Focus On reports
Are packed lunches boxing clever?
Sales through the major multiples have surpassed those of painkillers
Value is melting away as brands have had to slash prices
What secret is Scotland food and drink hiding under its kilt?
With more retailers bringing frozen luxury products to the masses under the banner of own label, how are the sector’s biggest brands performing?
Is extra virgin olive’s dominance of the market, with its 22.6% value share, under threat?
Sales are booming, up 6.2% to £268.6m on volumes up 7.2%
What can be learnt from Warbies? And who else is managing to buck the downturn in the bread market, and how?
It’s not just pack formats that are changing, however; increasingly they’re being filled with baked snacks rather than potato crisps
Given Europe is already drinking less sugary pop, is it really to blame for our widening waistlines?
Northern Ireland won 160 Great Taste Awards in 2015
If this were a real war, own label would be waving a white flag right now
So what has turned Britain into a nation of wine lovers? What’s driven overall wine prices up 0.5%?
Convenience is getting fresh. It might even be getting healthy.
How are artificial tanning products continuing to gain favour? And what can be done to brighten up suncare’s future?
Greek-style yoghurt continues to deliver divine sales
What have brands and retailers got up their sleeves to help grow sales in summer 2016 come rain or shine?
Health concerns are fuelling the sector’s growth, and drinkers are lapping up the brands’ marketing. So who’s ahead?
What are toy manufacturers and retailers doing to build on this in the coming year? And will superheroes continue to dominate?
How do brands plan to maintain the momentum? And how well-positioned is the dairy drinks category in the war on sugar?
Those who remember physics lessons will know nature abhors a vacuum
Grocery brands are falling back to earth with a bump
It’s been another big year for the relatively little players in the grocery game
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.
Our Power List for 2016 reflects the looming emergence of a new force in grocery. Or should that be a new Death Star?
Who are these lean, mean selling machines? How are they in such good shape? And who’s looking flabby?
Should Sean Clarke listen to Sainsbury's warnings against a price war?