Hottest day fails to rally grocery sales in the UK

The latest UK grocery market share figures, published today from Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales were flat during the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019 as the tough comparisons with 2018’s strong summer continue.   Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar, comments: “The memory of last year still ...

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British market awaits Prime Day and festival boost

The physical entertainment market declined by 19% during the 12 weeks to 30 June 2019 as retailers felt the effects of falling shopper numbers and a lack of big-name release in the music, film and gaming sections. With Amazon Prime Day sales still to be accounted for and new consoles due ...

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First service to track podcast listenership in UK

Kantar is expanding its UK entertainment panel services to cover consumer behaviour and attitudes to podcasts. The Great British Podcast Tracker is the first longitudinal service measuring podcast behaviour in the UK and will deliver a continuous, representative, single source of insight into this emerging medium. James Foti, consumer insight director at Kantar, ...

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Online shopping and inflation heats up for China in Q2

Kantar Worldpanel, the global market leader in consumer panels, reports that the total spend on fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in China grew by 6.9% in the 12 weeks to June 14th, compared to the same period last year. Stronger growth in Q2 is thanks partly to the 18-day online discount ...

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Half of Spaniards bought take-away food in 2018

In 2018, 51% of Spaniards purchased take-away food, according to Kantar’s latest out-of-home consumption panel data. For the first time this study analysed all the out-of-home (OOH) food and beverage consumption occasions in Spain. It reveals that, including those purchased for OOH consumption, the Spanish population spent a total of 100,000 ...

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One-fifth of Spanish Beauty spend is on luxury items

In the last year, two in every 10 euros spent by Spanish consumers on the beauty sector - which includes personal care, cosmetics and fragrance categories – was on luxury products. This latest data is from Kantar’s Worldpanel beauty consumer panel, which has been analysing the habits and routines of consumers ...

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