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TNT 2017 Group

Entries now open for Top New Talent awards 2018

Now in its fifth year the TNT awards showcase the best and brightest talent in the UK grocery and foodservice sector

magnum white pot

Magnum White: acid test Subscription

12 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Ice cream’s value is soaring. Take-home sales rose by 7.2% last year to £969.2m due to price increases

Burts Chips Jim Beam

Jim Beam Bourbon Whiskey Potato Chips Original BBQ: acid test Subscription

05 Jul 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Burts last month launched its latest tie-up with an alcohol brand

yorkshire tea biscuit brew

Yorkshire Tea Biscuit Brew: acid test Subscription

28 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Launched in March, Biscuit Brew was Yorkshire Tea’s first innovation in more than 18 months

del monte gold pineapple

Del Monte Gold Pineapple Chunks in Juice: acid test Subscription

21 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Canned fruit had much-needed value pumped into it last year

mr lees dragon fire vegetable noodle pot

Mr Lee's Noodles: Dragon Fire Vegetables - acid test Subscription

07 Jun 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Mr Lee’s, the healthier pot noodle startup, dramatically overhauled its SKUs last summer

kp orange nut fudge mix

KP Orange Nut Fudge Energy Mix: acid test Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Nuts are expected to be the fastest-growing category in snacks over the next five years

Sprite Cucumber

Sprite Lemon Lime & Cucumber: acid test Subscription

24 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

CCEP unveiled this sugar-free Sprite variant in February as part of a strategy to broaden its portfolio of drinks unaffected by April’s sugar tax

Ginsters Pulled Pork Slice

Ginsters Pulled Pork Slice: acid test

17 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Ginsters is the UK’s top savoury pastry brand. It sold an extra 3.2 million units last year

Marmite reduced salt

Marmite Reduced Salt: acid test

10 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Unilever unveiled its new Marmite variant last month

Freddo Faces

Cadbury Dairy Milk Freddo Face Cakes: acid test Subscription

02 May 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

After three years of value decline, the sweet biscuits category returned to growth in 2017

Strong Roots

Strong Roots Roasted Beetroot Wedges: acid test Subscription

26 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The rise in people eschewing meat and dairy has led to a wealth of plant-based NPD

FitWater

Lucozade Sport FitWater: acid test

20 Apr 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Bottled water is buoyant. Brits downed an extra 103.6 million litres over the past year

Kelloggs No Added Sugar

WK Kellogg No Added Sugar Granola: acid test Subscription

28 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

In January, Kellogg’s rolled out WK Kellogg – a vegan-friendly cereal range featuring organic and no-added-sugar variants

Sandows Cold Brew

Sandows Cold Brew Coffee: acid test Subscription

22 Mar 2018

For the past few years, cold-brew coffee – coffee infused with cold water overnight – has been the hip alternative to traditional energy drinks

whole earth beans

Whole Earth Saucy Organic Baked Beans: acid test

15 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Canned beans’ value sales decline slowed considerably last year

Jacobs Ciabatta

Jacobs Ciabatta Caramelised Onion Crackers: acid test Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Jacobs launched its three-strong Ciabatta cracker range to tap “the growing trend of lighter offerings for lunch”

Mary Berry RH AMAR

Mary Berry's Redcurrant & Mint Jelly: acid test Subscription

01 Mar 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

As shoppers move away from foods typically associated with ketchup and mayonnaise, other table sauces are benefiting

Baxters Fiery Fish

Baxters Super Good Fiery Fish Bisque Soup: acid test Subscription

22 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Tinned soup was among products under scrutiny last week

Gosh Beetroot Kale and Quinoa burgers

Gosh Beetroot, Kale & Quinoa Burgers with Mint: acid test Subscription

15 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

UK web searches for vegan-related topics shot up by 50% in 2017

Filippo Berio Crosinit

Filippo Berio Sun Dried Tomato Crostini: acid test Subscription

01 Feb 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

The savoury biscuits category suffered a dip last year, seeing value sales fall 1.9% to £426.8m on volumes down 2.9%

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Webinars

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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

Implementing a robust Sales and Operation process at Coca-Cola

Whitepapers

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White Paper: Sustainability – don’t stand still

Is plastic packaging your friend or foe? Are you making sustainable decisions that will retain your customers and attract new ones? Sustainability is high on every agenda and an opportunity for brands and retailers to make a difference to the planet and your bottom line.

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How can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

The UK food and drink supply chain is a dynamic model of speedy efficiency, so even a minor disruption such as this summer’s CO2 shortage can create a ripple effect that magnifies as it widens. In this whitepaper, the most catastrophic and high-profile supply chain breakdowns are examined to understand what went wrong and why – and, crucially, what can food and drink manufacturers avoid supply-chain issues?

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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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