Nielsen: COVID-19 has flipped value proposition of omnichannel for consumers

Nielsen: COVID-19 has flipped value proposition of omnichannel for consumers

With few alternatives available during the widespread lockdowns earlier this year, ecommerce quickly became a go-to means-to-an-end for shop-needy consumers around the globe. Six months later, that early reliance on e-commerce has expanded into a fundamental dependence on still-evolving omnichannel shopping experiences.  The premise of omnichannel shopping certainly wasn’t borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

P.D.O Spanish Persimon expects excellent fruit quality this season

P.D.O Spanish Persimon expects excellent fruit quality this season

Growers of P.D.O Spanish Persimon® say they have seen an increase in fruit quality over last season, during which a record 5,000 tonnes were sold in the UK. Since 2005, the Spanish fruit has been sold in the UK, that now reaches around 30 million units per season. The P.D.O. Persimon regularly outsells other exotic […]

Consumer Group Which? Names Waitrose as Supermarket of the Year

Consumer Group Which? Names Waitrose as Supermarket of the Year

No supermarket in the UK has been more consistent throughout 2020 and none has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic better than Waitrose, according to consumer group Which? Which? named Waitrose the Supermarket of the Year for its work over the past nine months, giving the retailer top billing ahead of Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Iceland. […]

Two UK retailers start making their preparations for Christmas season early

Two UK retailers start making their preparations for Christmas season early

Two of the big supermarkets in the UK are already making some plans for December. Tesco said it will be looking to recruit more than 11,000 temporary colleagues to help online deliveries and store replenishment during the Christmas period, both in its Superstores and Extra stores. Aldi meanwhile is calling on charities, community groups and food […]

The secret to success with organics

This article first appeared in Produce Business magazine What’s the secret to making your Organics Department a success? Partnering with a wholesaler on a  terminal market. Now before you start telling people how you read this crazy statement about terminal markets, let me explain and then you can be the judge of just how crazy it […]

Tesco planning big sales push over next five years on meat alternatives

Tesco planning big sales push over next five years on meat alternatives

Meat alternatives are all the rage, and Tesco is capitalising on the trend in a big way, committing to a 300% increase in sales by 2025 as it aims to halve the environmental impact of food production.  It will work partner the World Wildlife Fund in trying to reach that sales target, which is believed […]

Sainsbury’s plans to double capacity, extend delivery times for online orders

Sainsbury’s plans to double capacity, extend delivery times for online orders

By the end of the month, Sainsbury’s says it will be able to deliver 700,000 online grocery orders per week. The ambitious goal would help the UK supermarket retailer hit a new milestone on its home delivery and Click & Collect service by doubling its online capacity since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in […]