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Focus on Barbecue 2014

Barbecue category report 2014

31 Mar 2014 | By Simon Creasey

Brits fired up the barbie in record numbers last year thanks to the summer. This year could be hotter, longer, slower…

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Bottled water category report 2014

31 Mar 2014 | By Bernadette John

Bottled water is booming. Analysis suggests that category value and volume growth is far outpacing that of grocery overall.

British Isles

Food & Drink Expo 2014: Preview

18 Mar 2014 | By Arabella Mileham

Regionality is set to be a key theme at the UK’s biggest food and drink exhibition, Food & Drink Expo, which takes place from 24-26 March at NEC Birmingham.

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National Convenience Show 2014: Preview

18 Mar 2014 | By Matt Chittock

It pays to be alert to the latest developments in the convenience sector by attending this year’s National Convenience Show.

Attack of the cones

Ice cream category report 2014

12 Mar 2014 | By Natalie Brown

With the force gathering in luxurious and licensed ice cream, the humble cornet is in trouble. But now it’s about to strike back…

Juices

Juices and smoothies category report 2014

03 Mar 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Despite some sensationalist recent headlines, juices & smoothies are actually performing better than a year ago…

Pizza Delivery

Pizza category report 2014

23 Feb 2014 | By James Halliwell

We Brits love pizza. A whopping 83% of us buy bake-at-home pizza and the market has grown 4.2% to £867m in the past year…

Ready Meals

Ready Meals and Microwaveable category report 2014

23 Feb 2014 | By Paul Davies

The horsemeat scandal had a devastating impact on the ready meal category. How has it fared since then?

Focus on E-cigarettes 2014

E-cigarettes market report 2014

18 Feb 2014 | By Matt Chittock

The e-cigs market has exploded. Just two years ago, sales were mostly online and the major retailers were hardly getting a look in. Today the market is worth £91.3m a year to them…

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Tobacco market report 2014

18 Feb 2014 | By Ronan Hegarty

What does the next year hold for the tobacco market? Our market report looks at how the industry is bracing for an array of new legislation on the sale of cigarettes, ciagrs and rolling tobacco.

Focus On Fairtrade

Focus on Fairtrade

09 Feb 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

It is the 20th anniversary of Fairtrade this year and at first glance, there appears to be plenty to celebrate…

Cooking sauces

Focus on Cooking Sauces

09 Feb 2014 | By Thomas Hobbs

We’re becoming a nation of cooking sauce snobs. Fewer and fewer of us are content to slop sauce straight from a jar into a pan midweek these days…

Focus On Hyacinth

Focus on Household and Paper Products

04 Feb 2014 | By Natalie Brown

Hyacinth Bucket would be pleased. We’re becoming more house proud - as our special report on the household & paper products sector reveals…

Focus on Cereals

Focus on Cereals

29 Jan 2014 | By Karen Bamford

Breakfast ain’t what it used to be. Demand for food that can be eaten on the move - or at a desk - is transforming the market…

Babies

Focus on Babycare

28 Jan 2014

The British birthrate is at its highest rate since 1971. But which parts of the baby market are delivering the strongest returns, and which are still struggling? Submissions deadline: 9 January

Rankings

Supplier of the Year

Supplier of the Year 2014 Subscription

22 Apr 2014 | By James Halliwell

We asked buyers to rate the top suppliers in 20 grocery categories. Here we reveal the 39 branded and own-label winners…

Top Advertisers 2014

UK fmcg advertising report 2014

07 Apr 2014 | By James Halliwell

The unstoppable rise of social media has led to a proliferation of highly targeted, personalised advertising. Who are biggest fmcg advertisers in the UK in 2014?

Top Advertisers 2014

Britain's biggest grocery advertisers: it's getting personal Subscription

04 Apr 2014 | By James Halliwell

The unstoppable rise of social media has led to a proliferation of highly targeted, personalised advertising…

Biggest Brands 2014

Britain's 100 Biggest Grocery Brands 2014

26 Mar 2014

It’s a cut-throat time for the UK’s leading brands, with own label fighting hard and volumes over a barrel. So which brands are ship shape? And who’s leaking water?

Top 50 Indies 2014

The Top 50 Independent Grocery Retailers Report 2014

26 Mar 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Independent grocery operators are continuing to battle against the multiples and the growth of hard discounters, but the sector is shrinking fast…

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The Big 30

05 Feb 2014 | By Beth Brooks

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definition of a wholesaler is ‘the selling of goods in large quantities to be retailed by others’. The reality is not so cut and dried. At least, not in grocery wholesale in 2014.

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Top Products Survey 2013

07 Jan 2014

The Grocer’s gigantic Top Products Survey 2013 rounds up the year’s fmcg successes, harnessing exclusive data from Nielsen…

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The Fast 50 2013

02 Nov 2013 | Updated: 13 Nov 2013

The Fast 50 is getting faster. This year, the average two-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of the first 50 runners and riders past the post was a galloping 29.3%.

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OC&C Top 150 supplier rankings

13 Sep 2013

They’re performing ahead of the branded giants in the latest OC&C Top 150 supplier rankings thanks to flourishing exports and innovation

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OC&C Global 50

06 Jul 2013 | Updated: 12 Nov 2013 | By Simon Creasey

There’s a new ‘big five’ to watch out for in Africa. They’re global fmcg behemoths Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Unilever, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Find out more in our OC&C Global 50 report.

Power list 2013

The power list 2013

24 May 2013

We’ve had countless conversations with industry experts. We’ve debated, deliberated and cogitated for weeks, but we’ve finally come up with a list of the 100 most powerful people in grocery…

Aldi

Grocery retail structure 2013

18 May 2013 | Updated: 24 May 2013 | By Beth Brooks

Convenience is the sector everyone is talking about, but the supermarket space race is far from over, according to this year’s Grocery Retail Structure.

Fast forward to the ‘second screen’ advert revolution

Britain's biggest grocery advertisers

17 May 2013

Soaring spend on digital threatens TV ads. But savvy brands are realising multi-channel interactivity will make them more effective…

Turn on, tune in, drop out

Britain's 100 biggest brands

22 Mar 2013

As Brits switch channels, the promotional onslaught and advance of own label have left some brands reeling. For brands to thrive, the answer is simple…

Top 50 independents feature

Top 50 grocery retailers

16 Mar 2013 | Updated: 21 Mar 2013

The success of the variety discounters is buoying up this year’s ranking of the UK’s Top 50 independent grocery retailers - but can they keep it up?…

Third party reports

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Carlsberg A/S

07 Feb 2014 | By MarketLine

Carlsberg A/S recorded revenues of DKK67,201 million (approximately $11,605.6 million) in the financial year ended December 2012…

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Diageo plc

07 Feb 2014 | By MarketLine

Diageo recorded net revenues of £11,433 million ($17,934.9 million) in the financial year ended June 2013…

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Tesco PLC

07 Feb 2014 | By MarketLine

Tesco recorded revenues of £64,826 million (approximately $102,982.6 million) during the financial year ended February 2013…

DANONE

Danone SA

07 Feb 2014 | By MarketLine

The group recorded revenues of E20,869 million (approximately $26,833.4 million) in the financial year ended December 2012…

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Asda Stores Limited

07 Feb 2014 | By MarketLine

Asda Stores Limited (Asda or ‘the company’), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart, is a grocery and general merchandise retailer…

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British American Tobacco p.l.c.

07 Feb 2014 | By MarketLine

The company recorded revenues of £15,190 million ($24,071.6 million) in the financial year ended December 2012 (FY2012)…

bread

Industry Profile: United Kingdom - Bread & Rolls

02 Dec 2013 | By MarketLine

Savory Snacks in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share…

Crisp Manufacturing

Industry Profile: United Kingdom - Potato Chips

02 Dec 2013 | By MarketLine

Savory Snacks in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share…

Snack shelf

Industry Profile: Europe - Savory Snacks

02 Dec 2013 | By MarketLine

Savory Snacks in Europe industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share…

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Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

01 Nov 2013 | By MarketLine

Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. (CCE or ‘the company’) produces, markets and distributes non-alcoholic beverages…

Beer lager

Beer: Global Industry Guide

31 Oct 2013 | By MarketLine

Global Beer industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size…

Wine

Wine: Global Industry Guide

31 Oct 2013 | By MarketLine

Global Wine industry guide provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size …

Frozen food aisle

Industry Profile: United Kingdom - Frozen Food

08 Oct 2013 | By MarketLine

Frozen Food in the United Kingdom industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary…

Dairy cows

Industry Profile: Europe - Dairy

08 Oct 2013 | By MarketLine

The dairy market consists of retail sales of cheese, milk, soy products, spreadable fats and yogurt…

milk

Industry Profile: United Kingdom - Dairy

08 Oct 2013 | By MarketLine

The dairy market consists of retail sales of cheese, milk, soy products, spreadable fats and yogurt…

Top Advertisers 2014

UK fmcg advertising report 2014

07 Apr 2014 | By James Halliwell

The unstoppable rise of social media has led to a proliferation of highly targeted, personalised advertising. Who are biggest fmcg advertisers in the UK in 2014?

Biggest Brands 2014

Britain's 100 Biggest Grocery Brands 2014

26 Mar 2014

It’s a cut-throat time for the UK’s leading brands, with own label fighting hard and volumes over a barrel. So which brands are ship shape? And who’s leaking water?

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