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Digesting digital: Collaboration key

Price is becoming an ever more significant issue in the UK grocery sector. Squeezed consumers and pressured retailers are increasingly focus...

Focus: Manufacturers must adapt for online

Food manufacturers have been confronted with the meteoric rise of the e-commerce channel in the UK. A rude awakening awaits those that tackl...

What the analysts say: The verdict on Morrisons FY

Morrisons reported a full-year loss of GBP176m (US$293.6m) and further deterioration of like-for-like sales today (13 March). Management thi...

Comment: Online sales good news for big brands

Online sales in the UK are on the rise as consumers increasingly shop for their groceries over the internet. Online sales represent a key gr...

Latest Interviews

Interview: Gousto's unique take on online retail 27 Aug 2013

Katy Askew

One-year-old Gousto is a fledgling company with a unique proposition. Consumers order online from a variety of menu options and Gousto delivers dinner kits, complete with recipe cards and all the ingredients, direct to the door. The company, which has expanded rapidly through its own website, has just entered a partnership with online retailer Ocado. Katy Askew spoke to Gousto co-owner Timo Schmidt about the company's ambitions.

New York Delhi eyes growth away from supermarkets 2 Aug 2013

Dean Best

UK snacks firm New York Delhi has secured a listing with Australia's largest retailer Woolworths Ltd but the company insists it is aiming to grow without "selling out" to the large supermarket chains.

Latest News

Unilever responds to FroYo demand with Snog mini 10 Jun 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Unilever is extending its presence in the frozen yoghurt sector with the development of mini frozen yoghurt pots under the Snog brand.

Ocado sales growth fails to convince analysts 12 Mar 2014

Hannah Abdulla

UK online specialist Ocado today (12 March) reported a jump in first-quarter sales but the result failed to convince the City and its shares tumbled.

Ocado FY losses widen despite sales gain 4 Feb 2014

Katy Askew

Online UK grocer Ocado has reported higher annual losses despite growing sales ahead of the market and establishing a tie-up with supermarket group Morrisons.

Morrisons silent over Dymond exit 28 Jan 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Morrisons has declined to comment over the rumoured resignation of online grocery executive George Dymond just weeks after he joined.

Ocado "planning warehouse openings" to boost capac 22 Jan 2014

Hannah Abdulla

Ocado has refused to comment on reports it has drawn up a short list of potential sites to house a third and fourth giant warehouse which, it is hoped, would boost its grocery delivery capacity by 50%.

Latest blogs

All eyes on Morrisons 12 Mar 2014

Dean Best

Morrisons will come under the investor spotlight tomorrow (13 March) when the UK's fourth-largest grocer reports its annual results. One stockbroker has "rarely been so concerned" going into a set of full-year numbers. And the latest data from Kantar Worldpanel has shown another decline in Morrisons' sales.

World Retail Congress 2013: E-commerce a key piece of the successful retail formula 11 Oct 2013

Michelle Russell

As global speakers took to the podiums over the two and a half days of the World Retail Congress in Paris, one subject reoccurred, time and again: e-commerce and the evolution of digital.

Company research

UK Online Grocery Market by Quarter 2010-2013

UK Online Grocery Market by Quarter 2010-2013

The UK online grocery sector is highly innovative and disruptive - and it provides a template to the rest of the world....

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Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc in Retailing (United Kingdom)

Wm Morrison Supermarkets Plc in Retailing (United Kingdom)

2013 was a highly significant year for Morrisons. The company finally decided to develop an online grocery retailing service in partnership with Ocado. In addition, the company has capitalised on the...

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Online Grocery Retailing in the EU 2014

Online Grocery Retailing in the EU 2014

If you studied a map chronicling the evolution of online grocery, you’d see the first fledgling beginnings of the sector with some pioneers on the frontier adopting a pick in store model with catchmen...

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