'Health warnings' plan by Mars doesn't deter Dolmio buyers Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Year-on-year sales of Dolmio through the online retail platform increased after 18 April

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Brits go nuts for coconut oil with sales up £12m Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Rob Brown

Brits have forked out an extra £12m on coconut oil in the past year

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Pressure mounts for John West as Waitrose makes branded tuna sustainability promise Subscription

12 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Waitrose has committed to selling only MSC-certified or pole and line caught branded tuna from the end of 2017…

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Baxters revenues soar as Wornick deal drives up US sales Subscription

11 Mar 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Revenues leapt 40% at soup manufacturer Baxters last year after huge US growth saw international revenues outstrip UK sales.


Choc spread sales boom despite 'war on sugar' Subscription

15 Jan 2016 | By Rob Brown

Brits can’t get enough of chocolate spread despite growing health concerns about sugar

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Brits shun bacon and bangers at Christmas Subscription

07 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

By contrast, sales of cakes, pies and puddings were up in the run-up to Christmas 2015

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Tesco in Reset reset as core Kingsmill range makes return Subscription

11 Dec 2015 | By Ian Quinn, Lisa Riley

Kingsmill bread has secured a shock comeback on the shelves at Tesco

Pasta sauces

Ambient pasta sauce sales hit by price war Subscription

05 Nov 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Ambient pasta sauces have been hit by the price war, The Grocer research has revealed

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Pip & Nut and Proper Nutty win listings in major supermarkets Subscription

05 Nov 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Two artisan peanut butter brands are ramping up their presence with supermarket listings

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Morrisons and Sainsbury's add new Santa Maria lines Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Seasonings brand Santa Maria has secured new listings for its products

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'Aphrodisiac pasta' to woo UK market

08 Jul 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Available as spaghetti, tortiglioni and conchiglie, Kamut pasta is based on the ancient Egyptian wheat grain kamut, which the supplier said contained high levels of protein

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Encona adds marinades and new sauces in brand shake-up Subscription

27 Apr 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The three-strong marinades range is being rolled out next week in Moroccan Harissa, Korean BBQ and Jamaican Jerk BBQ

primula dips

Primula dips freshen up their appeal Subscription

23 Apr 2015

The range of five dips will be available to UK retailers from spring 2015.

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Mrs Crimble's launches trio of gluten-free Pasta With Sauce Subscription

23 Apr 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The gluten-free Pasta With Sauce range will be available from mid-May in three fusilli-based variants

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New Heinz Beanz have 50% less sugar than standard version Subscription

20 Apr 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Rolling out from 1 May, the product will replace the brand’s existing Reduced Sugar & Salt (RSS) Beanz, which have 30% less sugar

Souper soup

I Am Souper: ambient brand pledges to keep consumers full Subscription

12 Mar 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Containing beans, pulses and grains - and fortified with pea purée - the soups offered between 2.5g and 4.7g per 100g of protein per pack

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Century-old Cirio tomato cans uncovered by archaeologists

03 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Archaeologists have uncovered cans of Cirio tomatoes in Egypt that are almost 100 years old.

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New Sharwood's marketing campaign aims to educate consumers

02 Feb 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Push ahead of Chinese New Year hopes to show shoppers how easy it is to make tasty Chinese meals at home

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Sacla' returns to TV as part of new £4m brand push Subscription

16 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Pesto specialist Sacla’ is returning to TV screens this month for the first time in seven years…

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Burton's: Maryland soft cookies 'to be bigger than Gooeys' Subscription

09 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Burton’s Biscuit Co is claiming a first for a mainstream biscuit brand with the launch of soft cookies…

Yorkshire provender

Yorkshire Provender cooks up more NPD

22 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

 Yorkshire Provender has extended its Favourite menu with a range of chilled sauces…


Meridian Food claims first 'dry roasted' peanut butter

16 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Meridian Foods is launching what it says is the first ‘dry roasted’ ­flavour peanut butter…

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Bisto launches 'real life' stories TV ads in £4m push Subscription

05 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Bisto is launching a series of new TV ads as part of a £4m push…

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Angry Birds and Ninja Turtles added to Heinz pasta range

01 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Heinz is adding Angry Birds and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lines to its pasta shapes range…

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Jams, Preserves, Honey & Spreads Category Report 2016 Subscription

15 Jan 2016 | By Emma Sturgess

Bread sales are falling through the floor but spreads are flying as brands trumpet the versatility of their products

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Trouble bubbles: Pasta and Pasta Sauces Category Report 2015 Subscription

06 Nov 2015 | By Emma Sturgess

DIY options and the price war are making it harder to boil up value growth for sauces. But pasta remains in rude health

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Sauces & Condiments Category Report 2015 Subscription

11 Sep 2015 | By Simon Creasey

Savage price cuts by retailers on own-label ranges of sauces and condiments have hit brands hard


Jams, Spreads & Honey Category Report Subscription

22 Jan 2015 | By Katy Salter

Brits are leaving jam and marmalade on the shelf and switching to nut butters and chocolate spread. Can a certain bear hel…


Jams, spreads & honey category report 2015

17 Jan 2015 Updated: 22 Jan 2015 | By Katy Salter

Britain’s love of marmalade is waning. Sales have fallen 2.4% on volumes  down 4.9%. Only jam and yeast spread, hit  by Marmite’s…

Skinny Range

Soup: warm weather puts soup out in the cold

19 Dec 2014 | By Katie Coyne

Soup is in hot water. A mild winter and hot summer have dragged both value (–7.9%) and volumes (–9%) down…

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Spar relaunches 'improved' cat and dog food in smaller packs

01 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Spar has revamped its own-label cat and dog food with improved recipes and smaller packs…

Dolce Vita

Pasta & Pasta Sauces Category Report 2014

08 Nov 2014 | By Bernadette John

Britain’s pasta suppliers have been living la dolce vita. No surprise, really, given the £394.3m pasta category is growing…

Dolce Vita

Focus on Pasta: living la dolce vita Subscription

07 Nov 2014 | By Bernadette John

Britain’s pasta suppliers have been living la dolce vita. No surprise, really, given the £394.3m pasta category is growing at a healthy 2.9% year on year and outperforming the overall grocery market…

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Soup Category Report 2014

25 Oct 2014 | By Katie Coyne

Oh dear. Soup has gone decidedly off the boil. Across the entire market every sub-category is losing ground…

Focus on Soup

Focus on Soup: hard times... Subscription

23 Oct 2014 | By Katie Coyne

Soups have gone off the boil. Last year’s warm winter has left brands and own label out in the cold…

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Focus on Cakes & Biscuits Subscription

16 Oct 2014 | By Katy Salter

Forget high-concept NPD. This year’s biscuit success story is McVitie’s Digestives…

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