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Coffee pods

Coffee pod sales soar to £190m Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

Retail prices for Nespresso and Nespresso-compatible capsules in the supermarkets are climbing

Vegan sport

Plant powered: sports nutrition category report 2018 Subscription

21 Sep 2018 | By Rob Brown

The market is awash with vegan NPD, extolling the health and environmental virtues of a plant-based diet

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Whisky Exchange lenticular labels

The Whisky Exchange claims first with 3D labels Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The retailer said the labels ’gives each label a feeling of depth and movement’

RAP Precious Planet packaging

Packaging maker RAP ramps up agri waste products Subscription

20 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The packs are made from stems and leaves left after crops have been harvested

Charlie Bigham's

Charlie Bigham’s adds veggie ready meal quartet Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new quartet has been created ‘to really show off the versatility and deliciousness of vegetables’

Jacks milk

Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group to supply all of Jack's milk Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The new discount chain has also made a 100% British commitment on fresh meat

caged hen

Compassion in World Farming demands urgency on caged egg pledges

19 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It warned companies must start planning production system changes now to ensure smooth transition to models “fit for the future”

Frontier

Fuller’s overhauls Frontier and plans new craft brews Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It has launched five new small batch beers from its new ‘pilot brewery’, with a second ‘Fuller’s & Friends’ six-pack pencilled for next spring

Kindernauts

Ferrero rapped for Kinder HFSS content aimed at children

19 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The ruling follows a complaint from the Children’s Food Campaign about three websites, an app and a YouTube channel

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FSA slams 'misleading' reports about adulterated meat Subscription

19 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Hancock accused news outlets of twisting the truth surrounding the findings of this month’s BBC investigation

stella artois rebrand

Stella Artois to get 'traditional yet modern' brand overhaul Subscription

18 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

New bottles with a refreshed logo will roll out across the brand over the coming weeks

southern co-op local flavours sourcing

Southern Co-op to highlight Locally Sourced range in new push Subscription

18 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

In the seven months from February to August 2018, Southern Co-op shoppers bought nearly two million local products

cathedral city cheese factory

Dairy Crest readies lactose-free Cathedral City range Subscription

18 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The new range is part of a raft of NPD planned by the dairy giant

Cow & Gate Little Bowls

Cow & Gate rolls out Little Bowls microwave baby meals Subscription

17 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Aimed at stage two feeding, the meals are designed to be eaten directly from the bowl-shaped pack

Overhauled Boxed ready meal range

Boxed switches frozen ready meals range to single serving

17 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The change follows the brand’s sale in June to Nomad by William Jackson

Giraffe Katsu Chicken meal

Giraffe and Ed’s Easy Diner launch ranges into Tesco

17 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

A dozen frozen SKUs for two people are rolling out to more than 300 Tesco stores

Schweppes 1783 Cans

Schweppes to launch its 1783 mixer range in cans Subscription

17 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The five-strong range includes Golden Ginger Ale, Crisp Tonic, Light Tonic, Quenching Cucumber and Muscovado mixers

ella's kitchen big kids muffins

Ella’s Kitchen moves into frozen with Big Kids lineup Subscription

15 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The 14-strong range of meals and snacks is aimed at children aged up to eight

quorn

Quorn unveils biggest-ever lineup of new products Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

Nine new products will launch into Asda and Ocado

Red Red lineup

Unilever plans big distribution push for Red Red stew pots

14 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The supplier launched the vegan Red Red meals in January via Whole Foods Market

'test tube milk'

‘Test tube milk’ more likely to win Brits than lab-grown meat

14 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Nearly three in 10 (28%) said they would buy ‘synthetic’ milk, with less than half (40%) refusing to consider it

Iceland Mexicana Pulled Chicken Pibil Empanada

Iceland unveils Mexican range inspired by street food Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Emma Weinbren

The 12-strong Mexicana lineup comprises meals and tapas-style portions  

Pig

African swine fever is ‘major threat’ to China’s pork Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The disease has a 100% fatality rate for pigs in its most virulent form

Creme Eggs production line

Food suppliers start stockpiling amid fears of no-deal Brexit

14 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Major food and drink companies have begun stockpiling supplies and exploring alternative manufacturing options in Europe

Youngs Simply Steam

Young's adds Simply Steam ready meal duo Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The meals for one come in widely recyclable transparent plastic trays

michelob ultra

AB InBev's low-alcohol Michelob Ultra beer to launch in UK Subscription

14 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It’s the latest in a series of low/no-alcohol plays from the brewing giant

Westons aged finish

Westons targets 'discerning' audience with 180-day sparkling 'Aged Finish' craft line Subscription

13 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It comes on the back of a strong year for Westons, which added £5.6m to its value sales over the past 12 months

Hiver

Hiver to debut its honey-infused beer in cans Subscription

13 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The move would open up “wider F&B opportunities” at home and abroad, said Hiver’s founder

lost lager

BrewDog to launch lager as first Tesco-Booker exclusive Subscription

12 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

Lost Lager was first reported to be in development by The Grocer in January

Day2 laundry spray

Unilever unveils ‘world first’ dry-wash spray for clothes

12 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Day2 promises to leave garments ‘looking, feeling and smelling just-washed and pressed’

I Heart Champagne

I Heart Wines launches first champagne Subscription

12 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

It comes on the back of a stellar year for the I Heart brand, which has grow supermarket value sales by more than a third

Tesco spoon guru

Spoon Guru AI 'better than professionals' in allergy study Subscription

12 Sep 2018 | By Ian Quinn

Study found Spoon Guru machine learning technology was 99.3% accurate when suggesting foods for people with nut allergies

Fever Tree Citrus

Fever-Tree unveils citrus tonic water with Patrón Tequila Subscription

12 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

The mixer is made with Mexican limes, tangerines and bitter orange

Mash Direct dairy free mash

Mash Direct to launch 'UK first' dairy-free mash product

12 Sep 2018 | By Marianne Calnan

The mash was created in response to increasing demand for dairy-free options

Chateau Jacked

Concha y Toro unveils fruit-infused wine brand Subscription

12 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

At 12.5% abv, the brand’s two SKUs are stronger than many other fruit wines

Spare Snacks seasoned range

Spare Fruit becomes Spare Snacks in relaunch

11 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The business will officially launch its new identity at the Lunch expo later this month

Warburtons Toastie sourdough

Warburtons adds sourdough to Toastie loaf lineup Subscription

11 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The new bread (rsp: £1.75/800g) is rolling out to Asda and Iceland

freya's gluten free

Freya's Gluten Free World launches free-from range online Subscription

11 Sep 2018 | By Steve Farrell

Retailer is offering recipe boxes via either one-off purchases or on subscription

black farmer tea

The Black Farmer makes ambient debut with tea and coffee Subscription

11 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Two ‘eco coffee’ SKUs and a quartet of flavoured tea became available this week from Ocado

Bel Vita ad

Mondelez plans healthier NPD for its leading snack brands Subscription

11 Sep 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Next year will see BelVita, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Trebor and Maynards Bassetts add health-focused variants or undergo reformulation

red tractor mince beef

Red Tractor to launch suite of toughened new standards

11 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The new ‘modular standards’ covers areas such as enhanced animal welfare, organic and environmentally sustainable production

Supermeat logo 2018

Aldi wins top accolades at The Grocer Supermeat & Fish Awards

10 Sep 2018 | By Kevin White

The discounter won a total of 12 awards and was praised for delivering ‘great quality’

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Plastic and the Packaging Conundrum

Plastic is the new public enemy number one. But how should the industry, which is so reliant on plastic as a packaging solution, respond?

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The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

What does the Sugar Levy mean? Everything you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask

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Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

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Whitepapers

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WHITE PAPER – Research: Food and drink report 2018

Bray Leino surveyed 1,400 consumers in London, Wales and the North East on a range of behaviours and attitudes to food and drink. What is influencing their buying decisions? What are they buying more and less of? How do they feel Brexit will impact price and quality? What are the regional differences and what does this all tell us about how food and drink brands should approach their brand-building activity?

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WHITE PAPER – Accelerate your supply chain as retail pressure intensifies

Big or small, Food and Drink manufacturers are under pressure. Supermarket range reviews, massive retail mergers, the backlash against plastic packaging and the ongoing unpredictability of Brexit are just some of the huge challenges facing them in 2018. 

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WHITE PAPER – How innovation can meet customer needs and secure your brand’s future

There was a time where it was enough to do one thing and do it well. When simply providing a solid product and service would support your business model for many years, if not decades. But the world has changed and continues to change… fast. Brands need to be planning ahead, but also ready to react when the competition start to encroach on their territory.  

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