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Features list 2017

The Grocer Features List 2017

Welcome to The Grocer’s 2017 Features List. Below you’ll find information on upcoming features.

olive oil

Focus On Oils: 3 June

Oil is getting more expensive – the average price per litre rose over the past year. This means Brits splashed out an extra despite buying fewer litres of the slick stuff. So, what’s going on?

Frozen berries

Focus On Frozen Food: 27 May

Frozen food is frozen solid for the second year running. Value remains static while volumes inched up. But, ice cream and desserts are storming ahead, with Brits splashing out an extra £50m on frozen sweet treats. How come?

Focus On Scotland

Focus On Scotland: 20 May

Scotland Food & Drink has unveiled an ambitious plan to double the size of the industry to £30bn by 2030. So, who will benefit from this?

veggie burger

Focus On Meat Free: 13 May

Veganism is in vogue. As an increasing number of celebrities – from musicians and comedians to film makers – go vegan, an increasing number of vegan food & drink products are hitting the market. What’s driving this?


Focus On Bread & Baked Goods: 6 May

Bread brands are being battered as competition between the grocers hots up. What factors have driven the market in the past year and what’s in store for 2017?


Focus On Crisps, Nuts & Snacks: 29 April

Crisps sales continue to crumble as snackers switch from crisps and other savoury snacks to popcorn, nuts and meat snacks. Which brands and retailers are driving this change? Who’s in steepest growth and decline? How are prices changing? And what’s in store for the coming year?

fizzy soft drink

Focus On Soft Drinks: 22 April

In a year’s time, soft drinks manufacturers of sugary pop will be hit with a new tax. How are brands and retailers preparing for the imposition of the sugar levy in terms of reformulation, product mix, marketing and so on?

alcohol calorie labelling, champagne and glasses

Focus On Wine & Champagne: 15 April

Chin chin! Brits have splashed out nearly an extra £100m on Prosecco and Champagne in the past year - making it the strongest performing booze sector in grocery. So why are Brits knocking back more fizz? What kinds of wine are on and off trend and what will be the next big thing?

Tesco cheese aisle

Focus On Own label: 15 April

Own label’s share of grocery sales is once again rising in the mainstream mults. To what extent is this being driven by falling prices for brands? What about the development of upper tier and specialist own label lines? And what does the coming year have in store?

health & beauty

Focus On Beauty, Suncare & Holiday Essentials: 8 April

Brits are doing battle with the signs of ageing, splashing out growing amounts on skincare products designed to banish wrinkles and reduce the appearance of tiredness. So who’s driving growth?

NCS show

Focus On National Convenience Show and Farm Shop & Deli: 8 April

How can c-stores increase basket value while maintaining frequency of shop? We speak to exhibitors at the National Convenience Show to find out


Focus On Yoghurts & Potted Desserts: 1 April

Size matters in yoghurt. Brits have forked (or spooned) out an extra £40.3m (12.1%) on big pots in the past year. Why? Which brands and retailers are driving this?

summer bbq

Focus On Barbecue: March 25

Witness the rise of the mid-week barbecue! More and more Brits are firing up the barbie on a weekday, according to analysis for The Grocer, which shows there were 64.9 million mid-week barbecues in 2016

International Food Exhibition

Focus On IFE: 18 March

Between 19-22nd March hundreds of exhibitors will descend upon London’s Excel to showcase their goods at the International Food & Drink Event (IFE) 2017

Man drinking bottled water

Focus On Bottled Water: 18 March

Brits have knocked back an extra 132 million litres of bottled water in the past year, growth of 11.4%, making this the strongest performing soft drinks sector yet again. What’s driving the growth?


Focus On Dairy Drinks: 11 March

Dairy drinks are in rude health! Take home sales have surged in the past year and out of home consumption is also up. What’s driving this growth?

ice cream

Focus On Ice Cream: 4 March

Supermarket sales of ice cream have climbed closer than ever to the £1bn landmark in the past year. What’s driven this? Which brands and retailers are cashing in? 

Woman drinking smoothie

Focus On Juices & Smoothies: 25 February

What a comeback! After years of decline driven by sugar’s catastrophic fall from fashion, the fruit juice and smoothies market is recovering


Focus On Pizza: 18 February

Growth has bought pizza’s value tantalisingly close to the £1bn mark. So which retailers and brands are driving this? How? Who’s being left behind? And why?

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