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Cadbury promotes most but Easter deals decline overall Subscription

01 Apr 2015 | By Vince Bamford

There has been an 8% drop in deals in featured promotional space in the run up to this Easter


Strengthening pound compounds pork price slump Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

While UK beef farmers are seeing similar prices to last year, across the Channel their French counterparts are suffering monthly and yearly price declines as a result of subdued demand

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Asda leads in Easter promos against a quieter backdrop Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Surprisingly, the Co-operative Group, with its convenience focus, had just seven Easter confectionery deals over the period

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Kraft shares jump on news of 'mega-merger' with Heinz Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Analyst reception to the announcement was also largely positive, but tempered with a significant amount of caution

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Commodity prices: lower stocks push up cocoa powder price

27 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Cocoa butter prices are also continuing to increase month on month, after worse than expected Harmattan winds between November and March

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British cuppa is safe despite tea price shift Subscription

26 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Contrasting price movements in Kenya and India may encourage some suppliers to change their sourcing tactics

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Easter a holiday apart as health-conscious Brits indulge Subscription

31 Mar 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

Consumers express interest in low-sugar chocolate, but a lack of availability and a desire to indulge mean the Easter market remains a curate’s egg


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Britain's 100 Biggest Brands: spot on strategy and execution

20 Mar 2015

In chess, the first mover always has an advantage. The same applies in grocery…


The Top 50 Independents

13 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

A record 14 indie forecourts featured in this year’s ranking, with their combined sales rising 19% to £2.9bn

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