The FMCG marketplace is one of the largest business sectors in the UK.  It effects every single one of us.  The sector breaks down into product categories and channels to which they are sold into.


Into Retail: This covers the Major Multiples (Supermarkets), Convenience Channel, Cash ‘n’ Carry, Forecourts, High Street retailers and into the local independents.

Into Foodservice:  This is basically anywhere where you consumer the product on their trade premises eg Pubs, restaurants, cafés and so on. Within the Drinks sector this is commonly referred to as the On-Trade. Some companies will supply directly to the Foodservice with a Foodservice department or some will favour a delivered wholesaler, who will distribute their products with others e.g 3663, Brakes and so on.


The UK produces some of the finest quality of goods and innovation in the world.  Brands that are instantly recognised wherever you go and products that you’ll be surprised originate from the UK.  Importing has also become a more common trend in recent times as the UK consumers tastes and demands widen.  This too has become a powerful contributor to the UK FMCG Arena.

Product Categories:

The products categorised with FMCG are vast. Such as:

  • Food
  • Drink
  • Health & Beauty
  • Sports
  • Electrical
  • Domestic Cleaning
  • Gardening
  • Jewellery
  • Baby Products
  • Fashion
  • Household Products

                             …… and so on.

RETAILING (Incorporating Foodservice):

The Retail Sector is one of the largest business sectors to the UK. In 2009 UK retail sales were over £285 billion some 8% of the Gross Domestic Product of the UK.

The retail industry employed over 2.9 million people as at the end of December 2009. This equates to 11% of the total UK workforce.

Furthermore, if you add those working within Hotels, Pubs, Leisure Sectors, Restaurants, Garden Centres and so on, makes retailing a formidable sector for employers and employees.

Sectors covered by GRG Recruitment include:

  • Major Grocery Multiples (Supermarkets)
  • Convenience Stores
  • Petrol Forecourts
  • High Street Retailers
  • Cash ‘n’ Carry and Wholesaler
  • Independents
  • Garden Centres
  • Sports & Leisure Centres
  • Pubs & Restaurants
  • Hotels

                             …….. and so on.

For more information on the Sectors and Disciplines GRG Recruitment specialise in within FMCG & Retailing, then please do not hesitate to contact us.