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Cocoa prices rise as London stocks decrease Subscription

17 Apr 2015

Cocoa powder prices are up 23.7% year on year following a decrease in cocoa bean stocks at certified warehouses in London

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The Grocer Supplier of the Year Awards 2015 Subscription

17 Apr 2015 | By James Halliwell

Buyers aren’t easy to please. Indeed they’re often trained not to praise. But here are the suppliers they’ve most liked wo…

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Hazelnut prices hit record high following frost damage Subscription

17 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Hazelnut prices have hit an all-time high following a damaging frost in spring 2014 and demand remains strong despite the 68.6% year-on-year price increase

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Own-label prices falling twice as fast as brands Subscription

17 Apr 2015 | By Vince Bamford

“Although brands have been reducing prices for longer, own-label prices are now falling more quickly,” says IRI strategic insight director Tim Eales

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Poultry industry faces backlash from environmental campaigners Subscription

10 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Never mind red meat: WWF UK is saying chicken is the real ‘problem protein’ in the British diet – and we eat far too much

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Kenyan tea prices rise thanks to dry weather Subscription

10 Apr 2015

Dry weather conditions in Kenya have reduced the quality and quantity of the tea crop, pushing prices up

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Beware ‘peak protein’ Subscription

16 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Are we on the brink of a backlash against high-protein diets? That is the conclusion suggested by new research from Datamonitor, which predicts…

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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…

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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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Own label category report 2015

As shifting pricing strategies and the growth of the discounters transform the UK retail landscape, supermarkets are moving away from the established three-tier ‘good, better, best’ approach to own-label ranging

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