Gin

Ginspiracy: Are producers hiding behind ‘artisanal’ and ‘hand-crafted’ labels? Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Woolfson

A craft-based, artisan-inspired gin renaissance has seen sales of gin soar. But is there a risk some producers are cutting corners and hiding behind ‘artisanal’ and ‘hand-crafted’ labels to make a fast buck?

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Wheat cost hikes force up Kingsmill prices at the mults Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Supermarkets are hiking prices on Kingsmill after Allied warned it could no longer absorb the rising cost of wheat

Mars Protein

Mars Protein: acid test Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Aimed squarely at health-conscious shoppers, this sweet snack from Mars provides 33g of protein per 100g and 351kcals

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Communication must be high-quality to communicate quality Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Camilla Barnard

Maintaining that quality of nourishment and flavour is a constant challenge

TUNA

Tuna prices drop but pressure is on FADs Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Michael Liberty

Tuna prices are falling back from record highs, but the relief could be short-lived

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Häagen-Dazs signs tennis star Grigor Dimitrov as ambassador

17 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The ATP Finals winner, currently ranked third in the world, has signed a two-year deal with Häagen-Dazs

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Aldi's own-brand beauty range rated cruelty-free Subscription

17 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

The supermarket has achieved Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny certification

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Coffee shops are one of the UK's strongest performing sectors Subscription

16 Jan 2018 | By Emily Bright

Allegra’s Project Café 2018 report found that the £9.6bn UK coffee shop market increased its turnover by 7.3% this year

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Mr Sheen makes TV comeback with first live-action advert Subscription

04 Dec 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The £800,000 Back to Banish Dust push kicks off this evening (4 December)

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Can US success Beyond Meat convert British carnivores? Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Julia Glotz

Goldman’s high-profile startup recently secured a further $55m (£40m) in investment, which it will use to triple productio…

Disney Kitchen

Disney Kitchen brand debuts with snacks and ready meals Subscription

18 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The eight-strong lineup of baked savoury and sweet snacks are made under licence by Glasgow’s Lightbody Ventures

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Diet Coke gets a serious revamp: a sign of what’s to come in the UK? Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The soda’s grocery value sales are down 0.6% to £420.2m, so would a British relaunch be worth a punt?

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Oriental express: ready meals & soups category report 2018 Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Natalie Brown

Brits’ passion for Eastern cuisines is the engine behind another year of solid growth in ready meals. And own label is raking it in

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Can jam get glam? Jams & spreads category report 2018 Video Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Natalie Brown

A focus on versatility has won a wider audience for spreads. So could the same makeover effect help revive flagging jam sales?

Focus on Easter

Small but mighty: Easter Category Report 2018 Video Subscription

08 Jan 2018 | By Ash O’Mahony

Shell eggs, cream-filled eggs and novelties all enjoyed healthy increases in a year that saw Brits shell out £327.9m

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Just the tonic? Adults soft drinks category report 2017 Video Subscription

12 Dec 2017 | By Natalie Brown

Cocktail culture is transforming adult soft drinks as Brits look for posh tipples to be drank with or without booze

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On the money once more? Cheese category report 2017 Video Subscription

26 Nov 2017 | By Nick Hughes

Early signs of life are returning to cheese but, as own label and discounters grab share, brands must innovate…

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What veggie revolution? Savoury pastries & meat snacks 2017 Video Subscription

21 Nov 2017 | By Natalie Brown

Vegetarianism might be on the rise, but Brits are still willing to eat more meat if it’s wrapped in pastry

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A fishy tale of inflation: fish and seafood category report 2017 Video Subscription

11 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Supermarket fish prices are up 5% yet sales are still flying. Why is Brits’ appetite for fish undaunted?

world cuisine

Mexico's on the money: world foods category report 2017 Video Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By James Halliwell

Mexicana is going mainstream, with Brits eating 6.3 million more tortillas. But what will be the next big cuisine?

pasta one use

The end of the affair? Pasta & pasta sauces category report 2017 Video Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Natalie Brown

Four consecutive years of growth for pasta have ground to a halt with price cuts failing to drive volume gains. Why?

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Beauty redefined: toiletries & personal care report 2017 Video Subscription

25 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

First the trend for beards blunted razor sales. Now, more and more women are going ‘au naturel’. How is all this affecting sales?

TUna

Thai tuna cheaper thanks to end of FAD ban Subscription

05 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

Thai skipjack tuna prices have fallen since a Fish Aggregating Device ban in the region ended in October…

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Tulip CEO and turnaround specialist Steve Francis: a man on the move Subscription

08 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White

It took just 12 months for CEO Steve Francis to take Tulip from a business losing £1m per week, to one firmly back inthe black

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Mystery of the disappearing avocado spreads Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

After much initial hype, Tesco and Asda have dropped their own-label versions and Starbucks is discontinuing its avo spread. What’s going on?

lamb

UK lamb cheaper than New Zealand for first time in six years Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Michael Liberty

Brits might be tucking into more home-grown lamb this winter, with UK prices falling below New Zealand’s

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Why 2018 is the year to focus on ‘betterment’

It’s that time of year when we pledge to be healthier, happier versions of ourselves, but for brands and retailers, committing to ‘betterment’ should last beyond January, say brand, innovation and packaging design experts Sun Branding Solutions.

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White Paper: 9 Questions brands want to ask about Gen Z, answered

Never has a generation been so well connected to information, entertainment, and other people. Generation Z has been a focus for sensationalist headlines and cultural critique, but how much of it is true, and what do marketers need to do to appeal to this increasingly significant audience?

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White Paper: What are the eight myths surrounding online shopping?

It might seem like online shopping is growing at an exponential rate, with new formats, new technology and new functionality emerging every day.  But in reality, in-store sales still account for 95 per cent of all retail experiences worldwide, and 15 per cent in the UK.

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