Retailing Crisis

US supermarkets will be driven by seven key trends, predicted the IFT

Seven trends will drive US supermarkets: IFT

By Michael Stones

Meeting the needs of price-driven consumers is the top of seven key trends driving the changing landscape of US supermarkets, according to a report published by the Chicago-based Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).

Morrisons is working hard to close the price gap between traditional supermarkets and discounters

Supermarkets target fresh food to fight discounters

By Rod Addy

Fresh food is the first battleground as traditional supermarkets such as Tesco and Sainsbury fight against stiff competition from discounters Aldi and Lidl, according to a leading food analyst.

Greggs's latest results impressed City analysts

Greggs’s sales boost impresses City

By Michael Stones

High-street baker Greggs has wowed City analysts after it reported own shop, like-for-like sales up by 5.4% for the 11 weeks to September 13, compared with a 1% fall for the same period last year.

Morrisons has reported half-year profits down by more than 30%

Morrisons’ interim results: analysts react

Morrisons progress in limbo, say analysts

By Rod Addy

Morrisons’ business strategy is balanced on a knife edge, with financial experts divided over its merits.

Hilton's volumes have grown in western Europe despite weakness in consumer spending

Hilton Food Group invests £21.3M to build capacity

By Rick Pendrous

Tesco meat packer Hilton Food Group is investing significantly in its facilities at Huntingdon to meet increased demand from the retailer, which it announced in its results today (September 9) for 28 weeks to July 13.

Alan Lacey rejected claims that supermarket were abusing their power

Grocery abuse claims rejected by SOFHT boss

By Nicholas Robinson

Claims made by the independent Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon that alleged supermarket abuses of power were going under-reported have been refuted by an industry expert.

Food suppliers could learn powerful lessons from discounters such as Aldi

Food suppliers must learn from discounters

By Rick Pendrous

Food and drink suppliers should use insights from the success of hard discounters Aldi, Lidl and Poundland to boost their own retail prospects, a category management specialist has claimed.

Tesco: 'We have taken prudent and decisive action'

Tesco’s fortunes lurch from bad to worse

By Rod Addy

Tesco, a “once great company” according to a leading food industry analyst, has downgraded its profit forecasts and brought forward the date of Philip Clarke’s handover to new ceo Dave Lewis.

Morrisons is speeding up fresh produce processing and distribution and improving chilling

Morrisons pumps £19M into fresh produce supply

By Rod Addy

Morrisons is investing £19M to speed up the supply of fresh produce and keep it cooler for longer in a bid to keep ahead of competition from discounters Aldi and Lidl.

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