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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.

Coffee pod

Focus On: Hot Beverages & Cold Brew

Are consumers ditching the pod for ground and instant coffee? And does cold brew have a hot future ahead?


Focus On Sauces and Condiments: 7 September

Today’s consumers have a whole host of wacky sauce innovations to choose from. How is this NPD impacting the market?


Dairymen 2019: 14 September

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Focus On Batteries: 24 August

As consumers get ever more frustrated by running out of juice, brands are fighting it out to deliver their longest-lasting products yet

Roast dinner for one

Focus On Roast Dinners: 17 August

The number of roasts eaten alone is rising, both during the week and at the weekend


Focus On Rice and Noodles: 10 August

Not long ago, rice was doing self-promotion better than your average reality TV star. This year, things have taken a very different turn


Focus On Breakfast: 3 August

Welcome to the brunch movement. Not long ago, brunch was associated with the kind of glamorous New Yorkers seen in Sex and The City.

Halloween chic

Focus On Halloween: 27 July

Forget cheap candy and home-made costumes. Halloween is becoming an increasingly sophisticated event

chicken dinner

Focus On Poultry and Eggs: 20 July

Brits are tucking into chicken like never before. But could the chicken dinner soon become an unaffordable luxury?

Home baking

Focus On Home Baking: 20 July

Britain’s home bakers may need to sharpen up their boasting skills this year. For a slew of premium home baking products are making their way onto supermarket shelves

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.