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 […]

Asda: Families still feeling pinch of inflation as disposable income plummets

Most households in the UK are struggling with affordability and have less disposable income to spend, even on essentials including bills. More than a third of British consumers, in fact, are falling short of remaining level with their pay and debt, according to the newest Income Tracker report from supermarket Asda. The message: retailers should […]

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. […]

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 […]