UK Markets

Resources to help you build your business at home

The UK market offers serious potential for your business.

There’s strong interest in local food and an appetite for Scottish food and drink across the UK. Supply chains are being rebuilt, listings are there to be won, and e-commerce is booming.

To go after this business, you need not just insights on markets, categories, supply chains, consumers, trends and more, but pointers for what you can do next. You’ll find all that here.

UK Growth Opportunities 2022-2026

The pandemic has affected sales in both grocery and foodservice sectors in different ways and now with inflation at its highest level since 1992, there are new pressures on consumer spending.  

UK Growth Opportunities 2022-2026

Retail resources

Jumpstart your regional and national growth in grocery with a powerpack of retail market and category reports, shopper insights, trends, webinars, ideas and signposts – equally valuable and actionable whether you want to develop locally, regionally or nationally.

The information sets you up perfectly to approach and negotiate with buyers, take part in tenders, and win new listings.


Foodservice resources

Sharpen your focus on your UK out-of-home opportunities with a better understanding of this hugely exciting, but often complex, market – the customer priorities, the competition, the consumer and contract market trends and the real-life steps you can take.

The Knowledge Bank puts all this at your service, helping you direct your investment and sales more effectively, and take your business to new places and levels.


UK category focus

The Knowledge Bank have teamed up with Nielsen to use their EPOS data to undertake high level analysis into categories where Scottish brands and businesses sell their products to understand category performance and the drivers of performance. 

Category focus

Challenges for SMEs

From rising costs across the board and the need for ongoing innovation to market positioning and securing tomorrow's workforce, SMEs are facing challenges like never before. The Knowledge Bank takes a look at these - and offers some solutions, too.

Challenges for SMEs

UK Convenience Channel and Quick Commerce

The Knowledge Bank recently hosted a webinar with partners IGD who presented an update on the UK convenience channel as well as taking a look at the Quick Commerce sector. Both of these channels are highly innovative as they bid to help them attract and service consumers. 

>>Watch the full webinar here

UK Convenience Channel and Quick Commerce

Scottish Grocery and Focus on the Big 4

The Scottish Grocery market is an important one for Scotland’s food and drink companies. Last week, in this first of two webinars with Kantar (the second is planned for October) we examined what dynamics are driving the Scottish grocery market as well as taking a closer look at the Big 4 in Scotland – Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Sainsburys.

>>Watch the full webinar here

>> Read the full report

Take the next steps to unlocking growth

Whether you’re looking at home markets or exports, The Knowledge Bank will help you plan better and act smarter

International Markets

The benefits and opportunities around exports are still compelling for food and drink businesses, despite recent challenges. The Knowledge Bank has resources and ideas to start, resume or accelerate your export journey.

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Trends & Foresighting

Our trends pages transport you to the future of food and drink in the UK and beyond. As well as giving you a foretaste of the future, they provide you with the knowledge for turning these trends into bottom-line growth.

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Under the Spotlight

The world changed in 2020 and 2021, so what does the new world look like? Our in-depth Under the Spotlight reports give you the lowdown on new behaviours and market dynamics, and what they mean for your business.

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Grow your UK market

The UK offers fantastic opportunities for Scottish food and drink businesses, with currency, language and logistics all working in your favour.

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Market intelligence

We turn information into actionable insights for daily decision-making and strategic planning, helping you to navigate the ever-changing food and drink landscape

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