Retail Week looks ahead to the next seven days, with an update from John Lewis and Retail Week Live on the agenda.
Grocery market share data
Kantar Worldpanel and Nielsen unveil their latest snapshots of the food retail market on Tuesday, March 6.
Tesco continued to outshine its big four rivals in January, growing revenues 2.6% in the 12 weeks to January 28, according to Kantar.
BRC-KPMG Retail Sales
Retailers of all sizes and sectors will look to the BRC-KPMG for a measure of retail sales in February on Tuesday.
After a particularly poor January, non-food retailers will hope to see an uptick in demand from shoppers, while the grocers will continue to benefit from price inflation as a means of buoying sales.
John Lewis Partnership
The partnership will report its full-year results on Thursday, March 8. The department store and grocery chain has been challenged by recent market forces including the depreciation of the pound and wavering consumer confidence.
Sales at both John Lewis and Waitrose increased over Christmas, but chairman Sir Charlie Mayfield warned that pressure on margins “intensified” and would affect full-year results. We’ll find out just how badly on Thursday.
Retail Week Live
The annual conference where the industry’s best and brightest come together to talk shop will take place on March 7 and 8.
This year’s conference will lift the lid on some of the UK’s biggest retailers with keynotes from industry bellwethers including Sainsbury’s Argos boss John Rogers, The Hut Group chairman Richard Pennycook and Marks & Spencer’s chief executive Steve Rowe.