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France: higher consumption of bananas, berries, exotics

France: higher consumption of bananas, berries, exotics

Published on Dec 13th, 2016

The stable volumes of fruit and vegetable purchases in the past 10 years mask large variations by species and a sharp rise in retail prices.

These are the main lessons to be learnt from the CTIFL report and Kantar Worldpanel data, which monitor the purchases of 12,000 representative French households.

In 2015, French households purchased an average of 166 kg of fruit and vegetables (excluding potatoes and fresh-cut) compared to 170 kg in 2005. By volume, more fruit are bought than vegetables (84 kg and 81 kg respectively).

Fresh food still shaping FMCG evolution in Spain

Fresh food still shaping FMCG evolution in Spain

Published on Oct 21st, 2016

Fresh food remains pivotal in the battle to get into consumers’ regular – and now smaller – shopping baskets in Spain, reports Kantar Worldpanel.

However, In its latest analysis of the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector in Spain, it says both the volume and value of retail sales of perishables over January-September were 2% lower than that for the same period last year.

It attributed this to more Spanish consumers buying their fresh food in modern retail outlets – and paying less for it – instead of in specialist and traditional greengrocers.

Online grocery sales grow 15% to $48bn

Online grocery sales grow 15% to $48bn

Published on Sep 29th, 2016

The global e-commerce grocery market has grown 15% in the year to this June, reaching sales worth US $48 billion.

In comparison, the FMCG market as a whole is flat, increasing just 1.6% over the same period.

And e-commerce now accounts for 4.4% of all FMCG sales, according to the new 3rd annual Kantar Worldpanel study The Future of E-commerce in FMCG.

UK lemon market grows by £14 million

UK lemon market grows by £14 million

Published on Jul 25th, 2016

Thanks predominantly to shoppers buying them more often, retail sales of lemons in the UK are up 13.6% on last year to 47,000 tons.

Kantar Worldpanel data also shows that the 5.3% rise in the frequency of lemon purchases helped push up the lemon spend to a total of £87.6 million for the 52 weeks to May 22 this year, meaning the lemon market grew by 19.2% or just over £14 million.

The average price paid per kilo was up 4.88% on that for the same period a year ago, to £1.86.

Small rise in grape sales in UK

Small rise in grape sales in UK

Published on Jul 06th, 2016

Thanks largely to shoppers buying them more often, retail sales of fresh table grapes in the UK are up 2.2% on last year to 227.9 million kg.

Kantar Worldpanel data also shows that the 5.5% rise in the frequency of grape purchases helped push up the grape spend to a total of £775.9 million for the 52 weeks to May 22. That total is 1.6% higher than the value of the grape market the previous year.

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Growth in Irish grocery market but uncertain times ahead

Growth in Irish grocery market but uncertain times ahead

Published on Jul 06th, 2016

The recent EU referendum result and weakening of the pound against the euro could see many Irish shoppers return to old habits – heading across the border in search of better value at UK retailers in Northern Ireland, suggests Kantar Worldpanel.

While such cross-border shopping only accounted for 0.3% of Irish grocery sales in the latest 12 week period, at the peak of the recession it stood at 4.1%, the shopper behaviour expert said.

Record numbers shop at Lidl in Ireland

Record numbers shop at Lidl in Ireland

Published on Jun 09th, 2016

Kantar Worldpanel's latest supermarket share figures for – for the 12 weeks to May 22 – show a strong sales boost for the grocery market with sales increasing by 4.0% compared with last year, the global expert in shoppers’ behaviour reports.

British grocery market returns to slow growth

British grocery market returns to slow growth

Published on Feb 10th, 2016

Sales of fresh fruit and of vegetables have both grown 5% in the British grocery market, according to Kantar Worldpanel grocery share data for the 12 weeks to January 31.

The research firm said consumers had clearly sought a healthier start to the year and in doing so turned to fresh foods – particularly fruit and vegetables.

Ongoing growth in UK berry sales

Ongoing growth in UK berry sales

Published on Dec 28th, 2015

There’s been strong growth in retail sales of berries in the UK in the past year.

Driven predominantly by shoppers buying berries more often, along with a slight increase in the number of shoppers buying berries, and price inflation, the berries and currants market was worth just over £1 billion from 170,220 tons for the 52 weeks to December 6, 2015, having grown 16.8% in value and 12.8% in volume on the previous year, according to Kantar Worldpanel. The frequency of berry purchasing among berry shoppers rose 10.4% to an average of 18.1 trips with an average of 400g per trip.

Sainsbury's, Lidl and Aldi gain share in UK grocery market

Sainsbury's, Lidl and Aldi gain share in UK grocery market

Published on Dec 15th, 2015

"Not much festive chair for supermarkets collectively this month with growth falling to a feeble 0.1%." That's how Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, began discussing the company's latest data on grocery share in the UK, covering  the 12 weeks to December 6.

Furthermore, like-for-like prices had fallen by 1.9% in the previous month, he said.

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