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Aldi establishes five-year link with Teenage Cancer Trust

13 Jan 2017 Updated: 16 Jan 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Discounter will aim to raise a total of £5m for charity

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Alpro and Spar target free-from boost with fixture trial Subscription

12 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

The ambient fixture, which also includes non-Alpro products, is being trialled in 55 Spar stores


Coupon scammers raking in nearly £250,000 a year Subscription

11 Jan 2017 | By Ian Quinn

The Institute of Promotional Marketing has warned of print at home style-fraud and ‘Frankenstein’ fakes

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Lidl readies 'Big on Quality, Lidl on Price' ad campaign Subscription

04 Jan 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The first ad will air on Friday 6 January during Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz of Everything

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M&S way ahead of rivals on Instagram follower numbers Subscription

15 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

Co-op Food and Ocado are trailing behind on photo-sharing app

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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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The Co-op and British Red Cross link to fight loneliness

13 Dec 2016 | By Michelle Perrett

A new report from the society and the Red Cross found epidemic levels of loneliness and social isolation in the UK

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Sainsbury's unveils 'crunch-o-meter' for crisps

12 Dec 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The acceptable level of crunchiness will be set by human tasters for each product during development

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Budgens launches Nan Vs Deals digital Christmas ads Video

08 Dec 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The videos are geo-targeted to store locations and each user will not see each advert more than twice

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Morrisons' #GivingTuesday raises over £10,000 for Sue Ryder Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

The supermarket is hoping to generate at least £100,000 for its partner charity this Christmas

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Co-op Christmas ad plays up ethical and community credentials Video

01 Dec 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Co-op pledged to give 1% of own-brand sales to good causes in September

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Mrs Claus at M&S the most talked-about supermarket Christmas ad

18 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The M&S ad racked up 40,000 mentions on social media in five days, with Sainsbury’s close behind with its Greatest Gift ad

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Lidl highlights turkey farming standards with Christmas ad Video

16 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

A sceptical shopper pays a visit to a Lidl turkey farm, where she can see how the animals are treated first-hand

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M&S launches 'emotional' Mrs Claus Christmas TV campaign Video

11 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Supermarket will target 7.5 million people this weekend through slots on Gogglebox and The X Factor

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Holland & Barrett campaign aims to help boost immune systems

27 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Holland & Barrett poses the question Are You Winter Body Ready? with polar bear in shop windows

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Asda's werewolf family warms hearts for Halloween Video Subscription

20 Oct 2016 | By Mark Dishman

Proof if any more were needed that Halloween is now serious business in the UK comes in the form of Asda’s new ad

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Diwali and Eid 'missed opportunity' for independent retailers

14 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Some 71% of retailers do not actively engage with customers around the occasions

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M&S launches new 'Adventures' TV ad highlighting autumn foods

12 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Recipes featured in the ad include one for a mini roast and one for salmon and butternut pockets

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Sainsbury's looks to drive Argos awareness with pop-up shops

12 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Sainsbury’s CEO Mike Coupe said his ambition was to put an Argos concession or click & collect point in all supermarkets

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The Co-op and Sortedfood look to improve millennials' cooking Subscription

10 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Co-op research found one in four millennials were not interested in learning how to cook

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'That's the Co-op way' ad push highlights ethical sourcing Video Subscription

03 Oct 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

Multimedia campaign launched on Friday with TV, outdoor and press elements

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Sainsbury's 'Gary' vegan cheese takes social media by storm

03 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Supermarket jokingly rebrands free-from cheese on Twitter following Facebook rant

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Ocado and Vitality link for 'healthy food' discounts Subscription

30 Sep 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Vitality members will get free delivery on their Ocado orders if at least 30% of the spend is on healthy food

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Spar launches digital tools for Halloween marketing

23 Sep 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

In the run-up to Halloween, Spar will be running digital marketing initiatives online for kids

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Waitrose adds Top Rated customer reviews to products Subscription

23 Sep 2016 | By Ronan Hegarty, Carolyn Robertson

The new Top Rated campaign highlights products that have been given its top 5-star rating

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Iceland has a treat for 'Mr and Mrs Claus'. Baffling Video

08 Dec 2016 | By Mark Dishman

Meet Nick and Sarah Claus, the stars of Iceland’s Christmas ad

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Video's the Christmas marketing star Subscription

01 Dec 2016 | By Martijn Bertisen

Christmas is a time when customers expect (dare we say look forward to) more sentiment

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Safeway move another intriguing strategic play by Morrisons Subscription

25 Nov 2016 | By Adam Leyland

The Safeway brand is better known and more meaningful – to consumers at least – than Buyco’s ‘Independent’

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Why retailers should think beyond their Christmas ads Subscription

24 Nov 2016 | By Liz Claydon

As the big retailers launch their Christmas ads, it is easy to get lost in the heartwarming tales

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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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Christmas advertising campaigns review part two Video Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

In part two of our Christmas ad review, our experts get to grips with trampolines, turkey farms and Mrs Claus

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Lego's move is a good foundation for change Subscription

17 Nov 2016

The brand’s withdrawal of advertising from the Daily Mail sets an example for other well-known brands to follow

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Carrots and cynicism: experts rate the Christmas ads Video Subscription

11 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

Tesco impresses our panel in part one of our Christmas ad review

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How fmcg companies can be seen by shoppers Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Jeremy Garlick

Fmcg companies have for a long time put effort into understanding consumer needs and occasions

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Shopper mindsets take marketing beyond demographics Subscription

05 Oct 2016 | By Chris Cooper

What was once typical of the grocery sector is becoming increasingly irrelevant

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Aldi and the art of minimalism Video

22 Sep 2016 | By Julia Glotz

The discounter is making waves with its first ever TV ad in Germany - featuring neither products nor price messages

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Digital is the way forward for loyalty Subscription

15 Sep 2016 | By Steve Parfett

Despite looking at several loyalty propositions I have not found one yet that can be made to work in c-stores

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Coca-Cola Zero Sugar Tastes More Like Coke ad

Coca-Cola Zero Sugar gets £4.5m Tastes More Like Coke push Subscription

16 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Activations include a 20-second TV commercial that will run until the end of February

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Top Advertisers 2014

UK fmcg advertising report 2014

07 Apr 2014 | By James Halliwell

The unstoppable rise of social media has led to a proliferation of highly targeted, personalised advertising. Who are biggest fmcg advertisers in the UK in 2014?

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We're going on a (weird) Creme Egg hunt Video

12 Jan 2017 | By Mark Dishman

Cadbury faced hostility when it switched out the Dairy Milk chocolate from its Creme Eggs in 2015

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