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Sainsbury's adds Russell Athletic sportswear to online range Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The range goes live on Sainsbury’s Tu clothing site today

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Sainsbury's to launch high-end Tu womenswear fashion range

16 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The range will launch in 140 Sainsbury’s stores on Sunday

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Tesco set to be cheaper than Argos on toys this Christmas Subscription

07 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

This year will be Sainsbury’s first Christmas following the acquisition of Argos

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Tesco continues toy wars with three for two Christmas deal Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is also running a TV advert that sees a team of young toy testers putting their most loved toys through their paces


Former Lidl UK COO Martin Bailie set for Primark role in Dublin Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The Lidl veteran will take up a position at the clothing brand’s headquarters in Dublin, a source has revealed

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Aldi unveils 1970s-inspired autumn clothing collection Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Discounter says its range undercuts H&M by 50% and Next by 60%


Tesco drops minimum order charges for online shoppers

21 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco said the free next-day service would be available at 2,500 stores across the UK

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Lidl ups its presence in the baby market with clothing collection Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Lupilu range will include tights, socks, babygrows, sleepsuits and cardigans, available for ages 0–24 months


Lidl decision to restock non-food on Sundays a 'no-brainer' Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By James Halliwell

Non-food items on sale during week one are expected to include chainsaws and hedge trimmers for £60

Asda George in Singapore

Asda links with Umbro for exclusive summer sportswear deal

22 Apr 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer aims to capitalise on the run-up to the Euro 2016 tournament

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EU steel prices remain in the dumps Subscription

01 Apr 2016 | By Kevin White

The prospect of an upturn in EU steel prices remains slim

morrisons nutmeg clothing

Morrisons strides into fashion retail top 20

24 Mar 2016 | By Andrew Don

The supermarket group’s Nutmeg brand recorded more than 3.1 million transactions for the 12 months to the end of January

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Argos deal set to make Sainsbury's top UK non-food retailer Subscription

05 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Sainsbury’s game-changing £1.3bn takeover of Argos would catapult the supermarket to become the largest non-food retailer

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Tesco trials new subscriptions model for non-food products Subscription

30 Oct 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The model is set to be rolled out across a wide range of non-food goods

Plenty cleaning wipes

Plenty kicks off wider roll-out of cleaning wipes range

10 Jun 2015 | By James Halliwell

Plenty is to launch a £2m push for its new cleaning wipes range, which is rolling out across the trade from this month.

Energizer EcoAdvanced

Energizer launches batteries made from recycled cells

05 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Energizer has taken steps to reduce the environmental impact of batteries – launching what it claims is…

Iron Man Marvel Hasbro

Ka-pow! Superheroes help double grocers' movie toy sales

02 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Supermarket sales of movie-related toys have doubled in two years and are set to receive a further boost from the upcoming Star Wars movie.

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Topps launches Top Gear and new Avengers Attax cards

27 Feb 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Topps has added Top Gear and a new Marvel Avengers set to its Attax collectible trading card game range


NUK launches new First Choice+ bottle range

15 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Babycare brand NUK has launched a range of bottles with teats it claims are “as close to the real thing…

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Topps brings back Merlin brand for football stickers

09 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

There’s some wizard news for collectibles and football fans: the Merlin brand name is returning to the official Premier League sticker album.


Scooby-Doo makes mark in confectionery and pet treats & toys Subscription

09 Dec 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Warner Bros has revealed its ambitions to boost the presence of its Scooby-Doo brand…

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VO5 introduces new haircare duo for 'casual' styles

01 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Unilever has developed new V05 haircare lines to tap the trend for casual hair styles…

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Dr Organic follows up 'snail slime' cream with new range

01 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

A skincare brand based on ‘snail slime’ has expanded from a single line to six products…


Bulldog signs with Boots International in Thailand deal

28 Nov 2014 | By Lisa Riley

British male grooming brand Bulldog has signed a deal with Boots International to launch in Thailand…

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Toys category report 2014

14 Apr 2014 | By John Porter

Toys and collectables are on the front line in the battle between grocers and high-street retailers - and the supermarkets are sustaining heavy casualties.

Focus On Hyacinth

Are we becoming a bunch of Hyacinths? Subscription

01 Feb 2014 | By Natalie Brown

Britain is becoming increasingly house proud, with volumes up in all bar one of the household subcategories…

Method Green Wave

Shoppers on ‘green wave’ to cleaner households Subscription

01 Feb 2014 | By Natalie Brown

Shoppers don’t just want clean undies these days. They want their consciences to be spotless too. Hence the rise in environmentally friendly household brands.

Bad hair

Focus on Personal Care

11 Nov 2013 | By Lisa Riley

We all know what it’s like to have a bad hair day. But the personal care category has just had a whole year of them…

Focus on Petcare

Focus on Petcare

11 Nov 2013 | By Alison Coleman, Rob Brown

It’s claws out in petcare and own label has gained the upper paw. Retailer offerings have outgrown all but one of the top 10 bestsellers, leaping 6.5% in value - or £24.9m.

Winter remedies

Focus on Winter Remedies

20 Oct 2013 Updated: 29 Oct 2013 | By Bernadette John

It’s an ill wind that blows no good, they say - and there’s certainly an upside if you’re in the winter remedy business.


Europe - Dishwashing Products Subscription

13 Aug 2013

The dishwashing products market consists of the retail sales of hand-washing products, automatic dishwashing products and rinsing agents…

Men want multi-purpose male grooming products Subscription

11 Aug 2013

It comes as no surprise to see that more men are simplifying their grooming routine…

Male grooming

Male Grooming: regime change Subscription

31 Jul 2013

Functional categories such as deodorant and shower products are in volume growth…

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Focus on male grooming: the smelly hippy's back Subscription

31 Jul 2013 | By Jez Abbott

Today’s young ones are canning deodorant and skipping hairwashes. What can the market do to return to growth?…

Esdevium to roll out Doc McStuffins and other Disney games

Esdevium to roll out Doc McStuffins and other Disney games Subscription

23 Feb 2013 | By Vince Bamford

Esdevium Games is to exclusively distribute a series of games based on Disney licences including Doc McStuffins…

Together Plus rolls out Kitto sci fi toy figure range

Together Plus rolls out Kitto sci fi toy figure range Subscription

23 Feb 2013 | By Vince Bamford

Toy manufacturer Together Plus is hoping the Force will be strong in its new collectibles…

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