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  1. Media & Marketing
Savoury snacks brand Walkers has linked up with the new streaming service Paramount+ by launching limited edition packs featuring blockbuster films. To coincide with the launch of Paramount+ Walkers is producing millions of limited edition packs based on a variety of titles, including Mission Impossible, Star Trek and The First Lady. The savoury snack firm […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Scarborough retailer the Proudfoot Group celebrated its Yorkshire roots with a tasting event for customers at its Newby store this week to mark Yorkshire Day. The annual event returned after a three-year break because of the pandemic and took place at Proudfoot’s Scalby Road supermarket. It showcased food and drink from a variety of local […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Global data giant IRI’s latest report into the alcohol market says stay-at-home drinking is here to stay. IRI’s mid-year alcohol update says many consumers are opting to socialise at home because of rising prices and staff shortages in restaurants and bars. Scott Scanlon, executive vice president of IRI, said: “Consumers are looking to indulge and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
The number of customers in UK shops was significantly down in July compared to the same month before the pandemic, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Total UK footfall declined by 14.2% compared to July 2019, and this July’s figure was also 3.7 percentage points down on June, revealed the latest data in the […]
  1. Operations & Supply Chain
Convenience store operator Late Stop has opened an eighth store under the Spar banner in partnership with Appleby Westward, the regional distribution company for Spar stores in the south-west. Established 12 years ago, Weston-super-Mare-based Late Stop’s latest Spar store is on the expanding Regent Park estate on the eastern side of Calne, Wiltshire, and was […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Independent retailers say that their customers want more value, more offers and are looking for products “Made in Britain”. The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is surveying its members to ask if they had noticed any changes in consumer demand. Preliminary findings have been released this week. These included some retailers reporting that trading was […]
  1. Department: Nonfood
The Bank of England put up interest rates to 1.75% at lunchtime today (4 August), the highest rate for 27 years. The rise of 0.5% will increase pressure on household spending, making mortgages and loans more expensive, but the Bank is hoping that the rise will help contain rising inflation. Eight of the nine members […]
  1. Stores & Formats
Marks & Spencer has stopped selling disposable barbecues because it wants to protect open spaces and cut the risk of fires. The move was widely welcomed, including by the London fire brigade, which recently called for a ban on the sale of barbecues. The supermarket comes after the UK experienced some of its its hottest […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) has unveiled new Relentless on-pack promotion in partnership with brand ambassador, rapper Aitch giving away money-can’t-buy Aitch prizes. Running from 1 August until December, promotional codes will be available across the Relentless range of 500ml cans and four can multi-packs, including the newly launched Relentless Zero Sugar variants. For the chance […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
New research from digital and data experts, TWC, has revealed high awareness for Amazon Fresh at 55% nationally, rising to 68% in London. Just over 1 in 10 shoppers have shopped at an Amazon Fresh store, renowned for its lack of checkouts and payment via the Amazon app. Amazon now operates 19 stores, mostly in […]
  1. CPG: Food
Aqua Pura, one of the UK’s fastest growing natural mineral water brands, has been revealed as the official sponsor of Carlisle United Football Club’s first-team for the 2022/23 season. The sponsorship will see Aqua Pura’s logo feature on this season’s playing shorts, as well as on signage in the stadium. What’s more, in a bid to […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
KP Snacks, the Official Team Partner of The Hundred, is taking a cricket roadshow on tour across the country this summer as part of its ‘Everyone In’ campaign, with an aim to get more local communities active through cricket. The ‘Everyone In’ roadshow will include batting, bowling, and catching skills sessions and launched yesterday in Lambeth, […]