Focus On reports
How have the supermarkets responded to the risk? How will sales of costumes and Halloween goods in general fare this year?
Bristling beards and moustaches are the look of choice for many British men, 45% of whom now sport some kind of facial hair
Prices are on the up in the home baking aisle despite the soaring influence of the discounters. Can the new Bake Off series sustain growth?
No self-respecting survivalist would be without a bunker full of tinned food. But is the canned and ambient category in a dark place?
Where should free-from go in store: in its own fixture or among conventional products?
What can functional brands do to mitigate risk?
What does the coming year hold for players trying to earn a crust from the lunchbox sector?
Is cider’s slight slide over the past year just a blip or a sign of things to come?
How are sales holding up? And what are energy drinks players doing to counter the criticisms?
How can brands fight back to have a year worth toasting?
Is the sector’s golden age about to be cut short? And is there any weight to the scare stories?
What are suppliers doing? And how realistic is Birds Eye’s ambition?
What’s that sound? It might just be the Caledonian lion’s roar, as Alex Salmond would put it
Cooking oil prices are on a slippery slope. Although volumes have risen a healthy 2.5% over the past year, value is down 2.8%.
Why is the market still so small? And, given reports that more and more consumers are cutting out meat on health and environmental grounds, why is growth so sluggish?
Against a backdrop of declining market value - and high-profile delistings - suppliers and retailers are asking themselves how they can drive value back into the category
Why are crisps losing share to other savoury snacks? What kinds of snacks are enjoying the greatest growth and why? And what can brands do to rescue the humble potato crisp over the coming year?
How do the calorie reduction efforts of UK soft drinks players compare with those of their counterparts overseas? And how are the steps being taken affecting sales?
What does it take to keep the tills ringing in farm shops and delis in 2015?
Shifting pricing strategies and the growth of the discounters transform the UK retail landscape
Who has the strongest hand in today’s booze market? Which brands are the top trumps and which are the jokers?
Global growth for fmcg giants has seldom been so anaemic
It’s been a year of seismic change for fmcg advertising
In chess, the first mover always has an advantage. The same applies in grocery…
A record 14 indie forecourts featured in this year’s ranking, with their combined sales rising 19% to £2.9bn
The sector has been buoyed by both the continued growth of the convenience sector
Is the UK set for French-style farmer protests?