Vince Bamford is The Grocer’s Buying & Supplying Editor, and oversees print and online coverage of news related to issues including sourcing, new product development, branding, marketing and advertising.
Areas of particular personal interest include confectionery, beer & cider, bread, ice cream, free-from and marketing innovation. He also loves a good factory visit.
Vince has been a journalist longer than he is willing to admit, having started out on local newspapers in the mid-1980s. Career highlights include crashing a 747 Jumbo Jet (while writing about flight simulators); and covering a murder, gun siege and riot in a single night.
Vince’s interest in the grocery trade began with a Saturday job on the deli counter in Spar. @VinceBamford
Stories by this contributor.
17 Nov 2015
Red Love apple juice is available in one-litre and 250ml bottles
Bear slashes sugar levels with Claws kids' snacks Subscription
25 Sep 2015
Bear is launching a product it claims has the lowest sugar levels in the kids’ fruit snack market
‘Life of Loyd Grossman’ leads Premier’s £50m ad push Subscription
30 Jan 2012
Premier Foods is launching a new ad push for Loyd Grossman as part of previously announced plans to double the marketing spend on its key brands in 2012.
‘Mindless munching’ sees sweet sales soar Subscription
03 Oct 2011
Brits have munched their way through 120 million more boxes, bags and bars of sweets and chocolates in the past year. Supermarket sales of sweets soared almost 5% year-on-year to a whopping 2.9 billion packs, while the value of the market…
12-rated games could be given legal status Subscription
02 Jun 2012
Retailers could be jailed for selling 12-rated video games to children below that age under proposals being considered by parliament.
03 Nov 2013
151 Products is extending its Tango personal care range into liquid hand soaps and bubble baths…
28 Jul 2014
FSA audits into 2 Sisters sites embroiled in The Guardian poultry industry probe have found that no improvements are required at the plants.
14 Dec 2012
2 Sisters is challenging Chicago Town’s Deep Dish with the launch of its first microwaveable San Marco frozen pizza…
2014 Pedigree annuals have free masks Subscription
05 May 2013
Publisher Pedigree Books is looking to stand out in the crowded annuals market by including a free mask…
4Kids pasta brand relaunched by Crosse & Blackwell Subscription
08 Dec 2012
Crosse & Blackwell is relaunching its 4Kids children’s canned pasta range…