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Spirits brands turn up promotional volume for Christmas Subscription

27 Nov 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Spirits are running high in the drinks aisle – with a big hike in promotions offered on the hard stuff

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Bakers see off polymer thieves with glitter baskets Subscription

27 Nov 2015 | By Andrew Don

A novel way of tackling illegal recycling by polymer recyclers and equipment thieves

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Confectionery brands run fewer Halloween offers in till aisles Subscription

22 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

There’s blood in the shopping aisles – and we’re not talking about brutal range rationalisation

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First Milk cuts December farmgate price for Scotland, North Subscription

01 Dec 2015 | By Kevin White

The dairy co-op blamed growing EU milk supplies and weakening cheese prices

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Fish fraud in decline, reveals European study Subscription

01 Dec 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Less than 5% of fish tested in biggest survey to date was mislabelled

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Brian Young to step down from British Frozen Food Federation Subscription

30 Nov 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The search for a replacement for the BFFF’s Brian Young will kick-off in January

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Toiletries Category Report 2015 Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Natalie Brown

In some ways Conchita Wurst reflects current fashions in Britain: she has a beard; her legs are smooth and she has an eye for a bargain

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David Rogers, UK MD at Lavazza: Big Interview Subscription

26 Nov 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Lavazza is the coffee of choice at fancy hotels. But now UK MD David Rogers is taking the brand into the instant coffee market

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Jeyes CEO Mark Tyldesley has designs on feeling flush Subscription

04 Nov 2015 | By Megan Tatum

After a bumpy ride with pre-tax losses, the restructured Jeyes is on course to clean up with the discounters

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Meat industry steps up efforts to control 'antibiotic apocalypse' Subscription

26 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The UK meat industry is ramping up efforts to control livestock antibiotic use amid warnings of an ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

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Tyrrells launches first ad campaign in its 13-year history Subscription

01 Dec 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Tyrrells is next week rolling out the first above-the-line advertising push since its launch in 2002

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Coca-Cola puts a bow on its bottles with novelty PET packs Subscription

27 Nov 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Foil label on 1.75-litre bottles is transformed into a bow by pulling tab

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Roast Dinner Category Report 2015

21 Aug 2015

As consumers continue to seek out convenient options, how can the roast compete for their affections? 

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Hot Desserts Category Report 2015

21 Aug 2015

What can the mults learn from the discounters?

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Rice & Noodles Category Report 2015

17 Aug 2015

Brits are slurping up record volumes of those famous Japanese staples, rice & noodles

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Breakfast category report 2015

07 Aug 2015

 Are British breakfasts really changing that fast? And what can traditional breakfast brands do to keep the newcomers in check?

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Halloween category report 2015

03 Aug 2015 | By Paul Davies

How have the supermarkets responded to the risk? How will sales of costumes and Halloween goods in general fare this year?

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Male grooming category report 2015

03 Aug 2015 | By Natalie Brown

Bristling beards and moustaches are the look of choice for many British men, 45% of whom now sport some kind of facial hair

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Home baking category report 2015

24 Jul 2015 | By Amy North

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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Canned & ambient category report 2015

24 Jul 2015 | By Emma Sturgess

No self-respecting survivalist would be without a bunker full of tinned food. But is the canned and ambient category in a dark place? 

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Focus on free from 2015

10 Jul 2015 Updated: 13 Jul 2015 | By Sonya Hook

Where should free-from go in store: in its own fixture or among conventional products?

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Functional food category report 2015

10 Jul 2015 Updated: 13 Jul 2015 | By Paul Davies

What can functional brands do to mitigate risk?


Lamb prices rise as NZ production slows Subscription

22 Oct 2015

Lamb prices are increasing seasonally in New Zealand because it is now in its breeding season


Low Canadian production pushes up coldwater prawn prices Subscription

15 Oct 2015

Coldwater prawn prices have been increasing due to low seasonal production in Canada


Global meat prices to ease after 2014 highs Subscription

03 Jul 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Global meat prices are set to climb down from the record levels experienced in 2014…

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The mega pig farm that kicked up a mega stink Subscription

29 Apr 2015 Updated: 29 Apr 2015 | By James Halliwell

For five years, Midland Pig Producers battled to open a pig farm in the village of Foston. They failed. So what happened? And what does the future now hold for large-scale pig farming in the UK?

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