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Which? survey crowns Waitrose for 3rd consecutive year

Thursday 16 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Which? has announced the results of its supermarket consumer satisfaction survey, with Waitrose, Iceland and Marks & Spencer taking the top spots. Upmarket grocer Waitrose was awarded best for in-store experience, closely followed by M&S and discounters Aldi and Lidl in joint ...


Lidl CEO resigns over internal "disagreements"

Wednesday 08 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Sven Seidel has announced a shock departure from German discount supermarket Lidl, amid conflict with its owners. Following a near three-year stint as chief executive of the group, Lidl’s boss will be replaced by long standing board member Jesper Højer. His sudden departure is...


Ex-BHS stores continue to find new owners

Tuesday 07 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Two former BHS stores at shopping centres in Walthamstow and Redditch have found new tenants. Lidl has signed a 25-year lease on an 18,000sq ft space at The Mall in Walthamstow, which is expected to open in early summer. Capital & Regional, the company who let the properties, ...


8 out of 9 top grocers show growth as Aldi overtakes Co-op

Tuesday 07 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

German discount grocer Aldi has lived up to predictions it would overtake Co-op to become the fifth largest supermarket in the UK. New results from Kantar Worldpanel indicate that Aldi’s sales grew by 12.4 per cent in the 12 weeks to January 29, boosting its market share to 6....


Aldi expected to overtake Co-op as 5th largest supermarket

Monday 06 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Aldi is set to overtake Co-op and become the UK’s fifth largest grocery store, meaning only the Big 4 grocers hold more market share. New figures from Kantar Worldpanel’s Grocery Market Share index are due this week, with strong Christmas sales at the German discounter leading...


Amazon Go reportedly scouting for London location

Monday 06 February 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Amazon is reportedly on the hunt for physical shop space in central London as it aims to introduce its checkout-free grocery chain in the capital. According to The Times, a source stated that around a dozen prospective sites have been scouted by the online retail giant, with p...


'Big shop' at Big 4 £15 more than discounters

Thursday 26 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Discount grocers Aldi and Lidl have dealt another blow to their Big 4 rivals as new results have shown a “big shop” could cost nearly £15 less in their stores. Fresh data from retail analysts Nielsen have found that the average cost of a shop for at least 20 items is £38.76 at...


Aldi & Amazon top brand simplicity index

Wednesday 25 January 2017 - Posted by Elias Jahshan

The latest Global Brand Simplicity Index has seen Aldi take the top spot for the fourth consecutive year in the international list while Amazon was crowned number one for the UK market. Compiled by brand consultancy firm Siegel+Gale, the key findings of the annual index launch...


Asda voted UK's cheapest supermarket 2016

Friday 13 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Which? has named Asda the cheapest UK supermarket among the major grocers of 2016. Research from the consumer group found that a basket of 80 popular branded items costs an average of £154.14, £6 cheaper than its nearest rival Morrisons. Waitrose was the most expensive on the ...


Your definitive guide to the Christmas updates

Thursday 12 January 2017 - Posted by Ben Stevens

Retailers have enjoyed a better-than-expected Christmas trading season as a flurry of updates this week and last week confirmed that shoppers were happy to spend money during the festive season. Figures from some of the UK's biggest retailers showed the sector enjoyed impressi...