tomato pickers

Mutti and Conserve Italia reassure over labour practices Subscription

31 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

De Rubertis Rita, a grower in Puglia, southern Italy which supplied tomatoes to the Italian food giants, has been linked to alleged labour abuses

mayo set

Kraft Heinz gives Seriously Good mayo jars a festive makeover Subscription

30 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

Three limited-edition packs featuring a snow hen, a golden sleigh and a golden Christmas tree roll out from November…

Heinz soup Made with Great TV ad

Heinz hikes number of promotions to complement soups ad push Video Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

There were 126 featured space promotions on Heinz products in the major mults over the past month

Heinz Soup of the Day ad 2017

Kraft Heinz unveils second phase of £8m soups ad campaign Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Targeted at under-35s, the £4m push makes its TV debut today (16 October)

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Spoon Cereals rolls ancient grains muesli duo into Waitrose Subscription

09 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

The new line-up is set to bring the “wow factor” to muesli…

Princes fish range

Princes launches six-month push for fish and fruit lineup Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Brand has also expanded its mackerel and tuna ranges with three new variants exclusive to Tesco

Heinz soup Made with Great TV ad

Heinz makes its can the star in £4m TV soup push Subscription

19 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The new 20-second clip replaces last year’s Love Soup commercial

Baxters Super Good soup lineup

Baxters unveils healthier range of Super Good soup Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The brand has also revamped its canned Hearty lineup, with three new variants

Pacifical tuna fishing boat

MSC defends standards after "duping" claim Subscription

04 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

A campaign group claims it has been allowing crews to catch tuna to both MSC-certified and non-certified standards

Joe Wicks Uncle Ben's ad

Mars cuts raft of Uncle Ben's ambient meals Subscription

24 Aug 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

At least 13 ambient meal SKUs have been culled by the fmcg giant

Hilltop Honey, Scott Davies and Lesley Griffiths

Welsh brand Hilltop Honey upgrades its headquarters Subscription

10 Aug 2017 | By Michelle Perrett

The business expects to increase its workforce from 12 to 20 by the end of this year

Baked beans

Sainsbury’s hits salt reduction ‘milestone’ for own label beans Subscription

25 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The 18-month reformulation project, which also includes tinned pasta, has achieved a salt reduction equivalent to 14.6 tonnes per year

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Princes and Crown link up for Love Canned Food drive Subscription

12 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The aim of the campaign is to communicate the advantages of buying canned food


Thai Union agrees to sustainability deal with Greenpeace Subscription

11 Jul 2017 | By Beth Gault

Thai Union has agreed to a ’comprehensive’ package of reforms, including reducing the number of fish aggregating devices 

Heinz Paw Patrol Duo Snap Pot Pasta Shapes

Kraft Heinz launches Paw Patrol pasta products for kids Subscription

10 Jul 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Duo Snap Pot Pasta Shapes, Dry Pasta Shapes and Smooth Tomato Sauce will roll out this month

Spam web 1937

Spam: as it turns 80, five things you never knew

05 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

As the famous tinned meat hits 80 years old, The Grocer looks back at its history


Heinz unveils healthier No Added Sugar lineup of canned soup Subscription

26 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD will roll out in July, replacing the reduced salt Heinz Balance soup range

princes tuna fillers

Princes relaunches Tuna Fillers flavoured canned fish range Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The new packs are designed to appeal to younger shoppers by “providing contemporary recipes in a simple convenient format”

Heinz no added sugar Hoops, 205g

Kraft Heinz launches no-added-sugar Heinz Hoops Subscription

02 May 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

At 1.4g of sugar per 100g, the NPD marks a 64% decrease in sugar compared with the core variant’s 3.9g

Beanz Meanz Heinz

Beanz Meanz Heinz slogan returns for £4.1m campaign Subscription

28 Apr 2017 | By Daniel Woolfson

The push will position baked beans as a healthy option

princes mango

Princes to cut sugar as it revamps canned fruit Subscription

16 Mar 2017 | By Kevin White

The new SKU would replace the brand’s syrup-based equivalent

Heinz Tomato Ketchup Irresistibly Tasty TV commercial

Heinz brings Ketchup Super Bowl dog ad to the UK

10 Mar 2017 | By Helen Gilbert

The clip made its debut in the US under the name Wiener Stampede

Heinz PAW Patrol licensed biscuits for toddlers

Heinz targets toddlers with Peppa Pig & PAW Patrol snacks Subscription

06 Feb 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The two biscuit SKUs are Heinz’s first to be aimed at toddlers

Heinz Beanz No Added Sugar

Heinz gives healthier Beanz less sugar and new name Subscription

27 Jan 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

From next month, the range will roll out as No Added Sugar Beanz

canned and ambient cat report

Cans crash: canned & ambient category report 2017 Video Subscription

21 Jul 2017 | By Alex Wright

Range rationalisation programmes have hit canned brands hard. How can suppliers return the category to growth?

woman with soup

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?

defibrillator beans

Canned Goods Category Report 2014

26 Jul 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

The past year hasn’t been easy for canned & ambient. Value slipped 0.6% while volumes fell by 2.7%…

defibrillator beans

Focus on Canned Goods Subscription

24 Jul 2014 | By Lorraine Mullaney

The vital signs for canned & ambient food aren’t good. Can world food-inspired NPD jumpstart growth?…

Red Lion Help for Heroes cheque

Red Lion Foods presents cheque to Help for Heroes Subscription

23 Mar 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Andrew Gidden, founder of Red Lion Foods, presented cheques totalling £161,000 to armed forces charities…

Focus on canned food

Focus on canned food

31 Jul 2013

Ambient food is enjoying a renaissance as the lengthy winter has coincided with a spate of smoking hot NPD. How long can it last?

Canned foods

Canned goods: Kantar Worldpanel Subscription

29 Jul 2013

The canned goods market is seeing year-on-year growth of 4.5% compared with 4.2% growth last year.

Sainsbury's introduces Indulgent Pots of snacking fruits

Sainsbury's introduces Indulgent Pots of snacking fruits Subscription

13 Apr 2013 | By Beth Brooks

Sainsbury’s is launching a new range of snacking fruits as part of a major revamp of its home baking offer…

Matt Hill on his modernisation of the Heinz legacy

Matt Hill on his modernisation of the Heinz legacy Subscription

08 Feb 2013 | By Adam Leyland

UK & Ireland president Matt Hill talks to The Grocer about his modernisation of the Heinz legacy…

MW Brands to provide Seychelles homes for foreign tuna workers

MW Brands to provide Seychelles homes for foreign tuna workers Subscription

04 Jan 2013 | By Richard Ford

John West owner MW Brands is ramping up its CSR commitments by providing new accommodation for 1,400 Seychelles workers…

Flooded Tesco carpark

A great year for sport. A washout for grocery... Subscription

17 Dec 2012 | By Laura Evans

Exhilarating highs. Crashing lows. With the Jubilee and Olympics on the cards, everyone expected 2012 to be a year of extremes…

4Kids pasta brand relaunched by Crosse & Blackwell

4Kids pasta brand relaunched by Crosse & Blackwell Subscription

08 Dec 2012 | By Vince Bamford

Crosse & Blackwell is relaunching its 4Kids children’s canned pasta range…



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