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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

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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

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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..

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Tesco customer satisfaction improves faster than rivals Subscription

20 Jan 2017 Updated: 23 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

But its score remains below average for food retail, found the UK Customer Satisfaction Index

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Him! identifies new shopper profiles in convenience Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Him! names three new shopper mentalities: Casual Connoisseur, Modern Mindset and Fast Consumption shoppers

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Aldi launches 'flexitarian' Full of Beans chilled mince

19 Jan 2017 | By Beth Gault

The chilled mince product counts towards consumers’ 5 a day

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Cut VAT on healthy food, urge health campaigners Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

New research found nearly one in three Brits say they cannot afford to purchase healthy food

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Gin drives spirits boom as shoppers enjoy boozy Christmas Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Brits splashed out £136m on gin this Christmas as booze outpaced the wider festive grocery market

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Blueberry wine and batter top 2016 Google food searches Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Battered fish, Yorkshire puddings and mashed potato were the top three most popular ‘how to’ search queries


Supermarkets 'among least trusted' with consumer data Subscription

16 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Financial institutions, healthcare providers and car and home insurers had the best reputations

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Bacon sales slump: is that WHO cancer report to blame?

16 Dec 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Bacon has been the biggest casualty of the supermarket price war, with sales plummeting by £122.6m

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Loyalty schemes 'at risk of alienating younger shoppers' Subscription

14 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

More than a third of 16 to 24-year-olds found loyalty schemes to be too complicated

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Three-quarters of Christmas food shoppers to visit big four Subscription

12 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Savvy found that 36% of shoppers planned on spending more on festive food and drink than last year

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Christmas grocery spend and online orders forecast to rise Subscription

09 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Shoppers are expected to splash out £20.6bn in the supermarkets this year


Get healthy, Unilever

23 Feb 2017

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

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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 …

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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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If you're not understood quickly you won't be bought Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By Jeremy Garlick

The process of shopping requires significant cognitive effort from the shopper

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The Black Friday opportunity for fmcg

22 Nov 2016 | By Matt Lee

Brands tempted by Black Friday should keep their eyes firmly on Christmas trading, argues Matt Lee of Capture

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University challenge: symbol groups study the student market Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Fingers on buzzers please: how can symbol groups make big bucks from university students?

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Why are we snapping and sharing pictures of our food? Subscription

04 Nov 2016 | By Adam Leyland

Would we really take so many pictures on our flashy smartphones if our food was as brown and beige as in yesteryear?

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Ethics enter the picture as consumers turn snap happy Subscription

04 Nov 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Awareness of food issues has been boosted in the smartphone era

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Convenience means something different to every shopper Subscription

03 Nov 2016 | By Camilla Barnard

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve reasoned that porridge pots aren’t the time-saver they appear to be

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