Hurt by inflation and consumer change, Morrisons’ profits tumble during Q3

Could the news over the past month get any worse for retailer Morrisons? After being surpassed recently fourth place in the UK’s supermarket rankings by discount chain Aldi, Morrisons reported that its profits were less than half of what they were during the same period last year, tumbling to just £177m in the third quarter. […]

Aldi’s move into Big Four shows power of discounting, inflation

Although Aldi’s rise into the Big Four of UK supermarkets ahead of Morrisons was not a surprise given its surge in the past two years, it nonetheless showed the power of discount chains in a budget-crunched sector for consumers. With inflation soaring to 12.4%, Aldi pulled down a 9.3% share to leap ahead of Morrisons […]

Shoplifting putting further strains on retailers, including Tesco

Little Helps? Tesco to have shareholder vote on tackling obesity in UK

Rising inflation and strains on budgets have furthered the wave of shoplifting in retail shops across the UK in the past few months, including Tesco, which has taken additional steps to try to protect food items from being stolen. The retailer has gone so far as to wrap some higher-priced products in netting with security […]

Prevor: Key to moving needle on fresh produce consumption

Finding new eating occasions for consumers to choose fruit and vegetables

The case of consumer consumption of produce poses a bit of a quandary. It reminds one of Winston Churchill speaking of the future of Russia: “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” So with produce, it is extremely difficult to project how […]

Research Perspective and Analysis: E-Commerce: Friend and foe

At the onset of the pandemic, grocery e-commerce jumped forward about five years on its natural growth trajectory. It was the full growth trifecta: more people, more trips and greater spending online. Fresh produce partook, but not to the same extent as center store grocery — a gap that still exists. Across all food and […]

Veg Power campaign aims to get Brits to eat more veg at breakfast

Coming of age with evolving School Fruit & Vegetable Scheme

Veg Power, the not-for-profit company behind the Eat Them to Defeat Them campaign, has launched a new initiative called Breakfast in Colour to try to get British consumers to eat more healthy at breakfast time by adding more vegetables to their plates. Only about a third of adults across the UK are reaching five-per-day targets, […]

M&S survey shows Brits’ top priority this summer is to live, eat healthy

How are families planning to spend their summer in the UK? More than half of those who were surveyed as part of the M&S Family Matters Index said they are prioritizing eating more healthy foods and looking to exercise more. Many are looking to take trips to the country to improve their mental health or […]

Tesco’s sales fall 1.5% as inflation impacts consumer behaviour

Spending might be rising in Tesco’s smaller stores, but it is down slightly in supermarkets and more significantly online in signs that inflation is taking its toll on weary UK consumers. Overall, Tesco reported that sales overall fell by 1.5% in the first quarter of 2022 with the consumer pinch growing as they seek out […]