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Selling confectionery: how to stand out from the crowd

28 Jul 2014 | By Rob Brown

Merchandising matters. We might be buying more chocolate and sweets online, but the impulse channel still accounted for £3.3bn in confectionery sales in the past year.

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Confectionery's must-know buyers

28 Jul 2014 | Updated: 30 Jul 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Any brand looking to win share of this competitive market needs to know their buyers. Here’s a handful of some of the most influential buyers in the industry.

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What is the legacy of the economic downturn for food and drink? Subscription

31 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones, Alec Mattinson

The UK economy has at last outgrown the crisis. How did the recession change what shoppers buy?

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BB’s Warehouse piles ’em high in Wakefield Subscription

29 Jul 2014 | Updated: 30 Jul 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

BB’s Warehouse, which opened on Monday, is Conviviality Retail’s new brand designed to be “bold, fun and democratic”. The Grocer paid a visit.

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Waitrose MD Mark Price issues profit warning

01 Aug 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Waitrose has warned that a period of “unprecedented investment” will hit first-half profits.

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Deal volumes and valuations back on the up Subscription

31 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The economic recovery has yet to translate into higher grocery sales – quite the opposite in fact – but it is having a positive impact on the M&A market.

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Levi Roots: The Big Interview Subscription

31 Jul 2014 | By James Halliwell

A high-profile court case – and a 17% slump in sales of its hero sauces line last year – made Levi Roots ‘wake up’…

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Store of the Week: Asda Pudsey, Leeds Subscription

25 Jul 2014 | By Eleanor Ross

Although our 12 department managers have now been reduced to six section managers, the morale among staff has remained hig…

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  • Canned Goods Category Report 2014

    26 Jul 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

    The past year hasn’t been easy for canned & ambient. Value slipped 0.6% while volumes fell by 2.7%…

  • Home Baking Category Report 2014

    26 Jul 2014 | By Natalie Brown

    How long can home baking continue to rise? Has own label stolen a greater slice of the market? Submissions deadline: 27 June

  • Free From Category Report 2014

    14 Jul 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

    Free-from is one of grocery’s great success stories. Worth just £173.5m five years ago, the category is now valued at a whopping £355.1m.

  • Functional Food Category Report 2014

    14 Jul 2014 | By Nigel Huddleston

    There’s been a flurry of launches of products containing so-called ‘superfoods’. So are we on the cusp of a superfood revolution? Submissions deadline: 13 June

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The Grocer of the Year: Aldi Subscription

13 Jun 2014

With Aldi’s second win on the bounce, this is becoming a habit…

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Owen Paterson's green blobs: some would shrink UK farming

26 Jul 2014

We suspect some environmental NGOs would like to shrink British farming…

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