Focus on SIAL

SIAL Category Report 2014 Subscription

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 Subscription

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…

Biscuit board

Cakes & Biscuits Category Report 2014 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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…

Muscles

Sports Nutrition Category Report 2014 Subscription

27 Sep 2014

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

Focus on Spirits (Landing page)

Spirits Category Report 2014 Subscription

19 Sep 2014 | By Natalie Brown

It’s a tale of two extremes in the spirits market. Premium spirits are flying, while cheaper brands are also performing strongly…

Hot chilli

Sauces & Condiments Category Report 2014 Subscription

12 Sep 2014 | By Kate Halliwell

Brits are getting saucier. Value sales of sauces & condiments have surged 4.9% over the past year and volumes are up 3.4%…

Dairymen 2014

The Dairymen 2014 Subscription

10 Sep 2014

The UK dairy industry is at a crossroads. With EU milk quotas to be removed next year, the sector’s focus is zeroing in on how to make the most of the opportunities offered by the new regime

Pods Focus

Hot Beverages Category Report 2014 Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

There’s trouble brewing for makers of Britain’s traditional cuppa, as Brits develop a taste for premium and speciality brands…

Focus on Batteries

Batteries Category Report 2014 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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.

mirror screaming

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…

defibrillator beans

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…

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…

Blueprint

OC&C Top 150 Supplier Rankings 2014 Subscription

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…

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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