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Britain’s Sweet Tooth Helps Grocery Sales Rise At Fastest Rate Since 2013
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 23 April 2017, reveal the overall market has grown by 3.7% – the fastest rate since September 2013 and worth almost £1 billion in additional sales to the grocery sector.
Fraser McKevitt, head of retail and consumer insight at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “All 10 major retailers are in growth for the first time in three-and-a-half years, when we last saw like-for-like grocery inflation as high as it is now. While prices do look set to rise further, the current inflation rate of 2.6% is still below the average level experienced by shoppers between 2010 and 2014.
“A strong Easter also contributed to the market’s growth this period. In the past 12 weeks British shoppers splashed out £325 million on Easter eggs with almost three quarters of the population buying at least one. Consumers plumped for more premium confectionery lines this year – the average price paid for an Easter egg rising by 8.6% to £1.65 – while 20 million packs of hot cross buns were bought in the Easter week alone.”
Fraser McKevitt continues: “Premium own label lines are continuing to see huge growth and Morrisons has been making the most of their popularity among consumers. Its ‘The Best’ line is performing well following last year’s launch and has attracted more affluent shoppers through its doors, helping Morrisons become the fastest growing big four retailer. However, this growth is behind the overall market and Morrisons’ total market share has slipped 0.2 percentage points to 10.4%.
“Asda has increased year-on-year sales for the first time since October 2014 thanks to a quarter of a million additional shoppers and a strong performance online, though its overall share fell by 0.4 percentage points to 15.6%.
“Sainsbury’s sales rise of 1.7% is the greatest it has seen since June 2014, with growth coming from all three channels – its Local convenience stores, larger supermarkets and online. At a category level, Sainsbury’s is performing well in the fresh and chilled aisles – fruit, vegetables and salads are up by 2.6%, suggesting its ‘Food Dancing’ campaign is resonating with consumers eager to try more scratch cooking. The retailer is now concentrating on bringing Argos counters into many of its stores and looking to exploit the increased footfall, although stronger growth among its rivals meant market share fell to 16.1% in the past 12 weeks.”
Tesco returned to growth with sales up 1.9% after sales were hit last period by a late Easter. Its own label sales increased by 6%, growing across all price tiers – cheapest, standard and premium – while share fell by 0.5 percentage points to 27.5%.
Fraser McKevitt comments: “Ocado has doubled its share since late 2014 and now accounts for 1.3% of supermarket sales. The retailer is growing at 10.8% – second only to Aldi and Lidl and considerably ahead of the overall online grocery market, which currently has a growth rate of 7.8%. While fewer than 3% of British households have shopped with Ocado in the past 12 weeks these consumers are considerably more affluent than average, meaning the retailer performs well in high-value categories such as fresh fish, chilled drinks and breakfast cereals.”
Iceland, Aldi and Lidl, where sales rose by 9.3%, 18.3% and 17.8% respectively, all grew ahead of the market. Aldi and Lidl achieved new record high market shares of 6.9% and 5.0%, while Waitrose’s share was stable at 5.2% despite a 3.1% increase in sales helped by strong growth in its ‘Waitrose 1’ range. At Co-op, sales rose by 2.6% while market share fell by 0.1 percentage points to 6.1%.
According to a poll, conducted by Lancashire baker Holland's Pies, it's suppers and not slippers that will please pops this Father's Day. Proving that food really is the way to a man's heart, almost a third (28%) of UK dads said they'd prefer their favourite pie over a fancy gift this June with a further 30% opting for a chippy tea as their treat of choice.
Surprisingly, a relaxing massage only tempted 14% of dads but 27% did opt for a pint down their local pub to celebrate the occasion.
Leanne Holcroft, Brand Manager at Holland's Pies said: “This research really does show that it's the thought that counts, rather than an expensive or extravagant gift this Father's Day! It's great to see that something as simple as their favourite pie is the way to Dad's heart, and will be especially welcome news to those who are a little strapped for cash.”
Available in selected Tesco stores nationwide at just RRP £1.50, the new Holland's Micro Pie is the perfect tasty treat for dads. Individually boxed, the pie comes in two hearty flavours and can be microwaved in a matter of minutes making it as convenient as it is delicious. The Chicken, Leek & Bacon Micro Pie variety includes tasty British and Irish chicken, sliced leeks and smoked bacon, seasoned with pepper, parsley and thyme, in a creamy sauce. Meanwhile, the Steak & Ale Micro Pie includes slow-cooked tender prime steak in a light ale gravy.
Combining the tastes of a perfect pint with a golden shortcrust pastry recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation, the Holland's Guinness® range is sure to go down well with fathers across the UK. From the much-loved Steak & Guinness® pies, to the individual Steak & Guinness® puddings, these delicious and rich, gravy-filled pies and puds are available from selected supermarkets with a RSP of £2.50.
When getting the whole family around a table together is a priority, the Holland's frozen multipack makes a great choice. Offering four pies from just £3.00, this great value buy will appeal to any family looking for a classic, hearty filled meal. Available in selected supermarkets, the range includes Potato & Meat, Steak & Kidney, Cheese and Onion and more.
Global Dinner RTE Foods Market 2017-2021 - Market Landscape, Growth Prospects and Key Vendors
There are many factors contributing to the growth of the global dinner RTE foods market. Need for convenience and on-the-go food products is one of the primary reasons for a rise in the demand for RTE foods globally, and hence the growth of the market. The growth in the organized retail increases the product availability to customers through different channels, helping vendors to increase their profit margin in the market. Packaging innovations are expected to help the demand for RTE products during the forecast period, as clean product labeling and neatly packaged products attract more customers. An increase in sales through online channels is expected to increase the demand during the forecast period
The analysts forecast the global dinner RTE foods market to grow at a CAGR of 6.15% during the period 2017-2021.
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global dinner RTE foods market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography: - Americas - APAC - EMEA
The report, Global Dinner RTE Foods Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.
Market drivers - Rise in number of working women and rising number of single households. - For a full, detailed list, view the full report
Market challenges - Health concerns associated with RTE food products. - For a full, detailed list, view the full report
Market trends - High demand for premium RTE food products. - For a full, detailed list, view the full report
Key questions answered in this report - What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be? - What are the key market trends? - What is driving this market? - What are the challenges to market growth? - Who are the Key vendors in this market space? - What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors? - What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?