just-food's research round-up: Food and grocery retailing in the UK, retailer briefings

By just-food Research Team | 22 February 2013

A selection of reports from the just-food research store

A selection of reports from the just-food research store

The latest batch of reports from the just-food research store includes food and grocery retailing in the UK and briefings on a number of major UK retailers.

Food & Grocery Retailing in the UK
This report provides data and insight on market size, sales and growth rates for the food and grocery sector, overall and at category level. It provides sales breakdown across channels highlighting the areas which offer the most growth potential.

Sainsbury's Company Briefing
Sainsbury's has performed well in its 2012/13 year to date and the analysts in this report expect this performance to be sustained into the New Year with growth of 7.7% year-on-year. A major driving force behind this growth is the retailer's focus on expansion in northern England and Scotland where it is underrepresented. Non-food represents a significant portion of this with food growth more challenging. The report explains.

Morrisons Company Briefing
This report addresses the various issues as to whether Morrisons food and grocery sales will recover in 2013, and what impact there will be on market share. It looks at Morrisons plans for expansion over the coming years, and how this will contribute to sales growth.

Ocado Company Briefing
How will Ocado continue to grow sales as competition increases online? What are the key threats and opportunities for this unique retailer? How will Ocado's market share grow as CFC2 comes into operation? These and other important issues are considered in this report.

Waitrose Company Briefing
Waitrose opened its first stores in the Middle East in 2008. The analysts writing this report feel that further gradual expansion of the brand will continue in the Gulf region but the business remains of minor importance relative to the UK. They believe its strategic focus will remain in the UK for the foreseeable future.

Aldi Company Briefing
Already in 2012, Aldi had picked up 133 product awards from associations and magazines. This report looks at how Aldi's food & grocery sales will grow in 2013, and what impact this will have on market share. It looks at Aldi's expansion plans for over the coming years, and how this will contribute to sales growth.

Asda Company Briefing
Asda has not altered its 10% cheaper price promise since the movement of competitors to match on price. This indicates that Asda is confident that its competitors are not matching, despite their claims. This steadfast stance on price positioning has resonated well with Asda's shoppers and loyalty to the retailer has increased year-on-year according to this report.

The Co-operative Company Briefing
This report looks at how grocery sales for the Co-operative will grow in 2013, and what impact this will have on market share. It looks at plans for expansion over the coming years and what the company needs to do in order to claw back the market share it has lost since the Somerfield takeover.

Sectors: Advertising & labelling, Baby food, Bakery, Canned food, Cereal, Chilled foods, Commodities & ingredients, Condiments, dressings & sauces, Confectionery, Dairy, Dried foods, Emerging markets, Financials, Food safety, Fresh produce, Frozen, Health & wellness, Ice cream, Meat & poultry, Mergers & acquisitions, Multichannel, Natural & organic, NPD & innovation, Private label, Retail, Seafood, Snacks, Sustainability & the environment, World foods

Companies: Morrisons, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Waitrose, Asda

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