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UK buyers help pick ambassador wines to promote Vin de France

28 Feb 2014 | By Richard Siddle

Up to nearly 90 wines thought to represent the very best of what Vin de France can offer have been picked by a trade panel to help promote Vin de France in key export markets like the UK.

Grocer Gold Awards 2012 at Guildhall in London

Gold medal standard

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012

On Wednesday evening the great and the good of the grocery industry gathered for The Grocer Gold Awards ceremony 2012, at London’s Guildhall.

Dean Arbel of The Bread Factory

The Bread Factory leads revival of artisanal craft

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Rob Brown

The fortunes of Britain’s artisanal bakers are rising. And fast.

Heimo Robosch of KNAPP

KNAPP sharpens supply chain for Boots' online op

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Simon Creasey

Rapid growth of the boots.com operation was placing its fulfilment operation under pressure - until KNAPP was called in to design and a tailor-made solution.

Tim North of Symington's

Symington's 'a pleasure to deal with' say buyers

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Hannah Stodell

Last year was a big one for the Leeds-based manufacturer.

Jon Workman of GSK

GSK extracts an extra £8m in toothpaste sales

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Hannah Stodell

GlaxoSmithKline claimed a scientific breakthrough with Sensodyne Repair & Protect last year.

Ralph Tucker of Sainsbury's

Online satisfaction scores show Sainsbury's success

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

This award has been dominated in the past by Tesco and Ocado, but Sainsbury’s has made major strides on a number of fronts.

Holly Lee of Sainsbury's

By Sainsbury's branding has feelgood factor

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

No-one could accuse Sainsbury’s of thinking small.

Naveen and Sanjeev Vadhera

Brothers reap rewards of innovative local schemes

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

They are the next generation of retailers who are shaking up the convenience sector with their trailblazing ideas.

Kim Roberts of Morrisons

Morrisons skills up its staff for a better future

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons completes a hat-trick of wins as the industry’s best employer.

Richard Hodgson of Morrisons

Morrisons forges ahead despite trading blips

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Ronan Hegarty

Morrisons hit its first bump in the road when its sales growth was slightly lower than the City expected over the Christmas period.

Helen Flemming of Tesco

Tesco initiatives having a 'transformative effect'

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Ian Quinn

It may have been a year of missed financial targets for Tesco, but it’s had no such problems on the environmental front.

Cath Marston of Booker

Booker looks beyond own footprint to its customers'

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Elinor Zuke

Booker became the highest-ranking wholesaler in the government’s Carbon Reduction Commitment rankings last year.

Kim Roberts of Morrisons

Morrisons returns to the top for service

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By James Halliwell

Morrisons or Asda usually win this award, but last year Tesco upset the apple-cart when it clinched the trophy.

Mark Kupelian of Asda

On price, it Asda be Asda for a 15th year

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By James Halliwell

Every year the result is the same. And the winning retailer makes it look incredibly easy.

Rahul Gurshani and Guiseppe Banchini of Belvita

Kraft's Belvita makes a sweet treat permissible

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

“Belvita has effectively created a new product category,” commented one of our judges, and it’s hard to argue.

Matthew Barnes and Roman Heini of Aldi

No frills but lots of thrills as Aldi comes of age

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By James Halliwell

Aldi has had its ups and its downs since its arrival in 1990, but in its 21st year, it’s clear the German discounter has come of age.

Stephen Garner, Dean Crowther and Rob Carroll of The Co-op

The Co-op's SMART move to improve availability

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

It’s SMART by name and smart by nature for The Co-operative Group’s Store Merchandising And Replenishment Transformation initiative.

Bulldog founder Simon Duffy

Bulldog bites chunks out of international markets

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Rob Brown

Male skincare brand Bulldog scored a real coup this year when it entered that last bastion of masculinity, Australia.

Jason Richards of Walkers

Walkers leads the way thanks to trade support

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Vince Bamford

Despite being Britain’s biggest crisps brand, Walkers hasn’t forgotten that it’s the little things in life that count when it comes to trade relationships.

Andrew Mann of Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's updates JLP's price promise for web era

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

Brand Match was not the first price-matching scheme to market. But it’s surely had the biggest impact since its launch in October 2011.

Charles Wilson of Booker

Booker lands a hat-trick of Grocer Gold accolades

16 Jun 2012 | Updated: 18 Jun 2012 | By Beth Brooks

Can anyone steal Booker’s crown? It’s won this award an incredible three years on the bounce, and for the fourth time in five years.

Star Wars toys

Toys category report 2014

14 Apr 2014 | By John Porter

Toys and collectables are on the front line in the battle between grocers and high-street retailers - and the supermarkets are sustaining heavy casualties.

Focus on Suncare

Suncare category report 2014

14 Apr 2014 | By Lisa Riley

What a scorcher! As the mercury rose last summer, so did sales of suncare products.

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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NPD is not shouting out - shoppers don't notice it

23 Apr 2014

We don’t necessarily need more NPD, we need better NPD…

Selling to real people

23 Apr 2014

It’s a well known fact that 20%-50% of purchasing decisions are achieved through word of mouth.

The colour purple

23 Apr 2014

Cadbury has exhausted its appeals to trademark its purple Pantone 2685C, but this may not be the last attempt by Mondelez to stop others using Dairy Milk’s iconic purple “hue”.

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