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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK ready meals: chilling out

Chilled ready meals now account for over 50% of the average Briton's spend on prepared meals according to Datamonitor. This makes the UK the only country in Europe where spending on chilled prepared meals exceeds that on frozen meals. The growing popularity shows increasing consumer awareness of the health benefits of fresher food.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK ready meals: frozen meals worth $1 billion

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK retail: a merry mess

With 2004 like-for-like festive period sales well down on 2003, many leading British retailers are reflecting upon lackluster revenues and wondering how to shake off the gloomy outlook. With more uncertainty predicted for the UK economy predicted in 2005, the results are indicative of tough times ahead.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2005
Expert View
Expert View

UK retail: cold snap brings hopes of Christmas cheer

John Lewis indicated that sales had surged in the past five weeks, providing hope that Christmas trading may be better than last year. The company's sales last week rose by 5.8 % to GBP62 million against a year ago. While the performance must be encouraging for John Lewis, its rivals must still be hopeful that the Christmas spirit cold weather engenders will drive consumers into the shops.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK retail: official figures hint at sector revival

The UK's retail sector is finally picking up as positive sales figures released from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show. The data illustrates that the value of retail sales in May were 3.0% higher than last year, and this follows April's 3.5% growth, which was the strongest since May 2005.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jun 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK retail: the end of an era?

Speculation that Britain's economic Golden Age is on the wane has been accentuated with the BRC's gloomy assessment of high street spending. However, while such doom-laden predictions invariably grab the media spotlight, retailers should be thankful that the wider UK economy remains far healthier than many others in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
10 May 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK retailing: supermarket wars

UK supermarket group Morrison's, normally as commendably steadfast as its northern roots, has launched a bid for the Safeway chain. The move is a canny one that would launch Morrison's into the big time. However, it is likely to spark a bidding war that could herald major changes for the industry's leading players, with tougher competition meaning that consumers will be the real winners.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK single-person households: targeting the powerful solo pound

A recent report by the Institute for Public Policy Research and Unilever predicts that more than one-third of the UK's population will live alone by the year 2021. Consumer products manufacturers and retailers should not ignore this trend: by tailoring marketing strategies and new products towards single-person households, they will be able to attract the increasingly powerful 'solo pound'.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Nov 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK soft and hot drinks: fastest growth in Europe

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK soft drinks market: carbonates losing their sparkle

The UK soft drinks market is currently undergoing a transition as a growing number of consumers are replacing their once-favored carbonates with options perceived as being healthier. But while increased demand for bottled water and juices has hurt Britvic's bottom line, manufacturers who react positively to the shift should ultimately benefit from a broader product portfolio.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2006

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