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 […]

Price cuts on 4 fresh produce items keep Aldi ahead of competitors again

Matching Aldi on price continues to be a challenge for opposing retailers, especially when Aldi keeps setting the bar lower. The discount supermarket chain recently announced more reductions to staple items, putting rivals on their heels again. They weren’t significant but enough to put a surprise devoted customers and put uneasiness in leaders at other […]

Consumer spending power increases, but Asda tracker shows cost concerns still high

ASDA celebrating Veganuary with trial vegan butcher counter in store

Although spending power has increased and inflation decreased, new insight from Asda shows that shoppers are still struggling with affordability. The rising cost of food and other items actually means that the amount customers can spend per week fell by £3 from March to August. That data point offsets somewhat upbeat news and is among […]

UK growers forced to chop down apple trees because of lack of profits

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After years of struggling with an increasingly challenging market, unpredictable climate, inflation, and lack of labour, some apple growers in England are seeing no profit and cutting down apple orchards.  This is the case for the southeast county of Kent “Garden of England,” where a family-owned apple farm that has been producing since 1882 will […]