiant effort at giving up smoking.
Who are Retail Acquisitions?
13/03/2015 - Drapers
Retail Acquisitions has today taken control of the troubled BHS department store chain from Sir Philip Green. Drapers looks at who the key people are behind the company.
BHS sold for Ł1 – Sir Philip Green announces disposal of loss-making chain
12/03/2015 - The Guardian
Arcadia boss hands over fashion and homewares business to City investor Retail Acquisitions, which aims to turn it around
Sir Philip Green sells BHS to Retail Acquisitions
12/03/2015 - Marketing
Sir Philip Green has found a buyer for Arcadia Group's BHS, with newly-formed investment vehicle Retail Acquisitions signing a deal with the retail tycoon, with plans "to develop the BHS brand".
Tesco posts strongest performance in 18 months
11/03/2015 - Convenience Store
Tesco has recorded its strongest performance in 18 months with a sales increase of 1.1% in the 12 weeks ending 1 March 2015, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Price war drives grocery deflation to record low
11/03/2015 - Farming UK
The latest grocery share figures published today show that price competition between the supermarkets continues to impact the market.
Tesco records strongest sales outcome in 18 months
10/03/2015 - Mail Online
Britain's biggest supermarket Tesco recorded its strongest sales performance in 18 months over the 12 weeks to March 1, according to industry data published on Tuesday.
Apple Watch is 'nice but not necessary' and needs killer apps to succeed
10/03/2015 - International Business Times
[VIDEO] Imran Choudhary unravels the launch of the Apple Watch and examines whether or not it will be a hit with consumers.
UK economic recovery may be ‘bypassing’ retail sector
10/03/2015 - BBC News
Kantar Worldpanel found that the cost of groceries has declined by 1.6%, which is the fastest rate on record.
Supermarket Wars: Price Falls Hit New Record
10/03/2015 - Sky News
The intense price war between supermarket chains means grocery costs are falling at a record pace, according to industry figures.
Aldi and Lidl effect saves shoppers more than Ł400million
10/03/2015 - Daily Mail
A supermarket price war has saved shoppers across the high street Ł400milllion in the last 12 weeks.
Asda shows worst sales in 20 years as Tesco begins to recover
10/03/2015 - The Guardian
Tesco’s resurgence and a bitter price war fuelled by competition from Aldi and Lidl lead to three-month sales fall of 2.1% at Asda
Tesco is continuing to outstrip the rest of the 'Big Four' supermarkets
10/03/2015 - Management Today
In the 12 weeks to March 1, Tesco’s sales were up 1.1% on last year, meaning it’s the only one of the ‘Big Four’ supermarket chains that grew in that period.
Asda shows worst its sales performance in 20 years
10/03/2015 - MSN Money
Asda has sunk to its worst sales performance in more than 20 years in the face of a resurgence by bigger rival Tesco and a bitter supermarket price war.
Grocery costs at a record low
10/03/2015 - Supermarket.co.uk
Grocery costs are still falling at a record pace, according to research by Kantar Worldpanel.
Spring Forward: Analyst’s reaction to Apple Watch launch
10/03/2015 - Mobile News
Analysts have praised the launch of the Apple Watch but some warned that the iPhone-maker needs to prove to consumers why they need to buy a smartwatch.
Android opens up 11.4pc lead over iOS in the UK
06/03/2015 - Mobile News
Google OS extends lead by 3.9 per cent to hold 51.5 per cent of the market with Apple’s falling by nearly two per cent to 40.1 per cent.
Bacon Report: Healthy drivers
05/03/2015 - Meatinfo.co.uk
While the bacon category has remained relatively static in the past year, a number of factors are keeping it popular with shoppers.
Apple notches up record Chinese market share of 25.4%
05/03/2015 - The Drum
Apple now accounts for more than a quarter of total Chinese smartphone sales as its market share hit 25.4 per cent, its highest level ever.
Birds Eye premium Inspirations wins best-selling consumer goods award
25/02/2015 - FoodBev.com
Birds Eye’s premium meal range Inspirations has been named the best-selling fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) product launched in 2014 by retail analyst Kantar Worldpanel.
Birds Eye Inspirations is most successful new product launch of 2014
20/02/2015 - The Grocer
Birds Eye Inspirations has defied a slump in the frozen fish and meat category to be crowned the most successful new product launch of 2014.
Frozen food giant's new posh nosh range a hit with shoppers
20/02/2015 - The Mirror
Frozen food giant Birds Eye has taken a large bite out of the new products market as its posh nosh went straight to number one.
Tesco turnaround may finally be taking shape
11/02/2015 - The Independent
It appears that Tesco is clawing its way back. The latest figures from researcher Kantar Worldpanel show a 0.3 per cent increase in sales during the three months to 12 February.
Grocery sales in Britain grow at fastest rate since 2008
10/02/2015 - The Telegraph
Shares in Tesco and Wm Morrison surged on Tuesday after the strongest growth in British food sales since 2008 helped to resuscitate the embattled supermarket groups.
BT buys mobile operator EE for Ł12.5 bn
05/02/2015 - Yahoo News
British telecoms and TV firm BT bought mobile operator EE for Ł12.5 billion on Thursday, creating the nation's leading communications provider in the latest shake-up in the fast-moving sector.
Amazon controls quarter of games and music sales
25/01/2015 - The Independent
The online retail giant Amazon took one in every four pounds spent on entertainment goods in the run-up to Christmas for the first time.
Three owner reportedly in talks to buy O2 in the UK
19/01/2015 - The Guardian
“The rumours that Three is looking to acquire O2 from Telefonica come as no surprise...” explained Imran Choudhary, consumer insight director at research company Kantar Worldpanel.
Price cutting good for shoppers and stores
17/12/2014 - Daily Express
According to new figures from research firm Kantar Worldpanel, the amount of cash British consumers spent in supermarkets rose 0.1 per cent in the 12 weeks to December 7.
Supermarket price wars rage before Christmas
17/12/2014 - Yahoo News
Supermarkets are slashing prices ahead of Christmas, spurred by competition from German-owned discounters, benefitting customers of all tastes.
Offers save supermarket users Ł182m
16/12/2014 - Daily Mail
Shoppers have saved a combined Ł182 million on grocery offers in the past three months amid supermarket price wars, industry figures showed today.
BT back to where it started from?
05/12/2014 - Mobile News
BT has been in and out of mobile since 1985 starting with Cellnet. As demand for landlines drops it’s no surprise it now wants to again be a mobile network operator.
What your daily commute says about how you spend your time travelling
18/11/2014 - City A.M.
A study by Kantar Worldpanel reveals our time-wasting activities vary quite considerably according to which method of transport we use.
Grocery sales fall for the first time since 1994 as supermarkets struggle to keep up with households' new shopping habits
18/11/2014 - This is Money
Sales in the supermarkets have also fallen into decline for the first time since records began 20 years ago, figures from Kantar Worldpanel revealed.
Grocery sales 'fall for first time since 1994'
18/11/2014 - BBC News
UK grocery sales have fallen for the first time in two decades, underlining the challenge faced by supermarkets.
UK grocery sales fall for first time on record as supermarkets slump
18/11/2014 - Daily Telegraph
The amount that British consumers spend in major grocery stores has fallen for the first time since at least 1994 according to Kantar Worldpanel, dealing a further blow to Tesco, Asda, J Sainsbury and Wm Morrison
Grocery sales have fallen for the first time on record
18/11/2014 - Management Today
The British grocery sector is in decline for the first time since records began in 1994 as the 'Big Four' supermarkets wage an aggressive price war against their discount competitors.
UK supermarket sales fall for first time on record
18/11/2014 - CNBC
The UK grocery market has fallen into decline for the first time on record, as discount retailers lead a price war that is squeezing the profits of the traditional UK supermarkets.
Women's raincoats and jumpers biggest casualties of warmer weather
18/11/2014 - Drapers
The warm start to the autumn 14 season led to a 30% drop in sales of women’s raincoats while sales of women’s jumpers left a Ł60m hole in retailers’ pockets, according to research by Kantar Worldpanel.
Frozen food market continues to grow
27/10/2014 - Talking Retail
The latest Kantar Worldpanel figures show the retail frozen food market has continued to grow, reaching Ł5.8bn for the 52 weeks to 14 September, up 1.6% year on year.
Shoppers are winners as food market enters deflation
22/10/2014 - Foodmanufacture.co.uk
Asda headed the supermarket pack as the food market officially entered a period of deflation, although consumers were the real winners, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures.
We're re-using our leftovers in Frugal UK
22/10/2014 - Mail Online
More than half of families recycling food because of cost of living squeeze. Total household food waste is down by 21 per cent over the last seven years.
Waitrose achieves record share of the grocery market
21/10/2014 - The Retail Bulletin
Figures released by Kantar Worldpanel reveal that Waitrose increased its sales by 6.8% in the period to push its market share up to 5.2%.
Prosecco drives soaring UK fizz sales
13/10/2014 - The Drinks Business
Research by Kantar Worldpanel shows a 14.8% value increase – or more than five million extra bottles – in UK off-trade sparkling wine sales during the 52 weeks to 20 July 2014.
Scots catching up
02/10/2014 - Scottish Grocer
Beer and cider in Scotland have had a good year with growth ahead of GB explains Kantar Worldpanel’s Mark Thomson
HMV posts profit of Ł17 million 11 months after administration
30/09/2014 - Mixmag.com
Research firm Kantar Worldpanel confirmed that HMV's share of the entertainment market has increased from last year's record low of 10.7% up to 14.7%.
Phones 4U exit will not benefit indie retailers
16/09/2014 - PCR
The exit of Phones 4U from the market would not have a notable impact on independent computer retailers and resellers, says analyst Kantar Worldpanel.
Vodafone denies Phones4U claims that it acted 'inappropriately
15/09/2014 - Marketing Magazine
Vodafone has rejected Phones4u's insinuation that it had acted inappropriately, Fiona Keenan comments.
5-a-day would cost average family an extra Ł810 a year
13/09/2014 - The Grocer
A study by Kantar Worldpanel found the average households spends Ł690 on fruit and vegetables.
Kingsmill reveals a shape of thins to come
12/09/2014 - Better Retailing
Kingsmill has added Sandwich Thins to its bakery portfolio, Chris Longbottom comments.
Grocers up online fashion stakes: Supermarket clothes battle
06/09/2014 - Daily Express
The supermarket clothing landscape is set to intensify in the coming months, following big strategic moves by Lidl and Sainsbury's.
Grocers up online fashion stakes: Supermarket clothes battle
06/09/2014 - Express.co.uk
THE supermarket clothing landscape is set to intensify in the coming months, following big strategic moves by Lidl and Sainsbury's.
Food to grow?
05/09/2014 - Scottish Grocer
The practice of eating a meal with a knife and fork, while sitting at a table and asking the person opposite about their day, has been in decline for years.
The Ice Cream Report 2014
03/09/2014 - The Grocer
Ten things you need to know about ice cream
HMV poised to reclaim top spot from Amazon
31/08/2014 - Daily Telegraph
HMV is poised to reclaim the title of Britain’s biggest entertainment
retailer less than 18 months after it was saved from oblivion.
We're deserting our hot desserts: Sales of childhood dessert favourites slump by 7%
27/08/2014 - Mail Online
Sales of traditional hot desserts have slumped as Britons have turned away from the indulgent sweet treats at mealtimes, a Kantar Worldpanel report showed yesterday.
Are fake tans fading?
20/08/2014 - Mail Online
Have we fallen out of love with self-tanners? New research by Kantar Worldpanel, just released, has found that the popularity of dark and orange-hued fake tans is fading.
Rise of Lidl spells all-out price war: Waitrose hits back
19/08/2014 - Mail Online
The supermarket price war is set to intensify after a study in The Grocer found discount store Lidl was almost a third cheaper than the major chains.
Poor cookbook sales slice into Jamie Oliver's profits
18/08/2014 - FT.com
Kantar Worldpanel's Jon Firth comments: "There has been a five per cent drop in people making evening meals to the six months to the end of June compared with a year earlier."
Pork sales see year-on-year drop
15/08/2014 - meatinfo.co.uk
Research from Kantar Worldpanel reported the UK pork market to be worth Ł905m.
Brits just love scoffing a Full Monty
12/08/2014 - The Register
Sales of traditional brekkie foods soar as hungry folk get their mitts greasy.
Don't call it a comeback! Breakfast fry-ups are proving popular once again
12/08/2014 - Express.co.uk
The traditional British fry-up is making a comeback...only with far fewer calories.
Sales of frozen food and are growing faster than most other commodities, the latest figures show.
06/08/2014 - fishupdate.com
The highly respected Kantar Worldpanel statistics reveal that the value of frozen food is increasing significantly despite pressure on household incomes.
HMV reclaims second place in entertainment market from Tesco
04/08/2014 - The Daily Telegraph
Kantar Worldpanel data shows HMV has reclaimed second place in entertainment market from Tesco, as Amazon holds on to position of biggest entertaimment retailer.
HMV and Game take revenge on the grocers
04/08/2014 - The Times
HMV and Game Group have roared back from insolvency to steal market share from the big supermarket groups that pushed them to the wall, data from Kantar Worldpanel reveals.
What is the food and drink legacy of the downturn?
02/08/2014 - The Grocer
The UK economy has at last outgrown the crisis. The Grocer analyses the impact on shopper behaviour. All pricing and volume data from Kantar Worldpanel.
UK organic sales looking healthy
29/07/2014 - Natural Products News
According to the latest retail figures from Kantar Worldpanel, over the past 12 months sales of organic produce grew by over 5%, up Ł44 million.
Loyalty to supermarkets is dead
26/07/2014 - Daily Telegraph
The days of a big weekly supermarket shop are numbered – bargain prices at Lidl and Aldi have taught people to shop around.
Games vs Music vs Books
24/07/2014 - MCV.com
Data from Kantar Worldpanel provided to MCV shows how UK consumers enjoyed various forms of entertainment – in terms of units – in the 12-week period ending May 11th 2014.
Broadband TV battle hots up as TalkTalk inks Sky demand sports deal
23/07/2014 - Mail Online
Broadband provider TalkTalk is beef up its offering of on-demand sports television by expanding its partnership with BSkyB as the pair continue to do battle with BT Group.
Worried well: Half of shoppers buy free from produce
16/07/2014 - The Daily Telegraph
The "worried well" are contributing to a boom in celebrity-inspired "free from" foods, as analysis from Kantar Worldpanel shows half of shoppers now buy produce without gluten, wheat or lactose.
Rise of the worried-well shopper
16/07/2014 - Mail Online
Growing trend to view normal foods as harmful or toxic sees soaring sales of 'free-from' product. More than half the population buying free-from products, according to study from Kantar Worldpanel.
Sainsbury's Tu clothing faces online margin and profit challenge
04/07/2014 - The Grocer
Sainsbury's has finally bitten the bullet, announcing last week it will take its popular clothing brand TU online from August. Kantar Worldpanel figures shows that online now commands a 19.4% share of the fashion market, up from 17.4% last year.
Touch up grey sales
01/07/2014 - The Scottish Grocer
Look at the ads and you’d think beauty was a young woman’s (and man’s) business. But you’d be very wrong, finds Kantar Worldpanel.
Potato blight: sales of spuds slump due to growing taste for rice
30/06/2014 - The Guardian
British consumers are going off potatoes, in part because of an
increasing taste for rice dishes and fajitas, new figures from Kantar Worldpanel show. Sales of fresh potatoes slumped by more than 8% during the past year as shoppers opted for alternatives.
Pre-owned games offer an average Ł4.40 saving over new
25/06/2014 - MCV
Kantar Worldpanel consumer insight analyst Jules Williams examines the opportunities and challenges involved in this lucrative market.
Is pureplay fashion reaching the limits of success?
19/06/2014 - Drapers
Kantar Worldpanel's Ian Mitchell discusses online specialists Asos and Boohoo, which both announced yet more impressive results in what is now becoming a familiar story of growth.
Five retail trends you should know
18/06/2014 - Chemist and Druggist
From the value of the grey pound to gaps in education, market research company Kantar Worldpanel outlines the health and beauty trends that are set to influence pharmacists' retail income.
Spotlight on Vodka
10/06/2014 - Imbibe.com
Kantar Worldpanel provides some industry-wide perspective, based on its consumer research, and it reports that 41% of on-trade vodka sales are to 18- to 24-year-olds.
Amazon dominates CD, DVD and game sales in the UK
26/05/2014 - Daily Telegraph
Online retailers now take one in every three pounds spent on CDs, DVDs and console games, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s quarterly retail barometer.
The top 10 supermarket goodies Irish people can't live without
15/05/2014 - Irish Mirror
A new survey by Kantar Worldpanel found that while more and more shoppers are opting for supermarket own brands, Irish consumers still prefer home grown products over their international counterparts.
Warburtons is the UK's 'most chosen' FMCG brand for the second year running
14/05/2014 - The Grocer
Warburtons has been named as the brand bought by the most consumers most frequently for the second year running in Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint survey.
Warburtons is top British product in Kantar Worldpanel's survey
14/05/2014 - The Independent
Warburtons, McVitie’s biscuits and Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate were all rated among the top 10 food brands by domestic consumers, researchers at the retail analyst Kantar Worldpanel found.
Kantar Worldpanel has released the results of its global Brand Footprint survey
14/05/2014 - Design Week
In the UK, the top-performing brands are Warburtons, Heinz and McVities. Warburtons leads the ranking for the second year in a row as the UK’s most chosen brand, picked an average of 25 times a year by 86 per cent of UK households.
Avonmore tops Kantar 'Brand Footprint' Ireland ranking for second successive year
14/05/2014 - Checkout
Avonmore has been named the 'most chosen' grocery brand in Ireland for the second year running, following the publication of Kantar Worldpanel's annual 'Brand Footprint' rankings.
Top 10 Items found in Irish shopping baskets
14/05/2014 - Irish Independent
Irish brands have squeezed out global giants and rate amongst our favourite items. Avonmore, Brennans and Denny are the brands most purchased by shoppers in Ireland, a report by Kantar Worldpanel has shown.
Big four grocers all lose ground to discounters
09/04/2014 - City A.M.
Kantar Worldpanel's UK supermarket share reveals that Britain's four biggest supermarket groups all lost market share over the last three months to German discounters Aldi and Lidl.
Aldi and Lidl seize market share from big players
09/04/2014 - The Independent
Kantar Worldpanel data shows the budget grocers Aldi and Lidl have upped the pressure on the big supermarkets by swiping shoppers and increasing market share.
British grocers struggle as German discounters expand
08/04/2014 - Reuters
Data from Kantar Worldpanel shows that Britain's major supermarkets are cutting prices but will struggle to stop Aldi and Lidl eating their profits as the German discounters look to double their share of the 170-billion pound grocery market in the next three years.
Amazon takes on Apple and Google in video streaming
03/04/2014 - Daily Telegraph
Fiona Keenan, strategic insight director, comments on the launch of Fire TV from Amazon which takes on Apple TV and Google Chromecast in video streaming.
Can't cook won't cook Britain: Amount of time spent cooking in UK has HALVED since 1980s and most people survive on diet of sandwiches
01/04/2014 - Daily Mail
Kantar Worldpanel reveals that the average time spent cooking an evening meal is now only 34 minutes and sandwiches are the most popular meal with 6.4 billion consumed every year.
Why bother with Mother's Day when we're so half-hearted about it?
28/03/2014 - The Guardian
Kantar Worldpanel data reveals that spending on Mother's Day gifts dropped by 40% last year.
Shoppers benefit as prices for key grocery items fall
20/03/2014 - Irish Independent
Latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel Ireland show consumers have benefitted from dropping prices of key groceries. Shoppers had to fork out 0.6pc less in supermarkets than a year ago.
Retailers will suffer if they don't have 'click and collect'
19/03/2014 - CNBC Europe
Ian Mitchell, retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, says there is growth in the number of people using click and collect services and retailers who don't have this offering are "likely to suffer".
SuperValu breathes down Tesco's neck after Superquinn rebrand
18/03/2014 - The Irish Times
The latest figures from retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel indicate that the market share of Tesco has fallen again while both Aldi and Lidl outperform the market.
Supermarket price wars: are they real or phoney?
14/03/2014 - The Telegraph
British shoppers should rub their hands in glee, if we are to believe the headlines - we are due to see our weekly grocery bills plummet like never before.
Ice cream cones left on the freezer shelf as consumers choose tubs and luxury brands
10/03/2014 - http://www.independent.co.uk/
Data from Kantar Worldpanel showed that overall volume sales of ice cream rose 3.4 per cent year-on-year to 341.1 million litres, while value sales grew 6.9 per cent to Ł839.6m.
Fruit and vegetable sales fall in 2013 as Britons waste less food
08/03/2014 - http://www.dailymail.co.uk
Britons bought 91,000 tonnes fewer vegetables last year, figures show, and 40,000 tonnes less fruit. The figures, from Kantar Worldpanel, suggest shoppers are wasting less food.
05/03/2014 - http://www.cosmeticsbusiness.com/
According to Kantar Worldpanel, anti-ageing moisturisers accounted for 41.6% of the Ł737.53m UK facial skincare market in 2013.
Drink of the nest
11/10/2013 - www.scottishgrocer.co.uk
Research specialist Kantar Worldpanel found that spend on off-trade take-home beers was Ł2.1bn across Great Britain in the year
Giants still in the squeeze
10/10/2013 - www.scottishgrocer.co.uk
DISCOUNTERS Aldi and Lidl are continuing to thump the mainstream supermarkets, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel
How chorizo became a British staple
08/10/2013 - www.telegraph.co.uk
Open the nation’s fridges and what do you find? Alongside the ubiquitous two-pinter of semi-skimmed, crumb-infested butter and fast-ageing bag of carrots you will, as likely as not, discover a pack of chorizo sausage
Tesco re-launches finest
07/10/2013 - www.tescoplc.com
The finest* brand is worth Ł1.4bn in sales a year and according to Kantar Worldpanel data, is the fastest growing premium brand in the market.
David Cameron's 'north of a pound' guess for a loaf of bread more right than wrong
06/10/2013 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
After failing to correctly identify the price of a value loaf of bread (47p), the PM was cast in the role of Marie Antoinette this week, as he admitted to using a breadmaker.
Tesco: The supermarket that wants to entertain us
03/10/2013 - www.irishtimes.com
Through Hudl and Blinkbox, Tesco is shifting its strategy to the digital aisles
ANALYSIS: Next-gen crash recovery?
02/10/2013 - www.mcvuk.com
Jules Williams, consumer retail analyst at Kantar Worldpanel, discusses whether the next generation of consoles has what it takes to restore the games industry
Sainsbury's summer sales growth tops flat Tesco performance as internet and local stores drive expansion
02/10/2013 - www.dailymail.co.uk
Sainsbury's buoyant convenience store and online operations helped it deliver a 2 per cent pick-up in quarterly sales - outshining rival Tesco where trading was flat.
Aldi aims to open 50 new UK stores this year
30/09/2013 - www.theguardian.com
German supermarket says 500th shop will open in Suffolk this month after sales soared 40% in 2012
Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl continue to take market share from Big Four
28/07/2013 - http://www.harpers.co.uk
The Big Four supermarkets are under increasing pressure from both the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, and from mainstream rival Waitrose
Ice cream sales up 300% to leave freezers 'looking like scene from Beirut
27/07/2013 - http://www.thegrocer.co.uk
Ice cream sales up 300% to leave freezers 'looking like scene from Beirut'
The British at table
27/07/2013 - http://www.economist.com
It has become a nation of microwavers and takeaway munchers—but a surprisingly sociable one
Continued growth as value of food and drink exports up 8.6%
25/07/2013 - http://www.irishtimes.com
Bord Bia chief Aidan Cotter describes performance of beef exports as ‘particularly striking’
Aldi and Lidl make hay during downturn
23/07/2013 - http://www.irishtimes.com
New figures show families are spending less on groceries and switching to the German discount stores in greater numbers
High food prices mean families have less to spend, new figures
22/07/2013 - http://www.independent.ie
Shoppers with children are coming under intense pressure with families spending less on their weekly shops and switching to value stores, new figures show.
Tesco readies major food push to highlight quality and provenance
19/07/2013 - http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/
Tesco has launched a major effort to improve perception of the quality of its food offering, with ads highlighting the provenance of its fresh produce and encouraging consumers to “celebrate everyday food”.
2,000 Sports Direct staff to receive Ł100,000 bonus after record profits
18/07/2013 - http://www.theguardian.com
Workers hit the jackpot after profits soar 40% to Ł200m, as sports retailer reaps benefits of 2012's summer of sport
Sports Direct staff share windfall, but Ashley misses out
18/07/2013 - http://www.thetimes.co.uk
Sports Direct has dropped plans to pay about Ł60 million to its founder amid opposition from other investors.
Bulldog launches new face wash skin range
18/07/2013 - http://www.retailgazette.co.uk
Men’s natural skincare brand Bulldog has added a face wash to its choice of sensitive skin products.
Sports Direct plans new online drive after record results
18/07/2013 - http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Sports Direct is planning a significant online expansion drive with the launch of click-and-collect services in stores and customer credit facilities after enjoying a year of record sales and profits.
'By Sainsbury's' brand extended to homeware
17/07/2013 - http://www.marketingweek.co.uk
The “By Sainsbury’s” brand is replacing “Tu” across the supermarket’s non-food for the first time as it looks to capitalise on the fast-growing loyalty for its own-label ranges.
The new ethical supermarket that wants Sainsbury's and Tesco's customers
16/07/2013 - http://www.theguardian.com
It's aiming to compete with the retail giants. But will the crowd-funded supermarket only appeal to shoppers who can pay for principles?
Bulldog adds face wash to skin range
14/07/2013 - http://www.thegrocer.co.uk
Men’s natural skincare brand Bulldog has added a face wash to its range of sensitive skin products
Waitrose installs click and collect lockers
12/07/2013 - http://www.marketingweek.co.uk
Waitrose is stepping up its multi-channel offering with the launch of automated temperature-controlled lockers for customers to collect the shopping they order online in locations where the supermarket does not have a store
Top ten UK entertainment retailers listed
11/07/2013 - http://www.pcr-online.biz
HMV has lost its place as the UK's second biggest entertainment retailer to Tesco, says retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel
Retailers face an online food fight
11/07/2013 - http://www.marketingweek.co.uk/
Online retailer Amazon is trialling a grocery delivery service in the US. Should UK retailers be bracing themselves for total war in the convenience sector?
Kantar advocates shock tactics in war against obesity
10/07/2013 - http://www.meatinfo.co.uk
Consumers need to be “shocked” into eating more healthily and tactics used by the tobacco industry should be considered in the food industry, according to consumer insights firm Kantar Worldpanel
UK: Amazon And Tesco Top Of The Entertainment Retailer League
10/07/2013 - http://www.kamcity.com
Latest data from Kantar Worldpanel shows that HMV has slipped from its position as Britain’s second largest entertainment retailer to fifth as Tesco takes over the reins and Amazon dominates the top spot
Tesco overtakes HMV in UK entertainment retail chart
10/07/2013 - http://www.bbc.co.uk
Tesco has overtaken HMV to become the UK's second largest entertainment retailer.
Tesco leapfrogs HMV to be second largest UK entertainment retailer
09/07/2013 - http://www.thegrocer.co.uk
Tesco leapfrogs HMV to be second largest UK entertainment retailer
Amazon steps up music streaming battle with digital giveaway
27/06/2013 - http://www.standard.co.uk
Online retailer Amazon has stepped up its battle for dominance of the music streaming and download markets by today announcing it will give away digital versions of any CDs
40 consequences of 10 wet summers: what will a decade of rain do to us?
22/06/2013 - http://www.theguardian.com
Forecasters have warned that we may need to get used to washout summers, perhaps for the next 10 years. From wildlife to camping to fashion, what will this do to us a nation?
Asda slips as supermarkets battle for middle ground
18/06/2013 - http://www.theguardian.com
Discount chains Aldi and Lidl and high-end grocer Waitrose win more customers than their supermarket rivals, while Sainsbury's also gains market share
Grocery prices soar at 10 times inflation rate
10/06/2013 - http://www.independent.ie
THE price of groceries has soared at 10 times the rate of inflation with some household staples now 16pc more expensive than this time last year.
Sales of fresh burgers return to growth as consumers stay wary of frozen
09/06/2013 - http://www.thegrocer.co.uk
Sales of fresh burgers have returned to growth four months on from the horsemeat scandal…
How Heston Blumenthal has helped send sales of prunes soaring
27/05/2013 - http://www.dailymail.co.uk
They have never been the most tantalising of snacks – due in part, no doubt, to their use as a natural constipation remedy.
But now sales of prunes are soaring, driven by their growing popularity with health-conscious Britons, according to a report.
Xbox One pre-owned games may require fee payment
22/05/2013 - http://www.manchesterwired.co.uk
Microsoft faces a backlash from some gamers after it emerged the company may charge a fee to play pre-owned games on its new Xbox One console
Xbox One pre-owned games may require fee payment
22/05/2013 - http://www.bbc.co.uk
Microsoft faces a backlash from some gamers after it emerged the company may charge a fee to play pre-owned games on its new Xbox One console
National Vegetarian Week: Try going without meat for a week
22/05/2013 - http://metro.co.uk
Four months after the discovery of horse DNA in frozen burgers and ready meals, people are choosing higher quality organic meat over cheaper products.
Bolland fashions bid for survival
19/05/2013 - http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk
The fashion press praised M&S’s latest womenswear collection, but a focus group of core shoppers were less impressed. Will the chain finally deliver?
In for a pound
18/05/2013 - http://www.economist.com
The middle classes are turning into keen bargain-hunters
Use your loaf: when only sliced white bread will do
16/05/2013 - http://www.guardian.co.uk
Sales of sliced, wrapped bread are down. But before consigning plastic bread to the dustbin, consider these five dishes that definitely go better with humble white bread
Marks & Spencer pins hopes on new fashion range
15/05/2013 - http://www.heraldscotland.com
The team tasked with giving Marks & Spencer's fortunes a makeover has unveiled the key fashion pieces they think will bring customers back to the ailing store.
FMCG brands are winning locally to grow globally
14/05/2013 - http://www.brandrepublic.com
With a more competitive market than ever before, what can brands do to ensure they remain in consumers' shopping baskets? And most importantly, how can they look to grow, asks Tim Kidd, managing director UK, Ireland and USA at Kantar Worldpanel.
FMCG brands are winning locally to grow globally
14/05/2013 - http://www.marketingmagazine.co.uk
With a more competitive market than ever before, what can brands do to ensure they remain in consumers' shopping baskets? And most importantly, how can they look to grow, asks Tim Kidd, managing director UK, Ireland and USA at Kantar Worldpanel.
The sliced white loaf? It will soon be toast... Health-conscious consumers switch to wraps, pittas and bagels
13/05/2013 - http://www.dailymail.co.uk
Britons are losing their taste for white sliced bread, with sales of pre-wrapped loaves falling by 31million last year.
Food scares, the big four and F1: Justin King of Sainsbury's on the retail race
05/05/2013 - http://www.guardian.co.uk/
As the horsemeat scandal reached its peak in February, the bosses of Britain's biggest supermarkets and suppliers were summoned to Whitehall to explain themselves.
Warburtons named Britain's best loved shopping brand ahead of Coca-Cola, Heinz and Cadbury
02/05/2013 - http://www.mirror.co.uk
521 million Warburtons bakery items were sold in Britain compared with 320.7 million Hovis products, say analysts Kantar Worldpanel
Warburtons most popular FMCG brand in the UK
02/05/2013 - http://www.marketingweek.co.uk
Warburtons is the UK’s most popular FMCG brand, according to a report by Kantar.
Coca-Cola is most chosen brand but Colgate has biggest reach, study reveals
02/05/2013 - http://retailtimes.co.uk
Coca-Cola is the world’s most popular brand, chosen 5.3bn times a year, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s Brand Footprint ranking.
Lidl and Aldi increase their market share as consumers tighten belts
30/04/2013 - http://www.independent.ie
New data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel shows that Aldi's share of the market grew by over 28pc in the 12 weeks to April 14, giving it a 6.4pc share
Why chorizo is a cut above chicken
29/04/2013 - http://www.telegraph.co.uk
Sales of Continental meats, like chorizo, have risen by 6.1 per cent to Ł208m over the past 12 months, far outperforming the wider cooked meats market, according to data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel
Spring clothes and shoes languish unsold on shop shelves as customers shiver through freezing weather
24/04/2013 - http://www.dailymail.co.uk
Shoppers resisted shelling out for new clothes and shoes during recent unusually chilly spring weather, a new retail report shows.
UK: Bond Helps Supermarkets Grab Larger Slice Of Entertainment Market
23/04/2013 - http://www.kamcity.com
Fiona Keenan, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, explained: “The supermarkets have had a really strong first quarter, driven predominantly by the huge success of [Bond film] Skyfall
Asda to open 12 new stores and create up to 2,500 new jobs
23/04/2013 - http://www.independent.co.uk
Meanwhile, latest grocery figures from Kantar Worldpanel showed Asda's market share at 17.5% for the 12-week figure ending April 14, down slightly from 17.6% in the same period last year.
Humble spud's fightback halted by terrible weather
22/04/2013 - http://www.independent.ie
THE humble spud is fighting back against pasta and rice by taking a growing share of the dinner plate for the first time in years.
Amazon boosts its entertainment market share as GAME drops 3%
22/04/2013 - http://www.mcvuk.com
Kantar Worldpanel’s Entertainment Retailer Barometer report states that Amazon made the biggest market share gains for the 12 weeks ending March 17th 2013.
Rethink at Tesco as profits drop and the great space race stops
21/04/2013 - http://www.independent.ie
Supermarket giant choosing to focus on convenience stores and online shopping
End of the line for cheap plonk? Fine wine sales lift off
20/04/2013 - http://www.thegrocer.co.uk
End of the line for cheap plonk? Fine wine sales lift off
Amazon's domination of UK music sales revealed: the Q1 numbers
18/04/2013 - http://www.musicweek.com
Amazon claimed more than 28% of the value of the UK retail music market in Q1 2013
James Bond stirs up supermarket DVD sales
18/04/2013 - http://www.thegrocer.co.uk
James Bond stirs up supermarket DVD sales
Supermarkets increase their share of the entertainment market
18/04/2013 - http://www.theretailbulletin.com
Tesco, Sainsbury's and Asda all increased their share of the video, music and games sector in the first quarter of 2013 as the grocery market accounted for 32.2% of all entertainment sales, according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel
Consumers increase spend on canned foods, new Kantar Worldpanel data reveals
15/04/2013 - http://retailtimes.co.uk
Canned food is outperforming other categories with UK sales up 4.6% in the last year, 1% higher than the total grocery market, according to figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Fall in fake tan sales as the Towie effect fades
13/04/2013 - http://www.herald.ie
Fake tan sales are down by a fifth as the trend sparked by The Only Way Is Essex (Towie) wears off, according to new data
The rise of the coffee pod machines
11/04/2013 - http://www.guardian.co.uk/
Britons spent Ł56.1m on pods between February 2012 and 2013, up 45.1% year on year according to Kantar World Panel.
Morrisons axes 700 more jobs
10/04/2013 - www.guardian.co.uk
New cash-counting machines to replace 689 workers, six months after 165 jobs scrapped at supermarket's Bradford HQ
Growing water second to cola – Sales for sector soar
08/04/2013 - www.scottishgrocer.co.uk
Kantar Worldpanel figures, quoted by Highland Spring, show that two-thirds of GB households now buy it at least once a year, with regular customers buying bigger packs more often.
No tablets, more music and film: Hilco's vision to resurrect HMV
06/04/2013 - www.independent.co.uk
Restructuring firm hopes to challenge iTunes' dominance of digital market
Easter egg sell-out prompts supermarket apologies
05/04/2013 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
Supermarkets apologised to shoppers after many stores sold out of chocolate eggs two days before Easter
Sainsbury’s wins market share ahead of big four competitors
27/03/2013 - www.cityam.com
SAINSBURY’S was the only one of the big four supermarkets to grow its market share in the past 12 weeks, while Morrisons and Tesco lost ground, data released by Kantar Worldpanel yesterday shows
Fastest growth posted by Sainsbury's
27/03/2013 - www.independent.co.uk
The supermarket chain Sainsbury's has emerged as the fastest-growing of the big four grocers so far this year, putting rivals Tesco, Asda and Morrisons in the shade.
Sales of kale soar as celebrity chefs highlight health benefits
25/03/2013 - www.telegraph.co.uk
Volume sales of kale have leapt to 3,048 tonnes with value up 38.4 per cent to Ł12.6 million in the year to February , data from analysts Kantar Worldpanel shows
Horsemeat proves positive for organic market
22/03/2013 - www.meatinfo.co.uk
Figures from Kantar Worldpanel, cited in the report, proved that total supermarket organic sales had increased to their highest level in nine months
Organic sales slip again amid economic gloom
20/03/2013 - http://www.guardian.co.uk
Soil Association report says organic purchases are down 1.5% annually but are booming online, with Ocado sales up 6.4%
Sainsbury's enjoys sales boost after horse meat scandal
20/03/2013 - www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Sainsbury's posted better-than-expected sales figures after a quarter in which no horse meat was found in any of its products
Sainsbury’s reports better than expected quarterly sales of 3.6 per cent
19/03/2013 - www.metro.co.uk/
Recent industry figures from Kantar Worldpanel showed the chain was the only one of the ‘big four’ supermarkets to gain market share during the quarter to February 17 – up to 17 per cent from 16.9 per cent a year earlier.
Sainsbury's and Next to reveal more sales cheer
18/03/2013 - www.heraldscotland.com
Sainsbury's and Next will be among the highlights this week as the retail sector remains in sharp focus.
Horsemeat scandal: Frozen burger sales down 42 per cent
04/03/2013 - www.thejournal.ie
Data from Kantar Worldpanel Ireland has shown the impact of the horsemeat scandal on sales of frozen burgers.
Horsemeat scandal: How horse meat has kept ready-meal prices low
28/02/2013 - www.bbc.co.uk
Rising beef prices and a public preference for cheap food were contributory factors leading to the horsemeat scandal, food industry experts say.
Tesco chief admits DNA testing for horse meat will hit margins
28/02/2013 - www.independent.ie
TESCO chief executive Philip Clarke has admitted costs due to increased testing of its products for horse meat and other contaminants will hit margins this year.
Horsemeat scandal: Tesco promises to buy more meat from UK
27/02/2013 - www.guardian.co.uk
Supermarket also plans to install cameras in suppliers' factories
Horsemeat scandal: Supermarket burger sales halved
27/02/2013 - www.scotsman.com
According to the latest grocery share figures from consumer experts Kantar Worldpanel, sales of frozen burgers fell by 43 per cent in the first five weeks of the horsemeat scandal
Horsemeat doubts put shoppers off frozen burgers
27/02/2013 - www.independent.co.uk
Sales of frozen burgers have almost halved since the horsemeat scandal erupted as shoppers shun foods of uncertain provenance
Horsemeat fear sends burger sales plunging
27/02/2013 - www.cityam.com
SUPERMARKET sales of frozen burgers and ready meals have plummeted since the horsemeat scandal reared its ugly head last month, industry data shows
Sales of frozen burgers have dropped
27/02/2013 - www.bbc.co.uk
Sales of frozen burgers have dropped by 43% after the horsemeat scandal, new figures show
Frozen burger sales down 43% after food scare
27/02/2013 - www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk
Frozen burger sales are down by 43% and frozen ready meals by 13% in the wake of the horse meat contamination scandal – despite consumers suggesting they would be happy to eat the product in future, new figures suggest.
Households without children push spending on fish to €193m
26/02/2013 - www.irishexaminer.com
Health-aware consumers, notably those who do not have children, are spending more money on fish, rising 5% in 2012 to €193m, according to industry analysis from Kantar Worldpanel and Bord Bia
Burger off our menus: Sales crash 43% in wake of horse meat scandal
26/02/2013 - www.mirror.co.uk
The shocking figures reveal the scale of shoppers’ mistrust in processed food as they are shunning the freezer staple in their droves
Horsemeat scandal: frozen burgers and meals 'badly hit' - video
26/02/2013 - www.guardian.co.uk
Edward Garner from consumer knowledge group Kanter Worldpanel says 43% fewer frozen burgers have been sold in the four weeks leading to 17 February
Frozen beefburger sales down 43% since start of horsemeat scandal
26/02/2013 - www.guardian.co.uk
Data also shows decline in frozen ready meals as Whitbread calls for overhaul of how processed meat industry is regulated
Marks & Spencer loses clothing market share to Primark and Zara in January
25/02/2013 - www.retail-week.com
Marks & Spencer lost more ground to its fashion rivals Primark and Zara over January, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel.
Market Report Sainsbury's leaping after horse all-clear
21/02/2013 - http://www.independent.co.uk
Horse-free meat is on the menu at Sainsbury's and its shares were gobbled up as the rest of the stock market slumped
Consumers opt for vegetable ready-meals at Asda nowadays
21/02/2013 - www.independent.co.uk
The chief executive of Asda has revealed the supermarket giant has seen a jump in sales of vegetable ready-meals
PS4 will 'reinvigorate' market and tempt back 'disengaged gamers' - retail analyst
21/02/2013 - www.mcvuk.com
Kantar Worldpanel this morning told MCV that the device's hype and excitement will rekindle interest amongst gamers
Comment: Sports Direct's success is more about fashion than sport
21/02/2013 - www.retail-week.com
Today’s Sports Direct update shows it continues to be a clear winner with sportswear shoppers but its success is more about fashion than sport
A nation in the peak of brand health
20/02/2013 - www.marketingweek.co.uk
Scotland has an exciting time ahead with major sporting events bringing the world’s attention to its shores - and that is a golden opportunity for its national brands
Budget supermarkets win shoppers over as Aldi and Lidl rise in list of UK's favourite grocery stores - while Tesco comes bottom
20/02/2013 - www.dailymail.co.uk
Discount supermarket chains Aldi and Lidl have been voted as two of the three best supermarket chains in the UK, beaten only by Waitrose in a recent poll
Irish Consumers Spending More on Fish
18/02/2013 - www.themeatsite.com
According to a Kantar Worldpanel report on the fish market in 2012, Irish consumption grew during 2012 as consumers purchased within the category more frequently
Horsemeat, weather and the euro to bump up shopping bill
17/02/2013 - www.independent.ie
Putting food on the table has never been a luxury. Yet the recession – along with the last six austerity budgets to hit this country
After the horse has been bolted
16/02/2013 - http://www.economist.com
Horse meat in the food chain is a wake-up call, not a calamity
Plus-size fashion event creating buzz
15/02/2013 - www.bbc.co.uk
Women who are size 16 and over account for a quarter of the UK's womenswear market according to Kantar Worldpanel.
Love bites: Is food the risk-free gift?
14/02/2013 - www.bbc.co.uk
Buying a gift for any occasion can be risky - especially on Valentine's Day when you could come across as stingy or overly-keen. Are food and drink the fail-safe options
Supermarkets attract gamers and readers...
09/02/2013 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
Supermarkets attract gamers and readers...
Bathroom products All in a lather
07/02/2013 - www.cosmeticsbusiness.com
The bath and shower market is enjoying significant growth but overcrowding in mature markets remains an issue. So how are brands standing out, asks Julia Wray
Digital booming and set to grow further, says BPI
07/02/2013 - www.thecmuwebsite.com
A fifth of British music buyers have now “fully transitioned” to digital music, or so says a new report from UK record label trade body BPI on the digital music market
Morrisons calls in Cake for own-brand clothing launch
07/02/2013 - www.prweek.com
Cake has landed a brief to help Morrisons launch Nutmeg, its first own-label clothing range.
Dunnes 4.6% sales growth ‘strongest for four years’
05/02/2013 - www.irishexaminer.com
Dunnes Stores continues to increase its share of the Irish grocery market as the largest player in the market, Tesco, saw its sales dip, according to the latest supermarket share data from Kantar Worldpanel
Promotions help Dunnes Stores boost its market share by 4.6pc
05/02/2013 - www.independent.ie
New data from research group Kantar Worldpanel shows that Dunnes Stores' share of the grocery market rose 4.6pc to 24.3pc
A Stronger Tesco
05/02/2013 - www.scotlandfoodanddrink.org
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 20 January, show Tesco maintaining its market share and matching market growth for the first time since June 2011
Aldi increases market share by 29.5%
04/02/2013 - www.irishtimes.com
Dunnes Stores has reported sales growth of 4.6 per cent for the 12 weeks ending January 20, the supermarket group's strongest result in four years.
Wake up to breakfast opportunities
04/02/2013 - www.scottishgrocer.co.uk
Mark Thomson, business unit director of Kantar Worldpanel, right, kicks off our latest analysis of the breakfast market and we also look at activity in some key breakfast sectors including bread and the developing opportunities in ‘breakfast to go’.
BounceBack or ByeBye?
01/02/2013 - www.economist.com
STEP forward, CrackBerry Kevin. Many months ago Kevin Michaluk vowed not to cut his hair until BlackBerry 10
City Spy: Sun never sets on Rake’s progress
31/01/2013 - www.standard.co.uk
When Spy this week wrote how Sir Mike Rake will still be, er, raking it in despite giving up the Ł300,000 a year
Tesco remains top of the shops
31/01/2013 - www.bakeryinfo.co.uk
Tesco has managed to maintain its share within the grocery market, coming out on top amongst the big four, the latest statistics have revealed
Shops wake up and sell the coffee: Ground beans are fastest-growing supermarket product
29/01/2013 - www.mirror.co.uk
Meanwhile sales of basics such as bread and milk rose faster in discount stores as shoppers “traded down” for essentials
Morrisons' worries continue as it lags behind Tesco and Sainsbury's
29/01/2013 - www.independent.co.uk
The trading woes of Morrisons have continued after Christmas, with its sales significantly trailing behind rivals Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury's.
Supermarket chic: How clothes sales at superstores have grown at more than double the rate of High Street chains as cash-strapped Britons cut spending
28/01/2013 - www.dailymail.co.uk
The double-dip recession may have devastated the High Street, but it has provided a lift for supermarkets as customers turn to unbranded clothing in an attempt to save money
Marmalade maintains popularity at Waitrose and Fortnum & Mason
28/01/2013 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
Waitrose and Fortnum & Mason have both bucked the downward trend in marmalade sales. According to Kantar Worldpanel, shoppers at Waitrose bought 3.2% more marmalade by volume last year, while Fortnum & Mason said value sales had shot up 17.5%.
The Irish firms going gangbusters despite the downturn
27/01/2013 - www.independent.ie
Recession, what recession? Things are flying for many industries as some businesses are thriving, finds Roisin Burke
Clothes shoppers turn to mults to slim their spend
26/01/2013 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
Shoppers are flocking to the Big Four
Amazon increases lead in entertainment retail
25/01/2013 - www.thecmuwebsite.com
The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel on entertainment retail in the UK show that Amazon continues to grow its share of the market
Marks & Spencer has lost more ground to its competitors in the last half-year, Kantar Worldpanel figures published today have revealed.
25/01/2013 - www.drapersonline.com
The high street giant has seen market share slip 55 basis points for the 24 weeks to November 25, compared with the same period in 2011, and 37 basis points for the 24 weeks to December 23.
After Apple reported disappointing profits and sales, is it doomed to relative decline
25/01/2013 - www.cityam.com
Apple’s latest results were spectacularly good by any standard – except their own.
Video games escape UK's latest retail crisis
25/01/2013 - www.mcvuk.com
The collapse of HMV and Blockbuster is unlikely to have a massive impact upon the video games market
Amazon posts record entertainment market share as rivals eye HMV spend
23/01/2013 - www.retail-week.com
Amazon outmuscled HMV in the run up to Christmas as it achieved a record market share, however the fight for the collapsed entertainment retailer’s share remains an “open ball game”, according to Kantar Worldpanel data.
Google slips as Microsoft search and mobile powers growth
22/01/2013 - www.telegraph.co.uk
Research from two sources indicates that Google search fell 3 per cent year-on-year and that growth in its Android mobile operating system may finally be slowing
Christmas dinner prices pushed up by weather
18/01/2013 - www.bbc.co.uk
The first snow has fallen and bookmakers have shortened their odds for a white Christmas. So far, so seasonal - but distinctly unusual weather conditions earlier in the year have raised the price of a traditional Christmas dinner.
Tesco and Sainsbury’s maintain share after a festive dead-heat
16/01/2013 - www.cityam.com
Market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said Tesco and Sainsbury’s both posted identical gross sales growth rates of 3.9 per cent in the six weeks ending
What's behind collapse of veteran record store HMV?
16/01/2013 - http://edition.cnn.com
It's the place where countless teenagers have spent a Saturday afternoon meeting friends and browsing racks, but now one of the world's oldest music retailers is in difficulties after its management announced this week it was going into administration
HMV's woes do not signal the end for record shops
15/01/2013 - www.guardian.co.uk
Despite HMV's inability to make high street music retailing pay, some independent record shops are seeing increased sales
Turnaround firm Endless eyes HMV
15/01/2013 - www.cueentertainment.com
Private equity turnaround investor Endless, which successfully turned around book chain The Works, is reported to be interested in a bid for HMV
Ocado and Co-operative buoyed by online sales boom
15/01/2013 - www.guardian.co.uk
Grocers report merry Christmas as sales of party food boost Co-operative Group and Ocado sees surge in online shopping
Dunnes and Aldi make biggest gains in Christmas grocery market
15/01/2013 - http://businessetc.thejournal.ie
The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show Dunnes and Aldi making ground, largely at the expense of smaller shops.
HMV demise could kill 4% of games market; High Street entertainment share would plummet
15/01/2013 - ww.mcvuk.com
The cost to the UK video games market should HMV fail to find a buyer could be as little as four per cent
Margareta Pagano. We're a nation divided by our eating habits
13/01/2013 - www.independent.co.uk
Research from consumer expert Kantar WorldpanelUK, shows that almost half the country spent less on food this Christmas
Debenhams down, while Vodafone, Sainsbury's and Tesco are up
10/01/2013 - www.dailymail.co.uk
One of the star performers of 2012 suffered a new year hitch today after disappointing the City with its Christmas trading update.
The big brand loyalty theory is history
10/01/2013 - www.marketingweek.co.uk
As promotions become evermore prevalent, brand loyalty is becoming a thing of the past, so marketers need to get smart about the deals they offer.
Sainsbury's growth falters despite record festive sales
09/01/2013 - www.independent.co.uk
Sainsbury's has posted its weakest sales growth for seven years
Retailer Morrisons failing to deliver
09/01/2013 - www.irishtimes.com
LONDON BRIEFING: Sales are falling at the grocery group, which has yet to set up a delivery service
Unhappy Christmas for retailers
08/01/2013 - www.independent.co.uk/
Festive season sales rise fails to match inflation, although online growth continues
Slow Christmas for UK retail
08/01/2013 - http://retailanalysis.igd.com
The latest market share data from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks to 23 December, shows the market trend held steady with the previous period maintaining growth of 3.2%
Morrisons considers online food after Christmas sales 'disappoint'
07/01/2013 - www.telegraph.co.uk
Wm Morrison, Britain's fourth largest supermarket group, says it is looking "very closely" at launching an online food business after reporting a slump in Christmas sales
Frozen food records 5.8% year-on-year value growth, latest Kantar data reveals
28/12/2012 - retailtimes.co.uk
Frozen food has achieved value growth in 25 out of the last 26 quarters, according to the latest figures released by Kantar Worldpanel.
Salmon outsells Christmas puds
24/12/2012 - www.scotsman.com
Research by retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel found that sales of smoked salmon have been increasing for the last four years and peak in the four weeks of December.
Tesco turns corner after woeful year
23/12/2012 - www.independent.co.uk/
Supermarket giant set to appoint long-serving executive as new head of its UK operation as it seeks to put the setbacks of 2012 behind it
UK frozen food sales up 5.8% to Ł5.6 billion
20/12/2012 - www.theretailbulletin.com
Figures compiled by Kantar Worldpanel reveal that the market has achieved value growth in 25 out of the last 26 quarters
Frozen food retail sector continues to grow
19/12/2012 - www.talkingretail.com
New figures from Kantar Worldpanel have shown that the frozen food retail market has achieved value growth in 25 out of the last 26 quarters
Digital vs Physical - the REAL Christmas No.1
17/12/2012 - www.mcvuk.com
According to research firm Kantar Worldpanel, the two weeks ending January 1st will account for almost seven per cent of all games downloaded
We're buying less but taking more trips to the supermarket
12/12/2012 - www.independent.ie
THE recession has forced householders to make more frequent trips to the shops – but buy less
Insight Agency of the Year - Millward Brown
11/12/2012 - www.marketingmagazine.co.uk
The agency partnered with Kantar Worldpanel to devise a new approach to market-mix modelling, measuring emotional drivers of change
Voluntary food health plan failing, says Which?
10/12/2012 - www.guardian.co.uk
Detailed data compiled for the Guardian by market research company Kantar Worldpanel, which analysed the buying habits of thousands of Britons
Clothing volume sales return to growth
10/12/2012 - www.fashionunited.co.uk
According to data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel sales of clothing, footwear and accessories by volume increased by 0.7 percent for the 24 weeks to October 28, 2012
Are those Irish brands in your basket? Probably not
24/11/2012 - www.irishexaminer.com
IF you think the everyday tea, soup, and cheese you consume are made here in Ireland, it’s time to think again.
Cupcake Week boosts September sales
23/11/2012 - www.bakeryinfo.co.uk
The latest statistics from Kantar Worldpanel revealed that in the four-week period to 30 September 2012, more than 2.14 million packs of cupcakes were purchased
Waitrose meats demand as shoppers change tack
23/11/2012 - www.standard.co.uk
Hordes of consumers are buying less-traditional meats this Christmas, with venison, lamb and pork replacing turkey
The nutritional recession: How we're all eating Pot Noodles and chips because we can't afford fresh food
19/11/2012 - www.dailymail.co.uk
Britons are facing a nutritional recession as households turn to 'cheaper' fatty foods to cope with a hike in food prices and shrinking incomes
Grocery bill rising faster than inflation
16/11/2012 - www.irishexaminer.com
The cost of the weekly grocery shop is rising faster that inflation, increasing by 4.1%
Supermarkets are now the UK's biggest games retailers
16/11/2012 - www.mcvuk.com
Supermarkets have eclipsed specialists to become Britain’s No.1 games retailers.
Sainsbury's grocery market share rises to highest level in almost a decade
14/11/2012 - www.marketingmagazine.co.uk
Sainsbury's has attributed its highest grocery market share for almost a decade to its 'Live Well For Less' positioning and Brand Match scheme.
'Savvy shopping' spurs Sainsbury's profits
14/11/2012 - www.telegraph.co.uk
Sainsbury's sales and profits ticked up in the first half of the year as the supermarket giant benefited from cost-conscious customers turning to its money-off coupons
Dunnes lifts food-shopping share to 22.4pc as Aldi gains continue
13/11/2012 - www.independent.ie
DUNNES Stores managed to boost its share of Ireland's €9bn grocery market in October to 22.4pc
Morrisons sales slip in 'fragile' environment
08/11/2012 - www.telegraph.co.uk
Sales at Wm Morrison slipped during the last three months as heavy discounts in the supermarket industry and fragile consumer confidence hurt the grocery chain.
Morrison continues to trail as sales slide further
08/11/2012 - www.standard.co.uk
Supermarket Morrisons revealed a further slide in sales today as its bigger rivals stepped up the pressure with money-off coupons and special offers
Morrisons fires commercial director as sales decline deepen
08/11/2012 - www.guardian.co.uk
Chief executive blames sales dowturn on failure to stand out from supermarket crowd that woos shoppers with money-off vouchers
Morrisons sales fall in 'fragile' market
08/11/2012 - www.bbc.co.uk
Supermarket chain Morrisons, one of the UK's big four grocers, has reported another quarterly drop in sales
Morrisons feels sales squeeze
08/11/2012 - www.yorkshirepost.co.uk
Morrisons revealed a further slide in sales today as its bigger rivals stepped up the pressure with money-off coupons and special offers.
Sainsbury's market share grows on the back of Paralympics sponsorship and own-brand focus
06/11/2012 - www.dailymail.co.uk
Sainsbury’s attracted more shoppers through its doors in the last three months
Discounters grab bigger slice of grocery market
06/11/2012 - www.bakeryinfo.co.uk
Two of the big four supermarkets are feeling the pressure of market share, as discount retailers continue to increase grocery sales.
High street cheer on cards in the run-up to Christmas
05/11/2012 - www.independent.co.uk
But gloom still persists as M&S profits fall and suit sales plunge
Colour Cosmetics, 2012
31/10/2012 - www.cosmeticsbusiness.com
Following on from last year’s successful string of results, it has been a rather pallid year for the colour cosmetics category
Schoolboy, 15, creates ready-meal recipe on first day of work experience at Tesco
30/10/2012 - www.dailymail.co.uk
A 15-year-old boy has inspired Tesco's next best-selling ready meal - on his first day of work experience
Adult soft drinks market could increase
27/10/2012 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
Sales boom for mushrooms thanks to celebrity fungi fans Katy Perry and Roxanne Pallett
27/10/2012 - www.mirror.co.uk
Figures from Kantar Worldpanel show mushroom sales hit a record breaking Ł365 million - up almost 4% - year-on-year
Tesco maintains Irish dominance
16/10/2012 - www.irishtimes.com
TESCO HAS solidified its position as the dominant player in the Irish supermarket sector according to the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel, with almost 29 per cent of market share.
Micro-sites VS Smartphone Apps
14/10/2012 - digitalguru.eventmagazine.co.uk
Reaching customers via their smart devices is more important than ever. Research released by Kantar Worldpanel earlier this year reported that over half of Britain’s population have a smartphone
Own-label alcohol sales growth beats brands in every category
13/10/2012 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
Sales of own-label alcoholic drinks have soared over the past 12 months - with growth exceeding that of brands in every part of the market.
Difficult winter ahead for Scotch red meat producers
12/10/2012 - www.meatinfo.co.uk
Recent figures from Kantar Worldpanel backed this up and showed that 48% of consumers were finding it harder to meet monthly budgets than one year ago
Banks lead the way as FTSE recovers following US jobs figures
11/10/2012 - www.guardian.co.uk
Banks and miners were among the day's leading gainers as markets moved higher after three days of losses.
A golden performance for Sainsbury's sales
10/10/2012 - www.independent.co.uk
The grocer Sainsbury's struck "Paralympic gold" after its sponsorship of the event helped its sales
Sainsbury's sales get Paralympics lift
09/10/2012 - www.guardian.co.uk
The market researcher Kantar Worldpanel said sales at Britain's third-largest grocer rose 5.6% in the 12 weeks to 30 September
Olympic Gold for Pork
08/10/2012 - www.thepigsite.com
Figures from Kantar Worldpanel produced for BPEX show sales were up eight per cent in value and nine per cent in volume during the period
Move over ladies: men are turning chocoholic
05/10/2012 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
The number of times blokes eat chocolate has risen 10.5% year-on-year compared with a 4.5% hike among women
Asda profits up 6% last year
05/10/2012 - www.retailgazette.co.uk
Supermarket chain Asda saw profits rise six per cent last year despite making a substantial loss
Brand equity is dead. Long live Aldi!
04/10/2012 - www.marketingweek.co.uk
The truly challenging aspect of the recession currently engulfing us is not its depth. It’s the width
Every Little Helps but is it time for big change at Tesco?
03/10/2012 - www.itv.com
Market researchers Kantar WorldPanel says that more than 40% of groceries are bought on special offer
Windows Phone edges closer to RIM in Europe as Android powers ahead
02/10/2012 - www.guardian.co.uk
New research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has found that low-cost phones from Nokia are driving up market share of Microsoft's Windows Phone
Aldi profits soar as ads attract middle classes
01/10/2012 - www.marketingweek.co.uk
Aldi’s Marketing Week Engage Award winning ad campaign ‘Like Aldi’ helped drive a rise in sales and profit at the discount supermarket
Online firms to cash in as girls market grows
01/10/2012 - www.mcvuk.com
The number of gaming girls is on the rise, but firms expect this audience to seek out mobile and online titles over boxed ones
Tesco says UK recovery plan showing promise
25/09/2012 - www.freshplaza.com
Tesco , the world's third-biggest retailer, said a recovery plan to recapture home market share was making an impact after a shock profit warning
UK: Tescos Recovery Plan On Track To Roll-Out Network Of Dark Stores
25/09/2012 - www.kamcity.com
Tesco said yesterday that its recovery plan to recapture home market share was making an impact, backing up recent industry data showing evidence of success in its fight-back against rivals
Sales of organic onions and parsnips show healthy growth
22/09/2012 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
Celebrity chefs such as Marco Pierre White may castigate organic food as the preserve of the “smug”, over-privileged few
Retail price counters lower red meat sales
22/09/2012 - www.farmersguardian.com
THE latest Kantar Worldpanel report has revealed increases in expenditure on both beef and lamb across the UK
Frozen food thriving as consumers remains under pressure, reveals new data
21/09/2012 - www.talkingretail.com
The frozen food sector is “continuing to succeed” despite difficult economic circumstances posting a 6% value growth for the year to 10 June, 2012, according to new data from Kantar Worldpanel
Cupcakes with more substance than style
20/09/2012 - www.bbc.co.uk
As National Cupcake Week draws to a close, it seems love them or loathe them, cupcakes are here to stay
Ireland sees dip in grocery spend
20/09/2012 - www.globalmeatnews.com
Shoppers in Ireland have tightened their belt
Average grocery spend sinks to lowest since 2005
18/09/2012 - www.irishexaminer.com
The survey, by consumer research firm, Kantar Worldpanel, claimed the latest findings were evidence of shoppers adopting a "little and often" approach to grocery spending
Shoppers buying 'less and often' as Budget fears rise
18/09/2012 - www.independent.ie
New figures from research group Kantar Worldpanel show the average grocery shopping trip is costing the same now as it did in 2005
IRELAND: Grocery spend lowest in seven years - Kantar
18/09/2012 - www.just-food.com
The average amount spent on grocery products in Ireland has fallen to its lowest level in seven years
Morrisons relaunches premium range
17/09/2012 - www.marketingweek.co.uk
The supermarket’s share continued a recent decline in the latest Kantar Worldpanel market share data falling to 11.5% from 11.7% a year ago.
Grocery spending at lowest since 2005
17/09/2012 - www.businessworld.ie
The average shopping trip for groceries in Ireland is now just E21.30, the lowest level since 2005
Christmas trading 2012: No cracker, or turkey either
The festive period is crucial for retailers, and the relatively good news is it won't be any worse than the rest of the year
Grocery market grows above inflation
12/09/2012 - www.retailgazette.co.uk
Figures released today on supermarket share reveal that the two-nation divide continues
Consumers spending 5% more on beef
12/09/2012 - Farmers Weekly
Retail beef sales remain buoyant, with consumer expenditure rising by 5% in the year to 5 August, according to analyst Kantar Worldpanel
Kantar reports healthy growth in grocery sales
12/09/2012 - www.cityam.com
GROCERS have continued to expand through 2012, Kantar Worldpanel revealed yesterday, with growth at the very top and bottom driving pace in the market
Morrisons loses ground to rivals
11/09/2012 - www.independent.co.uk
Supermarket Morrisons was under further pressure today
Sainsbury's switches focus to Brand Match
11/09/2012 - www.marketingweek.co.uk
Edward Garner, director at Kantar Worldpanel, says: “Despite ongoing pressures, things seem to be looking up in the grocery market
Grocery market grows ahead of inflation
11/09/2012 - IGD retail Analysis
Kantar Worldpanel's latest market share figures, covering the 12 weeks to 2nd August 2012, show that the UK grocery retail market grew by 3.3%
Promotions back drive to revive sales during Organic September
08/09/2012 - www.thegrocer.co.uk
The Soil Association is aiming for a 10% rise in organic sales during Organic September
Android Continues To Dominate In Europe!
07/09/2012 - www.3g.co.uk
The latest figures released from Kantar WorldPanel show that Google's Android platform is continuing to dominate in the European smartphone market.
Morrisons climbs on better than expected profits, but grocer undecided about launching online food service
06/09/2012 - www.guardian.co.uk
Recent industry data from Kantar Worldpanel showed slower sales growth for Morrisons than its three main rivals
Falling sales prompt Morrisons to cut back on expansion
06/09/2012 - www.scotsman.com
Latest industry data from Kantar Worldpanel showed the company lagging sales growth of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, and discounters Aldi and Lidl.
Android-Powered Smartphones Dominate European Markets, Suggests Report
05/09/2012 - www.mobilenapps.com
Recent reports reveal that Android-powered smartphones account for a majority of devices in both European and South-East Asian markets.
Waitrose boss plans online drive to grab market share
03/09/2012 - www.telegraph.co.uk
According to figures from Kantar Worldpanel, the supermarket, which is part of the John Lewis Partnership, is the UK's fastest-growing grocery retailer
Frijj returns to coffee with launch of Caramel Latte
01/09/2012 - The Grocer
Sales of coffee-flavoured milk are in strong growth, having risen 34.7% to Ł8.9m
Waitrose makes inroads into London after taking on Ocado
24/08/2012 - Brand Republic
Recent Kantar Worldpanel market share data for the 12 weeks ending 5 August shows Waitrose is out-performing the market with growth accelerating at 7.4%
Olympics fever continues to drive John Lewis sales
24/08/2012 - www.retailgazette.co.uk
Department store John Lewis today reported a 14.5 per cent rise in total sales last week
Kantar research show Irish grocery market decline
23/08/2012 - www.freshplaza.com
New research from Kantar Worldpanel shows the biggest decline in the Irish grocery market since 2010, with strong growth for hard discounters
Co-op profits dive 56% as it blames the dire economy
23/08/2012 - London Evening Standard
The Co-operative Group has blamed an “unrelenting consumer downtu
Superquinn, Dunnes lose large market share as ALDI soars
21/08/2012 - www.independent.ie
Latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that the Dunnes Stores market share fell 5.5pc to 21.6pc
Drive to spend less sees Aldi’s market share rise by 25%
21/08/2012 - www.irishexaminer.com
Aldi has seen its market share increase by 25% as the surge in cash-strapped consumers through the doors of discount retailers continues to grow
Grocery market down 0.9% with discount retailers growing
20/08/2012 - www.rte.ie
The latest supermarket share data from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland shows that the grocery market has fallen by 0.9% compared with the same period last year.
With the world's attention diverted, has all the quiet hard work turned the Tesco oil tanker?
18/08/2012 - The Grocer
News has taken a bit of a back seat in the past two weeks. Not at The Grocer, of course
Robust retail sales figures boost hopes of UK economic recovery
17/08/2012 - The Independent
Asda has outperformed Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury's over the last 12 weeks, according to Kantar Worldpanel
LFLs slow at Asda
17/08/2012 - www.bakeryinfo.co.uk
Earlier this week, Kantar Worldpanel highlighted Asda as one of the leading supermarkets in terms of share for the 12 weeks to 5 August 2012 with 6.2%
Asda sales growth slows in second quarter
17/08/2012 - www.theretailbulletin.com
Industry data released by Kantar Worldpanel has shown that Asda grew its sales faster than its main UK rivals over the last three months.
West Midlands milk price protests planned
17/08/2012 - Farmers Weekly
Retail sales of liquid milk increased by 1.1% in the year to 10 June, representing an additional 53.6m litres, according to analyst Kantar WorldPanel
Olympic supermarket sales boost fails to cross the Border
16/08/2012 - www.scotsman.com
Scotland’s retailers missed out on any boost in sales ahead of the Olympics as figures released today showed the weakest food sales in 14 years.
Asda price pledge building a loyal following
16/08/2012 - London Evening Standard
Kantar Worldpanel figures earlier this week suggested Asda's good performance has continued after its sales grew 6.2%
Grocery Market Bounces Back
16/08/2012 - www.scotlandfoodanddrink.org
The latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 5 August, show the
Asda upbeat over sales despite Tesco bounce back
16/08/2012 - The Grocer
The Olympic Games “changed the shape of trading” after the UK shopped during the day but spent the evenings “glued to the TV
Tesco shows signs of recovery in UK
15/08/2012 - www.independent.co.uk
Tesco has delivered the strongest sales of the big four supermarkets over the last month
Tesco shows signs of recovery as sales rise
15/08/2012 - www.telegraph.co.uk
Tesco's recovery plan looks like it is gaining traction after industry figures indicated an improving performance.
The grocery market bounces back, reveals new Kantar figures
15/08/2012 - Talking Retail
The grocery market has bounced back and is now growing at 3.9%, compared with the 2.1% reported just a month ago, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel
Discount chains lead sales jump
15/08/2012 - City A.M.
GROCERS enjoyed a sunny summer with sales growth almost across the board, but led by discount supermarkets, said analyst Kantar Worldpanel yesterday
Budget supermarkets Aldi and Lidl top of table as shoppers save money in recession
15/08/2012 - www.dailymail.co.uk
Lidl and Aldi have led the grocery market recovery as the necessary belt-tightening going on in British households is having a knock-on effect as to where people do their shopping
Grocery sales bounce lifts Tesco
14/08/2012 - Marketing Week
Tesco’s turnaround plan is showing signs of working as industry data shows its sales performance improving in a month when the supermarket sector registers growth at a rate almost twice the previous period.
Grocery retail picks up for the Olympics
14/08/2012 - IGD
Kantar Worldpanel's latest market share figures, covering the 12 weeks to 5th August 2012, show that the UK grocery retail market rebounded in July with sector growth picking up to 3.9%
Asda and Sainsbury’s make gains in new Kantar figures
14/08/2012 - The Grocer
Asda and Sainsbury’s have emerged among the top performers in Kantar Worldpanel’s most upbeat assessment for some time of the UK grocery market.
A ring on her finger, a ring through his nose
14/08/2012 - Belfast Telegraph
According to retail analysts Kantar Worldpanel, men are scoffing 41% more crisps and 37% more chocolate outside the home than they did a year ago
Aldi launches new beef range as burger sales soar
13/08/2012 - www.meatinfo.co.uk
The latest Kantar Worldpanel grocery share figures for the 12 weeks ending 8 July showed growth of 26.1%
Tesco undercuts rivals with launch of 25p N-Gine energy drink
11/08/2012 - The Grocer
Kantar Worldpanel research found 86% of shoppers who buy budget drinks never trade up
Make the shopfloor meaningful
09/08/2012 - Retail Week
The rules of grocery retailing are changing
Samsung is on top for mobile sales in Europe
07/08/2012 - City A.M.
SAMSUNG has become the dominant player in Europe’s mobile phone market, grabbing almost half of sales in the last three months, according to data from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
How men told to slim down by their partners are secretly gorging on crisps and chocolate when they go out
07/08/2012 - www.dailymail.co.uk
Ross McKnight, consumer research analyst at Kantar Worldpanel told trade magazine The Grocer...
Aldi plans 3,000 new jobs in UK
31/07/2012 - http://www.guardian.co.uk/
Budget supermarket to expand British operation after grabbing record market share from leading chains.
Publishing strategy blamed for decline in sales of video games
28/07/2012 - http://www.thegrocer.co.uk
Video games sales have crashed by a third - with shoppers buying seven million fewer games in the first half of this year than they did in 2011.
The music business week in five
27/07/2012 - www.thecmuwebsite.com
Amazon accounted for a fifth of UK entertainment sales, according to the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Royal Welsh show New products for South Caernarfon Creameries
26/07/2012 - www.walesonline.co.uk
According to research agency Kantar Worldpanel, the Dragon brand grew more than 400%.
Amazon accounts for fifth of UK entertainment retail sales
25/07/2012 - www.thecmuwebsite.com
Amazon now accounts for a fifth of the UK entertainment retail market, according to the latest stats from Kantar Worldpanel
UK: Grocery Market Growth Slows As Shoppers Make Cutbacks
24/07/2012 - www.kamcity.com
The latest share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 8 July 2012 show the grocery market growth rate falling back to 2.1% compared with 4.2% a year ago
Two-year low for grocery as spend declines
24/07/2012 - Irish Examiner
The grocery market has fallen by 1.3% — the steepest decline since Aug 2010
Amazon.co.uk takes 21% of entertainment market
24/07/2012 - www.thebookseller.com
E-book sales have helped Amazon to gain a 21.1% share of the entertainment market in the UK
E-tailers top customer satisfaction ranking
24/07/2012 - www.retailgazette.co.uk
Pure play e-tailers Asos and Amazon have the highest levels of customer satisfaction, according to figures released today.
More British People Trust Television Stations To Tell Them The Truth Than Newspapers
24/07/2012 - www.marketresearchworld.net
Eight out of 10 people identified a broadcaster they trusted but fewer than six out of 10 could name a newspaper they believed in, the study found
IRELAND: Grocery Market Sees Biggest Decline In Two Years
24/07/2012 - www.kamcity.com
Latest supermarket share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland for the 12 weeks ending 8 July 2012 show the grocery market has fallen by 1.3%
Dunnes, Superquinn hit by plunge in grocery market share
24/07/2012 - www.independent.ie
DUNNES Stores and Superquinn are the two biggest victims of consumer thrift
Amazon reasserts grip over entertainment market
23/07/2012 - The Grocer
Tesco and Asda have both lost share in the entertainment market, as Amazon reinforces its dominance.
Supermarket sales plunge E27m in year
23/07/2012 - www.businessworld.ie
Grocery sales at Ireland's supermarkets fell by 1.3pc in the 12 weeks to July 8 compared with the same period last year
Families warm to frozen foods: Supermarkets see increased sales as thousands try to save money
19/07/2012 - www.dailymail.co.uk
Frozen foods continues to be the top-growing food sector, as consumers look to reduce waste
Cheap lines boom as shoppers cut back
18/07/2012 - The Independent
Kantar Worldpanel said that sales of premium own-label products are now falling by 6 per cent
Facebook: 'Don't get too hung up on CTR'
18/07/2012 - Marketing Week
Facebook has urged marketers not to get â€śtoo hung upâ€ť on click through rates
Budget grocers up market slice
18/07/2012 - City A.M.
The latest Kantar Worldpanel survey revealed that Lidl and Aldi have 2.9 per cent each of the UK market, a record for the budget chains
Premium own labels in decline
17/07/2012 - Marketing Week
The growth that premium own-label brands and supermarkets have enjoyed during the downturn is beginning to slow, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel figures
Android takes over half the the UK smartphone market for the first time
16/07/2012 - www.pcr-online.biz
Kantar data shows that Android took 57.2 per cent of the smartphone market in the UK during a 12 week sampling period.
Upgrade armageddon as iPhone 4 users contracts end
13/07/2012 - The Telegraph
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that for the first time Google Android has taken at least half of smartphone sales
Android bags half of smartphone sales across Europe, Australia and US
12/07/2012 - www.mobile-ent.biz
The data published by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech says that the figures are largely driven by first-time smartphone buyers flocking to Android
Android: now four out of five phones in Spain
11/07/2012 - Daily Telegraph
The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that for the first time Google Android has taken at least half of smartphone sales across Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, US and Australia
Android grabs smartphone majority in key markets
11/07/2012 - MCV
Kantar Worldpanel ComTech says that Android’s OS accounted for over 50 per cent of the sector in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, US and Australia
Unearthed launches four exotic new olive variants
06/07/2012 - www.talkingretail.com
Demand for olives continues to grow with sales up 7.9% year on year with volume up 3.2%
UK Consumers Increase Gaming And Video Viewing On Mobile
05/07/2012 - www.m2.com
UK consumers are increasingly taking on digital videos and games, with more people accessing them from their mobile devices
UK â€“ rule Britannia
04/07/2012 - Cosmetics Business
According to Kantar Worldpanel overall growth was driven by prestige beauty, which rose 4.8% to over ÂŁ2.1bn in the year to 13 May 2012
Healthcare Looking good
03/07/2012 - forecourttrader.co.uk
Kantar Worldpanel data reveals that hair care plays a major role in daily routines for men accounting for 14% of male grooming usage occasions.
Tesco to face shareholders over pay for bosses
29/06/2012 - Irish Independent
SUPERMARKET Tesco will be next in the firing line over pay and performance when it faces investors today
More PS3 fans buy digital content than 360 gamers
28/06/2012 - MCV
UK PS3 owners are more willing to pay for digital content than Xbox gamers.
Debenhams total sales rise 3.9%
28/06/2012 - Retail Gazette
Department store Debenhams has today reported a total sales increase of 3.9 per cent for the 16 weeks to June 23rd 2012.
Bright Future for Scottish Red Meat Industry
27/06/2012 - The Cattle Site
The future for the Scottish red meat industry is bright, according to Quality Meat Scotland chairman, Jim McLaren.
Lamb consumption falls by 10% year on year
27/06/2012 - Farmers Weekly
GB lamb consumption has dropped by 10% over the past year
New Data Shows More People are Using Their Phones to Download Digital Content
27/06/2012 - Cellular News
The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show more people using their smartphones and tablets to access digital content
More people using their smartphones and tablets to access digital content
27/06/2012 - www.mobiletoday.co.uk
The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that more people are using their smartphones and tablets to access digital content
Shoppers look for value at home as fuel price and euro hit Border
26/06/2012 - The Irish Independent
The number of Irish households grocery shopping in Northern Ireland has halved compared to 2009, according to new figures from Kantar Worldpanel.
Troubled retailers slashing prices
26/06/2012 - The Scotsman
Recent figures from research firm Kantar Worldpanel showed discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl
Morrisons finance chief quits
25/06/2012 - The Guardian
Richard Pennycook joined Morrisons in 2005 after botched Safeway integration triggered five profit warnings and first loss
Games and movies follow music in rush to digital
25/06/2012 - The Grocer
A record eight million people in the UK paid to download a movie or video game in the past year, new data from Kantar Worldpanel has revealed.
Safe pair of hands boss to quit Morrisons
25/06/2012 - Telegraph & Argus
One of the driving forces behind supermarket chain Morrisons’ recovery from its controversial Safeway acquisition is to leave the business.
The basket case
23/06/2012 - The Economist
Harder times have transformed a nation’s eating habits
Iceland awarded for frozen food forte
20/06/2012 - Retail Gazette
Iceland, the frozen food & grocery seller has today announced scooping six awards at the British frozen foods ceremony.
Jubilee gives grocers Ł200m turnover boost
20/06/2012 - City A.M.
Market researcher Kantar WorldPanel said supermarkets took an extra Ł213m in the tills in the week ending 3 June.
Jubilee knees-up is worth Ł200m to grocery trade
19/06/2012 - The Grocer
Grocery retailers got a Ł200m boost from the jubilee, the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel shows.
Jubilee boosts supermarket tills by Ł213m
19/06/2012 - Marketing Week
Jubilee celebrations across the nation boosted supermarket takings by over Ł200m in run-up compared to the same week last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel’s latest supermarket share data
Jubilee adds some zest to sluggish market
19/06/2012 - IGD Retail Analysis
The latest Kantar Worldpanel market share figures, covering the 12 weeks to 10th June 2012, show that UK market growth rose modestly to 3.2%
Supermarkets and grocery stores big winners from diamond jubilee
19/06/2012 - The Guardian
Sales up 11.3% on year ago, according to Kantar Worldpanel, with retailers hoping for similar boost from Olympics
Genius targets foodservice sector
19/06/2012 - bakeryinfo.co.uk
Gluten-free bakery brand Genius Foods has launched a new foodservice line, including a range of sweet and savoury baked goods.
John Dunsmore joins Edinburgh-based bread specialist Genius Foods
18/06/2012 - scotsman.com
Genius has helped grow the market for gluten-free bread by 250 per cent since June 2009, according to figures from supermarket analysts at Kantar Worldpanel
Bargain shops lead the way on pricing
17/06/2012 - Irish Independent
Tesco, Dunnes and SuperValu are swapping their '99 cent' labels for €1 and €2 price points instead, research by Kantar Worldpanel shows.
Symington's brings back classic jingle to get Brits feeling like Chicken Tonight again
16/06/2012 - The Grocer
Sales of Chicken Tonight have fallen 8.5% to Ł14.4m year-on-year
Body Care, 2012
13/06/2012 - Cosmetics Business
According to Kantar Worldpanel, the UK body care market was also heading in the right direction
.Recession now 'deeply embedded' in consumer consciousness
12/06/2012 - Research
Kantar Worldpanel and its sister company, the political and social research specialists TNS BMRB, have been exploring consumers’ psychological reaction to the recession
Andrew Martin: A nice cup of tea beats bottled water every time
10/06/2012 - The Independent
In 2010 sales of bottled water returned to their 2006 level, and I am informed by market researchers Kantar Worldpanel of a 5 per cent rise in sales for the 12 months to June 2012
Clarks named top shoe retailer
07/06/2012 - Retail Gazette
Clarks is the UK’s leading footwear retailer with a market share of 10.2 per cent, according to recent figures from research group Kantar Worldpanel.
Turkey producers hail marketing success as consumption rises 20%
02/06/2012 - The Grocer
Turkey breast steaks and mince did especially well, with steak volumes rising 24.7% year-on-year to 295 tonnes and mince up 22.4%, to 265 tonnes
WeightWatchers gets back into dairy spreads with Half Fat
02/06/2012 - The Grocer
Over the past year, 50% of households have bought a WeightWatchers branded product
Why marmalade is the preserve of the discerning palate
02/06/2012 - The Scotsman
Marmalade is consumed by 8.6 per cent of the Scottish population, compared with 5.8 per cent in the rest of the UK.
Focus On Scotland
02/06/2012 - The Grocer
Dark clouds are hovering over the Scottish food and drink industry at the moment
Tesco controls 28% of market
29/05/2012 - Irish Examiner
Tesco’s dominance of the Irish grocery market has hit new highs with a record 28.4% market share
FTSE jumps nearly 2% on hopes for EU summit but Morrisons misses out
22/05/2012 - The Guardian
Investors looking for signs eurozone leaders can come up with strategy to counter continuing crisis
Asda market share up as it lures shoppers with price guarantee
18/05/2012 - City A.M.
ASDA, the British arm of supermarket giant Walmart, said it continued to gain market share
Android grows further to hold half of OS market in the UK
17/05/2012 - Mobile News
Operating system retains top position in the 12 weeks to April 15
Android over 50% of smartphone sales as Nokia and RIM feel strain
16/05/2012 - The Guardian
Samsung and Apple dominate sector but analysts say that turmoil could follow in UK
Smartphone Competition Hots Up With Slew Of New Releases
16/05/2012 - Market Research World
New flagship handsets from HTC and Samsung drive intense competition
Android over 50% of smartphone sales as Nokia and RIM feel strain
16/05/2012 - The Guardian
Samsung and Apple dominate sector but analysts say that turmoil could follow in UK
Scots lead Britain's male beauty boom
08/05/2012 - TheTelegraph
The rapid increase in male demand for tanning, waxing and facial treatments is expected to help create 11,000 jobs in the Ł6.2bn beauty industry over the next 12 months, research by Kantar Worldpanel has found.
Mother's Day flower sales fall as Brits look to chocs and clothes
04/05/2012 - The Grocer
The amount Brits spent on fresh cut flowers around Mother’s Day on 18 March fell 1.9% to Ł110.4m
HMV and Asda "best-placed" to grab GAME market share
04/05/2012 - MCV
Consumer research firm Kantar Worldpanel has said that HMV and Asda are “best-placed” to gain from this year’s spate of GAME and Gamestation closures
HMV confident on return to profit
04/05/2012 - Marketing Week
HMV is confident that changes to its business strategy, including a focus on technology, digital and games, will mean a return to profit next year, despite continued losses this year
Four out of five games are bought for men
03/05/2012 - MCV
The female gamer is in decline, research has found
UK - Talking beef and lamb
03/05/2012 - Meat Trade News Daily
Some of the UK’s leading experts from the beef, lamb, pig and dairy sectors will be discussing the main issues
Dairy spending still rising despite farmagte cuts
03/05/2012 - Farmers Weekly
Farmgate milk prices may be under severe pressure, but the retail value of all dairy-based products has grown for the seventh consecutive year says Giles Quick from Kantar Worldpanel
Asda overtakes Tesco on games, music and DVDs
02/05/2012 - The Grocer
Asda was the leading supermarket retailer of entertainment products in the first quarter of this year
HMV’s multichannel efforts pay off
01/05/2012 - Marketing Week
HMV’s efforts to boost its multichannel business appear to have paid off as the entertainment retailer has gained market share
Discounters continue to surge
01/05/2012 - Irish Examiner
The growth of German discounters in the Irish grocery market continues unabated
HMV gains market share in first three months of 2012 while Amazon dips
01/05/2012 - Music Week
HMV increased its market share by 1.7% to 19.2% in the first three months of the year
Kantar Worldpanel sees boost to pension uptake
19/04/2012 - You At Work
Kantar Worldpanel has announced it has seen an increase in the number of people who are signing up to its group personal pension (GPP) programme.
Scotland gets taste for fresh fruit and veg
17/04/2012 - Marketing Week
Scotland has a poor reputation for diet, but research seen by Marketing Week reveals that consumers north of the border are putting a higher percentage of healthy produce in their shopping baskets than the rest of Britain.
Glass milk bottle dairy to close
17/04/2012 - Daily Telegraph
The UK’s largest dairy company plans to close one of its two remaining glass-bottling plants
White ain't right: the only way is up as fake tan feels TOWIE effect
13/04/2012 - The Grocer
TOWIE fans “well jel” of the show’s perma-tanned stars have helped send sales of fake tan soaring - as traditional suncare products are left languishing in the shade.
Popcorn sales soaring to all-time high, says study
13/04/2012 - FoodBev.com
Britain’s home cinema and giant TV boom has helped create the highest ever UK demand for popcorn, according to new research.
Nokia shares slump 16pc on loss warning
11/04/2012 - The Telegraph
Embattled mobile phone manufacturer Nokia saw its shares slump more than 16pc on Wednesday after it warned it will make a loss in the first and second quarters, as it continues to cede ground to rivals.
277 lost GAME shops could cost market Ł158m
05/04/2012 - MCV
The UK games market could be as much as Ł158m worse off due to the closure of 277 GAME stores.
Tesco ditches Ł1bn Value range
04/04/2012 - The Telegraph
Tesco has abandoned its famous Value range of goods, in favour of an updated line of products, as it continues its fightback against rivals.
Tesco rebrands Value range
04/04/2012 - The Guardian
New Everyday Value label looks more upmarket, with colourful packaging featuring 1950s-style line drawings of kitchen equipment and food
Own brand marketing campaign a hit as SuperValu increases market share
03/04/2012 - Irish Examiner
SuperValu’s marketing campaign of its new, comprehensive "own brand" range of products has garnered market share for the retailer in a grocery market which contracted by 0.
Nails and tanning drive treatments market growth
29/03/2012 - Professional Beauty
The value of the professional beauty treatments market has grown 17% over the last year and is now worth Ł1.
Asda hits a record high
28/03/2012 - Belfast Telegraph
Asda has closed the gap on Tesco after a report revealed that its share of the grocery market has grown to record levels
Pink Lady overtakes Granny Smith sales
23/03/2012 - The Grocer
Pink Lady apples have overtaken Granny Smith to become the UK’s thirdmost valuable apple.
Nokia Symbian operating system sales plunge
20/03/2012 - Irish Independent
NEW data reveals that the iPhone’s market share is rising, and Windows Phone is now outselling Nokia’s Symbian operating system
Windows Phone 7 outsells Symbian for the first time
20/03/2012 - Mobile News
Nokia and Microsoft’s partnership showing signs of encouragement but Android continues to be the dominant OS player
Scotland sees rise in fresh produce consumption
16/03/2012 - Fresh Plaza
A lot of the traditional dietary items associated with Scotland don't immediately bring to mind the healthiest of options
Will Scotland’s Growth in Foodies Offer New Territory For Brands?
15/03/2012 - Scotland Food and Drink
According to research consultancy Kantar Worldpanel the healthy eating gap between Scotland and England is closing
Scots shoppers buy more fruit and veg than any other Brits
14/03/2012 - deadline
Scots Shoppers are buying more fresh produce than any other shoppers in Britain, a survey has revealed
Culinary Masters Champion Scotch Beef
08/03/2012 - Scotland Food and Drink
Three of Britain’s top culinary talents have come together this spring to champion Scotch Beef as among the best in the world
Morrisons profits rise 8% as it attracts 'professional shoppers' in supermarket price war
08/03/2012 - The Daily Mail
Morrisons said its sales strategy in an ongoing price war with rival supermarkets was paying off
.Apple unveils faster 4G iPad
08/03/2012 - Marketing Week
The next-generation tablet, dubbed “the new iPad”, will feature a high definition screen, faster processor and an improved camera
Major dairy co-operative First Milk invests in cheese packing rebuild
07/03/2012 - dairyreporter.com
UK dairy co-operative First Milk announces a Ł17m investment to redevelop its cheese packing and storage site
Squeezed shoppers boost Aldi market share
06/03/2012 - Irish Independent
German discount retailer Aldi has continued to boost its market share in Ireland
Tesco hit by further blow in stores war
29/02/2012 - Belfast Telegraph
The dominance of market leader Tesco has continued to wane
Slim pickings on high street – unless you're a grocer
29/02/2012 - The Independent
Families are still splashing out on the weekly food shop but increasingly headed online
Pasta and pizza overtake English favourite Shepherd’s Pie to become nation’s favourite ready meal
28/02/2012 - Daily Mail
Pasta and pizza have overtaken British dishes such as shepherd’s pie to become the nation’s most popular ready meals
'Virtual store' shows Tesco's online aims
24/02/2012 - London Evening Standard
Tesco has landed another blow on the online grocer Ocado by opening a huge internet delivery facility
Over 50 per cent of UK population own a smartphone
21/02/2012 - Metro
Landmark mobile phone industry figures have revealed that over half of all Brits currently own a smartphone
Shoppers turn to prestige and bargain brands
19/02/2012 - The Guardian
Shoppers flock to Waitrose and Aldi as mid-range supermarkets suffer
Microsoft Windows Phone 8 details leak
03/02/2012 - The Telegraph
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 will support NFC and content sharing with computers and tablets, according to a leaked video.
Tesco’s slice of market shrinks
01/02/2012 - City A.M.
SUPERMARKET giant Tesco has seen its market share fall under 30 per cent for the first time in almost seven years as it struggled to recover from its dire Christmas trading performance
Improved taste leads to surge in sales of low-alcohol beers
27/01/2012 - The Guardian
Demand for low- and non-alcohol beers also attributed to health-consciousness, drink-driving awareness and lower tax
Funding boost for Scotch beef and Scotch lamb
18/01/2012 - BBC
The Scottish government is giving an extra Ł300,000 to promote the export of Scottish beef and lamb in Europe
Supermarket ‘big three’ see rise in market share
17/01/2012 - Irish Examiner
THE big three players in the Irish grocery market — Tesco, Dunnes and SuperValu — all increased market share over Christmas
Black Christmas prompts Tesco warning over profits
12/01/2012 - The Grocer
Shares in Tesco tumbled this morning after the UK’s biggest retailer issued a gloomy assessment of Christmas trading.
Ł9billion Christmas feeding frenzy reveals growing divide between haves and have-nots
11/01/2012 - The Mirror
Upmarket retailer Marks & Spencer sold a record Ł230million of its posh nosh in the week before Christmas.