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Description

Description

Each month Mintel’s UK Retail Briefing concentrates on a particular sector or market. This month, we look at food retailing.

This review looks at:

  • Food retailers sales growth
  • Food and drink inflation
  • Online sales
  • Recent performance of major players.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Getting prices in perspective
      • What people look for in a supermarket
        • Figure 1: The most important attribute for a supermarket, August 2015
        • Figure 2: Any factors in top five in choosing a supermarket, August 2015
      • Do consumers really want promotions?
        • Figure 3: Attitude towards EDLP, August 2015
      • Disillusionment
        • Figure 4: Attitude towards supermarket pricing, August 2015
      • Pricing credibility and integrity
        • Figure 5: Is it worth paying full price for Christmas gifts? January 2016
      • Price uniformity
        • Pricing integrity
        • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

          • Key points
            • Retail sales
                • Figure 6: Retail sales trends, 2015/16
                • Figure 7: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, March 2014-March 2016
              • John Lewis
                • Figure 8: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2015-16
              • Inflation and wages
                • Figure 9: Real wages growth: Wages growth vs inflation, 2010-16
              • Inflation
                • Figure 10: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2015-16
              • Looking forward
              • Sector Focus – Food Retailing

                  • Recent performance
                    • Figure 11: Food retailers: Year-on-year sales growth in value and volume, 2014-16
                  • Prices
                    • Figure 12: Food and drink inflation, May 2014-April 2016
                  • Specialists turning the corner
                    • Figure 13: All food retailers, specialist food retailers, Year-on-year sales growth 2014-16
                  • Online
                    • Figure 14: All online and food retailers online sales, three month moving average sales growth, 2014-16
                  • Recent performance
                    • Figure 15: Leading food retailers, Latest figures, May 2016
                  • Where next?
                  • Headlines for the Month

                    • Grocers
                      • Other food and drink specialists
                        • Clothing
                          • Multi-sector retailing
                            • Department stores
                              • Furniture and homeware retailing
                                • Home shopping
                                  • Garden centres
                                    • Shopping locations
                                      • Economy
                                      • New Analysis – Food and Drink

                                        • Convenience stores
                                          • UK: Nisa Retail reports 4.9% growth
                                            • UK: One Stop launches biggest ever marketing campaign
                                              • UK: Spar trials Holland & Barrett offer
                                                • Grocers
                                                  • UK: Asda
                                                    • …announces Umbro tie-up
                                                      • …partners with celebrity chef in new marketing push
                                                        • …store introduces ‘quiet hour’ for autistic shoppers
                                                          • …to review price promotions following CMA probe
                                                            • UK: Grocery sales edge up 0.1% in April
                                                              • UK: Iceland expands Food Warehouse format
                                                                • UK: Morrisons
                                                                  • …to begin selling food on Amazon 'imminently'
                                                                    • …Q1 like-for-like sales rise 0.7%
                                                                      • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                        • …hires 150 digital experts
                                                                          • …like-for-like sales slip 0.9%
                                                                            • UK: Tesco
                                                                              • …scraps double Clubcard points event
                                                                                • …trials automated shopping app
                                                                                  • …progress is reflected in a return to growth
                                                                                    • …to accept Sainsbury’s Brand Match coupons
                                                                                      • UK: The Co-operative Food
                                                                                        • …completes Somerfield store sale
                                                                                          • …to streamline store portfolio
                                                                                            • UK: The Southern Co-operative
                                                                                              • …reports 4.7% growth
                                                                                                • …ups sustainability with 100% LED lighting
                                                                                                  • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                    • …ends premium pay rates for new employees
                                                                                                      • …uses live farm footage in campaign
                                                                                                        • Other food and drink specialists
                                                                                                          • UK: Conviviality to acquire wholesaler Bibendum
                                                                                                            • UK: Greggs sales rise 5.7%
                                                                                                              • UK: Hotel Chocolat sets share price at upper end of guidance
                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                                                • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                  • UK: Associated British Foods profits rise 4%
                                                                                                                    • UK: Austin Reed
                                                                                                                      • …files intention to appoint administrator
                                                                                                                        • …bought out by Alteri Investors
                                                                                                                          • UK: Burberry retail sales flat against 'challenging' backdrop
                                                                                                                            • UK: Hackett unveils relaunched website
                                                                                                                              • UK: Joules and The Range reveal flotation plans
                                                                                                                                • UK: LK Bennett reports 1.8% decline in turnover
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Mothercare
                                                                                                                                    • …implements early supplier payment options
                                                                                                                                      • …makes further improvement in the UK
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Moss Bros and Joules among those eyeing Austin Reed stores
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Next full-price sales fall 0.9% amid cold spring weather
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Oasis relaunches mobile app
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Pep & Co eyes 15 store expansion
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Reiss owner sells majority stake to fund expansion
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: River Island launches its own activewear range
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Topshop searches for the latest in wearable technology
                                                                                                                                                      • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Jones Bootmaker to downsize store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Home Retail Group reports £807.8m loss
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Marks and Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                • …eyes new talent with Graduate Fashion Week sponsorship
                                                                                                                                                                  • …to restructure womenswear teams
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                      • …like-for-like sales slip 3.9%
                                                                                                                                                                        • …opens first ‘& More’ store
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: The Range considers German entry
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Wilko implements new online strategy
                                                                                                                                                                              • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Bhs
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …expected to file for administration today
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …receives interest from potential bidders
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …receives interest in certain stores from B&M
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Debenhams GTV rises 1.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …owner considers selling stake
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports first pre-tax profit in 10 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Travis Perkins consumer sales grow in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Wesfarmers cuts 20% of Homebase jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …invests in augmented reality business
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …secures £100m loan facility
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jessops unveil plans for 15 new stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Carpetright like-for-like growth slows in Q4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Furniture and homeware retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Bathstore opens first international shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …announces location of first city centre store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to open in Westfield Stratford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: ScS orders increase 9.1% like-for-like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sofology recovers in 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Steinhoff profits jump 32%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Tiger heads underground for Tube station store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …Prime Now launches in Surrey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …ties up with Barclays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: ASOS reveals 21% rise in revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boohoo revenues surge 40%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: CitySprint expands ‘on the dot’ service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Farfetch raises fresh round of funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Gear4Music full year revenues surge 46%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Missguided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …expands with affordable bridal range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …poised for first high street store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Morrisons to begin selling food on Amazon 'imminently'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: N Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …revenues rise but profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …set to invest in an innovation incubator programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Very Exclusive to enter premium menswear market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Health & beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: LloydsPharmacy may have to sell stores to push through Sainsbury’s deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: WH Smith total group sales up 4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Go Outdoors explores potential sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Halfords retail sales rise 3.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JD Sports Fashion profits surge 45%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …tables bid for Austin Reed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to open Flannels flagship on Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …Mike Ashley considers Bhs offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Garden centres and pet products retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Wyevale tables £175m bid for Dobbies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Pets at Home revenues rise 2.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shopping locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Birmingham Bullring launches new pop-up space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Centre:MK to benefit from £10m investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Footfall declines 2.7% in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Westfield trials personal shopping through interactive mirrors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Retail sales fall 0.5% in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Retail sales fall 0.9% as clothing demand weakens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Retail sales flat in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Shop prices fall following slump in clothing

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