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Juices & Smoothies Category report 2015

27 Feb 2015

As suppliers try to cut sugar intake by dangling a carrot in front of our noses, calls are growing for the government to strike with its regulatory stick

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Ready meals category report 2015

20 Feb 2015

Value growing ahead of volume reflects the success of pricier, premium and predominantly chilled products

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Pizza category report 2015

20 Feb 2015

The force is strong with pizza. In 2014, sales grew 4.2% to £899.1m on volumes up 2.6%


The Big 30 wholesalers

13 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The sector has been buoyed by both the continued growth of the convenience sector

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E-cigarettes category report 2015

13 Feb 2015 | By Ronan Hegarty

Now should be the perfect time for electronic cigarettes to start making serious inroads

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Tobacco category report 2015

13 Feb 2015

The age of cigarette endorsements from doctors and the glitterati couldn’t seem more distant

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Cooking sauces category report 2015

09 Feb 2015

Households are getting smaller. More of us are cooking from scratch. The discounters are moving in.

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Fairtrade category report 2015

05 Feb 2015 | By Amy North

Is the price war really to blame for the fall? And how can Fairtrade recover its growth?

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Household category report 2015

02 Feb 2015

The household sector has come up smelling of roses, with its fifth consecutive year of growth

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Infant care category report 2015

27 Jan 2015

With half of big brand babyfood products ‘sweet,’ according to a survey, how can manufacturers make dentists smile again?

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Cereal category report 2015

26 Jan 2015 | By Bernadette John

Not only are the discounters stealing sales from the supers at a faster rate than in the rest of grocery and driving deflation, their greater reliance on own label is hitting brands hard.


Jams, spreads & honey category report 2015

17 Jan 2015 | Updated: 22 Jan 2015 | By Katy Salter

Britain’s love of marmalade is waning. Sales have fallen 2.4% on volumes  down 4.9%. Only jam and yeast spread, hit  by Marmite’s…

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Easter Category Report 2015

10 Jan 2015 | Updated: 22 Jan 2015 | By Emma Sturgess

Confectioners are universally upbeat about Easter 2014, and with good reason. According to data exclusive to The Grocer…


Adult soft drinks category report 2014

13 Dec 2014 | Updated: 22 Jan 2015 | By Simon Creasey

The adult soft drinks market is not quite on the rocks, but for the first time in the past five years its growth rate has fallen behind that…

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Food To Go Category Report 2014

05 Dec 2014 | By Bernadette John

Is there no one left in Britain who can make a sandwich?

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Cheese Category Report 2014

30 Nov 2014 | Updated: 05 Dec 2014 | By Nick Hughes

Forget new flavours or fresh formats, big ad campaigns or fancy marketing - where cheese is concerned, price is currently king…

Mrs Lovett

Pies & Meat Snacks Category Report 2014

21 Nov 2014 | By Paul Davies

It’s almost as if Mrs Lovett’s ghastly secret is out… for Brits are feeling a little queasy about pies.

Focus on fish

Fish Category Report 2014

14 Nov 2014

As a nation we are eating more fresh and canned fish, despite increases in average price… 

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World Cuisine Category Report 2014

14 Nov 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

Move over Nigella and Delia, Britons want to become experts at cooking more exotic cuisines… Submissions deadline: 17 October

Dolce Vita

Pasta & Pasta Sauces Category Report 2014

08 Nov 2014 | By Bernadette John

Britain’s pasta suppliers have been living la dolce vita. No surprise, really, given the £394.3m pasta category is growing…


The Big 30 wholesalers

13 Feb 2015 | By Beth Brooks

The sector has been buoyed by both the continued growth of the convenience sector

Power List 2015

The power list 2015

09 Feb 2015

Find out who the most powerful people in UK grocery are

Total war

Top Products Survey 2014

14 Jan 2015

It’s been carnage for the big four as discounters stepped up their assault. So which products and categories have been hit hardest? Who are the heroes? And how?


OC&C Top 150 Supplier Rankings 2014

01 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell, Alec Mattinson

In the toughest grocery retail conditions for a generation, it’s not scale so much as fleetness of foot that counts, reveals the latest OC&C Top 150…

Biggest booze brands 2014

Britain's 100 Biggest Alcohol Brands 2014

19 Jul 2014 | Updated: 01 Aug 2014 | By Rob Brown

Britain is hitting the bottle. We’ve spent £400m (5%) more on the UK’s 100 biggest alcohol brands in the off trade…


Grocery Retail Structure 2014

27 May 2014

The UK convenience sector is booming, consumers are shopping ‘little and often’. Right?


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