Aero Heavenly

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

Ocado home delivery

Selligent to aid Ocado with customer behaviour data

08 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The analytics will enable Ocado to target customers using their preferred social media channel

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Christmas 2016 drives record supermarket sales of fizz Subscription

06 Mar 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarkets sold more than 40 million bottles in the last quarter of 2016, WSTA reports


Amazon winning urban millennial and hipster pound Subscription

03 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Amazon grocery shoppers choose high-end, niche brands such as Lindt and Ciroc over category favourites

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Sainsbury's kicks off 'autism-friendly' trial in Liverpool

01 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Staff have received training from community enterprise Autism Adventures to enable them to provide specialist assistance

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Mobile contactless payments soar 247% in 2016

28 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Spending on all forms of contactless systems now accounts for 28% of all non-cash transactions in the UK

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The Co-op appoints ACI Worldwide to run members' digital wallet Subscription

27 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

goldTrials of the 5:1 scheme have reported significant increases in transactions, turnover and frequency of visits…

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Ten portions of fruit & veg a day offers 'maximum protection'

23 Feb 2017 | By Beth Gault

A study found that as little as two-and-a-half portions of fruit & veg a day could reduce risk of diseases

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Consumer spending stays high despite economy concern Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The proportion of Britons positive about making purchases was 53% at the end of 2016, the highest ever recorded by Nielsen

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Loyalty levels low as shoppers are 'spoilt for choice' Subscription

21 Feb 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The top reasons for switching were low everyday prices and better value for money


Shoppers plan to abandon brands as Brexit hits bill Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers would abandon brands for own label, switch to cheaper supermarkets and even cut back on chocolate

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Lidl Prosecco sales almost double in January Subscription

16 Feb 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

UK transactions for the Italian tipple rose 79%

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Cashless stores, apps and health to drive future of food to go

16 Feb 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

92% of consumers saidspeed and efficiency of service was an important driver of deciding where to shop

Self service tills

Good service increasingly important for grocery shoppers Subscription

07 Feb 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

Competitive pricing fell from second to third place in the ranking of critical expectations

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Fairtrade appeal broadens as Mars bars drive growth Subscription

02 Feb 2017 | By Rob Brown

Fairtrade food & drink is no longer the sole preserve of the well-heeled, The Grocer can reveal

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Aussie producers vie to make sparkling red 'the new Prosecco'

26 Jan 2017 | By Lisa Riley

Sparkling red has been identified by Bibendum as a big trend for 2017


'Virtuous eating' products among the fastest growing sellers

26 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Almond milk tops a list from IRI that includes avocados, fortified and coconut water, peanut butter and juice smoothies

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Sugar levy 'unlikely to influence consumer behaviour' Subscription

26 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

PHE said it was down to industry reformulation to succeed in cutting sugar consumption

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Sainsbury's to encourage higher veg consumption with trial

23 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

 mThe retailer is to place vegetarian alternatives next to meat products and reward shoppers who choose vegetarian products

Costcutter retailers Ron and Yvonne Ford

Costcutter opens 'Shop the Way You Live' pilot in Yorkshire Subscription

23 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The 2,800 sq ft new-build store applies sales-driving initiatives found in the Costcutter ‘Shopper First’ customer study


Tesco rolls out PayQwiq mobile app across all UK stores Subscription

23 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The move to go national comes after Tesco launched the digital wallet to 1,400 stores in December..


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

Sir, The acquisition would have given Kraft Heinz a route to market for complementary brands in emerging markets

Fruit & veg

Sainsbury’s will need to be sensitive with its meat-free push Subscription

23 Jan 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

We all know the standing joke about giving up meat: you may not live longer, but it certainly feels like it


Ten Tips for 2017 Subscription

06 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

There’s no point crying over all the milk spilt in 2016. It’s time to look forward to the year ahead

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As food forecasters get predicting, volatility is the only certainty Subscription

03 Jan 2017 | By James Halliwell

The annual trendfest is here where food watchers tell us what we’re going to be eating and drinking over the next 12 months, or is the whole predictions’ game simply a lottery?

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Take five: how changes in society are impacting on grocery sales Subscription

21 Dec 2016 | By Rob Brown

In the last 10 years we have had the smoking ban in pubs, the rise of remote working, free-from food and abstinence in the young and they are all having an impact on our spending habits …

Fish & Chips

Why the squid panic? Fish and chip shops have already started adapting Subscription

12 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

Scientists are warning squid could soon replace cod in our chippy dinners

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