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Budgens 'new-concept' store rolls out to Surrey location in a hurry

27 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

New design includes attractive consumer models like free WiFi. convenience food, and local suppliers

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Largest family income increase for over five years means shoppers feel flush

27 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

Real wage growth from the fall of fuel and food puts the consumer of the front foot for the first time since the recession

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PZ Cussons profits hit by unrest in Nigeria

27 Jan 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Profits at PZ Cussons have fallen as the Imperial Leather manufacturer continued to suffer from political unrest in Nigeria.

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Nicki Minaj's Moscato wine brand starts UK roll out

27 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The hip-hop superstar 

Poundland

H&A introducing Big Hero 6 licensed toiletries to Poundland

27 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Licensed toiletries specialist H&A is bringing products inspired by Disney comedy action movie Big Hero 6 to Poundland…

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Production problems lead to shortage of MaltEaster Bunnies

27 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Mars risks ‘un-hoppy’ shoppers and retailers as production problems have led to a shortage of its MaltEaster Bunny…

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Danepak claims bacon first with 30% less salt in curing process

27 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Danepak owner Tulip has claimed an industry first with a new curing process that is being used to reduce salt…

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Unilever launches contrasting Pink and Black Magnum flavours

27 Jan 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Unilever has unveiled two new Magnum ­flavours “designed to ­satisfy different moods.”…

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Carling director argues that three cider flavours is enough

27 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The British Cider range will stop at three varieties, despite major competitors in the UK cider market having a far larger range

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Britvic first quarter revenues slide on tough UK trading conditions

27 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Britvic has announced a 1.4% fall in GB revenues amid “challenging trading conditions”, but insists it remains confident of hitting full year profit expectations.

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Greencore registers sales rise despite challenges of the big four

27 Jan 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Revenues jumped 3.6% at Greencore Group to £331.9m in the first quarter thanks to continued good growth in the UK food-to-go market and strong double-digit rises in the US.

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Business booming for Tyrrells following Investcorp takeover Subscription

26 Jan 2015

Premium snacks ­supplier Tyrrells has enjoyed booming sales in its first year…

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UK crude oil prices at lowest in six years Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

EU prices for palm oil and kernel oil continue to increase month on month as floods in Malaysia affect harvests…

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Poundland unfazed by shopper income surge

26 Jan 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Consumers have more money but Poundland CEO Jim McCarthy is confident they will continue to flock to his chain regardless…

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Oreo's fun new campaign kicks off 'pivotal year' for Mondelez

26 Jan 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

£1.5m push will take place across multiple channels as Mondelez aims to “shake up” biscuit category

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Waitrose reveals how much it pays dairy farmers for milk

26 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

Supermarket second to M&S on table published in Sainsbury’s ad last week

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Džiugas to launch four new veg-friendly grated cheeses

26 Jan 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Lithuanian cheese brand Džiugas is to launch four grated cheese ­flavours this spring…

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Food retailers issue record number of profit warnings in 2014 Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Listed UK food and drug retailers issued a record number of profit warnings in 2014 as the grocery sector came under attack from discounters.

Online shopping

Fifa and Frozen help Tesco grow Christmas entertainment market share

26 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

HMV and Argos other winners as Asda slumps

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FrieslandCampina UK adds 330ml size Yazoo Yogurt Smoothie

26 Jan 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

FrieslandCampina UK is targeting on-the-go consumers by adding a 330ml bottle…

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'Horny Goat Weed' gets Valentine's push for Holland & Barrett's 'sexual wellbeing' range

26 Jan 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Marketing push to run in lead-up to Valentine’s day

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FSA 'mostly on track' with Horsegate recommendations

26 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

 The FSA said it would meet all recommendations, though it admitted eight were running behind schedule.

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Britvic axes Robinsons full-sugar fruit squashes

26 Jan 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Britvic is axing all full-sugar lines from its Robinsons fruit squash in a brand relaunch…

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Bestway adds fresh butchery lines to Best-in range

26 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

Bestway is expanding its Best-in own-label line-up with a range of fresh butchery products…

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Up & Go: Aussie breakfast drink set to roll into Tesco stores

26 Jan 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Leading Australian breakfast drink Up & Go is to make its UK debut next month…

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Nestlé under pressure: City News Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

International fmcg companies are already struggling for growth amid a global emerging markets slowdown…

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Shropshire farmers unveils ambition to be 'Tyrrells of juice'

26 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

A Shropshire farmer has launched a cold-pressed juice brand and revealed ambitions to become “the Tyrrells of juice.”…

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It could be worse: recycling in PR and the Creme Egg cock-up Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Titania Touché

You don’t hear greenwash mentioned much any more because, I think, everyone is at it…

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Tesco leads way on post-Christmas deals as strategies revealed

26 Jan 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Even before the last turkey sandwich has been polished off, retailers start devoting space to diet and heathy food…

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Thatchers sales soar 16% as cider maker wins Glastonbury deal

26 Jan 2015

Thatchers has won a major three-year contract to supply its flagship Gold brand to every bar at Glastonbury Festival…

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New execs get behind The Co-operative Group's transformation Subscription

24 Jan 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The Co-operative Group has made a number of appointments on its food executive team as it continues to rebuild the society…

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ACS rejects merger with National Federation of SubPostmasters Subscription

24 Jan 2015 | By Andrew Don

The ACS has rejected the possibility of merging with former trade union the National Federation of SubPostmasters…

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GSK urges rethink of oral healthcare aisles Subscription

24 Jan 2015 | By Claire Farrell

GSK has made a “breakthrough” discovery in shopper psychology and is encouraging retailers to revamp oral health aisles

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Labour to carry on with obesity pledges if it comes into power Subscription

24 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Labour will persevere with pledges under the Responsibility Deal for at least another three years if it wins the election…

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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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The 100 day war Subscription

27 Jan 2015 | By Ian Quinn

With 100 days to go before the General Election, Labour leader Ed Miliband stepped up his campaign to be the next prime minister…

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Food-to-go continues to drive Greencore in 2015 Subscription

27 Jan 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Greencore posted a robust Q1 performance today but the best is yet to come from its food-to-go business in 2015.

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Focus on infant care

27 Jan 2015

With half of big brand babyfood products ‘sweet,’ according to a survey, how can manufacturers make dentists smile again?

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Infant care category report 2015 Subscription

27 Jan 2015 | By Rob Brown, Katie Coyne

With half of big brand babyfood products ‘sweet,’ according to a survey, how can manufacturers make dentists smile again?…

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Crisp café taps the trend for nostalgic treats Subscription

27 Jan 2015

Cereal Killer – the cereal café Bogof reported on in December – is, remarkably, still open…

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How To Hire: Be smart and keep sight of the bigger picture Subscription

27 Jan 2015 | By Jonathan Fitchew

On the first week back in January, post-festive guilt saw the company kitchen engulfed in a sea of green…

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The power of social media

27 Jan 2015

Sir: Out of stocks are a regrettable shopper fact…

Milk

Tesco price policy pitfalls

27 Jan 2015

Sir: The price of milk has once again put supermarket/supplier relationships at the top…

alcohol

Responsible alcohol retailing: voluntary action is better Subscription

27 Jan 2015

Tesco’s licensing manager speaks out on the retailer’s responsibility to the customer and how they’re leading the charge

Juices

Focus on: Juices & Smoothies: 28 February

27 Jan 2015

Amongst the gloom some players and sub sectors are managing to grow. How?

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Tesco's corporate finance focus suggests more disposals are on the way Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Tesco’s decision to beef up its in-house corporate finance is as clear an indication as any that the restructuring job at the under-pressure supermarket is far from over.

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Judge Bread: is Sylvester Stallone the right choice for Warburtons? Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Amy North

We take a look at other unlikely marketing hook-ups and their mixed results

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Focus on cereal Subscription

26 Jan 2015 | By Bernadette John

There have been more cuts in cereal than in Psycho as brands slash prices and sugar to stem losses. What’s next for the se…

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