Big squeeze

Feeling the squeeze: food on the go category report 2016 Video Subscription

02 Dec 2016 | By Julia Glotz

  Rising costs and uncertainty over migrant workers post-Brexit finds sandwich suppliers on the front line of an uncertain future

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Cheese Category Report 2016 Subscription

29 Nov 2016 | By Natalie Brown

Cheese is on the chopping block. Retailers are wielding their axes, targeting brands in brutal range rationalisations. How are brands fighting back?

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Pies & Meat Snacks Category Report 2016 Subscription

17 Nov 2016 Updated: 01 Dec 2016 | By Natalie Brown

Scotch eggs, sausage rolls and pork pies are hogging more share of pastries as pork scratchings win growth in meat snacks


Fish & Seafood Category Report 2016 Subscription

11 Nov 2016 Updated: 01 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Frozen fish is finally back in growth, driven by Britain’s growing appetite for cod and backed by a haul of premium innovations

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World Cuisine Category Report 2016 Subscription

10 Nov 2016 Updated: 01 Dec 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Latino street food is reshaping the world food rankings. But will Brexit’s impact on imported goods pour water on the part

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Pasta & Pasta Sauces Category Report 2016 Subscription

03 Nov 2016 Updated: 01 Dec 2016 | By James Halliwell

With pasta, of course! Sales are booming, but Brits are turning away from jarred pasta sauces and cooking their own

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Toiletries Category Report 2016 Subscription

28 Oct 2016 Updated: 01 Nov 2016 | By Natalie Brown

Forget Hollywood smiles. Today it’s all about the Brentwood smile: the bleached white teeth popularised by the cast of TOWIE, Brentwood’s…

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Petcare Category Report 2016

21 Oct 2016 Updated: 01 Nov 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

We haven’t dreamt it up, even if the above image has been manipulated somewhat: dog yoga (or ‘doga’) is really a thing.

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Soup Category Report 2016

21 Oct 2016 Updated: 01 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

Canned soup is on a sinking ship. A staggering £28.7m have been wiped off sales while chilled has climbed aboard the lifeboats…

Cold & flu medication

Winter Remedies Category Report 2016

14 Oct 2016 Updated: 01 Nov 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Winter is coming. To fans of Game of Thrones that phrase means the coming of unspeakable hardship and violence. And probably sex.

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Cakes & Biscuits Category Report 2016

14 Oct 2016 Updated: 01 Nov 2016 | By Amy North

America’s pioneering spirit - which opened up the Wild West in the 19th century and put man on the moon in 1969 - is making its mark on the biscuit category.

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Alcohol category report 2016

07 Oct 2016 Updated: 21 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The nation’s taste in booze is going upmarket. Just look at the boom in ultra premium craft spirits and sparkling wine, the two fastest growing sectors…

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Confectionery Category Report 2016

30 Sep 2016 Updated: 21 Oct 2016 | By Natalie Brown

Confectionery’s best brains are proving their mettle as the market continues to get battered by tectonic societal changes. 

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Sports Nutrition Category Report 2016

23 Sep 2016 | By Rob Brown

Fashion is cyclical. So are concepts of beauty. If one look can be said to have defined the 1990s, it is ‘heroin chic’  

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Spirits Category Report 2016

15 Sep 2016 Updated: 22 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

Brits are hitting the hard stuff… hard. Sales of spirits are up a stiff 3.2% after shoppers spent £108m more on liquor than last year, delivering the latest positive numbers in what…

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Sauces & Condiments Category Report 2016

13 Sep 2016 | By Robyn Vinter

Tesco now sells the world’s fieriest chilli, while Asda sends buyers to Mexico. So is it the new ketchup?


Hot Beverages Category Report 2016

01 Sep 2016 Updated: 08 Sep 2016 | By Emma Sturgess

You could argue British tea drinkers have never had it so good. For those who still prefer a standard cuppa, prices are being squeezed…


Batteries Category Report 2016

25 Aug 2016 Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | By Amy North

If the stampede caused by the appearance of a wild Snorlax in Taipei, Taiwan this week is anything to go by, catching the rarest Pokémon…


Hot Desserts Category Report 2016

18 Aug 2016 Updated: 23 Aug 2016 | By Robyn Vinter

British is best, especially when it comes to hot desserts. Traditional favourites such as jam roly poly, spotted dick and bread & butter pudding…

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Sunday Roast Category Report 2016

18 Aug 2016 Updated: 23 Aug 2016 | By Kate Halliwell

Forget roast tatties and carrots, Brits now prefer their roast dinners with a side of Netflix. They’ve tucked into 23 million more midweek…


Britain's Biggest Alcohol Brands 2016

15 Jul 2016 Updated: 23 Aug 2016 | By Rob Brown

In an age of range rationalisation, vicious price cuts and the unstoppable rise of craft alcohol, how buoyant are the big booze brands?

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OC&C Global 50 Report 2016

13 Jul 2016

Those who remember physics lessons will know nature abhors a vacuum. The same is true of business…

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Grocery Retail Structure 2016

20 May 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

With Musgrave and Morrisons pulling out, convenience is in the spotlight, while the big four have all but stopped growing

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Britain's Biggest Brands 2016

24 Mar 2016

Grocery brands are falling back to earth with a bump

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Top 50 Independents 2016

04 Mar 2016

It’s been another big year for the relatively little players in the grocery game

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The Big 30 Wholesalers report 2016

12 Feb 2016 Updated: 19 Feb 2016

Consolidation. It’s a word everyone in wholesale has been acutely familiar with for years, but 2015 has proved an especially lively 12 month spell with deals of all varieties.


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