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Landmark Wholesale slashes the price of 12 key own label lines Subscription

05 Aug 2015 | By Andrew Don

Landmark Wholesale is cutting the prices permanently on 12 of its best-selling own-brand products by up to 30%.

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Basket size almost doubles at Budgens Crouch End post-refit Subscription

05 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Baskets sizes have almost doubled at Budgens Crouch End store since it was refitted in line with the retailers new concept model in March.

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Sunday trading hours consultation: industry reaction

05 Aug 2015

The proposals have proven controversial in some sectors, especially with smaller traders

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Tofurky meat alternative set for UK retail launch

05 Aug 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Already available from some health food outlets, the US meat alternative will get a mainstream UK retail rollout from Sept

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McVitie's goes on tour with biscuit ice creams

05 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The company’s ice cream van has been touring a series of London landmarks this week

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Kettle Foods appoints Ashley Hicks as new MD

05 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Hicks, who takes up the role on 31 August, has been with Tesco for around five years

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Morrisons threatens legal action against protesting dairy farmers Subscription

05 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

Morrisons warned it was gathering evidence on the identities of the “perpetrators of these activities”

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Kinnerton focuses on quality with image rebrand Subscription

05 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

British confectioner Kinnerton is aiming to transform its image with a quality-focused rebrand

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Government launches six-week Sunday Trading consultation

05 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

The government has today launched a consultation on its plans to relax current Sunday trading laws by giving local areas the power to allow large shops to open for longer

High street

City snapshot: Deflation ticks up to 1.4% in July Subscription

05 Aug 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Overall shop prices reported an increase in deflation to 1.4% in July from 1.3% deflation in June, according to the BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index.

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Media Bites 5 Aug: Sunday trading, Unilever, Kellogg's Subscription

05 Aug 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

The expected announcement of new powers for local councils to decide Sunday trading hours are well covered today.

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Aldi boosts British credentials with Team GB sponsorship push Subscription

05 Aug 2015 | By James Halliwell

As well as customer facing campaigns, Team GB athletes have also been working with Aldi staff

Strong dollar hits Kellogg’s revenues Subscription

04 Aug 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Kellogg’s has reported a 5.1% fall in second quarter net sales, but insists it is building momentum after a “difficult” 2014.

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Tags Crisps bags backing of Dragons Subscription

04 Aug 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Former Seabrook Crisps MD John Tague has secured a six-figure investment for his snack brand Tags after a pitch on the BBC’s Dragons’ Den. He hopes the backing of Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones will be the key to unlocking the door to a listing in Sainsbury’s.

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Bestway updates website to make life easier for retailers

04 Aug 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The wholesaler has added multiple improvements to the online search function to make it more user friendly

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Tyrrells unveils new Emporium of Tyrrells brand Subscription

04 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Tyrrells has launched a new brand, Emporium of Tyrrells, to offer products other than potato crisps

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Poultry is UK's most inflation-proof meat, ONS reveals

04 Aug 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Data reveals that poultry prices have risen at an average rate of 1.6% per annum over the past 27 years

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Morrisons appoints Claire Grainger to group HR director

04 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Grainger has nearly 25 years of experience in HR and management, mostly in the retail sector with Morrisons

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Topps Attax the rugby market with new cards

04 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Each card in the 240-card set features a player’s photos alongside player star ratings and a range of statistics

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Carlsberg takes latest ad for a kickabout

04 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

New ad is part of a £12m media investment for Carlsberg this year

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Trebor refreshes identity as it looks to master mintyness

04 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The new packs feature the slogan ‘Master of mintyness’ under the brand name

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Lucozade push aims to give energy to 'daily strivers'

04 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The drive, which launched in June, aims to reposition the drink away from younger consumers and towards ‘daily strivers’

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Captain Morgan sails into Bacardi territory with new white rum

04 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Captain Morgan is the number two rum brand, and is growing fast, with sales up 19.1% to £87.6m

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Thatchers is clear on new cloudy cider direction

04 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Sales of the Thatchers range are at £26.5m, up 25.9% - with £18.9m accounted for by its main variant Thatchers Gold

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City Snapshot: Adnams falls during "long cold spring" Subscription

04 Aug 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Adnams beer volumes fell 5% in the first half as the rapid evolution of the craft beer market posed a threat to its traditional English bitters

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Media Bites 4 August: Heineken, Sainsbury’s Bank, Kraft Subscription

04 Aug 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Heineken’s first-half results show why the Dutch brewer is often highlighted as a takeover target; Sainsbury’s Bank cuts interest rates for Nectar cardholders; Kraft recalls 36,000 cases of individually wrapped cheese slices which pose a choking hazard; and Walmart removes realistic toy guns from its shelves.

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HMRC uncovers 130,000 litres of counterfeit vodka on Widnes industrial estate

04 Aug 2015 Updated: 04 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

A joint operation of HMRC, Cheshire Police and Trading Standards raided the site last Friday, seizing the alcohol

Beer volume growth sends Heineken half year revenues up 2% Subscription

03 Aug 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Group revenues at Dutch brewer Heineken grew by 2% organically in the first six months of the year on improving beer volumes.

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Fresh to Store launches new online ordering options for retailers Subscription

03 Aug 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Fresh to Store, the new owner of Kerryfresh, has launched two new routes for retailers to place orders - online or via the new GoKart app.

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Mondelez brings back Maynards Red n' Blacks Wine Gums

03 Aug 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Mondelez has brought back Maynards Red n’ Blacks as a permanent Wine Gums line…

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Wolf Blass rugby promo recruits Will Greenwood Subscription

03 Aug 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The #WinningLineUp push kicks off 10 August with a limited-edition range of Wolf Blass Yellow Label

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Halloween fancy dress safety is better, retailers assure parents

03 Aug 2015 | By Rob Brown

Halloween fancy dress safety standards have been stepped up after a Watchdog exposé of the fire risk of such products…

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Charlie Bigham's revamps pie recipes Subscription

03 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Shepherd’s Pie and Cottage Pie look to enhance old recipes as part of relaunch

Waitrose South Bank Tower

Little Waitrose to go in new South Bank Tower development

03 Aug 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The unit will be handed over to the supermarket in May with an expected opening in July 2016

High street Birmingham

Argos owner calls for high street 'revolution' as competition begins

03 Aug 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The competition will seek out the best high streets across the country and showcase how effectively they are capitalising on digital

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The Grocer Features List 2015

02 Dec 2014

Welcome to The Grocer’s 2015 Features List. Below you’ll find information on upcoming features. You can also download…

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Focus On Sauces & Condiments: 12 September

05 Aug 2015

A difficult year for sauces & condiments: value has dipped; volumes have inched up, suggesting price is increasingly important.

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Why podcast marketing is an idea worth listening to Subscription

05 Aug 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The audience is growing, creating opportunities for fmcg brands

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Free parking: an unfair advantage for the supermarkets Subscription

04 Aug 2015 | By Joanna Blythman

Disillusionment with UK supermarkets grows apace, but free parking still gives them one crucial, unfair advantage

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Like Ryanair, discounters will find low prices are not everything Subscription

04 Aug 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

As price becomes less of a priority for shoppers, lessons can be learned from similar upheaval in air travel

Christmas shopping

How to get your pricing strategy right at Christmas

04 Aug 2015 | By Channie Mize

For many grocers, the Christmas period is crucial as it allows them to drive a substantial portion of their sales and margin for the year

No Lamb Week

Farmers must be careful to keep consumers on side Subscription

03 Aug 2015 | By Kevin White

The current restrained protests have kept public opinion behind the farmers, but caution is needed

Aldi and Lidl

Aldi & Lidl - more 'meaningful' than the big four?

03 Aug 2015 | By Jon Kershaw

The rise of the discounters has been fuelled by the embrace of consumers, but why? Jon Kershaw of Havas Media explains

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Halloween category report 2015

03 Aug 2015 | By Paul Davies

How have the supermarkets responded to the risk? How will sales of costumes and Halloween goods in general fare this year?

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Male grooming category report 2015

03 Aug 2015 | By Natalie Brown

Bristling beards and moustaches are the look of choice for many British men, 45% of whom now sport some kind of facial hair

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Is it time to go in hot pursuit of the hirsute? Subscription

03 Aug 2015 | By Natalie Brown

With nearly half of British men now sporting some kind of facial hair, razor sales have lost their edge

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The golden rules of launching at Christmas

03 Aug 2015 | By Gareth Evans

Christmas is a huge opportunity for NPD but standing out from the crowd is tough. Gareth Evans of Five by Five looks out how to get your festive launch right

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10 Things You Need To Know About... Confectionery

03 Aug 2015

In the latest instalment of our digital feature series, we turn the spotlight on confectionery, with exclusive consumer and retailer research, sales figures, creative challenges and more. Tuck in…

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Nisa hits the road in fight to restore profitability Subscription

03 Aug 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Out on the road, CEO Nick Read has found members supportive

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Halloween category report 2015

How have the supermarkets responded to the risk? How will sales of costumes and Halloween goods in general fare this year?

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