'Selfie culture' boosts cosmetics category to tune of £55m Subscription

24 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The sector is now worth almost £900m, fuelled by the popularity of selfies on social media

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'Giving up being vegetarian' most complained about ad of 2016 Subscription

21 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The campaign by Gourmet Burger Kitchen received 195 complaints for allegedly being offensive to vegetarians and vegans

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Three-quarters of Brits would reject US 'frankenfoods' Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Three quarters of Brits would reject American “frankenfoods” like hormone-treated beef and chlorine-washed chicken

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Shoppers stressed by Tesco more than Aldi, study reveals Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New research claims customers find it more stressful shopping at the UK’s biggest supermarket than at rival Aldi

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'Connected shoppers' changing game for retailers, says report Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

By 2022 tech-savvy Generation Y consumers will account for 47% of shoppers

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Amazon grocery sales soar 30% thanks to drinks and snacks Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Sales reached £25m in the first quarter of 2017, up £5.8m year on year


Sainsbury's predicts great leap in salmon sales this Easter Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Retailer expects to sell 10% more salmon compared to last Easter

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Brexit patriotism has its price limits Subscription

13 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

One in five consumers are more likely to buy British food following the Brexit vote, research from YouGov has revealed

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A fifth of UK consumers have purchased alcohol online Subscription

12 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The many convenient attributes of online shopping bode well for alcohol sales on the internet says report


HelloFresh unveils premium option for standard subscribers

11 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

From this month, customers can receive one premium meal per week without any increase in subscription price

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Boycott report shows long-term effect of negative publicity Subscription

10 Apr 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The report shows that of those who stopped using a brand, three-quarters (67%) still boycott it

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'We don't need meat for a good meal' say 56% of Brits

06 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

Among those who have cut back on meat, the survey found 33% did so for health reasons

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Deliveroo opens kitchens to help restaurants grow takeaway Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Deliveroo Editions programme offers third parties access to its 30 new kitchens across the country


'Post-millennials' to become most confident grocery spenders

05 Apr 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

IGD report found one in five post-millennials mainly shop in convenience stores

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Arla Protein adds pouches and kale-flavoured yoghurt to lineup Subscription

04 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

High protein brand, which was launched in 2015, is now worth almost £10m, Arla says

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Facebook ads 'have most impact on stores' Subscription

31 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Fmcg brands that ignore Facebook’s reach to potential customers could be missing out on major sales uplifts says Dunnhumby

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Brits changing food habits to save money, FSA survey reveals Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

43% have made at least one change to the way they shop or eat for financial reasons

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Seafood sales show 'significant increases' for Christmas 2016 Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brits bought eight million kg of seafood, worth £98m, during the week running up to Christmas Day 2016

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JJ Food Service urges restaurants to invest in online ordering

28 Mar 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

In the last year, delivery sales rose by 10% compared with just 1% for eating out, according to NPD Group

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Tesco to unlock trolleys that can't take new pound coin Subscription

28 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The rest of the big four claimed they had already taken measures to adapt their trolleys to take the coin

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Lactalis Nestlé launches indulgent Aero Heavenly mousses

23 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

Aero Heavenly will be sold in chocolate and salted caramel flavours in 170g pots


Burgers overtake sausages as Britain's favourite BBQ meat

23 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Beefburgers featured in a third more barbecues last year, an increase of 7.8 million occasions

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Hypermarkets being used as convenience stores, new report finds

17 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

Hypermarkets are part of ‘little and often’ trend

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Red Bull flies high as full-sugar sales surge Subscription

17 Mar 2017 | By Rob Brown

Despite a health backlash against the white stuff, sugary pop is still powering huge growth for some of Britain’s top soft

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Brits giving up booze over money concerns, claims study Subscription

10 Mar 2017 | By Ian Quinn

More than half of the nation’s beer, wine and cider drinkers said they were drinking less than a few years ago

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In retail, only what gets measured gets managed - video Video

20 Apr 2017

In his latest video column for The Grocer, Tim Mason of Eagle Eye talks about how an early Clubcard experience alerted him to the transformational power of customer data

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Four lessons in food retailing excellence from M&S - video Video

18 Apr 2017

Jeremy Garlick on M&S_still Jeremy Garlick on M&S_still In this video, Jeremy Garlick of Insight Traction sets out four key areas where M&S excels when it comes to selling food

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Surprise, unpleasant surprise at Waitrose

12 Apr 2017

Sir, In the past Waitrose cardholders could get a free hot drink in store whether they shopped or not

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Dairy needs a strategy to boost appeal to younger consumers Subscription

07 Apr 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Previous campaigns prove dairy can engage consumers and get its message heard. Time to use those skills once more

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Claridge’s ultra-premium take on 'cold' tea offers food for thought Subscription

30 Mar 2017 | By Amy North

Claridge’s is serving a new range of ultra-premium ambient teas in its Fera restaurant


The need for speed: what next for supermarket deliveries? Subscription

23 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

With super fast delivery now ‘the currency’ of the retail market, how will retailers develop their offers?

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Why an innovation drought is about to hit fmcg - video Video

21 Mar 2017

David Sables of Sentinel Management Consultants explains why NPD is becoming ever harder for brands

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The best of NPD from Natural Products Expo West

20 Mar 2017 | By Claire Nuttall

Claire Nuttall reviews the best innnovation from this year’s expo, including plant milks - and skinless popcorn

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An innovation drought is about to hit fmcg Video

20 Mar 2017 | By David Sables

Brand manufacturers are finding it harder to square retailer and consumer needs

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The benefits of next-level data interrogation

09 Mar 2017 | By Martijn Bertisen

Sometimes, we obsess about day-to-day performance to the detriment of bigger changes

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Ditch the stereotypes and get real

09 Mar 2017 | By James Graemer

just asking them what consumers want often doesn’t reflect how they behave and feel in real life


Get healthy, Unilever

23 Feb 2017

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