The Grocer Drink Awards is back for 2018... and we're raising the stakes

This year we’ve expanded the categories to include buying teams, as well as ad campaigns and promotions

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


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%

Aunt Bessie Veg Chips

Acid Test: Aunt Bessie's Vegetable Chips Subscription

25 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Aunt Bessie’s launched this product a little under a year ago

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

Nature Valley Nut Butter Biscuits - Peanut

Nature Valley Nut Butter Biscuits - Peanut: acid test Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Daniel Selwood

Nature Valley enjoyed a spectacular 2017. The brand increased its value sales by 12.8% to £44.6m

coco pops granola

Kellogg's Coco Pops Crispy Granola: acid test Subscription

30 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Kellogg’s launched Coco Pops Crispy Granola early this year to tap demand for healthier breakfasts

Philadelphia Flip & Dip

Philadelphia Flip & Dip - Mexican Salsa: acid test Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

The chilled dips category is buoyant – worth £246m, having added 6.1% in value sales year on year

slabs cheddar and onion

Slabs - Mature Cheddar & Onion: Acid Test Subscription

16 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Slabs’ potato crisps are on average four times thicker than a typical crisp

What a Melon Watermelon Water

What A Melon Watermelon Water: acid test Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Our shoppers welcomed the “eye-catching” packaging for its “summery” appearance

KP Nuts Energy Mix

KP Fruit & Energy Mix: acid test Subscription

26 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

KP launched this combination of roasted peanuts and almonds, raw hazelnuts and raisins in May

pepsi max ginger

Pepsi Max Ginger: Acid Test Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Daniel Selwood

Pepsi unveiled Max Ginger in March, eyeing “huge” sales opportunities by tapping demand for ginger-flavoured drinks



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