In a surprise move, Sainsbury's has reacted to the continued growth of discount retailers in the UK with a venture to bring the Netto banner...
UK retailer Sainsbury's has downplayed concerns over increased competition around price in the UK grocery sector. The supermarket group has...
The UK ad watchdog's order for Aldi to pull a TV advert demonstrates how the discounter will need to be precise in its competitive claims -...
UK grocer Sainsbury's broke its nine-year streak of like-for-like sales growth this morning (18 March), when the firm acknowledged that mark...
The ice cream sector in Europe is dominated by Unilever, the consumer goods giant behind brands like Wall's, Magnum, Carte d'Or and Ben & Jerry's. However, UK-based R&R Ice Cream is building a business to be the other major player in the market. In this month's just-food interview, Dean Best spoke to R&R chief executive James Lambert about the company's ambitions.
The rise of the discounters has been one of the year's key trends in grocery retailing. Shoppers, beset by concerns over the economy, have looked to the likes of Aldi and Lidl for greater value. In this month's just the answer interview, Daniel Lucht, senior analyst at retail watchers Verdict Research, tells Dean Best why the discounters should push on in 2009, despite growing competition on price from the likes of Tesco and Carrefour.
Discount retailers' share of the UK grocery market will almost double by 2019, according to forecasts from industry analysts IGD.
Discount retailer Lidl is reportedly looking to expand into the US by 2018.
The Consumer Analyst Group of Europe conference dominated news this week with updates from Kraft Foods Group, Glanbia and Nestle. Elsewhere GM was back in the spotlight with the UK Prime Minister's scientific advisers arguing the technology is safe. Also this week the political tensions in Russia and Ukraine saw Metro Group delay an IPO of its Russian cash-and-carry unit and Lidl announced the departure of chairman Karl-Heinz Holland.
Lidl has reportedly appointed Sven Seidel, director of the development division of the Schwarz Group, as chairman to replace Karl-Heinz Holland.
Kerry Group CEO Stan McCarthy has indicated the Ireland-based food group believes increasing demand for snacking presents an opportunity to grow the company's consumer foods business.
Management at the UK's largest retailers are seeing the pressure mount. As sales continue to disappoint and market share continues to be eroded, some serious questions are being asked about the strategic direction pursued by the likes of Morrisons and Tesco.
Morrisons management may be feeling the heat today (28 April) after a scathing attack on strategy from a former director made weekend headlines.
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