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Alcohol category report 2016

07 Oct 2016 Updated: 21 Oct 2016 | By Lisa Riley

The nation’s taste in booze is going upmarket. Just look at the boom in ultra premium craft spirits and sparkling wine, the two fastest growing sectors…

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Confectionery Category Report 2016

30 Sep 2016 Updated: 21 Oct 2016 | By Natalie Brown

Confectionery’s best brains are proving their mettle as the market continues to get battered by tectonic societal changes. 

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Sports Nutrition Category Report 2016

23 Sep 2016 | By Rob Brown

Fashion is cyclical. So are concepts of beauty. If one look can be said to have defined the 1990s, it is ‘heroin chic’  

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Spirits Category Report 2016

15 Sep 2016 Updated: 22 Sep 2016 | By James Halliwell

Brits are hitting the hard stuff… hard. Sales of spirits are up a stiff 3.2% after shoppers spent £108m more on liquor than last year, delivering the latest positive numbers in what…

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Sauces & Condiments Category Report 2016

13 Sep 2016 | By Robyn Vinter

Tesco now sells the world’s fieriest chilli, while Asda sends buyers to Mexico. So is it the new ketchup?


Hot Beverages Category Report 2016

01 Sep 2016 Updated: 08 Sep 2016 | By Emma Sturgess

You could argue British tea drinkers have never had it so good. For those who still prefer a standard cuppa, prices are being squeezed…


Batteries Category Report 2016

25 Aug 2016 Updated: 31 Aug 2016 | By Amy North

If the stampede caused by the appearance of a wild Snorlax in Taipei, Taiwan this week is anything to go by, catching the rarest Pokémon…


Hot Desserts Category Report 2016

18 Aug 2016 Updated: 23 Aug 2016 | By Robyn Vinter

British is best, especially when it comes to hot desserts. Traditional favourites such as jam roly poly, spotted dick and bread & butter pudding…

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Sunday Roast Category Report 2016

18 Aug 2016 Updated: 23 Aug 2016 | By Kate Halliwell

Forget roast tatties and carrots, Brits now prefer their roast dinners with a side of Netflix. They’ve tucked into 23 million more midweek…


Halloween Category Report 2016

28 Jul 2016 Updated: 23 Aug 2016 | By Kate Halliwell

It’s all a bit spooky. After years of scarily good sales, value sales of Halloween goods were up just 0.6% to £143.1m last year…

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Home Baking Category Report 2016

21 Jul 2016 Updated: 18 Aug 2016 | By Amy North

Brits love a bit of self-mockery. So much so the hash tag ‘baking fail’ has been used more than 15,000 times on Instagram alone…

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Canned Category Report 2016

20 Jul 2016 Updated: 18 Aug 2016 | By Andrew Lusher

Tinned food is in trouble, bearing the brunt of the wider ambient food sector’s decline of £84.5m (3.6%) to £2.2bn, on a 1.4% volume loss…

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Functional food & drink category report 2016

11 Jul 2016 Updated: 18 Aug 2016 | By Natalie Brown

Powerseed bread, probiotic tea and protein-enhanced milk and cereal… Britain’s everyday favourites have been given an injection…

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Free-from category report 2016

11 Jul 2016 Updated: 18 Aug 2016 | By Natalie Brown

If sugar is public enemy number one in today’s health-obsessed age, there are a number of ingredients vying for the dubious title…

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Lunchbox category report 2016

04 Jul 2016

Are packed lunches boxing clever?

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Beer & lager category report 2016

24 Jun 2016 Updated: 04 Jul 2016

The sector could do with a hand: £54.4m has been wiped off sales in the past year

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Sports & Energy drinks category report 2016

15 Jun 2016 Updated: 18 Aug 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The three biggest energy brands - Red Bull, Monster and Rockstar - have turned in combined growth of £34.9m this past year…

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Butter & Spreads Category Report 2016

10 Jun 2016

Value is melting away as brands have had to slash prices

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Soft Drinks Category Report 2016

22 Apr 2016 Updated: 16 May 2016

Given Europe is already drinking less sugary pop, is it really to blame for our widening waistlines?

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Pizza category report 2016

22 Feb 2016

That in this deflationary era shoppers are somehow being convinced that pizza is worth paying more for is to be celebrated


Britain's Biggest Alcohol Brands 2016

15 Jul 2016 Updated: 23 Aug 2016 | By Rob Brown

In an age of range rationalisation, vicious price cuts and the unstoppable rise of craft alcohol, how buoyant are the big booze brands?

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OC&C Global 50 Report 2016

13 Jul 2016

Those who remember physics lessons will know nature abhors a vacuum. The same is true of business…

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Grocery Retail Structure 2016

20 May 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty

With Musgrave and Morrisons pulling out, convenience is in the spotlight, while the big four have all but stopped growing

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Britain's Biggest Brands 2016

24 Mar 2016

Grocery brands are falling back to earth with a bump

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Top 50 Independents 2016

04 Mar 2016

It’s been another big year for the relatively little players in the grocery game

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The Big 30 Wholesalers report 2016

12 Feb 2016 Updated: 19 Feb 2016

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.


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