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Fairtrade category report 2016

08 Feb 2016

It’s been a bittersweet year for Fairtrade

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Cooking sauces category report 2016

08 Feb 2016

Are there any rays of sunshine in this commoditised sector? And can anything rescue cooking sauces from the downward trajectory?

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Household category report 2016

29 Jan 2016 Updated: 03 Feb 2016 | By Paul Davies

What can be learned from the champions of the household sector?

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Cereals category report 2016

22 Jan 2016 Updated: 03 Feb 2016 | By Emma Sturgess

If the market ever needed a hero, it does now. So where can one be found?

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Infant care category report 2016

22 Jan 2016 Updated: 03 Feb 2016 | By Natalie Brown

The overall babycare sector has declined 1.9% to just shy of £1.5bn on volumes down 2.5% in the past year

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Jams, Preserves, Honey & Spreads Category Report 2016

18 Jan 2016

Forget spreading the love, loving the spread is more accurate right now

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Easter Category Report 2016

08 Jan 2016 | By Natalie Brown

With Easter falling on 27 March this year, there’s now just 11 weeks for confectioners to sell their eggs

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Top Products Survey 2015

22 Dec 2015

Who are these lean, mean selling machines? How are they in such good shape? And who’s looking flabby?

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On the go category report 2015

14 Dec 2015

Sandwich, crisps and a chocolate bar, washed down with a can of pop… lunch on the go never used to be healthy. Now it’s changing. 

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Adult soft drinks category report 2015

10 Dec 2015 Updated: 05 Jan 2016 | By Natalie Brown

Value sales have surged 6.9% to £198m on volumes up 3.5% as health-conscious Brits embrace ‘sober sabbaticals’

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Cheese Category Report 2015

30 Nov 2015

How sustainable is the retailer tactic to slash prices, and what are brands doing to add value back into the cheese category?

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Pastries & Meat Snacks Category Report 2015

20 Nov 2015

What lessons can piemakers take from the booming meat snacks sector, which is enjoying continued value and volume growth?

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World Cuisine Category Report 2015

18 Nov 2015

Just how much of an opportunity is world cuisine? What factors have driven the growth? And can it continue?

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Fish Category Report 2015

18 Nov 2015

What is behind soaring sales? And how do frozen and ambient fish compare?

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Pasta and Pasta Sauces Category Report 2015

06 Nov 2015

Where do the opportunities lie? And, if scratch cooking is here to stay, what does the future look like for pasta sauce brands?

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Toiletries Category Report 2015

30 Oct 2015 | By Natalie Brown

The personal care market has suffered a 0.6% decline to just over £5bn and volumes are down 0.9%


Soup Category Report 2015

27 Oct 2015 | By Kate Halliwell

Why are some rising and some sinking? And is the soup bubble sustainable?

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Petcare Category Report 2015

27 Oct 2015 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Almost 37% of the British population owns a cat, dog or both, which translates into 11 million shoppers

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Winter Remedies Category Report 2015

23 Oct 2015 Updated: 30 Oct 2015 | By Paul Davies

Surely it’s not all down to efforts to encourage cold & flu sufferers to self medicate and keep out of GP surgeries?

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Cakes & Biscuits Category Report 2015

23 Oct 2015 Updated: 30 Oct 2015 | By Michelle Perrett

Some sectors, such as savoury biscuits and sweet treats for special occasions, are up by double digits

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The OC&C Top 150 index 2015

22 Sep 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Own-brand suppliers are growing over three times faster than branded suppliers

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Britain's 100 Biggest Alcohol Brands: who's come up trumps?

22 Jul 2015

Who has the strongest hand in today’s booze market? Which brands are the top trumps and which are the jokers?

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OC&C Global 50: the giant slowdown

14 Jul 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Global growth for fmcg giants has seldom been so anaemic

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Grocery Retail Structure 2015

05 Jun 2015

There’s an inconvenient truth at the heart of convenience retailing

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Fmcg advertisers report 2015

22 Apr 2015

It’s been a year of seismic change for fmcg advertising

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Britain's 100 Biggest Brands: spot on strategy and execution

20 Mar 2015

In chess, the first mover always has an advantage. The same applies in grocery…


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