Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe says he believes its festive campaign featuring the fictional cat Mog was the “most successful supermarket Christmas ad campaign ever” as he fails to rule out bringing the feline character back in 2016.
After reporting its first positive sales in well over a year, Morrisons’ CEO David Potts has told Marketing Week that the big four supermarket is starting to see positive results from its brand development strategy and is standing out from rivals due to its in-store food making capabilities.
Tesco’s chief executive Dave Lewis has hailed a “strong Christmas” as its UK sales rose 1.3% on a like-for-like basis in the six weeks ending 9 January. However Lewis blamed its decision to drop the “£5 off £40” marketing promotion for contributing to a sales fall of 1.5% in the third quarter.
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