Bump Mark

Bump Mark food freshness label designer picks up Dyson Award

19 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Stone

A young designer who invented an innovative food freshness warning label has won a prestigious James Dyson Award…

Sainsbury's Tu

Sainsbury's reveals its online ambitions for Tu clothing range

13 Sep 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s is aiming to have 90% of its Tu clothing range online by next year…


Kimberly-Clark gives Kleenex facial tissue range new look Subscription

12 Sep 2014 | By Simon Creasey

Kimberly-Clark is giving its Kleenex facial tissue range a new look to prevent consumers hiding the products away…

McBride factory

McBride’s full-year sales hurt by brand promotions

10 Sep 2014 | By Andrew Don

An explosion of promotional activity on branded goods has hit the performance of private label specialist McBride in the year to the end of June.

Lynx Temptation

Unilever expands Lynx Temptation line

08 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Unilever has extended its Lynx Temptation portfolio with a new line.

Smiths news app

Smiths News rolls out 'time-saving' ordering app SNapp

24 Aug 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty, Andrew Stone

Smiths News has launched a time-saving smartphone app that enables its retail customers to link to its ordering system…


John Menzies sales buoyed by Fifa World Cup stickers

23 Aug 2014 | By Andrew Stone

Strong football sticker sales helped John Menzies’ distribution arm maintain turnover in the first half of the year…

Tesco petrol station

Fuel price cuts target bank holiday motorists

19 Aug 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

The supermarkets are hoping to woo the bank holiday crowds with a new round of fuel price cuts beginning today.

Tesco Direct co-buying site

Tesco gaming site offers rewards to social shoppers

05 Aug 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Tesco is rolling out a new direct selling channel on Tesco Direct that offers consumers the chance to earn rewards and deals by sharing with their social network.

Jeyes Bloo Micro Crystal and Shine

Jeyes adds micro scrubbing particles to Bloo range

04 Aug 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Household cleaning specialist Jeyes has expanded its Bloo toilet care brand with a gels range featuring ‘micro scrubbing particles’.


Supermarkets lose entertainment sales to high street

04 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Almost a million fewer shoppers bought entertainment products from the supermarkets in the past 12 weeks than a year ago.

Sunkissed TOWIE

Sunkissed launches TOWIE Lucy Mecklenburgh gift sets Subscription

23 Jul 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Bronzing brand Sun­kissed has worked with its TOWIE brand ambassador Lucy Mecklenburgh to develop a gift range…


Animin: modern-day tablet Tamagotchi set to roll out

21 Jul 2014 | By Simon Creasey

Nineties electronic pet craze Tamagotchi has been given a modern-day makeover…

Ocado driver delivers non-food

Ocado changes non-food delivery strategy ahead of Sizzle launch Subscription

12 Jul 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Ocado has shaken up the way it delivers non-food products ahead of the launch of its second destination site Sizzle.co.uk…

Game of Thrones

Blinkbox to launch app for Google's Chromecast

05 Jul 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco-owned streaming TV and movie service Blinkbox is to launch an app for new Google gadget Chromecast…

Costco forecourt

Costco's first UK forecourt sells country's cheapest fuel

04 Jul 2014 | By Sara Spary

Costco opened its first UK forecourt at its Liverpool store last week, selling diesel for 129.9p per litre…

ice cube drink

Ice Co launches giant Super Cube that melts more slowly

29 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

UK business The Ice Co has unveiled the Super Cube – an ice cube three times larger than normal that it claims melts more …

andrew happy children

New Andrex marketing push shifts focus from products

29 Jun 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Andrex is hoping to give embarrassment about “intimate hygiene” the bum’s rush as it shifts its marketing focus away from …


Licensing properties Teletubbies, Danger Mouse to return to TV

22 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Children’s favourites Teletubbies and Danger Mouse are returning to TV screens…

LLB pod with staff

Norbert Dentressangle wins Local Letterbox logistics contract Subscription

21 Jun 2014 | By Sara Spary

Norbert Dentressangle has won a “significant” contract to provide logistics to new click & collect concept Local Letterbox…

spar upgraded LED lights

250 Spar stores get longer-lasting LED lighting

21 Jun 2014 | By Sara Spary

Spar has installed LED lighting in around 250 stores, claiming it will slash energy use by 67%…

antibacterial bags

Antibacterial bags for life ready in 'months', say inventors

21 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

A bag for life has anti-bacterial technology that makes it safe to carry raw meat one day and general groceries the next…

Sainsbury's Tu clothing summer 2014

Sainsbury’s to sell TU clothing online

09 Jun 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s is to test selling clothing online later this summer.

National Lottery cards

Camelot reports Lotto sales back in growth after relaunch

21 May 2014 | By Sara Spary

Sales of the National Lottery’s flagship Lotto game returned to growth following its relaunch last year.

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…

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

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…

focus on male grooming

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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