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Bulldog Awkward Elves Christmas ad

Bulldog’s elves encourage men to give each other gifts Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

60% of fellas don’t give their best mate a festive pressie, says the brand

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Iceland Christmas ad introduces the Claus Family

02 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Following customer feedback, Iceland held off releasing the campaign too early and risking ’festive fatigue’

Biscuits

Biscuit sales suffer as consumer snacking habits change Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Amy North

Brits have lost their taste for everyday biscuits, buying 48.4 million fewer packs over the past year

Bananas

Tesco and Waitrose follow rivals with banana price rise Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Increasing import costs cited by Tesco as price of iconic SKU rises from 68p to 72p

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Soft drinks sugar levy stays - but legislation is postponed Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

It has emerged the Treasury has put back a decision on the rates to be paid under the levy until at least next Spring’s Budget

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Six major retailers pledge to ban plastic in cotton buds Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The commitments came in the wake of a public petition which collected over 130,000 signatures in less than two weeks

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Morrisons brings back carols to its stores Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Shoppers expressed a preference for carols and more traditional songs over today’s pop tracks

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Deadline approaches for new Chefs' Choice awards

02 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Foodservice suppliers and operators have until Friday 9 December to enter their products

Lidl

Lidl to open £70m distribution centre at iPort, Doncaster Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Opening forms part of discounter’s three-year UK expansion

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City snapshot: Chaucer Food Group bought in $120m Japanese deal Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Chaucer is the latest UK-headquartered food group to be snapped up by a foreign buyer in a deal worth more than $120m (£95.4m), The Grocer can reveal. Plus, FTSE 100 fmcg stocks hit by the pound’s recovery and all the rest of today’s news from the City.

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Media Bites 2 Dec: Pack sizes, Christmas spending, Currencies, M&S Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Food groups are increasingly turning to ‘shrinkflation’ to cope with rising costs, according to The Financial Times as suppliers change package sizes to maintain margins.

Chaucer Food Group

Chaucer acquired by Japanese instant food maker Nagatanien Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Edward Devlin

The deal will see Chaucer, which produces freeze-dried fruit & veg for global blue-chip clients such as Kellogg’s, Unilever, Nestlé and Starbucks, continue its push into the US, as well as opening up the Japanese market.

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Soft drinks sugar levy 'divides industry', survey shows Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Split feelings are proof FDF was wrong to challenge the tax, claim health campaigners

Danone

Danone accused of joining Brexit 'shrinkflation' trend Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

The brand has reduced the size of its Activia big pots from 500g to 450g

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Hangry launches snack bars aimed at maintaining glucose levels Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The Hangry bar takes its name from a word that entered the OED last year referring to irritability caused by low blood sugar

montezumas london underground chocolate

London Underground chocolate bars approaching

01 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Central Line, District Green, Northern Black, Piccadilly Line and Victoria Line will be available from January

tesco finest ready meal

Tesco's new Finest ready meals inspired by street food

01 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The new range enters a buoyant chilled ready meals category up £72.5m in value

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£3 meal deals under threat as sandwiches face cost hikes Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The end could be nigh for the £3 meal deal, as UK sandwich makers face a perfect storm

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Cheers! Price of Champagne is down 7% since Brexit

01 Dec 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The price drop comes as the mults prepare for a festive push on bubbly

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Menabrea Bionda beer makes off-trade debut at Tesco Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The 4.8% abv pale lager is being rolled out into Tesco in a larger 660ml bottle format

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Asda and Morrisons quartet team up to provide GSCOP advice Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Four former Asda and Morrisons executives have joined forces to launch a new GSCOP training company

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Food redistribution could save £200m a year says FareShare

01 Dec 2016 | By Megan Tatum

The food and drink industry could be the second-biggest contributor to charity after the National Lottery

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Cadbury joins with Yahoo Storytellers for #Cadvent Christmas Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood, Beth Gault

Activity will see Cadbury’s debut on Tumblr, featuring a digital advent calendar, as well as TV and radio ads

Online shopping

Go Compare launches Deal Finder desktop supermarket app Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

App designed to help customers manage threat of rising post-Brexit food costs

morrisons sue ryder christmas fundraising

Morrisons' #GivingTuesday raises over £10,000 for Sue Ryder Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

The supermarket is hoping to generate at least £100,000 for its partner charity this Christmas

honest iced tea

Coke launches Honest organic bottled tea in the UK

01 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The challenger to Britvic’s Lipton Ice Tea is being offered by selected cafés and specialist stores in a soft launch

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Post-Brexit access to single market 'vital' say retailers and suppliers Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Letter to PM, co-ordinated by the NFU, urges tariff-free access to EU

Nestle Quality Street

Nestlé claims a way to reduce sugar in its confectionery by 40% Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

Scientists used new technology to hollow out sugar crystals so less needs to be used while products taste “just as good”

CNG sustainable fuel

Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos use new renewable fuel in lorries Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The fuel is claimed to be the most cost-effective, low-carbon alternative to diesel for HGVs

Justin King

Justin King blasts 'car crash' Brexit negotiation strategy Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By James Halliwell

Justin King has slammed the government’s Brexit negotiations – a week after claiming it would force supermarket prices up by 5%

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Co-op Christmas ad plays up ethical and community credentials Video

01 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Co-op pledged to give 1% of own-brand sales to good causes in September

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MSC hits back at 'conflict of interest' accusation Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

The charity was accused of a conflict of interest over the revenue it collected from awarding its coveted ‘eco-labels’

muller milk

Müller to pause on implementing changes to supplier contracts Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

The processor said it would “reflect” on proposals to merge its two milk supply groups

dole frozen fruit

Dole Foods brings frozen fruit to the UK Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

The range started rolling into Sainsbury’s and Morrisons stores this week

Salty Dog Cheggs

Salty Dog makes confectionery debut with Cheggs Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Beth Gault

The NPD will compete with the likes of Cadbury Mini Eggs

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Will Christmas dinner be cheaper or more expensive this year? Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Despite dribs and drabs of inflation already, there are bargains to be had right now

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Do recipe box schemes stack up? Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Recipe boxes are growing in popularity, but amid growing competition do they stack up financially and gastronomically?

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Bananas, Marmite, milk... where next for price hikes? Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

After the first price hike on bananas for more than two years, what other foods are ripe for price hikes, and why?

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Wonky veg, waste, and the man who took on Walmart Video

02 Dec 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Jordan Figueiredo’s funny pictures attracted followers from 190 countries – but he’s deadly serious about food waste

iqos electronic cigarette

Philip Morris isn't giving up the fags just yet. But it's working on it Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

We thought Mars telling consumers to eat less Dolmio sauce was a bold strategy but that‘s nothing on André Calantzopoulos

iqos electronic cigarette

Philip Morris plans to quit cigarettes and switch to Iqos Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty, Beth Gault

New Iqos system produces 90% less toxins as tobacco is heated rather than burned, claims PMI

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Video's the Christmas marketing star Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Martijn Bertisen

Christmas is a time when customers expect (dare we say look forward to) more sentiment

justin king leadership symposium

Five key lessons from the Leadership Symposium Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By James Halliwell

Senior industry figures identify the skills that make the best business leaders today

Kellogg's Special K

Kellogg’s, Breitbart and the pitfalls of programmatic ads Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The cereal maker is facing a boycott after pulling its advertising from the US site

salmon canapes

Christmas salmon set to be pricier this year Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Michael Liberty

Shoppers might have to dig deeper into their pockets to put salmon on the table this Christmas

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UK electricity prices up Subscription

01 Dec 2016

UK electricity prices have risen due to lower supplies from Europe caused by outages of French nuclear plants

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Advertising? Nah. We focus on our product like Pret Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Camilla Barnard

When I tell an agency “we don’t advertise” it’s a dead cert that the next question is going to be “so what do you do?”

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Supershoppers reveals the rip-off culture of service stations Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By James Halliwell

One of the great British pastimes is sitting in traffic, so we are all grateful for service stations

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End of an era at the FSA Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Chris Elliott

The announcement of the resignation of Catherine Brown from her role as FSA chief executive was an unusual one



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