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McColl's to trial Co-op brand own label lines Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Ellis Hawthorne

The trial will see McColl’s stock a range of Co-op brand own-label fresh, frozen and ambient products in 25 stores

Culina Group enter joint venture with Morgan McLernon

Culina and Morgan McLernon link for Irish food distribution Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

Deal will make Morgan McLernon the largest haulage operator in Ireland…

Salami slicing: Peperami is reducing its snack to 22,5g from 25g.

Peperami and Doritos get smaller as shrinkflation hits snacks Subscription

05 Apr 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The meaty snack has been trimmed from 25g to 22.5g while sharing bags of Doritos are now 180g, down from 200g

NFT New Trucks

NFT wins three-year Yoplait yoghurt distribution deal Subscription

24 Jan 2017 | By Ronan Hegarty

The deal involves the management of Yoplait’s entire UK chilled supply chain activity

heinz ketchup or brown sauce

Table sauce prices up as cost hikes squeeze major brands Subscription

19 Jan 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Shoppers are facing price hikes on their favourite table sauces as well as Marmite

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Surya Foods launches 60 frozen world food SKUs into Tesco Subscription

14 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The new Tesco lines include Dayat, Gino’s Pizza, Hortex, Humza, Sympli, Jawo, Bantuway and Vadilal

Riso Gallo wholemeal rice pasta

Riso Gallo adds wholemeal rice pasta to premium line-up Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD follows the launch of the brand’s latest Guida Gallo

jacobs ciabatta crackers

Jacobs launches Ciabatta Crackers as brand overhaul continues Subscription

30 Jul 2016 | By Beth Gault

The NPD will be available from 15 August in Original, Sun Sundried Tomato & Basil and Caramelised Onion


'Health warnings' plan by Mars doesn't deter Dolmio buyers Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Year-on-year sales of Dolmio through the online retail platform increased after 18 April

coconut oil one use

Brits go nuts for coconut oil with sales up £12m Subscription

19 May 2016 | By Rob Brown

Brits have forked out an extra £12m on coconut oil in the past year

john west tuna

Pressure mounts for John West as Waitrose makes branded tuna sustainability promise Subscription

12 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Waitrose has committed to selling only MSC-certified or pole and line caught branded tuna from the end of 2017…

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Baxters revenues soar as Wornick deal drives up US sales Subscription

11 Mar 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Revenues leapt 40% at soup manufacturer Baxters last year after huge US growth saw international revenues outstrip UK sales.


Choc spread sales boom despite 'war on sugar' Subscription

15 Jan 2016 | By Rob Brown

Brits can’t get enough of chocolate spread despite growing health concerns about sugar

Bacon and sausages feature, pigs in blankets

Brits shun bacon and bangers at Christmas Subscription

07 Jan 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

By contrast, sales of cakes, pies and puddings were up in the run-up to Christmas 2015

kingsmill bread

Tesco in Reset reset as core Kingsmill range makes return Subscription

11 Dec 2015 | By Ian Quinn, Lisa Riley

Kingsmill bread has secured a shock comeback on the shelves at Tesco

Pasta sauces

Ambient pasta sauce sales hit by price war Subscription

05 Nov 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Ambient pasta sauces have been hit by the price war, The Grocer research has revealed

peanut butter

Pip & Nut and Proper Nutty win listings in major supermarkets Subscription

05 Nov 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Two artisan peanut butter brands are ramping up their presence with supermarket listings

santa maria seasoning

Morrisons and Sainsbury's add new Santa Maria lines Subscription

29 Oct 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Seasonings brand Santa Maria has secured new listings for its products

tortiglioni kamut

'Aphrodisiac pasta' to woo UK market

08 Jul 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Available as spaghetti, tortiglioni and conchiglie, Kamut pasta is based on the ancient Egyptian wheat grain kamut, which the supplier said contained high levels of protein

encona marinade

Encona adds marinades and new sauces in brand shake-up Subscription

27 Apr 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The three-strong marinades range is being rolled out next week in Moroccan Harissa, Korean BBQ and Jamaican Jerk BBQ

primula dips

Primula dips freshen up their appeal Subscription

23 Apr 2015

The range of five dips will be available to UK retailers from spring 2015.

crimbles gluten free pasta

Mrs Crimble's launches trio of gluten-free Pasta With Sauce Subscription

23 Apr 2015 | By Lisa Riley

The gluten-free Pasta With Sauce range will be available from mid-May in three fusilli-based variants

reduced sugar heinz beans

New Heinz Beanz have 50% less sugar than standard version Subscription

20 Apr 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Rolling out from 1 May, the product will replace the brand’s existing Reduced Sugar & Salt (RSS) Beanz, which have 30% less sugar

Souper soup

I Am Souper: ambient brand pledges to keep consumers full Subscription

12 Mar 2015 | By Lisa Riley

Containing beans, pulses and grains - and fortified with pea purée - the soups offered between 2.5g and 4.7g per 100g of protein per pack

World Cusine

Streets ahead: world cuisine category report 2016 Video Subscription

10 Nov 2016 | By Megan Tatum

Latino street food is reshaping the world food rankings. But will Brexit’s impact on imported goods pour water on the part

Focus on Pasta

How to feed a hungry mob? Pasta Category Report 2016 Video Subscription

03 Nov 2016 | By James Halliwell

With pasta, of course! Sales are booming, but Brits are turning away from jarred pasta sauces and cooking their own

Heinz soup advert

Yes, Gregg, canned soup is a great product, but it needs sexing up Subscription

26 Oct 2016 | By Amy North

Gregg Wallace is shocked by canned soup’s demise, but all is not lost

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Drowning, not waving: soup category report 2016 Subscription

21 Oct 2016 | By Amy North

Sophisticated millennials are abandoning canned soup. What can traditional players learn from chilled?

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Hot to trot: Sauces & condiments category report 2016 Subscription

06 Sep 2016 | By Robyn Vinter

Tesco now sells the world’s fieriest chilli, while Asda sends buyers to Mexico. So is it the new ketchup?

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Jams, Preserves, Honey & Spreads Category Report 2016 Subscription

15 Jan 2016 | By Emma Sturgess

Bread sales are falling through the floor but spreads are flying as brands trumpet the versatility of their products

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Trouble bubbles: Pasta and Pasta Sauces Category Report 2015 Subscription

06 Nov 2015 | By Emma Sturgess

DIY options and the price war are making it harder to boil up value growth for sauces. But pasta remains in rude health

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Super bowl champions: Focus on soup 2015 Subscription

22 Oct 2015 | By Kate Halliwell

Serious comfort value has warmed up soup sales, helped by healthy NPD and exotic flavours. How can brands build on this?

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Sauces & Condiments Category Report 2015 Subscription

11 Sep 2015 | By Simon Creasey

Savage price cuts by retailers on own-label ranges of sauces and condiments have hit brands hard


Jams, Spreads & Honey Category Report Subscription

22 Jan 2015 | By Katy Salter

Brits are leaving jam and marmalade on the shelf and switching to nut butters and chocolate spread. Can a certain bear hel…


Jams, spreads & honey category report 2015

17 Jan 2015 Updated: 22 Jan 2015 | By Katy Salter

Britain’s love of marmalade is waning. Sales have fallen 2.4% on volumes  down 4.9%. Only jam and yeast spread, hit  by Marmite’s…

Skinny Range

Soup: warm weather puts soup out in the cold

19 Dec 2014 | By Katie Coyne

Soup is in hot water. A mild winter and hot summer have dragged both value (–7.9%) and volumes (–9%) down…

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