UK grocers buck high street with record Christmas spend

Amid negative headlines for the high street, supermarkets have painted a brighter picture, posting record sales of £29.3 billion over the Christmas trading period in the UK. Though lower inflation took its toll on sales, the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks to ...

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Irish grocery market hits record as retailers cash in

The Irish grocery market grew by an impressive 3.0% over the 12 weeks to 30 December, ensuring a record festive period for retailers.  The latest Kantar Worldpanel data shows value sales reached €995 million in the month of December – the highest monthly total ever recorded in the Irish grocery market.  ...

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Maria Josep Martínez: “70% of coffee spend is OOH”

In this latest of our Perspectives series, Maria Josep Martínez-Abarca, Global Director of Out of Home (OOH) and Usage Food, considers the scope of the OOH market for food and drink brands. She first takes into account the opportunity that the Out of Home (OOH) market offers for FMCG brands: “With our OOH ...

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Finding growth in the Brazilian beverages market

For the past three years the beverages market has performed behind total FMCG, therefore its importance declined from 15% (12 months ending September 2016) to 14.6% (12 months ending September 2018). The market in Brazil is significant, complex and experiencing challenging times. However, there are opportunities to grow.   Our new paper Finding growth ...

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Kantar Worldpanel enhances consumer panel in Sri Lanka

Kantar Worldpanel, the global expert in shoppers’ behavior, today announces the successful enhancement of the FMCG consumer panel service in Sri Lanka. In a joint initiative with Kantar LMRB, 300 new households have been added to the existing panel which now represents 4,500 households from across the country. The increased sample ...

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