Glenlivet goes peaty

Drinks news round-up: week beginning 12 October 2015 Subscription

13 Oct 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

A round-up of marketing, NPD and listings news from the alcoholic drinks industry

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Prices could be right for British bakers Subscription

08 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

For the nation’s bread bakers, there is good news on two pricing fronts – commodity and retail

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How healthy is healthy? Confectionery Category Report 2015 Subscription

02 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

A new breed of ‘healthier’ snacks are taking on confectioners. But just how healthy are they and can they win?

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Brian Mackie takes up First Milk COO role Subscription

08 Oct 2015 | By Kevin White

Dairy co-op First Milk has appointed Brian Mackie as chief operating officer

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Seafish unveils strategy to grow seafood category sales by £38m Subscription

13 Oct 2015

New consumer research has outlined how the industry could boost seafood sales by up to £38m….

McCain sweet potato fries

McCain taps demand for sweet potato with frozen fries Subscription

13 Oct 2015 Updated: 13 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

McCain has launched what it claims are the UK’s first branded frozen sweet potato fries


Bulldog unveils five-strong Christmas gift range Subscription

13 Oct 2015 Updated: 13 Oct 2015 | By Lisa Riley

British male grooming brand Bulldog has unveiled its Christmas gift collection

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Coffee-to-go: how to cash in Subscription

11 Sep 2015 | By Megan Tatum

More and more Brits are expecting to be able to pick up premium cups when they visit forecourts and c-stores

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Lenor does different with thoughtful online odes Subscription

03 Sep 2015 | By Mark Dishman

We’re going online this week, where Lenor is building up a series of poetic odes to clothing…

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Aldi doubles British lamb range with four new fresh lines Subscription

09 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Aldi has added four new British fresh lamb lines

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Burton's Fish 'n' Chips gets a festive sharing pack Subscription

08 Oct 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Burton’s Biscuits has expanded its Daily Fish ‘n’ Chips savoury snacks brand

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B.Fresh gets two cold-pressed lines into Sainsbury's stores Subscription

12 Oct 2015 | By Carina Perkins

B.Fresh juices are now on sale in 112 Sainsbury’s convenience and city stores, as well as Asda stores nationwide


Lunchbox category report 2015

03 Jul 2015 Updated: 13 Jul 2015 | By Natalie Brown

What does the coming year hold for players trying to earn a crust from the lunchbox sector? 


Beer & cider category report 2015

26 Jun 2015 Updated: 13 Jul 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Is cider’s slight slide over the past year just a blip or a sign of things to come?


Energy drinks category report 2015

19 Jun 2015 Updated: 13 Jul 2015 | By Natalie Brown

How are sales holding up? And what are energy drinks players doing to counter the criticisms?

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Butters and spreads category report 2015

12 Jun 2015 Updated: 13 Jul 2015 | By Emma Sturgess

How can brands fight back to have a year worth toasting? 

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Healthcare and supplements category report 2015

11 Jun 2015 Updated: 13 Jul 2015 | By Sonya Hook

Is the sector’s golden age about to be cut short? And is there any weight to the scare stories? 

Focus on Frozen lead image

Frozen category report 2015

05 Jun 2015

What are suppliers doing? And how realistic is Birds Eye’s ambition?

Focus On Scotland

Scotland category report 2015

29 May 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

What’s that sound? It might just be the Caledonian lion’s roar, as Alex Salmond would put it


Oils category report 2015

22 May 2015

Cooking oil prices are on a slippery slope. Although volumes have risen a healthy 2.5% over the past year, value is down 2.8%.

Focus on Meat Free

Meat free category report 2015

21 May 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Why is the market still so small? And, given reports that more and more consumers are cutting out meat on health and environmental grounds, why is growth so sluggish? 

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Bread category report 2015

08 May 2015

Against a backdrop of declining market value - and high-profile delistings - suppliers and retailers are asking themselves how they can drive value back into the category

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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

Bacon and sausages feature, pigs in blankets

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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