Hannah Stodell

The Grocer

Hannah is a senior reporter at The Grocer and works on the products desk alongside fmcg editor Vince Bamford. Contact Hannah with news of products launches, other innovations and advertising campaigns.

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  • Ambient meal ranges in store for Mars and Heinz

    02 Jul 2011

    Competition is hotting up in ready meals as Mars and Heinz take on chilled products with ambient ranges. Mars said it is launching Uncle Ben's RiceTime and Dolmio PastaVita ambient snack pot ranges (rsp: £1.99/300g) to target consumers...

  • Annabel Karmel wins exclusivity deal with Sainsbury's

    15 Sep 2012

    Annabel Karmel has ousted rival Little Dish from Sainsbury’s - a year after losing its Tesco kids’ ready meal spot to its rival…

  • Another new look for Goodfella’s pizza lines

    02 Sep 2011

    Goodfella's is overhauling its frozen pizzas range again as it looks to take the brand "back to its roots" and stem a sharp decline in sales. Sales of the Northern Foods brand have fallen 17.3% over the past year [Nielsen 52w/e 6 August...

  • Apprentice reject hits back

    05 May 2012

    She was rejected on The Apprentice last month, but Jane McEvoy is hoping to win over buyers with a new chilled soup range for babies and toddlers.

  • Asda boosts cider range

    05 May 2012

    A drop in promotional activity has been blamed for a 45 million-pint year-on-year slump in supermarket sales of Britain’s number one lager brand.

  • Asian and African sales boost SAB Miller

    18 Oct 2010

    Peroni maker SAB Miller has reported a rise in first half larger sales despite slipping volumes in Europe thanks to strong gains in Asia and Africa.

  • Aspall plans launch in East as exports rise

    17 Mar 2012

    Aspall is set to launch into China and India this year following a 55% increase in its cider exports over the past 12 months. The Suffolk producer expected to maintain the growth over the next year and predicted the rate of export growth could soon surpass that of domestic sales. Aspall’s ciders first launched overseas in 2003 in the US and have since entered countries such as Australia, France, Ireland, Russia, Brazil and Germany.

  • Aunt Bessie's frozen gravy to make roast dinners easy

    25 Aug 2012

    Aunt Bessie’s is claiming a category first with the launch of a frozen gravy range designed to take the hassle out of roast…

  • Aussie wine suffers from boost to dollar

    05 Nov 2011

    Price hikes prompted by currency fluctuations have taken their toll on overall sales of Australian wine. Off-trade sales of Oz wine have fallen 6% by volume and 1% by value year-on-year [Nielsen 52w/e 30 September], while the average price for 75cl has risen 5% to £4.81 over the same period.

  • Baboons and Lemon Heads lead Sainsbury’s British Beer Hunt

    31 Aug 2012

    99 Red Baboons, Lemon Head and Manchester Star Ale are among the 20 regional finalists in Sainsbury’s Great…

  • Baby Zilli adds some zing to baby drinks category

    30 Apr 2011

    Aldo Zilli's babyfood brand is hoping to reinvigorate the declining baby drinks market with the launch of an organic range. The Baby Zilli drinks will hit supermarkets from mid-June in: apple; summer fruits; orange, mango & ­apple;...

  • Bakers urged to put ‘real bread’ mark on additive-free loaves

    20 Aug 2011

    A ‘real bread’ mark is being launched to flag up loaves that are free from artificial additives. Food policy pressure group Sustain said it would be rolling out the Loaf Mark in October as part of its Real Bread Campaign.

  • Barden snapped up to be the new Brakes CEO

    27 Nov 2010

    Outgoing Northern Foods CEO Stefan Barden has wasted no time in finding a new role as CEO of foodservice giant Brakes.Brakes has been on the lookout since August for a new figurehead to drive its £2bn UK business and Barden's...

  • Bearish analysts send Premier shares tumbling

    13 Oct 2011

    Shares in Mr Kipling owner Premier Foods dropped 19% yesterday, after French broker Exane BNP Paribas put a negative valuation on the company and ratings agency Fitch downgraded its credit rating. At close of trade on Wednesday…

  • Belvita range grows after topping targets

    14 Jan 2012

    Kraft is expanding Belvita after revealing the breakfast biscuit brand has smashed its second-year sales target.

  • Belvoir rolls out range of British classic cordials

    04 Feb 2012

    Belvoir Fruit Farms is launching five cordials and pressés based on traditional British classics.

  • Ben & Jerry's offers up soft core desserts

    04 Feb 2012

    A month after the launch of Häagen-Dazs’ gooey liquid centre mini pot range, rival Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled its own soft-centred offering.

  • Beringer eyes the £6-plus wine sector

    26 May 2012

    Treasury Wine Estates is launching a new range under its Californian brand Beringer in a bid to grow its share of the £6-plus wine segment.

  • Berry leaves 2 Sisters to go back to a career in retailing with Asda

    11 Feb 2012

    2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed another departure, as UK pizza business sector director Carol Berry quits to take up a role at Asda.

  • BerryWhite organic fruit drink to Ocado

    18 Aug 2012

    A new organic fruit drink brand is launching into Ocado this month. BerryWhite is a range of light non-carbonated…

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