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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. Channie Mize of Periscope explores the best approach to festive pricing and merchandising 

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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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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Aldi and Lidl may prove decisive in living wage debate Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Julia Glotz

There are fewer hot potatoes in grocery right now than the living wage…

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Food Unwrapped: lifting the lid on summer diets Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Megan Tatum

Channel 4 wheeled out the team once again for Food Unwrapped Diets for Summer

Jimmy Cregan

Prepare for when it goes pear-shaped... and be passionate! Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Jimmy Cregan

In the fmcg world, there are a vast number of components that must be right in order to sell your product…

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

Tesco self service checkout

Tesco to rid supermarket checkouts of that phrase Video Subscription

30 Jul 2015 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco has been nothing if not prolific when it comes to reinventing great British traditions of late – and, no, we’re not talking about Ribena…

Congo Suit

Where’s the chocolate brand for the sophisticated, mature man about town? Subscription

29 Jul 2015 | By Rob Brown

Chaps don’t do really do chocolate. The sector’s focus is overwhelming feminine; think Audrey Hepburn munching on a Galaxy as…

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Opinion: Welfare needs commitment across the entire supply chain Subscription

20 Jul 2015

Animal welfare increasingly matters to consumers, NGOs and businesses alike

Focus on frozen

More frozen food will boost UK food security Subscription

13 Jun 2015

Hats off to Dave Lewis for highlighting the grocery industry’s role in reducing food waste…

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Fruit snack packs should be required to be more honest Subscription

06 Jun 2015

Juice brands are forced to declare ‘from concentrates’ on packaging, but fruit snacking labelling doesn’t currently follow suit, leaving consumers confused and misled

Poll

Is the UK set for French-style farmer protests?

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Third Party

Mike Bromley, Genon

Food fraudsters be warned: science is closing in on you Subscription

31 Jul 2015

The technology does now exist to provide a comprehensive picture of the genetic content of any foodstuff…

cash money

Living wage and Sunday Trading are a blow for independents Subscription

20 Jul 2015

George Osborne’s summer Budget last week turned a lot of heads – especially among independent retailers

Unilever

Opinion: CSR is old hat - build a brand with social purpose Subscription

10 Jul 2015

From Pampers to Durex, FMCG brands are flying the flag for ‘social purpose’.

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