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

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 …

teletubbies

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.

Colgate sugar-neutralising toothpaste

Colgate aims to neutralise sugar with acid-battling toothpaste

20 May 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Colgate-Palmolive is set to launch what it claims to be the first toothpaste made with technology that directly fights sugar acids.

BoiKido

Mapa Spontex brings BoiKido wooden toys to the UK

25 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Mapa Spontex, UK distributor of cleaning brand Spontex, is expanding into the toy market.

Sainsbury's petrol station

Sainsbury’s offers 10p off a litre of fuel

23 Apr 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

Sainsbury’s customers could earn a voucher for 10p off a litre of fuel if they spend £60 or more at the retailer.

F&F clothing store

Tesco returns to the US with F&F fashion chain

14 Apr 2014 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is set to re-enter the US market, with its fashion chain F&F aiming to conquer the states as part of its global expansion plans.

3D Printed Barbie Armour

3D printing: toy story’s next chapter or just sci-fi?

13 Apr 2014 | Updated: 14 Apr 2014

Check out Barbie’s latest addition to her spring wardrobe (above): a suit of shining armour, complete with sword and shield!

Morrisons flower stall

Morrisons takes Market Street outside in bid to win shoppers

05 Apr 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons is continuing its focus on attracting new shoppers by taking elements of its Market Street offer outside…

Energizer Power seal

Battery tech boosted by Energizer

05 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Energizer is this month adding new technology to three of its ranges…

Ecover microalgae

Ecover hopes algae-based laundry liquid will cut palm oil use

02 Apr 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Ecological cleaning brand Ecover is set to launch what it claims to be the first laundry liquid made with algal, rather than palm, oil.

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig baby lines licensed by Entertainment One

30 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Entertainment One is taking its Peppa Pig brand into the babies market…

Lotto ad

Lotto gamble pays off as jackpots increase following relaunch

29 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Lotto, Camelot’s flagship game, has performed ahead of estimates since relaunching in October…

Aldi

Aldi Lifetab tablet goes back on sale

29 Mar 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

Aldi has started selling its £79.99 tablet again and claims to have “considerably” increased stock levels…

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.

Finish

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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