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Food-to-go market set to grow by over a third by 2021 Subscription

22 Nov 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

IGD predicts the market will grow 34.8% from £16.1bn to £21.7bn by 2021

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Andy Bond plans one third grocery for Guess How Much! venture Subscription

11 Mar 2016 | By Andrew Don

GHM! is the second retail venture from Andy Bond’s Pepkor UK

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UK food & drink companies urged to address export fall Subscription

04 Mar 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Overall food and drink exports from the UK were down 4.4% to £12.3bn

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Rice pouches pass packs as Brits seek more convenient carbs Subscription

13 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Pouched rice has become the bestselling format in the £500m rice & noodles category, overtaking plain packaged rice…

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Changeable weather puts pressure on summer sales Subscription

30 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Sales of summer favourites such as beer, ice cream and suncare products are down as much as 17% year on year…

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John West drives growth in canned fish Subscription

25 Jul 2015 | By Rob Brown

Innovation and promotion have helped canned fish brands buck the drop in ambient food sales…


Spanish malt vinegar supplier muscles in on UK own-label market Subscription

18 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

A Spanish vinegar supplier is shaking up the UK market after winning a string of own-label contracts

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Lily's Kitchen to phase out exclusive Tesco petfood range Subscription

17 Jul 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Lily’s Kitchen is axing the petfood range it -produces exclusively for Tesco…

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Booths expands delivery service after 2014 success

08 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Regional grocery retailer announces improved Christmas sales and future brand awareness plans

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07 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Re-launched website, grocery sales prove key for e-tailer

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Grocery staples battered in savage supermarket wars Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Fruit and veg sales down £450m as supermarket price war rages…

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Typhoo gets behind mainstream tea with Extra Strong launch

02 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Typhoo has unveiled a new premium black tea – and stated its commitment to the mainstream market…

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Jus-Rol takes fight to own label with 'clear' new design

31 Oct 2014

Pastry brand Jus-Rol has been given an overhaul to give it an edge over own-label products…

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United Wholesale Grocers plans expansion south of the border Subscription

17 Oct 2014 | By Andrew Don

Scottish cash & carry group United Wholesale Grocers has revealed plans to expand out of its heartland…


Bannisters' Farm offers bite-sized loaded potato skins

27 Sep 2014

Frozen potato brand Bannisters’ Farm has added bite-sized products to its range…


Organic sales surge 3.2%, says Soil Association

26 Sep 2014

Organic grocery sales grew 3.2% during the four weeks to 16 August, while non-organic sales fell…

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Planning system blasted as 'rudderless' by ACS

09 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty, Andrew Stone

The government and local councils are not taking the ‘town centre first’ planning policy seriously enough says ACS…


Groceries Code Adjudicator warns of rising costs

26 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The Groceries Code Adjudicator has warned that retailers may have to pay an additional levy for the running of the office…


QD Stores opens its first Thingmebobs in Swaffham Subscription

21 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

QD Stores has opened its first Thingmebobs store since acquiring the ­discount chain in January 2013…

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Adjudicator examining 'specific issues' at four retailers

10 May 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

The Groceries Code Adjudicator is addressing “specific issues” with four of the 10 retailers covered by the code…

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Smell is main barrier to eating more fish Subscription

27 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Smell is the biggest barrier to increased fish consumption after price, new research for The Grocer suggests…

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NFT private equity deal with EmergeVest set to fund expansion Subscription

26 Apr 2014 | By Sara Spary

NFT says its deal with private equity backer EmergeVest will enable it to expand into international markets…

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Duerr's rhubarb & custard jam wows home bakers Subscription

13 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

A rhubarb & custard flavour jam has been launched by Duerr’s…

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Scarlett & Mustard's Colonel dressing to boost Poppy Appeal Subscription

30 Mar 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Scarlett & Mustard is launching a limited-edition poppy seed dressing that will raise funds for the Poppy Appeal…

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Flying the flag: Hot Desserts Category Report 2016 Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Robyn Vinter

British favourites spotted dick and jam roly poly are steaming ahead. Can their growth boost the wider hot desserts market

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Asian kit goes legit: Rice & Noodles Category Report 2016 Subscription

09 Aug 2016 | By Andrew Lusher

Brits have forked out an extra £9.4m on pouched rice in the past year

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How to win the multichannel commerce battle Subscription

11 Dec 2014 | By Jason Nathan

This has been the year in which multichannel commerce penetrated mainstream grocery…

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Time for a reality check on grocery shopping trends Subscription

15 Nov 2014 | By Fraser McKevitt

Interviewed last week, former Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King spoke about his legacy…


Gayle Tait on Google's part in grocery's future Subscription

09 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

When Google was born in 1998, it was just a simple search engine. This year it turned sweet 16…

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Why smart retailers needs to think ‘omni-channel’ Subscription

01 Oct 2014 | By Stuart Higgins

Grocery has never seen the same level of demand for online shopping as other retail sectors, but there is still a core demand for online, says Stuart Higgins.

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Gadget Man: geeky intelligence, gadgets and scary drones Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

It’s a long walk from Hollywood to Sainsbury’s, but on Gadget Man Richard Ayoade was in a chirpy mood…

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Why retailers need to care about predictive tech

10 Sep 2014 | By Becky Bolton

Online grocery is a fast-growing sector, but most consumers have yet to embrace it. Becky Bolton of Rockpool Digital explains why predictive technology can help retailers to persuade more shoppers to swap the trolley for the iPad.


Aldi and Lidl are far from the plucky underdogs of UK grocery

09 Aug 2014 | By Julia Glotz

How big can the discounters get in the UK? That is the £175bn question we are tackling this week…

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Adjudicator Christine Tacon on the challenges ahead Subscription

27 Jun 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones, James Halliwell

One year into her tenure, Christine Tacon has already achieved change with her payment backdating coup…

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Brazil grocery country report: Supermarket samba! Subscription

09 May 2014 | By Steve Maxwell

Brazil is growing fast, but who are the major players in grocery, and what are UK brands doing to gain a foothold?…

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Paper products: Brands lose out in nappy sales stinker Subscription

20 Dec 2013 | By Ian Quinn

We may have seen a 23% hike in births over the past decade but that hasn’t stopped the nappy market from having a stinker…

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