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UK grocery sales record growth

UK grocery sales record growth

Published on Jun 18th, 2020

Between March and May, UK supermarket sales grew at their fastest rate for at least 26 years, according to data published by Kantar. Overall grocery sales were up 14.3% in the 12 weeks up to May 17th. The good weather prompted shoppers to go to parks and beaches, leading to a bump in sales of food for picnics. The VE Day bank holiday on May 8 made it the biggest shopping day of the month, with £488 million spent on groceries.

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Co-op UK expands robot delivery network

Co-op UK expands robot delivery network

Published on Jun 15th, 2020
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Since the lockdown, Co-op UK has seen a surge in demand for its robot delivery service, with average transaction values quadrupling. This has prompted the retailer to expand the system to six new locations, taking the total to eight, and will now offer a range of over 1,000 items for same-day delivery. The retailer partnered with Starship Technologies to offer same-day delivery via its autonomous robots in Milton Keynes since 2018, 

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Morrisons offers discount for food suppliers

Morrisons offers discount for food suppliers

Published on May 14th, 2020
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UK retailer Morrisons has announced it will be offering a 5% discount to all agricultural suppliers as recognition of their efforts to guarantee the functioning of the supply chain during the current pandemic, reports Fruitnet.com. The discount will benefit the 2,700 operators who supply Morrisons with fruit and vegetables, as well as other products, and will be valid until July 12th.

Amazon set to roll out Ultra Fast Fresh delivery in UK

Amazon set to roll out Ultra Fast Fresh delivery in UK

Published on May 13th, 2020

In the face of growing demand for online groceries, Amazon has announced plans to launch a super-fast delivery service of fresh products in the UK, reports The Grocer. The service will be free for Prime subscribers and is aimed at bringing rapid grocery delivery to nearly 40% cent of the country’s households by the end of 2020. The Ultra Fast grocery delivery service is already available to Prime members in the US.

UK online grocery sales to soar by 33% in 2020

UK online grocery sales to soar by 33% in 2020

Published on May 12th, 2020
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The UK’s online grocery market will expand by a third in 2020, according to projections by Mintel, and will be worth £17.9 billion by 2024. Moreover, the changes to consumer behaviour brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, are likely to be long-lasting. UK consumers are expected set to spend £16.8 billion on internet groceries in 2020, up from £12.7bn in 2019. This comes after growth had been slowing down since  2015, reaching just 2.9% in 2019.

Record sales for UK supermarkets

Record sales for UK supermarkets

Published on Apr 09th, 2020

The covid-19 outbreak sparked the busiest month on record for UK supermarkets, with grocery sales in March soaring by 20.6% compared to the previous month. All 10 major UK supermarkets recorded sales increases during the first 3 months of 2020, according to the new data. Aldi reported an 11% rise in sales. Of the Big-4 supermarkets, Sainsbury’s performed best, with 7.4% growth.

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