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first_imgDiscounters In the edible grocery category, Amazon still represents a relatively small player in the UK, despite growth of 17.6 per cent in 2020 at the height of the pandemic when health concerns saw more people buying essentials online, many for the first time. Thursday 3 June 2021 10:21 am whatsapp Bumper sales Moreover, a third of all UK chain retail sales is expected to occur online by 2025, up from 26 per cent in 2020, outperforming all physical channels by a stretch.  All other channels, including supermarkets, will lose market share by 2025. Food service will remain static. Also Read: A post-pandemic high street must be experience-led, says Geek Retreat CEO whatsapp Tags: Amazon Asda Sainsbury (J) Tesco Leading retailers are  adapting to the shift in consumer spending patterns at pace,  innovating in last-mile delivery with delivery intermediary partnerships and investing in automation in warehouses. Last year, Amazon UK’s total sales were £36.3bn while Tesco’s sales were almost double at £64bn. However, by 2025, Edge by Ascential’s syndicated research arm, Edge Retail Insight, predicts that Tesco sales will rise to £76.1bn in total sales, representing annual sales growth of 3.5 per cent but not enough to stay ahead of Amazon’s overall UK sales expansion. The predictions suggests that Sainsbury’s will hold on to its position as the UK’s third largest retailer, with sales growing by 4.5 per cent to reach £42.2bn by 2025.  But both firms said they expected profit to bounce back next year, with the focus firmly on their online operations. The data forecasts Sainsbury’s Argos to be the fastest-growing leading player over the next five years, expanding at a 2020-2025 rate of 17.3 per cent. Michiel Willems Amazon is to overtake Tesco as the UK’s largest retailer within the next four years, with sales expected to hit more than £77bn by 2025, according to new research, shared exclusively with City A.M. this morning. Also Read: Future of retail: Can ‘clicks and mortar’ save the High Street? Both Tesco and Sainsbury’s recently reported bumper food and online sales in their full 2020-2021 financial year results, but costs related to the Covid-19 and adding to fulfilment capacity to meet a steep incline in demand, cut into earnings for both retailers. Amazon to dethrone both Tesco and Sainsbury as UK’s largest retailers within four years “The UK is one of the largest retail markets in Europe, and a key market for many brands around the world. Our data shows that ecommerce is expected to grow in the UK over the next few years, and this will be driven by digital marketplace giants like Amazon, and omnichannel marketplace giants like Tesco,” Deren Baker, CEO at Edge by Ascential, told City A.M. Also Read: High street could see yet more closures over unpaid rent “That means understanding how to convert shoppers online through digital touchpoints, such as marketplaces like Amazon, where many now begin their purchase journeys. The next five years will be defined by the ability of CPG firms to leverage the might and skill of marketplaces to acquire customers.” More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Deliveroo and Uber Eats “Over the past year, Amazon has grown its online retail footprint in the UK and expanded into the high street, with the launch of three Amazon Fresh shops in London and a high-tech hair salon, where it can trial technology and product innovation and increase brand presence in the fast-growing beauty sector,” he added. E-commerce sales will grow from £105.2bn in 2020 to £176.2bn by 2025. The firm analysed the performance of chain retailers and channels performance in the UK as of March and explores unique market characteristics to determine where suppliers should focus their investment to win in the market. “This is next-generation retail – Retail 5.0 – marketplaces mastering personalisation at scale. CPG brands must focus investment on winning market share through the online platforms most relevant to them,” he concluded. The firm also highlight the rapid growth of ecommerce in UK grocery retail, with online penetration rising from 8.2 per cent to 10.9 per cent by 2025. Baker stressed that physical stores will remain an important channel but consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands must prioritise their online strategies to capture growth opportunities, particularly in mature digital markets, like the UK. Share Growth will also be driven by leading players looking to improve delivery speed, including partnerships with last-mile delivery specialists such as Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Show Comments ▼ The only other channel to grow market share over the next few years will be the discounters, which will account for 8.2 per cent of UK chain retail share by 2020, up from 7.9 per cent. Meanwhile, sales growth at Asda, which has recently been purchased from Walmart by the British owners of the EG Group, are expected to grow by 2.4 per cent to £26.7bn by 2025 to come in at fourth place by 2025.last_img read more

first_img Facebook WhatsApp TAGSElectric Picnic WhatsApp Community New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Home Lifestyle Electric Picnic Electric Picnic launch #mycleanpicnic campaign as punters depart Stradbally LifestyleElectric Picnic Pinterest Facebook Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 3rd September 2018 Previous articleLaois men to referee ladies All Ireland finalsNext articleREVEALED: Electric Picnic 2019 tickets to go on sale THIS WEEK LaoisToday Reporter Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Community Twitter Electric Picnic launch #mycleanpicnic campaign as punters depart Stradbally RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterest Brought to you in association with Expert LaoisSome began the trek home last night, but the majority of the Electric Picnic campers will start to clear out this morning.And ahead of the big move, Electric Picnic bosses have launched a campaign asking revellers to clean as they go.They say: “#mycleanpicnic is a campaign to alert fans to the huge amount of waste left over from camping gear and tents.“Please take your belongings home with you. This is the land of the Cosby Family and teams of people spend weeks picking up every item so we can return it back to them in the state they gave it to us. Pack up your stuff people.”“Campsite waste is a big challenge faced at Electric Picnic.“Leaving camping gear including tents and camping chairs takes hundreds of people weeks to remove it from the festival site. If everyone took all of their own items home, we’d all be able to leave after a few days.“Please take your tents home. 588 tonnes of waste goes straight into landfill after EP. Do the right thing for the environment #mycleanpicnic“We all need to look after our environment so it is here for many more years.”SEE ALSO – Dunamase College students return for new school year as numbers doublelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Deaths in Laois – Saturday, August 17, 2019 Home Deaths Deaths in Laois – Saturday, August 17, 2019 Deaths Facebook Twitter WhatsApp By Alan Hartnett – 17th August 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Below are the recent deaths in Laois.Ar Dheis De go raibh a anam.Marcella Collins (née Cummins)Station Road, Portarlington, LaoisMarcella died at the Regional Hospital Portlaoise. Loving wife of the late Michael. Deeply regretted by her loving daughters Mary, Marcella, Anne, Hilary and Claire, brothers Paddy and Dinny, sister-in-law Maureen, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family and friends.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Wednesday from 7pm with Rosary at 9pm.Terry McVeighEnniscorthy/PortlaoiseFormerly Clonminam Road, Portlaoise. Beloved wife of the late Tommy and dearly loved mother of Anne, Marie, Pauric, Thomas, Gerard and Eamonn. Sadly missed by her loving sons, daughters, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandson, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Reposing at her home (Sunday) from 12 noon. Funeral arriving at St. Aidan’s Cathedral Monday for Funeral Mass at 12 noon. Burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery.Joe KeoghThe Lake Road, Ballybrittas, LaoisPeacefully in the loving care of the staff of St Vincent’s Hospital Mountmellick. Deeply regretted by his loving brother Mick, sisters Phil Mason (England) and Carmel Fennelly (Portlaoise), brother-in-law Teddy, sister-in-law Anne, nephews, nieces relatives and friends.Reposing at Maher’s Chapel of Rest Portarlington on Monday from 6:30pm with Rosary at 8pm. Removal on Tuesday at 11:20am arriving St John’s Church Killenard for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.SEE ALSO – Deaths in Laois – Friday, August 16, 2019 WhatsApp GAA GAA Pinterest TAGSDeaths in Laois Previous articleColt’s second half display sees them earn first win of SHC ‘A’ over Clonaslee St Manman’sNext articleFr Paddy: Life is a continuous process of letting go, in order to begin again. Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

first_imgHome News Coronavirus: Nine new deaths and seven new cases as Tanaiste calls for… News TAGSCoronavirus Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Deputy CMO Dr Ronan Glynn There has been nine new Coronavirus death reported today – meaning 1,763 is the death toll in Ireland now.Many of these deaths occurred over the last week and were just notified to the Department of Health today. The average death remains about one per day.While there has been a total of seven new cases of Coronavirus have been diagnosed in Ireland today.That means there is now a total of 25,826 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ireland.Tanaiste calls for schools to repopenTanaiste Leo Varadkar says that schools must reopen in September.Speaking during Leaders’ Questions in the Dáil, Leo Varadkar said many European countries were worse affected by Covid-19 than Ireland, but they did not close their schools fully.“It is essential, provided that the virus stays suppressed, that schools open and that parents have that assurance.“And that children get back to education and get back to their social and educational development, which is so crucial.”A plan is to be put in place in the coming days.Important information Symptoms of Covid-19 include:CoughShortness of breathFeverBreathing difficulties.Further resources:The HSE: Official advice on the coronavirus in Ireland. This is being updated based on the number of confirmed cases and how the virus spreads in Ireland.The Department of Foreign Affairs: Official advice on where to avoid travelling to. Also a resource for those who are abroad.The World Health Organization (WHO): The UN agency on global public health publishes statements and daily situation reports based on the latest data.European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): The EU agency on the number of cases, deaths and how it’s spreading in Europe.The Johns Hopkins University map: A heat map of the confirmed cases across the world.A helpline for older people who are concerned about the coronavirus has been launched by Alone. The number is 0818 222 024, and it’s open Monday to Friday, 8am-8pm.SEE ALSO – Gardai recover body from apartment in Laois Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Pinterest Electric Picnic WhatsApp Previous articleGovernment announce details of €5.2 billion July Stimulus packageNext articleIn Pictures: Rathdowney-Errill Golf Classic proves a big hit after lockdown lifts Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. News Coronavirus: Nine new deaths and seven new cases as Tanaiste calls for schools to reopen in September By Alan Hartnett – 23rd July 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Electric Picnic Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

first_img Security Forces Threaten Reprisals North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak By Kim So Yeol – 2010.02.09 3:06pm Facebook Twitter News AvatarKim So Yeol News center_img There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest The two main security forces in North Korea released a rare joint statement yesterday, stating that South Korean efforts to “overthrow the Republic” had reached “dangerous” levels and that a stern response is to be expected.The article carried by the Chosun Central News Agency (KCNA) asserted, “The People’s Safety Agency and National Security Agency will take full-scale strong measures to trample the anti-unification and anti-pacific schemes of the mob which is aiming to overthrow our highly dignified socialist system and bring about internal collapse”.“Recent attempts by the South Korean authorities to overthrow the Republic’s system have exceeded dangerous levels,” the statement, “Trampling anti-republic fanatics who are harming our highly dignified system and national security,” continued.It cited events in frontier, coastal, and border areas, the spread of anti-republic flyers in inland areas, Operation Plan 5029 and the recently revealed South Korean plan for North Korean emergencies as specific South Korean attempts to overthrow the North’s system.The report added, “In a sacred struggle to protect our socialist system and national security from the activities of enemy forces, the gunstocks of the strong Mt. Baekdu revolutionary army, as well as the entire People’s Safety Agency and National Security Agency will be mobilized. We have unrevealed, world class marksmanship and other methods of security.”Also, “If the South Korean authorities do not want to follow anti-republic and national traitors into history, they should dismantle all strategic and authorized organizations which are against reconciliation, cooperation, peaceful unification, and prosperity. They should take appropriate measures to bury those leaders in the name of our joint ethnicity.”It is rare for the PSA and NSA, in charge of internal security and counterintelligence activities respectively, to make a joint statement aimed at South Korea. This announcement suggests that North Korea thinks the sending of flyers across the border and dissemination of information through radio and TV are a serious threat to the North Korean system. This announcement also displays the official will to strengthen counterintelligence activities domestically, in addition to controlling moles which share internal information and block information inflows across the border. North Korean security organizations have been conducting a “50-Day Battle” since January 2nd in order to regulate more aggressively those activities the authorities see as a threat to the safety of the system. News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR SHARElast_img read more

first_imgRelatedSlave trade abolition bicentenary celebrations launched RelatedSlave trade abolition bicentenary celebrations launched Slave trade abolition bicentenary celebrations launched UncategorizedJanuary 3, 2007 RelatedSlave trade abolition bicentenary celebrations launchedcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller said there will be a year-long series of activities in 2007 to highlight the contribution of our African ancestors in ending the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. Mrs. Simpson Miller said the abolition of the slave trade marked the start of a new Jamaican identity and that the celebrations were a fitting tribute to our forebears.She was speaking on Tuesday (Jan. 2) at a cultural rally to officially launch bicentenary celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans at Emancipation Park in Kingston.The Prime Minister said the cultural rally marked the beginning of an entire year of remembrance and reflection on the spirit of our ancestors whose fight for freedom provided Jamaicans with the opportunity to live our own lives. She said the fact that the rally was held on Haiti’s Ancestors’ Day, was a fitting tribute to the magnificent role played by Haitians in the struggle against the slave trade.“It is important that we never forget the unquenchable spirit of those who survived and bequeathed to us our African ancestry,” the Prime Minister said.Other activities planned for the year include a Black History Month lecture in February, a cultural expose by the Accompong Maroons and a film festival on black liberation, slavery and Garveyism.Mrs. Simpson Miller said that while some persons were of the view that we should forget the past and not recall the painful memories of slavery, we should promise to make good use of the sacrifices, strength and triumphs of our forebears and use this to build a free, prosperous and peaceful country.“We must honour the heroes and embrace the legacy that they have left us,” Mrs. Simpson Miller added.Jamaica played a leading role in putting forward a resolution to the United Nations General Assembly that 2007 be recognized internationally as the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans. The resolution received widespread support including from the United Kingdom and the United States. A local bicentenary committee was launched in Jamaica in 2004 with a mandate to educate the nation about the abolition process from a Caribbean point of view.Renowned African writer Professor Chinua Achebe, author of the book ‘Things Fall Apart’, was the guest speaker at the cultural rally. The rally also featured presentations by individuals, and cultural groups such as the Ivine Order of Nyabinghi, Colonel Sterling of the Moore Town Maroons and the African Heritage Development Association of St. Thomas. His worship the Mayor of Kingston Councillor Desmond McKenzie and Tourism Minister the Hon. Aloun Assamba were among those who brought greetings. Advertisementslast_img read more

first_img Porsche plans to double its investment in hybrid and electric vehicles to more than US$7 billion by 2022; it predicts battery-powered vehicles could make up one-quarter of its sales by 2025. Trending Videos ‹ Previous Next › Porsche‘s first all-electric car will wear a “Taycan” badge when it goes on sale one year from now, the German automaker announced early June.The four-seater sedan – formerly known by its codename, “Mission E” – will directly take on the Tesla Model S, reports Reuters, when it begins volume production in 2019.“Taycan” refers to a “lively, young horse,” explained CEO Oliver Blume at a Porsche 70th anniversary event June 8, a nod to the black horse reared up on its hind legs in the Porsche crest. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSPorscheNews Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Porsche’s Mission E concept, named “Taycan” in production form. The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever advertisement We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca The Taycan will have a range of 500 km and be able to accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Trending in Canadalast_img read more

first_imgPublished: May 13, 2020 Human Resources invites you to participate in HeartMath®  to learn how to de-stress, in the moment, during challenging situations. For over 20 years, the evidence-based HeartMath® program has helped people discover practical ‘in the moment’ self-regulation tools to increase resiliency in stressful or pressured situations. This one-hour workshop will explain the role emotions play in performance and health. Participants will learn how to utilize the heart/brain connection to regulate heart rhythms to immediately address different emotional states in challenging situation. This program is based upon the Institute for HeartMath’s research on physiology of optimal performance.Learning OutcomesApply tools to enhance your ability to focus, process information and solve problemsUse breathing techniques to increase vitality and resilienceRecognize when to use HeartMath to reduce stress, worry and fatigueDate: Wednesday, May 27 Time: 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Format: ZoomRegisterAbout the Facilitator Erin Cunningham Ritter is the Director of Employee Engagement in the Dean’s Office, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Colorado.  She previously served as the Director of Wellness Programs, Training and Leadership Development at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center on the CU medical campus. For more than 15 years, Erin has coached more than 3,000 clients on wellness, personal and professional development, allowing them to feel empowered to accomplish their unique goals. Erin is partnering with CU Boulder Human Resource to offer this workshop. Tags:DevelopmentVirtual Learningself-carelast_img read more

first_imgSangster airport gets art lift TransportOctober 25, 2010 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail An art mural measuring 72 feet by 8 feet and titled, ‘Amongst the Living’ was unveiled at the Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Wednesday (October 20) by Artist Fiona Godfrey and officials of the Ministry of Tourism and the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB).The large painting, described as a significant representation of Jamaican life and culture, was installed on a wall visible from the Arrivals Ramp at the entrance to Immigration Hall. It was designed and intended for a warm Jamaican welcome to the over 1.5 million annual visitors to the island.The mural entitled, ‘Amongst the living’ created by Irish/Jamaican Artist Fiona Godfrey is unveiled in the Immigration Hall at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The commissioned artwork is the largest project to be established at the airport and would welcome the over 1.5 million arriving international passengers to the island each year. It was officially unveiled in a ceremony at the airport last week.Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, in a message read by St. James Parish Councillor Mexine Bisasor, said that it was “a moment of celebration” to unveil another artistic commission at the airport, as these facilities have become centres of fine arts around the world and it was a matter of pride, that Jamaica is pursuing a similar goal.“Today, we unveil and celebrate the work of Fiona Godfrey, a native of Ireland who has made Jamaica her home and one who is a renowned artist of figurative paintings with a dreamlike power,” she said.She added that the impressive work of art, placed above the Immigration gates at the Airport, is intended to capture the ‘essence of Jamaica’ and establish a ‘sense of place”. She also congratulated Montego Bay Jamaica (MBJ) Airports Limited for having the vision to be an artistic patron, to seek out the best in Jamaican art and display it.Director of Tourism, John Lynch, congratulated MBJ Airports Limited for their vision in ensuring that, through various expressions of art including “Amongst the Living”, the airport provided the best first and last impressions for visitors to the island.Irish/Jamaican Artist, Fiona Godfrey (Second Right) points to a section of her art creation ‘Amongst the Living’ during the unveiling ceremony in the Immigration Hall at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The commissioned artwork is the largest project to be established at the airport and would welcome the over 1.5 million arriving international passengers to the island each year. It was officially unveiled in a ceremony at the airport last week.He suggested that the piece is perhaps the most significant artwork to be displayed in the airport, and represents a turning point in the endeavour to create that ‘sense of place’.“The mural is described as ‘a ballad of gratitude, a love song to Jamaica’ and will see both Jamaicans and visitors to the island finding something in the art work to connect with their own experiences, thus making the journey through the airport a more fulfilling one”, Mr. Lynch pointed out.Fiona Godfrey, an Irish artist, came to Jamaica in 1989 to teach literacy and art at the St. John Bosco Children’s Home for a year. She fell in love with Jamaica and never left. She now works full-time as an artist in Kingston. RelatedSangster airport gets art lift RelatedSangster airport gets art liftcenter_img RelatedSangster airport gets art lift Advertisementslast_img read more