Embracing the Green Wave: Avocado Consumption on the Rise Across UK, Europe

Q&A: Greencell Ltd. director discusses EU avocado market's import shortfall, Spanish harvest

While last year posed challenges for the fresh food industry amidst economic uncertainty and the cost-of-living crisis, the avocado industry continued to show positive growth across Europe. Last year saw a notable increase in avocado consumption across Europe, with the UK securing its position as the joint second-largest consumer alongside Germany, each consuming around 121,000 […]

Waitrose commits to ‘Good Health’ by slashing prices again on fresh vegetables, meats

Britain supermarket price wars are continuing into spring of 2024, with Sainsbury’s cutting prices on 1,000 items and Waitrose reducing the cost of 200 items including fresh vegetables. The major announcement by Sainsbury’s, however, only hinted that it would include “favourite branded products.” The chain didn’t not reveal much more than that and whether those […]

Changing behaviours among consumers could have deep impact on companies through 2024

Uncertainty keeps UK supermarket consumers cautious about spending

How does the consumer products sector respond to the new financial realities faced by their customers? To find out, AlixPartners conducted an in-depth consumer priorities study, The Critical Consumer 2024, across the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. More than 10,000 shoppers from France, Germany, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, UAE and the UK, were […]

Cheap veg tops Asda’s list of food trends that will shape the next year

Inexpensive vegetables are expected to become more popular over the next year, according to the newly revealed 2023/24 Food Trends guide released by supermarket Asda. These ‘Everyday Heroes’, led by the surge in interest and demand for potatoes, are one of “seven megatrends” and 120 foods to watch that will shape food and drink development. […]

Tesco gives customers relief at tills by trialling scan-free technology in Fulham

Tesco has unveiled new technology in a Fulham supermarket that allows customers to go through checkouts or self-service tills without having to scan their items. The store at Tesco Fulham Reach Express is featuring GetGo’s app and scan-free checkouts, which will conventiently show the list of items from their baskets. Shoppers can pay as they […]