Supermarket grocery market shares down to 2.1%

first_imgThe latest grocery share figures have revealed a drop in growth to 2.1% for the 12 weeks ending 8 July 2012.The figures, published by Kantar Worldpanel yesterday, compared the drop in growth throughout the supermarket groceries market to a year ago, which stood at 4.2%.Edward Garner, director at Kantar Worldpanel, said: “We are seeing big cutbacks by consumers as they continue to respond to this current period of austerity. The success of the discounters, Aldi and Lidl, is a clear example of shoppers watching their purses, with both retailers continuing to surge ahead.“Once again, they both achieve all-time record shares of 2.9% and remarkable growth of 26.1% for Aldi and 11.5% for Lidl. Similarly, although Waitrose is still growing at over double the rate of the whole market, this growth has fallen back to 4.8% from 7.5% last period − suggesting there are signs that the premium sector is beginning to slow.“Another sign of austerity making an impact is the decline of the premium own-label sector. Premium own-label products have been in continuous growth since 2008, despite often being more expensive than their brand equivalent. Now, however, they are declining by 6% year-on-year, while economy own-labels, such as Tesco’s Everyday Value, are growing at 13%.”The frozen food sector is continuing to be the top-growing food sector, as the big four supermarkets – Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsbury’s – remain unchanged in market share growth.Grocery inflation was reported to be 3.8% for the 12-week period ending 8 July 2012, decreasing since the most recent peak of 6.2% in November last year, which has been attributed to lower inflation for fresh produce and falling milk prices.last_img read more

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Fans rush out to buy new Super Eagles kits

first_img Loading… When the World Cup edition of Nigeria’s kit was released fans went wild for the retro look. There were more than three million pre-orders before it even went on sale and there were long queues out onto Oxford Street outside the Nike store. The reaction to the latest iteration has been overwhelmingly positive online with some even claiming the new kit is better. One user wrote: ‘If there was a World Cup for best football kits, Nigeria would probably win it every time.’ Another posted: ‘The new Nigeria kit is way better than the old one.’ Read Also:NFF,Nike unveil Super Eagles, Falcons new kits design Nigeria will wear the kit during World Cup qualifying and for the tournament itself in Qatar. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nike have revealed the new ‘Swoosh’ Nigeria kits and their designs have once again been met with widespread acclaim. The last World Cup shirt two years ago flew off the shelves and it seems the manufacturing giants have repeated the trick with their 2020 offering. On the home shirt, the pattern is hand drawn and takes inspiration from the agbada, a robe worn in much of west Africa. The green and white pattern on either side have the crest and Nike logo sandwiched between them positioned on the centre of the chest. Nigeria’s new away shirt is a dark grey colour with a white and light green coloured trim. Nike add: ‘The player names and numbers integrate the eagle feather into the application. ‘Naija’ appears inside the neck of jersey and on the back of the socks in a new typeface.’ Promoted ContentIs This 1921 Cartoon The First Ever Meme?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right NowTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeFans Don’t Know What She Looks Like NowDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? The newly unveiled  football kits for Nigeria’s Super Eagles have already  taken over the market as football fans now trooping out to purchase the new designs in the United Kingdom.last_img read more

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Odion Ighalo Opens Goal Scoring Account as Man Utd Hammer Club…

first_imgOlympiacos knock out Arsenal on away goal ruleDuro IkhazuagbeNigerian international, Odion Ighalo on Thursday night opened his goal scoring account for Manchester United as he poke past Club Bruges’ Simon Mignolet for his first goal for the Red Devils.After giving supplications to God for the goal at Old Trafford, the former Super Eagles frontman dedicated it to his late sister, Mary Atole who died in Canada last December. That goal is also the first to be scored by any Nigerian player in United colors.Ighalo – who signed for United in a shock deadline day loan move from Shanghai Shenhua in January – was part of the resurgent Red Devils that dominated the Belgian team to pull through to the Last 16 stage of the Europa League on 6-1 aggregate.Bruno Fernandes scored his second United penalty in a week after Simon Deli was sent off for a ludicrous handball to block Daniel James’ shot.The Portuguese, who was at the centre of everything, had a hand in the second as he lifted a pass over the top to Juan Mata, who squared for full debutant Ighalo to tap in from six yards.And Scott McTominay, making his first start following an injury, side-footed in a third to wrap the tie up before half-time.Fred scored his first two goals of the season in the final 10 minutes as United got the big scoreline their performance deserved.Club Bruges brought thousands of noisy fans to Old Trafford to help with a good atmosphere – but their players could not match their efforts and created nothing of note.The draw for the last 16 takes place to at 12:00 GMT – with United able to face any of the other teams left.Elsewhere in North London, Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed a glaring chance with the last kick as Arsenal crashed to a shocking Europa League defeat to Olympiacos.Coming with an away 1-0 edge into the game, Arsenal lost 1-2 at the Emirates to gift Olympiacos passage to the last 16 on the away goal advantage.Aubameyang looked like he had once again rescued his side from an abject showing when his superb scissor kick put them in the driving seat.But the visitors punished awful set-piece defending for a second time as Youssef El Arabi poked in.And there was still time for Aubameyang to screw wide from five yards out.The Gunners went out on the away goal ruleShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Odion Ighalo points to the sky in his usual ways of giving the credit for his goal to God. He specially dedicated his first goal for Manchester United to his late elder sister, Mary.last_img read more

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Velocity Frequent Flyer CEO steps down

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