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How to Win Convenience: Lessons from the UK

The UK convenience channel continues to evolve and innovate as competition intensifies. We are witnessing consolidation, greater franchising and the blurring of traditional channels; with fresh food as the key battleground.
Topics: The Co-operative Tesco

Secrets of Europe’s Most Productive Grocers

Photo: LZ Retailytics
Some grocery banners across Europe truly excel at maximizing their sales density. But why are they so productive?
Topics: Sainsbury's Schwarz Group Aldi Esselunga Colruyt Group Morrisons Tesco Azbuka Vkusa

A Stronger Tesco: Reasserting its Market Position

With its recent acquisition of Booker and strong annual results, LZ Retailytics forecasts show that Tesco will grow its UK leadership and surpass Carrefour to become Europe’s third largest grocery retailer by 2023.
Topics: Sainsbury's Tesco

Private Label - The Omnichannel Secret Weapon

Grocery e-commerce may be turning various established retail habits upside down, but it seems impossible for this format to neglect private labels. In Europe, the channel holds the second largest private label share.
Topics: Amazon Sainsbury's E. Leclerc Walmart Tesco

Tesco's Booker Acquisition is Finalised

Tesco’s acquisition of the UK’s leading wholesaler Booker is set to become final on Monday, after shareholders of both companies voted in favour of the merger. The retailer aims to create the "UK's leading food business".
Topics: Booker Tesco

Tesco Mulls Discount Concept

Tesco is reportedly working on “secret plans” to launch a discount grocery chain to rival Aldi and Lidl. According to The Times the retailer has signed non-disclosure agreements with suppliers and is working to develop a lower priced limited-range assortment for its potential stores.
Topics: Tesco

Grocers Report Mixed UK Christmas Trading

Leading UK grocers have this week recorded their sales performance over the recent Christmas period. Stronger performances from price focused Morrisons and the German hard discounters contrasted against pressures on M&S and Waitrose. Market leader Tesco put in a steady performance.
Topics: Marks & Spencer Sainsbury's Schwarz Group Morrisons Tesco John Lewis Partnership

Tesco Launches Plant-Based Private Label Range

Tesco has launched ‘Wicked Kitchen’, a range of 20 plant-based dishes, which will be sold in 600 stores from this week. The range was developed by Derek Sarno, former Global Executive Chef for Whole Foods Market, who is now working for Tesco PLC.
Topics: Sainsbury's Tesco John Lewis Partnership

Tesco Closes More Supermarkets in Poland

Tesco is set to close more stores in Poland. CEO of Tesco Poland, Martin Beháň, cited the negative sales trend of affected shops and an intensifying competitive environment as the principal reason behind the move.
Topics: Tesco

Tesco Receives Competition Authority Approval for Booker Merger

Tesco has received clearance from UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for its proposed GBP3.7bn (EUR4.52bn) takeover of UK wholesaler Booker. This means that the two businesses can complete their merger in early 2018, as planned.
Topics: Booker Tesco