UK consumers spent record £12.8B in December, but sales volume dropped

Total grocery sales in the UK jumped more than 7.5% in the run-up to Christmas, according to new data released by Kantar, helped by a slight dip in price inflation. However, the data insight and consultancy points out that while sales did reach a record £12.8 billion, volumes were down by 1% year over year. […]

Aldi overcomes price-match schemes by rivals to be UK’s cheapest shop again

For the fifth consecutive month, Aldi has registered the least expensive shopping experience for customers in the UK, according to data from consumer agency Which? Aldi again nosed out discount supermarket rival Lidl for the cheapest basket by a little less than two pounds (£75.79 to £77.68) and over Asda by around nine pounds (£84.98). […]

U.S.: Price is outpacing other drivers in produce purchasing

American consumers have traditionally made buying decisions based on the look and feel of a particular piece of produce. Appearance is still important, but it isn’t everything — at least right now. In an era marked by high inflation and still-shifting lifestyles, the value equation has come back to the forefront. According to the new 2022 […]