Pressures in the grocery retail market, particularly among the big supermarket chains, are creating challenging conditions for the UK’s largest 150 food and drink producers.
Some 47 per cent of shoppers now use several grocery stores on the same trip according to IGD’s ShopperVista research.
Grocery shoppers have embraced mobile technology, as evidenced by device grocery search volumes growing 22 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter a year earlier, according to the British Retail Consortium.
The UK's grocery sector is one of the most competitive and cutthroat in retail, but risks being one of the unhealthiest.
Feargal Quinn, founder of Irish grocery retailer Superquinn, on how the retail world has changed since he opened his first store in 1960.