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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.


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?

ready meals

Focus On Ready meals & Microwaveable:18 February

Britain’s supermarkets sold an extra £62m worth of chilled ready meals in the past year, while sales of frozen ready meals have dropped £24.5m. What’s going on? 

smoking cigarette tobacco

Focus On Tobacco & Accessories: 11 February

Is the age of the traditional fag coming to an end? As Philip Morris boss aims to get smokers to switch to a smokeless cigarette, and plain packaging looming, what does the future hold for this market?


Focus On E-Cigs: 11 February

Supermarkets have sold an extra £30m worth of e-cigs in the past year. But with new legislation governing how these products are sold, marketed and advertised looming, what’s in store for the coming year?

fairtrade bananas

Focus On Fairtrade: 4 February

Volume sales of Fairtrade food & drink have surged by almost a third, but value is up just 1.1%. What’s going on? And what does the coming year hold for Fairtrade?

cooking sauce spoon

Focus On Cooking Sauces: 4 February

Cooking sauces are cooling as Brits reined in spending on the category by £30.1m.This was driven by brands, particularly Italian and traditional sauces. So, can they bounce back?

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