As the crucial Christmas trading period approaches, the UK’s grocery market continues to experience sluggish sales growth.
While other retailers struggle, Lidl and Aldi continue to flourish .
It might still technically be in growth, but the UK grocery sector is continuing to suffer from a slowdown .
Flavour and function drive the snacking sector, according to Spanish food firm Brindisa
Shoppers are increasingly favouring supermarkets with smaller store formats, according to the latest data from Nielsen .
Government policy compounds rises
Nervous consumers appear to be shunning the big four, leading to huge gains for the discounters
Shoppers have already started stockpiling food in the face of uncertainty
Strong sales in fresh produce helped the UK grocery market record a sales uplift for the 12 weeks to 27 January .
Suffolk-based brewery Adnams has its eyes on the low and no alcohol opportunity, launching a dealcoholised version of its flagship brew Ghost Ship
Heralded by some as a pre-Christmas boost to retail, Black Friday proved something of a busted flush for supermarket
The top up shop is making big gains with British consumers, with smaller trips increasing at twice the rate of larger trolley shops
Warm weather propped up sales across the grocery sector this summer
Heineken finds no alcohol flying in Scotland
The UK grocery market saw strong growth in the 12 weeks to 12 August, with sunshine and warm weather helping to loosen purse strings .
MORE good weather in June and July led to supermarket sales growing at their fastest rate this year, up by 3.6% for the twelve weeks until 15 July