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CD sales decline while video and games sales plummet Subscription

07 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Amazon retains its place as the largest physical entertainment retailer with 20.6% market share

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Lidl and Aldi square up in back-to-school price battle

13 Jul 2017 | By Benedict Cooper

It follows a similar clash last year

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Energizer launches on-pack push to win Volt e-bikes

05 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Kicking off on 8 June, the activity will run for three months

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Panini unveils first sticker album for Uefa Women’s Euros

01 Jun 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The NPD comes ahead of the 12th annual competition, which will kick off on 16 July

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Sainsbury's adds Russell Athletic sportswear to online range Subscription

19 Apr 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The range goes live on Sainsbury’s Tu clothing site today

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Sainsbury's to launch high-end Tu womenswear fashion range

16 Mar 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

The range will launch in 140 Sainsbury’s stores on Sunday

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Tesco set to be cheaper than Argos on toys this Christmas Subscription

07 Nov 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

This year will be Sainsbury’s first Christmas following the acquisition of Argos

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Tesco continues toy wars with three for two Christmas deal Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco is also running a TV advert that sees a team of young toy testers putting their most loved toys through their paces


Former Lidl UK COO Martin Bailie set for Primark role in Dublin Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

The Lidl veteran will take up a position at the clothing brand’s headquarters in Dublin, a source has revealed

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Aldi unveils 1970s-inspired autumn clothing collection Subscription

07 Oct 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Discounter says its range undercuts H&M by 50% and Next by 60%


Tesco drops minimum order charges for online shoppers

21 Sep 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Tesco said the free next-day service would be available at 2,500 stores across the UK

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Lidl ups its presence in the baby market with clothing collection Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Carolyn Robertson

The Lupilu range will include tights, socks, babygrows, sleepsuits and cardigans, available for ages 0–24 months


Lidl decision to restock non-food on Sundays a 'no-brainer' Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By James Halliwell

Non-food items on sale during week one are expected to include chainsaws and hedge trimmers for £60

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Asda links with Umbro for exclusive summer sportswear deal

22 Apr 2016 | By Ian Quinn

Retailer aims to capitalise on the run-up to the Euro 2016 tournament

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EU steel prices remain in the dumps Subscription

01 Apr 2016 | By Kevin White

The prospect of an upturn in EU steel prices remains slim

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Morrisons strides into fashion retail top 20

24 Mar 2016 | By Andrew Don

The supermarket group’s Nutmeg brand recorded more than 3.1 million transactions for the 12 months to the end of January

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Argos deal set to make Sainsbury's top UK non-food retailer Subscription

05 Feb 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Sainsbury’s game-changing £1.3bn takeover of Argos would catapult the supermarket to become the largest non-food retailer

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Tesco trials new subscriptions model for non-food products Subscription

30 Oct 2015 | By Ian Quinn

The model is set to be rolled out across a wide range of non-food goods

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Plenty kicks off wider roll-out of cleaning wipes range

10 Jun 2015 | By James Halliwell

Plenty is to launch a £2m push for its new cleaning wipes range, which is rolling out across the trade from this month.

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Energizer launches batteries made from recycled cells

05 Jun 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Energizer has taken steps to reduce the environmental impact of batteries – launching what it claims is…

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Ka-pow! Superheroes help double grocers' movie toy sales

02 Jun 2015 | By Vince Bamford

Supermarket sales of movie-related toys have doubled in two years and are set to receive a further boost from the upcoming Star Wars movie.

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Topps launches Top Gear and new Avengers Attax cards

27 Feb 2015 | By Helen Gilbert

Topps has added Top Gear and a new Marvel Avengers set to its Attax collectible trading card game range


NUK launches new First Choice+ bottle range

15 Dec 2014 | By Lisa Riley

Babycare brand NUK has launched a range of bottles with teats it claims are “as close to the real thing…

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Topps brings back Merlin brand for football stickers

09 Dec 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

There’s some wizard news for collectibles and football fans: the Merlin brand name is returning to the official Premier League sticker album.

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Toys category report 2014

14 Apr 2014 | By John Porter

Toys and collectables are on the front line in the battle between grocers and high-street retailers - and the supermarkets are sustaining heavy casualties.

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Are we becoming a bunch of Hyacinths? Subscription

01 Feb 2014 | By Natalie Brown

Britain is becoming increasingly house proud, with volumes up in all bar one of the household subcategories…

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Shoppers on ‘green wave’ to cleaner households Subscription

01 Feb 2014 | By Natalie Brown

Shoppers don’t just want clean undies these days. They want their consciences to be spotless too. Hence the rise in environmentally friendly household brands.

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Focus on Personal Care

11 Nov 2013 | By Lisa Riley

We all know what it’s like to have a bad hair day. But the personal care category has just had a whole year of them…

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Focus on Petcare

11 Nov 2013 | By Alison Coleman, Rob Brown

It’s claws out in petcare and own label has gained the upper paw. Retailer offerings have outgrown all but one of the top 10 bestsellers, leaping 6.5% in value - or £24.9m.

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Focus on Winter Remedies

20 Oct 2013 Updated: 29 Oct 2013 | By Bernadette John

It’s an ill wind that blows no good, they say - and there’s certainly an upside if you’re in the winter remedy business.


Europe - Dishwashing Products Subscription

13 Aug 2013

The dishwashing products market consists of the retail sales of hand-washing products, automatic dishwashing products and rinsing agents…

Men want multi-purpose male grooming products Subscription

11 Aug 2013

It comes as no surprise to see that more men are simplifying their grooming routine…

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Male Grooming: regime change Subscription

31 Jul 2013

Functional categories such as deodorant and shower products are in volume growth…

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Focus on male grooming: the smelly hippy's back Subscription

31 Jul 2013 | By Jez Abbott

Today’s young ones are canning deodorant and skipping hairwashes. What can the market do to return to growth?…

Hasbro to extend Nerf range with crossbows for the girls

Hasbro to extend Nerf range with crossbows for the girls Subscription

23 Feb 2013 | By Vince Bamford

Hasbro has set its sights on the girls’ market with an upcoming extension of its Nerf blaster brand…

Esdevium to roll out Doc McStuffins and other Disney games

Esdevium to roll out Doc McStuffins and other Disney games Subscription

23 Feb 2013 | By Vince Bamford

Esdevium Games is to exclusively distribute a series of games based on Disney licences including Doc McStuffins…



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