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Posts Tagged ‘UK Grocery’

Ambient Grocery: Will sales evaporate and management heads roll in this summer heatwave?

Posted on: July 4th, 2018 by Will Carter

The hot weather is bad news for an already embattled ambient grocery market. Profit warnings may be on their way.

Aldi and Lidl have created a new dimension in Private Label and “Own Brand”

Posted on: September 16th, 2014 by Will Carter

I hesitate to add to the pages which have already been written in industry journals about the seemingly unstoppable surge of the continental hard discounters. But it seems to me that most analysts and commentators have missed a key driver of the success of both Aldi and Lidl in the UK over recent months. It’s […]

Where to now for the Co-op?

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Will Carter

I am reminded of the old Soviet-era Lada and Skoda jokes? Q. What do you call a convertible Skoda? A. A skip Q What do you call a Lada going uphill? A. A miracle. The problem with the modern-day Co-op equivalents to these jokes, is that none of the punch lines are funny. Watching the […]

The Grocer – Saturday Essay by Will Carter: Have Discounters Really Cracked the UK?

Posted on: December 7th, 2012 by Will Carter

What is the long term outook for hard discounters in the UK grocery market? Performance has been outstanding in the last few recessionary years, but this performance has benefited from a range of one off boosts.