Rob Brown

Rob Brown

Category reports editor Rob Brown handles The Grocer's weekly category reports (Focus On features), and special projects such as our annual Top Products Survey.

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Recent blog posts

  • Shandy beer with lime

    A strong future for weak beer?

    Heineken predicts we’ll be spending more than half a billion quid a year on lower-abv beers and ciders by 2020. But does this burgeoning sector have a long-term future?

    Daily Bread | 17 Dec 2013

  • For he's a jolly Goodfella

    There’s nothing this industry likes more at times than a good sneer. And when Ranjit Singh Boparan took control of Goodfella’s Pizza in 2011 as part of his swoop on Northern Foods, certain quarters seemed to sneer in unison…

    Daily Bread | 20 Feb 2013 | Updated: 06 Mar 2013

  • Time for an energy drinks enquiry

    Monster is having a nightmare. But it’s nothing compared with what the parents of Anais Fournier have been through since the Maryland 14-year-old died last Christmas after drinking two 680ml cans of what the brand refers to as its ‘killer energy brew’ in a day.

    Daily Bread | 24 Oct 2012 | Updated: 10 Jan 2013

  • Blame it on the bean counters

    Daily Bread | 17 Oct 2012 | Updated: 10 Jan 2013

  • Well oiled

    Daily Bread | 13 Jun 2011

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