baby food

Focus on infant care

27 Jan 2015

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

cereal killers

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… 

world food

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…

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Personal Care Category Report 2014

30 Oct 2014 | Updated: 05 Dec 2014 | By Natalie Brown

There’s not much to smile about in personal care. “A somewhat dull year,” is Kantar Worldpanel analyst Jennifer Chan’s blunt assessment…

Focus on petcare

Petcare Category Report 2014

25 Oct 2014 | By Emma Sturgess

Talk about pampered pets! A year ago, our report on falling prices and own-label growth in petcare could have raised doubts about how much pet owners love their animals…

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Soup Category Report 2014

25 Oct 2014 | By Katie Coyne

Oh dear. Soup has gone decidedly off the boil. Across the entire market every sub-category is losing ground…

Focus on SIAL

SIAL Category Report 2014

17 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Our friends across the Channel aren’t exactly known for their admiration of our national cuisine…

Praying for rain

Winter Remedies Category Report 2014

16 Oct 2014 | By Paul Davies

After a year of relatively mild weather, in which sales fell 6.1% by value [Kantar Worldpanel 52 w/e 20 July 2014], suppliers of winter remedies are hoping for a rough winter…

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Cakes & Biscuits Category Report 2014

16 Oct 2014 | By Katy Salter

This year’s biscuit success story is McVitie’s Digestives, which launched in 1892. It is up 11.8% in value…

Steph & Dom

Alcoholic Drinks Category report 2014

10 Oct 2014 | By Natalie Brown

For all our good intentions, we’re still drinking more at home…

Born to Chew

Confectionery Category Report 2014

03 Oct 2014 | By James Halliwell, Nick Hughes, Vince Bamford

Our massive category report looks at three distinct areas: confectionery NPD, own label, and the war on sugar…


Sports Nutrition Category Report 2014

27 Sep 2014

As protein continues to move into the mainstream, the booming sports nutrition category has been one of the greatest beneficiaries. 

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?

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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