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Dairy industry refusal to pay extra for recyclable packaging could derail 'Diary Roadmap'

27 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Chris Dow told journalists that a slump in oil prices has pushed down the cost of virgin material, making recycled plastic a more expensive option

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Mondelez uses holographic virtual assistants in Belgium Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By James Halliwell

Tensator’s Virtual Assistants could be a masterstroke by the confectionery giant


Danish co-operative slaughterhouses to merge

27 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Tican and Danish Crown to unite after overwhelming majority say yes in vote

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Stork targets home bakers with butter variant Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Kevin White

Brand manager Rhiannon Carr said the launch was part of Stork’s plan to “reinvigorate” baking spreads

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Innocent moves into coconut water and carbonates markets Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The launch also means Innocent is going head to head with Vita Coco, which claims 89% of the UK market and is led in the UK by Giles Brook


Finsbury Food Group eyes further M&A to build £500m business Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Finsbury Food Group is eyeing further acquisitions to help grow the bakery and cake supplier into a £500m business.

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Kopparberg's Fagerhult beer brand arrives in the UK

27 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Kopparberg has brought its Fagerhult beer brand to the UK…

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Innocent drops Veg & Noodle Pots to focus on drinks ranges

27 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Innocent is axing its ailing Veg Pots and Noodle Pots from May as it focuses on its drinks…

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Animal medicines in livestock production explained to shoppers Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) is creating a toolkit to help retailers set shoppers straight…

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Bidvest 3663 relocates head office from High Wycombe to Slough Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

Bidvest 3663 is to move to a new head office and depot in Slough next year…


Bulldog launches first moisturiser with sun protection Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Lisa Riley

British male grooming brand Bulldog has developed its first moisturiser with sun protection…

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Soft drinks market 'propped up by big four c-stores' Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Rob Brown

With Pepsi widely available, further growth opportunities in convenience for Britvic are with the Tango and Robinsons Squashed brands

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Aloha & Calypso add 'wet skin' suncare ranges Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Suncare brands Aloha and Calypso are launching sun protection products designed to be applied to wet skin…

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High-strength booze ban hit by retailer's legal challenge Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

A retailer in the city has successfully taken legal action to have conditions on his licence limiting the sale of high-strength alcohol removed

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Tesco to pay small suppliers within 14 days vows Lewis Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Adam Leyland

Negotiations with suppliers will be simplified, with just three measures used to negotiate commercial income


Tropical Sun Foods adds nuts and peas to snacking line-up Subscription

27 Mar 2015

The lines would tap demand for high-quality bagged snacks with international flavours

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The Apprentice contestant goes into business with Tesco

27 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

James Stillwell’s Burrito Kitchen concession will open in Tesco’s Villiers Street store in London, next week

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Report identifies six elements to omnichannel success Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Andrew Don

The report - Delighting the Modern Shopper - found 50% of shoppers said their choice of retailer was influenced by the option of same or next-day delivery

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Amazon in UK drones discussion

27 Mar 2015 | By Gavin Cleaver

The online giant is in talks with the government over drone delivery for its goods

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Cornish baker WC Rowe makes living wage commitment Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Julia Glotz

The company will be paying the new wage from 1 November and plans to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation by then


Drambuie sales suffer as revenues fall in US and Europe Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

If currency fluctuations were stripped out, it would have meant a 4% rise on the previous year, according to newly filed accounts

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Fever-Tree targets US growth as listed results show success Subscription

27 Mar 2015

It achieved growth across all its regions, and launched in its 50th country during the year


Groceries Code Adjudicator dairy powers rejected by government

27 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

In its official response, published yesterday evening, the government said it had no power to extend the GCA’s jurisdiction before 2016

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New fun Nisa ads hope to combine 'warmth and value' Video

27 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The ads, created by Green Cave People, features a Nisa store worker winking and smiling as he displays current offers.

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Nisa Store of the Future 2 hits 50 outlets

27 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The retail symbol group said the format was proving so successful a further 50 retailers were in the process of converting

Fresh fruit and veg

Rose fruit & veg vouchers scheme weighs up retail partnerships

27 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The organisation behind a voucher scheme designed to give lower income families access to fresh fruit & veg has said it wo…

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Media bites 27 March: ONS, Kraft, Warren Buffett Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Yesterday’s Office of National Statistics figures on UK retail sales are making plenty headlines this morning.


City snapshot: Easter preparation stabilises Waitrose sales Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Sales at Waitrose were up 1.9% in the week to 21 March as the supermarket settles into a period of modestly rising sales but declining like-for-likes.

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Birds Eye parent company begin consumer education food waste campaign

26 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The €5 million (£3.7 million) iFreeze campaign will aim to educate consumers using TV and print advertising, online tips and on-pack advice

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Bestway launches The Great Rebate promotional programme Subscription

26 Mar 2015 | By Beth Brooks

As an added incentive, Bestway has introduced a monthly ‘shopping list’ of about five to 10 products

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Santa Maria offers money-back guarantee Subscription

26 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

From next month, Santa Maria products will feature promotions stating Better Taste Money Back Guarantee

Tesco London

Tesco London division scrapped, absorbed into Tesco South

26 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

It is believed the move precedes management cuts, outgoing London MD to become Tesco Ireland’s new chief exec

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Liberté rolls out 'UK first' Seeds & Mixed Berries yoghurts Subscription

26 Mar 2015 | By Kevin White

Consumers are actively seeking out convenient breakfast solutions that are nutritious without compromising on taste

Amy's Kitchen US Recall

Amy's Kitchen recall will not affect UK

26 Mar 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The California-based organic ready meal and soup producer has embarked on a voluntary recall in America and Canada

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Carob used instead of sugar in Clarks dessert toppings Subscription

26 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

The three-strong range is the UK’s first dessert toppings blended with carob - a natural syrup noted for its health benefits


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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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Food must be a priority for industry to face its challenges Subscription

28 Mar 2015 | By Sue Davies

The government needs to set targets to help drive reductions in the categories contributing most to our diet, as well as for fat and salt

The food-water connection has profound implications for policy Subscription

28 Mar 2015 | By Tim Lang

Globally, 70% of all potable water is used by agriculture, most of it for irrigation. And if you think that only occurs in arid regions, think again.

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Discounting has lost a generation of shoppers to suppliers Subscription

28 Mar 2015 | By James Moir

The recession had a profound impact on retail. In its wake lay high streets full of bargains…

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Burger King perfume: it makes scents in Japan

28 Mar 2015

 In Japan Burger King is rolling out a limited-edition Whopper cologne


Britain's Biggest Brands missed out on Young's exciting times

28 Mar 2015

Sir: I’d like to thank you for your recent coverage of Young’s Seafood in Britain’s 100 Biggest Brands…

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Aldi continues premium push with posh Easter ad

28 Mar 2015 | By Mark Dishman

It’s Easter – apparently a time for lavish feasting, according to Adland – and Aldi has hopped on to the premium bandwagon…

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McRomance: candlelit Maccy D's for Bavarians

28 Mar 2015

A McDonald’s ‘restaurant’ in Kaufbeuren, Bavaria is wooing love-struck customers by offering a night of candlelit meals…

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Should Drastic Dave get a new nickname - Lazarus Lewis? Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Adam Leyland

It was The Grocer that christened Dave Lewis ‘Drastic Dave’…

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McVitie's DeliChoc: acid test Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Launched in the UK this year, DeliChoc originated in France and Belgium as part of United Biscuits’ Delacre portfolio…

Soft drinks digital

10 things you need to know about... soft drinks

27 Mar 2015

We’ve teamed up with brands, retailers and market experts to lift the lid on the hottest new trends. We’ve looked at how players are responding to the sticky issue of sugar, the next big growth opportunities and much more…


Strengthening pound compounds pork price slump Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Vince Bamford

While UK beef farmers are seeing similar prices to last year, across the Channel their French counterparts are suffering monthly and yearly price declines as a result of subdued demand


The Truth About Sugar: Fiona Phillips joins predictable attack Subscription

27 Mar 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Like its presenter’s unforgettable stint on Strictly Come Dancing, The Truth About Sugar (BBC1, 9pm, 19 March) made for st…

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Morrisons' David Potts knows big data isn't always 'big' Subscription

27 Mar 2015

Using data to monitor business processes is almost always a beneficial aid to good management

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