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Features list 2020

The Grocer Features List 2020

Welcome to The Grocer’s 2020 Features List. To download the list, with information on upcoming features and our advertising rates, click here. To see the synopses for upcoming features, click here.


Focus On Pizza: 22 February

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. 

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Focus On Tobacco & Accessories: 15 February

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. 


Focus On Vaping: 15 February

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.

Infant care

Focus On Infant & Childcare: 8 February

Britain’s birth rate is at an all-time low. Baby food, healthcare, toiletries and wipes have all taken a hit to volumes.

Meal kit

Focus On Cooking Sauces & Meal Kits: 8 February

The recipe box has turned a corner. Now it’s time for the next challenge: making this recipe box concept work in-store.


Focus On Household: 1 February

There’s an element of Darwinism in the household market. For in this tough, price-driven market, only the fittest will survive.


Focus On Cereals: 25 January

Cereal is making a comeback. After years of steady decline, sales have edged up £14m.

Easter egg

Focus on Easter: 25 January

Easter eggs are getting bolder, pricier and more decadent than ever before. Will that be the key to success this spring?


Focus On Jams & Spreads: 18 January

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.

Ready meals

Focus On Ready Meals & Soups: 18 January

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.


Focus On Haircare: 11 January

The haircare market is getting personal. No longer are brands catering for simple hair types like dry or oily.

Alcoholic drinks

Focus On Adult Soft Drinks: 7 December

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.

Food to go

Focus On Food To Go: 30 November

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. 

top products

Top Products 2019: 14 December

Editorial inclusion by invitation and via submission until 8 November


Focus On Fish: 9 November

Fish is flying. An additional 250,000 shoppers bought into the market in the past year, leading to a near £50m sales gain. 

Cheese 1

Focus On Cheese: 23 November

Brits are gorging on cheese. An extra £65m worth of the stuff went through the tills this year, fuelling 167 million more consumption occasions. 

World cuisine

Focus On World Cuisine: 9 November

Brits are becoming quite the seasoned travellers. And seasonings are proving the passport to new destinations. 

Vegan pic

Focus On Plant-Based: 2 November

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.

Personal Care

Focus On Toiletries and Personal Care: 26 October

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.