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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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Ella's Kitchen founder Paul Lindley unveils new brand Paddy's Bathroom Subscription

28 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Ella’s Kitchen founder Paul Lindley has launched a start-up business producing a range of natural kids’ toiletries…

Disney's Frozen tops licensed toy chart for first time

25 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Disney’s Frozen has become the number one movie license in the UK toy market.

Alberto Balsam

Alberto Balsam adds kids haircare and 'superfruits' ranges

10 Nov 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Alberto Balsam has expanded its haircare portfolio with its first kids range alongside a collection of ‘superfruits’ produ…

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M&S vs Interflora case to return to the High Court for retrial

07 Nov 2014 | By Andrew Don

Marks & Spencer has won the latest skirmish in its six-year legal battle with Interflora…

Spontex launches innovative four-week TV advert campaign Subscription

03 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Spontex hopes to reinvigorate the mops market with its first-ever national floor TV ad campaign…

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Hillfarm Oils launches rapeseed-based handcare products

31 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Hillfarm Oils has made its first foray outside food with a range of rapeseed-based handcare products…

Will King

Will King steps down as King of Shaves CEO

28 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Will King, founder of British shaving brand King of Shaves, has stepped down as CEO and handed the reins over to his ‘right arm’ Andy Hill.


Introducing a new generation of Disney villains to TV

23 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Disney is bringing the offspring of its iconic ­villains to TV next year…

Petrol pumps

Supermarkets cut fuel prices again

13 Oct 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Asda has kicked off a new round of fuel price cuts just two weeks after supermarkets slashed fuel prices by up to 5p a litre.


Vileda to add trio of electrical cleaners Subscription

11 Oct 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Household cleaning brand Vileda is ramping up its presence in the electrical goods market…

Team SCA

SCA sponsors all-female team in Volvo Ocean Race

06 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell

On Saturday morning a crew of five British women, sponsored by hygiene giant SCA, will set sail in the toughest ocean race in the world.


Spontex moves into soap pads and dishmops Subscription

04 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Spontex is hoping to revive the soap pad and dishmop markets with two new lines…

sainsbury's Tu label

Sainsbury's adds I Prefer 30 eco-labels to Tu clothing range Subscription

27 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Sainsbury’s is introducing a new label on its Tu clothing range this season…

Velvet toilet tissue plants trees

Velvet toilet tissue plants 8,000 new trees in Britain

27 Sep 2014 | By James Halliwell

Toilet tissue brand Velvet has planted more than five million trees – including 8,000 in the UK…

Brylcreem re-brand

Brylcreem revamp plays up brand's male grooming heritage

26 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Brylcreem – the grand old man of male grooming – has been revamped to reflect its 85-year heritage…

Match Attax

Topps Match Attax back for new Premier League season

25 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Premier League trading card game Topps Match Attax has returned for the new football season…

Tresemme anti-age hair care

Unilever Tresemmé gives hair an anti-age Youth Boost

25 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Unilever is tapping the anti-age haircare trend with a new range under its Tresemmé portfolio…

Star Wars toys

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…

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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

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

11 Aug 2013

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

Male grooming

Male Grooming: regime change

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

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

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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