Entries by Retail Remedy

Is the thinking at Sainsbury’s as joined up as it could be?

The latest Sainsbury’s “Food dancing” advertising campaign wasn’t to everyone’s taste. The POS in store seemed random and did not obviously connect with the aisle ends it highlighted. However, once the TV ads launched, the dots were joined. Sainsbury’s, rather than selling groceries, wants to sell an experience. An experience that brings people together and […]

Is your retail strategy on the back foot?

Welcome to a week when retailers look back in hindsight and wish they had started the process sooner. Clarks are reviewing their estate with a view to exiting sites that are no longer paying back. Asda are looking at another quarter of sales declines and are questioning decisions of times gone by, regretting being over-zealous […]

Asda leaving market share on table for Aldi

Research published this week by Shoppercentric reveals that customers rate quality and service over price as critical factors in determining where to shop. In the same week, Aldi reach new highs in market share overtaking Co-op into 5th position in the UK grocery market. Coincidence? Aldi and Lidl were in the right place at the […]

Tesco is Back

The Tesco we loved to hate has resurfaced with a surprising move to merge with Bookers Group wholesalers. Tesco‘s confidence, while constant internally, is being shouted from the roof tops again. It is confident in its strategy and prepared to make bold moves. Once that meant buying up space to dominate the UK grocery market. […]

Supermarket Christmas Review 2016

With Christmas eve falling on a Saturday, and most supermarkets reporting their trading week from Sunday to Saturday, this coming week promises to be one of the biggest ever. In fact, most supermarkets will double the sales through their tills compared to a week in October. We know the customer tends to move to the […]

Christmas on the High Street – Naughty or Nice?

The local celebrity has flipped the switch and the Christmas lights have been turned on. The High Street is twinkling but are the tills ringing this Christmas?  We visited a selection of typical High Street retailers to see what they were offering to entice the customer into their stores this Christmas. Fashion retailers have swiftly […]

CPC Strategy – Retail Trends and Predictions for 2017

Our Luxury Retail Consultant, Paul Thomas, was invited to contribute to CPC Strategy’s roundup of Retail Trends and Predictions for 2017. Not surprisingly tech features heavily in future trends but as Paul says, while some will be heralded as the future of retail, none will be. Read more here…   To explore Retail Remedy’s future […]

Asda praying for a “Christmas Made Better”

Sales performance was significantly behind the competition reporting a 5.8% decrease in like for like sales for Asda’s third quarter. This has resulted in a market share slump, down significantly compared to a year ago, and puts Asda in a weak position as it heads into the lucrative golden Christmas quarter. This is the ninth […]