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Coke rebrand raised

Marketing shake-up brings all Coca-Cola variants under single brand

05 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Coca-Cola has unveiled a radical marketing shake-up that will bring its four sub-brands under a single umbrella brand.

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Action on Sugar slams WHO sugar report

04 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Campaigners angry at WHO’s schience behind recommendation for low sugar intake is considered “conditional” and not backed by strong evidence

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Greggs shares soar on record profits and seven-year like-for-like sales high Subscription

04 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in Greggs (GRG) have soared once again today as the high street bakery chain posted record profits and the strongest like-for-like sales seen since 2007.

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Morrisons cuts deal with Sambonet for loyalty offer

04 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

 Twenty stickers, equivalent to a spend of £200, entitles shoppers to choose from a selection of 11 items from the premium Sambonet kitchenware range

Poundland

Poundland found guilty of misleading consumers

04 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Dispute centres around claim of “Everything for £1”, upheld after 3 complaints some items cost over £1

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Health minister allegedly admits exercise not key to fighting obesity

04 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Eating and drinking less, rather than exercising more, is the key to tackling obesity, public health minister Jane Ellison has told MPs

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Poundland partners with lottery to raise £150k for breast cancer charity

04 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Lottery company says a previous campaign with Poundland raised more than £300,000 for the Royal British Legion

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Unilever non-executive director joins revamped Tesco board

04 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Byron Grote will be joining the board as a non-executive director with effect from 1 May

Food waste

Supply chain efficiencies would prevent 250,000 tonnes of waste, claims report

04 Mar 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Report also recommends all “display until” dates are removed from products and a standardised approach to period an item is deemed safe to eat is adopted

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DeBeukelaer Cookies Bakery launches first ever TV campaign

04 Mar 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The commercial will focus on the brand’s traditional receipts from New York’s Greenwich Village bakeries

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Lavazza develops biodegradable espresso coffee pods

04 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Lavazza is set to bring biodegradable and compostable coffee machine pods to market by the end of this year.

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Compulsory displays have improved Welsh hygiene standards, says minister

04 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The number of top-rated premises in Wales has increased 11% since the mandatory display rules were introduced

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Annual food prices fall for second consecutive month

04 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Fresh food category reaches record low, first time ever index has reported two consecutive months of annual price deflation

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City snapshot: Greggs celebrates 'exceptional' progress with record profits Subscription

04 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

High street bakery chain Greggs has puffed up like-for-like sales to the strongest levels since 2007 on the back of favourable market conditions

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Media Bites 4 March: Morrisons, organic farming, Target Subscription

04 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

In a quiet morning for retail, a former Morrisons executive jailed for insider trading dominates the papers

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Unilever extends personal care range with REN Skincare deal Subscription

03 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Unilever has agreed to acquire a British skincare brand as it seeks to expand its range of personal care products.

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Salisbury Poultry to invest £10m at former First Milk site in Wales

03 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

A £10m investment in a poultry processing plant in Wales has been given the green light, paving the way for the creation of 150 jobs in Wrexham.

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Scottish Salmon Company reels in record year Subscription

03 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

A hike in revenues in the fourth quarter helped the Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) to a record year in 2014.

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Rifkind to leave Unilever board following ‘cash-for-access’ scandal

03 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Sir Malcolm Rifkind is to part ways with consumer goods giant Unilever following the MP’s departure from Parliament in a cash-for-access scandal.

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Morrisons' former treasurer jailed for insider trading

03 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Paul Coyle gets twelve months for illegal dealings with Ocado shares

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Berry growers launch new campaign to push weightloss benefits

03 Mar 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Campaign follows a four-month research trial conducted by Loughborough University

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Nutrifiz to launch fizzy wheatgrass supplement for kids

03 Mar 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Nutrifiz is set to launch what it claims is the world’s first effervescent wheatgrass-based food supplement for children.

Spice Tailor Naans

The Spice Tailor brand expands into naan breads

03 Mar 2015 | By Lisa Riley

TV chef and cookery writer Anjum Anand has added a range of naans to her Indian brand The Spice Tailor.

Sainsbury's Click & Collect

Sainsbury's launches Click & Collect service

03 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

The very first collection service went live today at Sainsbury’s Water Lane store in Farnham, and the supermarket aims for 100 locations

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Müller hires P&G VP Bergen Merey as managing director

03 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Merey will join the Shropshire-based business on 4 May

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FDF appoints Ian Wright to be new Director General

03 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

Wright has spent more than two decades in senior management positions with Diageo and Boots

Shoplifting crime

Shoplifting going unchallenged, claims MP

03 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

New report claims that fewer than one in ten incidents of shoplifting is reported to police

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Refresco Gerber opts for Dutch listing over private equity buyout Subscription

03 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Dutch drinks bottle Refresco Gerber has announced its intention to float on the Amsterdam stock exchange, potentially dashing the hopes of a number of private equity suitors.

MARK FAIRWEATHER ALLIED

Allied Bakeries boss Mark Fairweather to step down

03 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Mark Fairweather, chief executive of Kingsmill owner Allied Bakeries, is to leave the business.

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Harrods to open Italian truffle lounge

03 Mar 2015 | By Claire Farrell

Dishes will include tartare of Fassone beef with quail eggs and fresh truffle, and truffle martinis

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Century-old Cirio tomato cans uncovered by archaeologists

03 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Archaeologists have uncovered cans of Cirio tomatoes in Egypt that are almost 100 years old.

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McColl’s shares plunge as consumer environment remains challenging Subscription

03 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Shares in McColl’s Retail Group plunged almost 11% on opening this morning after the c-store chain warned that the market remained “challenging and competitive”

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Media Bites 3 March: Morrisons, M&S, coffee Subscription

03 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

Morrisons new management team looks set to take an axe to the dividend in a bid to free up money to invest in the retailer’s turnaround.

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Fourth quarter revenues up at 2015 IPO contender Moy Park

02 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Irish poultry producer Moy Park saw revenues increase by 3.4% for the 13 weeks ended 27 December 2014

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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…

Sugar Cane Commodities

Slash recommended sugar intakes, WHO tells governments Subscription

04 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

WHO admits evidence is shaky, but political hot topic shows no sign of dying down with SACN recommendations on the horizon too

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Who loves the sun? Ice cream success needn't be down to weather Subscription

04 Mar 2015 | By Rob Brown

Scandinavia shows ice cream growth is possible outside of sunny periods with product innovation

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Focus on Wine & Champagne: 11 April

04 Mar 2015

Wine and Champagne is in strong growth, with value and volumes up. Look no further than the astounding growth of Prosecco.

Focus On Suncare

Focus on Suncare & Holiday essentials: 11 April

04 Mar 2015

The suncare & holiday essentials has suffered a value and volume decline in the past year. How much of this is down to the weather?

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Walkers' ad mistake shows creative boundaries can be difficult

03 Mar 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

The latest Lineker-heavy crisp ad had to be pulled due to complaints

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Reputation doesn't match sales in Superbrands survey

02 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Cadbury and Heinz fall in the widely-read survey, but their sales figures tell a different story

Social Brands

How to manage your reputation: building 'Brand Me'

01 Mar 2015 | By Jennifer Baker

This month, I’d like to reflect on some work recently completed with the millennial generation…

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Sugar reform in EU will wreck poor farmers warns Fairtrade Subscription

01 Mar 2015 | By Amy North

The EU has been accused of being “asleep at the wheel” over the impact on Fairtrade farms of the beet production cap endin…

MARY PORTAS SHADES

Mary Portas proves her point with Secret Shopper Subscription

01 Mar 2015 | By James Halliwell

Mary Portas was back with a bang on the eponymous Secret Shopper this week…

Careless Eating Costs Lives report

Food policy: goodwill won't drive system change Subscription

01 Mar 2015 | By Tim Lang

Ten, 20, 30 years ago, few food industry magnates admitted a role in non-communicable disease…

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The food hygiene postcode lottery needs fixing Subscription

28 Feb 2015

Once again, Which? research has uncovered a huge variation in hygiene standards nationally…

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Food safety offence fines set to soar Subscription

28 Feb 2015

On 18 February, consultation closed on the Sentencing Council’s ‘Health and safety offences and food safety guidelines’….

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Tongue-tied by foreign trademarks? Subscription

28 Feb 2015

Foreign languages are popular marketing tools to imply authenticity and evoke associations with exotic places…

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