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The Grocer Features List 2019

Welcome to The Grocer’s 2019 Features List. To download the list, with information on upcoming features and our advertising rates, click here. To see the synoposes for upcoming features, click here.

Free from milks

Focus On Free From: 6 July

From nut milks that pack a flavour punch to gluten-free sourdough bread, the new generation of free-from products are as much about what they do contain as what they don’t

Sustainable male grooming

Focus on Male Grooming: 6 July

From bamboo razors to reusable packaging schemes, male grooming is getting sustainable


Focus On Lunchbox and Back to School: 29 June

Why is Britain turning to leftovers? And how are children’s lunchbox options adapting to growing health concerns?


Focus On Beer and Cider: 22 June

Why are small craft beer businesses failing? And how are brands capitalising on broadening shopper tastes?

olive oils

Focus on Oils: 15 June

Extra virgin olive oil has emerged as one of the main areas of growth in the market, while less fancy olive oil has taken a tumble in volumes


Focus On Scotland: 8 June

When you think of Scottish exports, you think of Scotch. And for good reason. Exports of whisky now encompass three quarters of Scotland’s food and drink export value, with HMRC data showing sales rose 7.8% to a record £4.7bn in 2018. 

Energy drinks image

Focus On Energy Products: 1 June

A disruptor is on the scene. And it’s not the kind of ambitious startup brand you typically imagine shaking up industries. 


Focus On Frozen Food: 25 May

Just a few years ago, the frozen aisle was synonymous with chicken dippers, fish fingers and not much else. Healthy it was not. So as consumers increasingly looked for healthier, fresher options, sales suffered. 


Focus On Healthcare & Supplements: 18 May

Food is getting less nutritious. So say studies comparing what we eat today with decades ago. 

Butter with curl

Focus On Butters and Spreads: 11 May

As butter regains popularity, many health-conscious shoppers are turning away from marge due to concerns over trans fats and artificial ingredients - but margarine could be due a second wind. 


Focus On Bread and Baked Goods: 4 May

Bread has seen its fair share of challenges of late. Yet despite rising ingredient prices and the threat of Brexit, the category actually managed to bag £95.4m worth of additional sales last year


Focus On Functional Food & Drink: 11 May

Feeling down? Have some chicken. It may sound odd (and hardly comforting), but the British institution of cheering yourself up with tea and a biscuit is apparently missing the mark. 

William Reed Food Show

Focus On William Reed Food & Drink Shows: 6 April

How can retailers and brands appease the conscious consumer? Today’s shoppers are increasingly aware of the raft of sustainability issues within the food and drink industry


Focus On Newstrade: 27 April

Newstrade is evolving. Just a couple of decades ago, newstrade was a booming area of corner shops and supermarkets.

Canned food

Focus On Ambient & Canned: 20 April

You’d be hard pushed to find a food or drink category that isn’t nervously awaiting a fallout from Britain’s (supposed) exit from the EU. 

soft drinks

Focus On Soft Drinks: 27 April

How things can change in a year. Last April, the government’s long-awaited levy on sugary soft drinks came into force. 

Bagged snacks

Focus On Crisps, Nuts and Snacks: 13 April

From fast-paced M&A activity to a raft of new healthy crisp alternatives, the world of snacking is hotting up


Focus On Beauty, Sun & Holiday: 6 April

Who says it takes money to look a million dollars? Brits love a bargain, and that’s especially true when it comes to beauty.


Focus On Yoghurts: 30 March

“We’re not attracting enough younger consumers, and we’re not making it easy enough for consumers to understand the health benefits of the category.” This insight inspired one brand to shake up the market 


Focus on Barbecue: 23 March

Barbecue cuisine is getting exotic. Taking their lead from out-of-home players, Brits are now looking for more than a plain burger and a bun to put on the barbie.