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

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


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



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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?


The Soft Drinks Sugar Levy Webinar

What does the Sugar Levy mean? Everything you ever wanted to know and never dared to ask


Coca-Cola: How to Bring Sales and Operations Alive with Data

Implementing a robust Sales and Operation process at Coca-Cola



WHITE PAPER – Accelerate your supply chain as retail pressure intensifies

Big or small, Food and Drink manufacturers are under pressure. Supermarket range reviews, massive retail mergers, the backlash against plastic packaging and the ongoing unpredictability of Brexit are just some of the huge challenges facing them in 2018. 


WHITE PAPER – Innovation… who gives a SHIFT?

There was a time where it was enough to do one thing and do it well. When simply providing a solid product and service would support your business model for many years, if not decades. But the world has changed and continues to change… fast. Brands need to be planning ahead, but also ready to react when the competition start to encroach on their territory.  


White Paper: A new model for launching new products

As three in four new product launches currently fail within a year, Bray Leino’s new comms model suggests how the traditional approach can evolve to de-risk the launch process. Hosted by The Grocer, Bray Leino invited marketers from leading food and drink brands to discuss this hypothesis. That discussion is the basis for this paper.




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