Focus on Batteries

Batteries Category Report 2014

01 Sep 2014 | By Jon Yeomans

After years of value decline, induced by changing device trends, heavy promoting, and indifferent customers, the battery sector has been re-energised…

Ripped Roast

Roast Dinners Category Report 2014

22 Aug 2014 | By Matt Chittock

What a difference a year makes. “The roast is resurrected,” The Grocer proclaimed this time last year…

Hot Desserts

Hot Desserts Category Report 2014

22 Aug 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

Hot desserts aren’t that hot anymore. We’re not talking temperature, we’re talking sales…

Angry Chef

Rice & Noodles Category Report 2014

15 Aug 2014 | By Natalie Brown

If takeaway chefs are cooking less rice at the moment, they need look no further…

Focus on Breakfast

Breakfast Category Report 2014

08 Aug 2014 | By Katy Salter

The cooked breakfast is experiencing a renaissance. So what are the trends driving more consumers to cook at breakfast?

halloween

Halloween Category Report 2014

01 Aug 2014 | By Kate Halliwell

Halloween is now established as one of the biggest seasonal events of the year, with latest figures putting the festival’s value at £325m in 2013, up 12% year on year.

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Male Grooming Category Report 2014

01 Aug 2014 | By Bernadette John

The Grocer can reveal that one third of your male colleagues may not have brushed their teeth this morning, and one in 10 men only bathe or shower every three days…

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Canned Goods Category Report 2014

26 Jul 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

The past year hasn’t been easy for canned & ambient. Value slipped 0.6% while volumes fell by 2.7%…

Pacman baking

Home Baking Category Report 2014

26 Jul 2014 | By Natalie Brown

Value sales of baking ingredients through the major mults have fallen 1.1% over the past year, while volumes have sunk…

Miley Free From

Free From Category Report 2014

14 Jul 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

Free-from is one of grocery’s great success stories. Worth just £173.5m five years ago, the category is now valued at a whopping £355.1m.

Focus on Functional Food - superfoods

Functional Food Category Report 2014

14 Jul 2014 | By Nigel Huddleston

There’s been a flurry of launches of products containing so-called ‘superfoods’. So are we on the cusp of a superfood revolution? Submissions deadline: 13 June

Focus on Lunchbox 2014

Lunchbox Category Report 2014

07 Jul 2014 | By Natalie Brown

As a nation, we’ve packed our lunchboxes on 76.6 million fewer occasions in the past year, according to analysis carried out exclusively for The Grocer. Why?… Submissions deadline: 6 June

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Beer & Cider Category Report 2014

29 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

In just one year, beer & cider has gone from being the black sheep of the British booze market to the best performing alcohol sub category… 

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Sports & Energy Drinks Category Report 2014

23 Jun 2014 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Sugar is public enemy number one. And, as calls for a fizzy drinks tax and sales of low-sugar pop grow, soft drinks are changing

Mary Berry Butters and Spreads

Butters and Spreads Category Report 2014

23 Jun 2014 | By Paul Davies

Butter has had better years. But Brits have still spent 4.8% more on it in the past year…

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Healthcare and Supplements Category Report 2014

16 Jun 2014 | By Cathy Relf

Britain is one of the world’s fattest nations. And we’re getting fatter: 66% of British men and 57% of women are overweight or obese…

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Frozen Food Category Report 2014

16 Jun 2014 | By Natalie Brown

The clouds over the frozen food aisle have taken an unmistakably equine shape of late.

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Scottish independence report 2014

30 May 2014 | By James Halliwell

The prospect of independence poses huge questions for Scotland. But how would its food and drink industry fare?

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Oils category report 2014

27 May 2014 | By Paul Davies

There’s a limit to how much Brits will pay for quality - and it seems some of Britain’s biggest extra virgin olive oil brands have hit it.

Focus on Meat Free 2014

Meat Free category report 2014

19 May 2014 | By Beth Brooks, Rob Brown

It should have been a golden year for meat-free, but things haven’t quite gone to plan.

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…

INCONVENIENT TRUTH

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?

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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