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Heritage revamp of Merrydown brings in wine and low-cal cues Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Merrydown’s original 7.5% Vintage Medium Cider has been poured into new 750ml wine-style bottles

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Hilton Food Group profits rise by 18.4% after 'strong year' Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Tesco supplier’s operating profit climbed from £29m to £34.3m, and revenue rose 12.8% to £1.2bn

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'Abandon Tesco-Booker deal' plea falls on deaf ears Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis claimed most major shareholders remained supportive of the deal

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Brits changing food habits to save money, FSA survey reveals Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

43% have made at least one change to the way they shop or eat for financial reasons

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Mr Kipling enters nibbles & bites sector with Delectable Delights Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The lineup of small cakes and tarts includes Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate & Raspberry, and Lemon & Ginger variants

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Birds Eye owner Nomad falls to a Q4 loss but says conditions improving in the UK Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Birds Eye and Findus owner Nomad Foods recorded a loss in the fourth quarter of 2016 but the decline in the UK market slowed as the group battled to turnaround its performance in the challenging frozen market.

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Speakeasy unveils boozy ice cream trio Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The trio is a collaboration with Ableforth’s distillery in Kent

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Kopparberg adds second flavour to low-calorie fruit cider range Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Raspberry Light joins Summer Fruits Light and contains 34 calories per 100ml

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Garnier facial range turns up natural appeal Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Every product in the SkinActive 96% Natural Origin skincare collection features a detailed and “decoded” ingredients list

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Sainsbury's ramps up snacking offer with 37 new products Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The retailer has added 26 branded line and 11 own label following a range review in February

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Tesco extends Farms brands offering with Bay Fishmongers Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The retailer launched two chilled prawn SKUs last week

Mars Chocolate and Google Play Sweet Nights In promotion

Mars kicks off Sweet Nights In promotion with Google Play Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Shoppers can claim money off movie rentals from the online entertainment service

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Dawn Meats reveals new sustainability goals Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The processor said it would reduce water and energy use by 40% and halve CO2 emissions

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Seafood sales show 'significant increases' for Christmas 2016 Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brits bought eight million kg of seafood, worth £98m, during the week running up to Christmas Day 2016

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Lapo Civiletti to be first non-family CEO at Ferrero Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The ‘highly ranked’ Civiletti will take up the role on 1 September, replacing Giovanni Ferrero

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Out of home food obesity information 'sparse' says PHE Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Just 11 businesses and one trade body had provided “some data” to PHE

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Asda to add listings for Free-Range Dairy Farmers milk

30 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Listings will rise from 109 stores at the moment to more than 300 before May

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Unilever launches Bertolli's first block butter range Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The spreads brand is launching a 250g block of Bertolli with Butter & Olive Oil this week

mullerlight kremas

Müller unveils major yoghurt push with raft of NPD and sugar cut Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

Müllerlight Kremas went on sale in Asda this week with other retailers to follow

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Britvic extends contract with Wincanton until 2022 Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Wincanton will manage and oversee the still and carbonated soft drinks supplier’s deliveries across the UK

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Disposable cup charge could help cut use by 300m Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

A combination of charges, reusable alternatives and environmental messaging in cafés could make dent in 2.5bn cups wasted every year…

Louise Hegarty, Noble Foods HR director

Noble Foods appoints Louisa Hogarty group HR director Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Hogarty is rejoining the business, having been HR director for Gü Puds in 2014

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Sugar reduction targets: food industry and health lobby react Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Public Health England today set out targets for the industry to remove 200,000 tonnes of sugar per year from the UK diet

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IGD highlights eight skills needed for future in grocery

30 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Skills required in the future will include creativity, digital and analytical ability

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Asda to use Vegan Society trademark on own-label products Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Walmart giant has started putting the vegan trademark on 16 different items

Lower sugar Kit Kat 2017

Nestlé to roll out reformulated Kit Kat with less sugar Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The new-recipe bar will contain extra milk and cocoa, with a small drop in calories

Booker

City snapshot: Booker’s non-tobacco like for likes up 4.7% in fourth quarter Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Booker Group has a reported a strong end to the year, with non-tobacco group like-for-like sales up 4.7% in the fourth quarter ahead of its £3.7bn buyout by Tesco

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Media Bites 30 March: Sugar, Post-Brexit food prices, Poundland Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

The size of chocolate bars and packs of sweets in the UK is set to get smaller if manufacturers are to meet government-set targets to cut sugar by 20%, according to a report published today.

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Morrisons to donate strawberry funds to CLIC Sargent charity

30 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Initiative is part of Morrison’s goal to raise £8m over next three years

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PHE sets targets for removing 200,000 tonnes of sugar per year Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Portion control emerges as most likely vehicle for fighting childhood obesity crisis

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Amazon rolls out drive-through grocery stores in Seattle Video

29 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The stores will eventually open exclusively to Prime members

cotswold distillery

The Cotswold Distillery secures £1.5m in funding round as craft spirits demand soars Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Edward Devlin

The Cotswold Distillery has raised more than £1.5m in a fundraising round to keep up with higher-than-expected demand for its new whisky.

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Northern Ireland faeces incident ‘isolated’ says Coca-Cola Subscription

29 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

All of the product from the affected batch was immediately impounded and will not be sold

Ocado home delivery

Ocado launches hunt for up-and-coming food & drink supplier

29 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The winning product will be listed at Ocado and will receive a £20,000 marketing package

Riverford organic Farmers

Riverford adds 'light' options to recipe box lineup

29 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Latest addition to four-strong range of recipe boxes, launched in 2014…

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Top 100 Advertisers: why is food & drink staying traditional? Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Megan Tatum

Fmcg marketers have been playing it safe in the face of fake news and digital bots, and increasing spend on TV and billboards

Claridge's ultra premium ambient tea

Claridge’s ultra-premium take on 'cold' tea offers food for thought Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Claridge’s is serving a new range of ultra-premium ambient teas in its Fera restaurant

Fruit & Veg

Impulse promotions on the rise as fruit & veg deals decline Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Latest data reveals the mults are ramping up impulse promotions while cutting back on fruit & veg deals

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Make fools of alcohol fraudsters

30 Mar 2017 | By James Bielby

The introduction on 1 April of a new registration regime for alcohol wholesalers is of huge significance

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Dispatches on Coke shines light on food-science collusion Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By James Halliwell

Like you, I had been convinced that eating and drinking too much sugary stuff would make me fat

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Will inflation revive promotions?

30 Mar 2017 | By Clive Black

Inflation is back in the UK food system, confirmed by the ONS CPI data for February 2017

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Out-of-home must fight obesity too

30 Mar 2017 | By Alison Tedstone

The government’s ambition to cut 20% of sugar in foods most popular with children by 2020 is unrivalled anywhere in the world

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Robusta coffee up due to speculation Subscription

30 Mar 2017

Robusta coffee prices rose due to speculation, encouraged by a drop in global production this year

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Can HelloFresh make mass market recipe boxes work? Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Can HelloFresh do a ‘Graze’ and reverse into a mult – with a premium price?

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Butter prices rally as demand recovers Subscription

30 Mar 2017

EU butter prices started to rally in March on the back of expectations demand will remain strong in 2017

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Classy cues and big Qs in confident Quorn ad Video

30 Mar 2017 | By Mark Dishman

It’s a mark of how far it’s come that Quorn no longer even alludes to its meat-free nature

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Crisp crisis hits home for man on train

30 Mar 2017

The weighty obesity debate is a source of constant analysis by the best brains here at Grocer HQ

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Chick cure for porky Tongans

30 Mar 2017

The Tongan government has authorised the delivery of thousands of free chicks and ducklings to its people

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Rotters abound as Pat sympathises with Dave Lewis

30 Mar 2017

I don’t usually use strong language but there really are a lot of rotters out there, aren’t there?



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