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Look out, pepperoni! The classic pizza topping faces new competition as veggie and vegan options are on the rise from both brands and own-label.
This year will be a crucial one for tobacco. From May, the sale of menthol cigarettes and rolling tobacco will be banned in a bid to deter young people from taking up smoking.
What a year for vaping. In the UK, the industry is going from strength to strength – culminating in a near 25% rise to value sales in the past year.
Britain’s birth rate is at an all-time low. Baby food, healthcare, toiletries and wipes have all taken a hit to volumes.
The recipe box has turned a corner. Now it’s time for the next challenge: making this recipe box concept work in-store.
There’s an element of Darwinism in the household market. For in this tough, price-driven market, only the fittest will survive.
Cereal is making a comeback. After years of steady decline, sales have edged up £14m.
Easter eggs are getting bolder, pricier and more decadent than ever before. Will that be the key to success this spring?
No longer are consumers content to put any old sugary stuff on their toast. Innovation over the past year has included chocolate-based spreads, a white chocolate hazelnut spread and salted caramel spreads.
Break ups are never easy. Brits have fallen out of love with the category reversing years of solid growth resulting in a drop in sales, in both frozen and chilled sectors.
The haircare market is getting personal. No longer are brands catering for simple hair types like dry or oily.
Ordering a G&T isn’t as simple as it used to be. Bars have an array of gins to cater for every imaginable preference. And the adult soft drink market is determined to make the tonic just as important in the equation.
On the face of it, there is little to complain about in food to go. Sales are up a whopping £721.3m this year, with the vast majority of sectors in growth.
Fish is flying. An additional 250,000 shoppers bought into the market in the past year, leading to a near £50m sales gain.
Brits are gorging on cheese. An extra £65m worth of the stuff went through the tills this year, fuelling 167 million more consumption occasions.
Brits are becoming quite the seasoned travellers. And seasonings are proving the passport to new destinations.
Vegans are an ethical bunch. As a group staunchly gunning for animal welfare, you’d imagine they’re not falling over themselves to hand over their cash to a company that sells largely animal-based products.
Looking good has never been more important to Brits. So much so that plastic surgery rates are on the rise – and ‘tweakments’ are becoming commonplace.