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Heatwave brings temporary boost to supermarket sales Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Supermarket sales were boosted by soaring temperatures earlier this month – but fell off when cooler weather returned.

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Paul Hollywood to launch home baking brand with Premier Foods Subscription

24 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Premier Foods will launch a new home baking range with Great British Bake Off heartthrob Paul Hollywood

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Is the guilt lane still in the dock? Subscription

27 Jun 2015 | By Megan Tatum

How have supermarkets evolved their checkout offers? Who’s taken a lead? Who’s holding back?

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Dairy industry code defended despite milk price crisis Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Kevin White

The architects of the dairy industry’s voluntary code of practice have insisted it is working…

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Graham Whittle, Whitby Seafoods on scampi and the sunny side of seafood Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By James Halliwell

Whitby Seafoods has come a long way since Graham Whittle purchased a pungent factory in 1985

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Acid Test: Birds Eye Stir Your Senses Subscription

30 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The single-serve Stir Your Senses range comprises eight dishes inspired by cuisines from around the world…

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Right Guard tips hat to Cadbury as it targets ordinary fellas Subscription

17 Jul 2015 | By Mark Dishman

It’s hard not to get swept along with the silly in Right Guard’s ad…

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PG Tips unveils 'affordable' speciality tea blends Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

PG Tips is ramping up its presence beyond the standard tea market with the launch of three new blends…

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Premium candles burning up the market as retailers smell success Subscription

20 May 2015 | By Amy North

British shoppers spent £78m on scented candles in grocery alone over the last year

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Danepak bacon returns to UK with Tesco and Co-op listings Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Tulip will relaunch its Danepak bacon brand in Tesco and The Co-op stores this month…

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Fowl Scratchings relaunched as Chicken Crackling Subscription

30 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Snack brand Fowl Scratchings is being relaunched and rebranded as Chicken Crackling…

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Asda offers juice in fruit & veg aisle in B.Fresh deal Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Asda is taking a fresh approach to fruit & veg merchandising by selling a juice brand in its fresh produce fixture…

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Yoghurts category report 2015

02 Apr 2015

What’s behind the category’s recent sales slump? And what can be done about it?

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Barbecue category report 2015

27 Mar 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Short of devising a climate control switch for Britain, how can more value be squeezed out of the barbecue, come rain or shine?

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Bottled water category report 2015

20 Mar 2015

Sales of bottled water through the supermarkets have surged and analysis by Kantar Worldpanel suggests nearly half of this has been consumed at home


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13 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

A record 14 indie forecourts featured in this year’s ranking, with their combined sales rising 19% to £2.9bn


IFE category report 2015

13 Mar 2015 Updated: 13 Mar 2015

Hard on the heels of last summer’s Brazilian World Cups, brands from Brazil and its Latin American neighbours will have their strongest ever presence at IFE this year

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Toys category report 2015

12 Mar 2015

Everything is awesome in toyland, as the upbeat song from The Lego Movie chimes. Things are pretty good in the supermarkets as well.

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Ice Cream category report 2015

06 Mar 2015

A cold wind is blowing across the ice cream category. Although value sales have risen, volumes have barely squeaked up.

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Juices & Smoothies category report 2015

27 Feb 2015

As suppliers try to cut sugar intake by dangling a carrot in front of our noses, calls are growing for the government to strike with its regulatory stick

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Ready meals category report 2015

20 Feb 2015

Value growing ahead of volume reflects the success of pricier, premium and predominantly chilled products

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Pizza category report 2015

20 Feb 2015

The force is strong with pizza. In 2014, sales grew 4.2% to £899.1m on volumes up 2.6%

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Is halal meat getting fit for the future? Q&A with The Grocer Subscription

24 Apr 2015 | By Julia Glotz

What does the halal meat sector need to do to improve standards, enhance its image and stimulate demand?

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Meat sector reshapes but will it find greater profitability? Subscription

24 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

After Horsegate and amid gruelling margin pressure, consolidation is high on the agenda in the UK meat sector

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How the bacon and sausage category is aiming to drive up sales Subscription

23 Apr 2015

However well the two go together, bacon and sausages are experiencing contrasting fortunes…

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Fish can be a winner in innovative and tasty new formats Subscription

23 Apr 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Shoppers may not be ready for a whole octopus in a can but they are hungry for fish and seafood innovation

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Prices are on the up in the home baking aisle despite the soaring influence of the discounters. Can the new Bake Off series sustain growth?



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