Pancake Day – Retailing Best Practice
- Understand the best examples of category execution for Pancake Day
- 6 reports, one for each year from 2016 to 2021.
- Each report features examples of signage, promotions and category execution from the major stores in the U.K.
- Drive sales with our reports, we capture all the examples for each event and enable you to look at execution from several years too.
- Leading retailers from the UK are all featured, enabling you to learn from the best.
This retailing best practice document focuses on Pancake Day, a traditional UK event also known as Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day always occurs on a Tuesday, before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (where people opt to give up their vices until Easter). The date of the event changes each year, based on when Easter falls in the calendar.
In the UK, Pancake Day is observed by eating Pancakes, a simple food made up of Milk, Eggs and Flour, fried in a pan, with Sugar and Lemon Juice used as accompaniments. In recent years, we have seen the emergence of ready made Pancake Shakers (that require water adding to a pre-made mixture) to ease preparation for customers. Ready made Pancakes have also entered the mainstream in fresh foods alongside the emergence of numerous options for toppings, with Nutella, Marshmallow Fluff and Ice Cream Treat sauces all notable additions.
Pancake Day also represents an opportunity to drive trade in General Merchandise also, with retailers featuring a wide range of Kitchen Utensils and Cookware and to help customers prepare for the event.
Our 6 separate reports span the years 2016 to 2021, inclusive, showcasing the best examples of execution from the around the stores and categories for Pancake Day. Whilst not a core event in our retail calendar, Pancake Day does command a strong presence in early February (typically) when it lands in store.
Our reports contain all the best practice, imagery and guidance you will need to understand how the event is executed, who does what well and where the opportunities lie ahead of the next event. Once purchased, your reports will download immediately. If you delete, or misplace the files. No problem, you can simply log back in and re-download your purchased reports at any time.
Don't waste time trying to collate pictures from various colleagues of seasonal activity, or trying to find the time to visit stores yourself. Trust Grocery Insight to provide everything to improve your offer and save some time along the way, as well.
Our full imagery collection remains available for this seasonal event, alongside 60 others, with full sub categorisation to boot, making it the obvious partner to you improving your sales whilst providing the most time saved too. Get in touch to discuss how you can access our portal and turbo charge your sales growth.
Number of pages: 241
Why buy from us?
100% money back guarantee - if you're not happy, we're not happy.
High-quality imagery - no blur and absolutely nothing out of focus.
Benefit from our expertise and perspective. We are renowned for this in the retail space.
In-depth analysis and actionable insights - not 'say what you see'.
Generate new ideas for your stores or seasonal campaigns - we highlight best practice.
Don't waste time and money. Utilise our expertise in retail to leverage better results for you.
|How do I place an order?||Simply enter your email address and add the report to your basket, then click on the cart and follow the checkout process to access your report. It will automatically download once payment is confirmed. You can download all purchased reports in your membership area at any time.|
|Can I download these reports more than once?||Yes. Unlike a supermarket where you pay once and then have to pay again, your purchased reports remain in your membership area for your viewing needs.|
|What format are the reports sent in?||All reports are sent in PDF format.|
|What payment methods do you accept?||We accept all major credit and debit cards via Stripe, our payment processor. We also feature the ability to pay via Google Pay, and Apple Pay. Where this is available, it will appear as an option on the product page. We can also generate an invoice and accept payments via BACS. We will distribute reports upon receipt of a valid purchase order from your company. For any other payment methods, please don't hesitate to get in touch to discuss.|
|Is it safe to shop online?||Of course. We utilise fully secure server technology and our payment processor, Stripe, is a world leader in payment processing and processes millions of transactions every single day.|
|Is there a discount for buying multiple reports?||Yes, we offer 5% when purchasing three individual reports, 10% off four individual reports and 15% when buying five individual reports. Note that the discount is only available for purchases made via our research store and will be automatically applied at checkout.|
|Once we have purchased our report, can we ask follow up questions?||Absolutely. Please email us and we will answer queries on your report and the subject matter, including any follow-up queries you may have.|
|What types of reports do you produce?||Broadly speaking, we have two categories of reporting. We produce reports on our store visits, which include insight, analysis, and imagery from notable and concept stores. We also produce a full end-to-end view on key seasonal events with the most detailed perspective available in the market today. We will produce further reports on emerging trends in the industry if we feel that such reports would generate value for our clients.|
|Can I have a refund?||Please ensure that you read everything on the site about your purchase. If you are unsure, contact us so we can guide you further. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the information that we distribute and the automatic download technology that we deploy upon purchase, we can't offer a refund once this process has been initiated.|
|Is there any form of disclaimer attached to your reports?||Absolutely, glad you asked! Our reports are not endorsed, nor approved by any retailer who is featured via one of our store visits, our visits are unannounced and conducted in the same way that a customer would visit a store. Equally, our research is independent and any findings and/or observations are just that, they do not represent advice, nor guidance on the relative performance of any retailer(s) featured within the site. All trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.|
- 6 separate reports, covering the event activity across the store.
- Review development in the offer each year, category by category, from each retailer.
- Look at sales driving ideas, signage, promotions and best practice examples from across fresh, ambient and non-food categories.
- Key highlights for each event are highlighted, summarising the key takeaways from each event.
- We only use high quality imagery featured to illustrate our examples.
I have known of Steve and his work for a number of years and I found his observations to be of great benefit when driving change, wanting evidence-based perspective to drive improvements and remind our internal teams of the 'reality' that customers can face in store.
Since moving to the US, I have maintained an interest in Steve's observations and his way of working translated seamlessly to visiting stores in the US and providing his expertise on best practice and guidance for senior executives.
Mark Ibbotson - Asda COO, Walmart EVP Central Ops and Realty (2013-2020)
Ready to leverage our expertise to help your business?
(our digital reports are exempt from VAT)
Whilst we have a wealth of reports from our store visits and seasonal event overviews, there's always more to say, and infinite ways to combine imagery. Perhaps you want to showcase a particular category, from a specific year, or a specific tier of products plus anything from a particular country... the number of combinations is endless.
We understand that requests come in all shapes and sizes. We think of our images as the raw material, and, once given a request or brief, we're able to use our imagery, combined with our insight, to craft something that will not only satisfy your immediate requirements, but will be something that you can treasure for many years to come (or at least until you get another request from a client or a stakeholder.)
Don't waste time trying DIY, trust Grocery Insight to help your business.