First look – new format Aldi in the UK

Quite the exclusive for the Grocery Insight blog and wider email subscribers; with the first look at the new Aldi store format for the UK. The discounter plans to open 70 or so of these refits this year as they seek to step their offer on further, beyond the ‘discount’ model and in to the realms of […]

Poundland – Multi Price retailing

This is an excerpt of the latest Grocery Insight newsletter which covers the UK food retail market extensively, with 2/3 emails per week sent out to subscribers. There is rich insight, numerous images (c.12/13 today) and a real closeness to the market and the activity of the retailers.  To subscribe – visit Newsletter subscription for […]

Iceland Clapham – a new dawn

Here is a teaser of the email newsletter that was released this morning on the subject of Iceland, both their market performance and indeed, their lovely new store format in Clapham, London. Subscriptions for the email newsletter are available here: Grocery Insight Newsletter – it’s emailed directly to you 2-3 times per week and covers numerous […]

Sir Ken Morrison – A tribute

I never formally met Sir Ken Morrison, but he was always a bit of a hero of mine. Not only was he from the same city (Bradford), but he was a formidable force in food retailing, my chosen industry. It’s a source of regret that I never managed to meet and have a discussion with […]