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December ’23 – Hot Beverages & Cold Brews

December ’23 – Hot Beverages & Cold Brews

According to TWC data, instant coffee remains – at 87% market share – the engine of sales and profit in the coffee category, yet it is also the only segment that is declining (down 3.1%).

December ’23 – Festive bonanza

December ’23 – Festive bonanza

Drink opportunities are front of mind alongside big dining experiences throughout the festive season, offering retailers the chance to end the year on a high. In Scotland, alcohol’s growth as a category overall has grown by 7.65% year-on-year (52 w/e October 2023), according to TWC.

November ’23 – Pack to the future II | In focus: Price-marked packs

November ’23 – Pack to the future II | In focus: Price-marked packs

One in three UK adults say that knowing a convenience store sells price-marked packs (PMPs) means they are more likely to shop there. This represents a huge opportunity for independent retailers.
Added to this, research by data analyst TWC shows 78% of retailers agree that PMPs demonstrate good value for money to shoppers. So, PMPs are good for the shopper and the retailer. It’s a win-win situation.

Do loyalty schemes need a rethink to engage younger shoppers?

Do loyalty schemes need a rethink to engage younger shoppers?

Whilst a third of those aged 55+ claimed to be a member of a grocery loyalty scheme, just 7% of those aged 18-34 did. Surely this is at odds, with those most in need of cheaper prices, least likely to be able to access them – and a strong rationale for creating a loyalty scheme that resonates with these younger shoppers.

Are fascias the loyalty card of wholesale?

Are fascias the loyalty card of wholesale?

Most wholesalers look to recruit the best retailers into a fascia and lock in a proportion of their spend, but what about those retailers that won’t be limited to a fascia? We believe the answer lies in data, with technology monitoring and rewarding customers for the right behaviour.

Levelling the playing field with the mults – Part 2: forecasting and stock management

Levelling the playing field with the mults – Part 2: forecasting and stock management

The challenge of forecasting and the efficiency of the supply chain through wholesale is a thorny issue. Those operating in the channel are often left feeling that stock levels and replenishment requirements play second fiddle to the retail multiples – but this is hardly surprising, argues TWC Director, Tanya Pepin in her latest blog.
Could a more transparent wholesale channel benefit both suppliers and wholesalers?

The real and present danger of malware in the Wholesale sector

The real and present danger of malware in the Wholesale sector

Malware and specifically ransomware is a real and present danger for the wholesale sector due to the huge sums of money turned over and the high reliance on systems. This is a timely reminder to our clients that data security is not a drill and needs to be actively managed, including careful selection of data partners.

COUNTING THE COST OF DATA

COUNTING THE COST OF DATA

The launch of TWC’s new product WholeView in the last couple of weeks has driven more conversations than usual with suppliers about the data they purchase.  Through these conversations, it has become very apparent that supplier organisations have varying approaches to data strategy.

Wholesale – a Channel Ripe for Disruption, but is it?

Wholesale – a Channel Ripe for Disruption, but is it?

A colleague showed me a crowd funding pitch for a digital disruption business, which is aiming to be an online consolidator for retailers to buy direct from suppliers because, and I quote: retailers are “squeezed by middle men who make the vast majority of margins.”

Feb ’21 “TWC TRENDS” – WHAT’S HOT?  WHAT’S NOT”

Data insight & digital expert, TWC, launches exciting new industry tracker.   As the power of knowledge, insight, and keeping abreast of fast-paced change becomes critically powerful, data and digital partner to wholesalers, foodservice operators, and suppliers,...

20 April 2020 – Tune into TWC’s new sound bites

TWC – the data and digital experts – has today launched TWC Sound Bites.  A series of sizzling interviews with Wholesaler CEO’s and industry influencers that is being hosted on TWC’s own YouTube channel. First in the series features Simon Hannah, managing director of...

17 February 2020 – Next generation Unitas Wholesale Data Service goes live

The UK’s largest buying group, Unitas Wholesale, has launched The Unitas Data Service (UDS), bringing together wholesale shipment data for ex-Landmark and ex-Today’s members into one reporting solution.  The Unitas Data Service allows suppliers to convert sales data into meaningful insights to help them build joint business plans with members.

27 November 2019 – What do our services cover?

One size never fits all and our services are highly personalised to our clients. Additionally, we have our own suite of modular technology applications called Alchemy (look out for the launch of some exciting new features in the next month), that enables users to learn, engage, reward and aid compliance with their customers.

27 November 2019 – About TWC

As a team, we’ve been imbedded in Wholesale, Retail and the Supply Chain for more than a decade (you will have seen us around), but still people say they are not sure what we actually do! We may surprise you…

18 January 2019 – Understanding the oo in Typhoo

Typhoo has appointed insight specialists, TWC, to interpret the wholesale shipment data it purchases and strategically support the brand’s forthcoming relaunch into the Wholesale channel – in order to drive upsell and profitability.

28 September 2018 – TWC’s Tanya Pepin presents at Unitas Conference (Venice)

28 September 2018 – TWC’s Tanya Pepin presents at Unitas Conference (Venice)

TWC’s own insight guru, Tanya Pepin, spoke to over 100 member delegates at the Today’s Group Conference this month in Venice, exciting members on the significant benefits that are now available to them through the new insights system that has been specially developed with Today’s Group, designed to deliver business advantage through the sharing of data.

6 August 2018 – Boutique data specialist, TWC, launches Alchemy into foodservice

Making waves in Foodservice is TWC, which is now offering its unique Alchemy programme and ‘sales out’ data sets, to Foodservice’ distributors and buying consortia to enable them to build their own data-platform and give them unrivalled information and sales data – with which to grow their business and provide transformative advantage to supply partners.