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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…

Herring fish

Smell is main barrier to eating more fish

27 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

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

New NFT Trucks

NFT private equity deal with EmergeVest set to fund expansion

26 Apr 2014 | By Sara Spary

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

Duerr's Rhubarb & Custard Jam

Duerr's rhubarb & custard jam wows home bakers

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

30 Mar 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

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

Homepride sauces

Homepride cooking sauces get new packaging and flavours

30 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Premier Foods is aiming to revive its ailing Homepride cooking sauces with a new look and modern flavours…

Borderfields oil range

Borderfields infused oils to go into Aldi stores in April

30 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Borderfields has secured the first national listing for its range of infused rapeseed oils…

Encona and Unilever launch new BBQ sauces

23 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Unilever and Encona are getting ready for barbecue season with the roll-out of new sauces…

Meat curry

Really Indian trebles curry sauce output

23 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Curry sauce brand Really Indian is trebling its output after securing new business including “major orders” from Spain…

Heinz chili sauces

Heinz adds 'thick' lines to chilli sauces

16 Mar 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Heinz has extended its chilli sauces line-up with four ‘thick’ products…

Fabrice and Shuana Muamba

Fabrice Muamba's wife calls for more defibrillators instore

01 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Fabrice Muamba’s wife calls on supermarkets to install defibrillators as she launches new Caribbean cooking sauces range…


Sugar hit by price-fixing investigation and dispute

01 Mar 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Competition issues in the sugar market were thrust into the spotlight this week…

Carter Bestway

Steve Carter joins Bestway as chilled and fresh controller

16 Feb 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Bestway has appointed Steve Carter as chilled & fresh category controller…

Only Natural tea

Only Natural Products invests £1m in export growth

21 Dec 2013 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Tea supplier Only Natural Products is investing £1m in new factory equipment to keep up with booming export demand…

My delivery Cab

My Delivery Cab rolls out app and seeks to grow customer base

21 Dec 2013 | By Ian Quinn

London online delivery service My Delivery Cab has launched a new app to track its part-time delivery drivers…

Heck Fair & Square Squasage

Heck Chicken Italia sausage goes into Tesco stores

21 Dec 2013 | By Richard Ford

Premium sausage brand Heck has won a Tesco listing for its new Chicken Italia sausage…

Twinings Gingerbread Indulgence green tea

Twinings goes sweet on green tea drinkers

21 Dec 2013 | By Arabella Mileham

Twinings is launching ‘sweet’ green tea blends tO address consumer concerns over the naturally bitter taste of green tea…

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Tesco new product launches impress consumers

14 Dec 2013 | By Vince Bamford

Consumers have started to respond much more positively to new products launched by Tesco, according to independent researc…

Saffron Acres project

Midlands Co-op chutney and jam help inner-city charity

14 Dec 2013 | By Arabella Mileham

The Midlands Co-op has helped create a new chutney and jam range to support an inner city charity…

Savse fruit and veg drink

Savse hits the high street in 136 Boots

14 Dec 2013

Premium smoothie brand Savse has secured its first major high-street listing…

Zoobs snacks

Kooks lunchbox snacks for kids revamped as Zoobs

14 Dec 2013 | By Lisa Riley

Baked vegetable snack brand Kooks has been relaunched with an updated recipe and new name – Zoobs…

Ocado ordering online

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…

Christine Tacon

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…

Brazil supermarket samba

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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Oils: Lack of rain in Spain falls mainly on oil Subscription

20 Dec 2013 | By Rob Brown

The lack of rainfall last year on the olive groves of Spain decimated the year’s harvest…

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Savoury pastry sector has pasty look as sales slip 7% Subscription

20 Dec 2013 | By Vince Bamford

It would be easy to blame the woes of the savoury pastries market on horsegate, but the reality is somewhat more complex…

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Pasta, rice & noodles: Noodles and pots hit spot, unlike pasta Subscription

20 Dec 2013 | By Natalie Brown

Convenience-seeking consumers have been really using their noodles this year… or more accurately eating them…

Is Britain off the (table) sauce? Subscription

13 Sep 2013 | By Tamsin Brown

Britain’s biggest table sauce brands are being left on the shelf. What can be done to stop the rot?…


Sauces: Kantar Worldpanel Subscription

13 Sep 2013

Total sauces and condiments has seen growth of 4.3% on last year, with condiments up 5.0% and sauces 4.2%…

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Hellmann's squeezes for BBQ season Subscription

13 Sep 2013

Hellmann’s was the biggest spender, forking out £5.1m, with a major TV ad campaign in April pushing its new squeezy format for the BBQ season….

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Hot summer drives red hot sales say BBQ brands Subscription

13 Sep 2013

It’s been a sizzling summer. And not just in terms of the weather it seems we’ve been firing up our barbies more and more as the temperature has climbed…

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